Anxiety

Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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What is causing my chest pains?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two years I have been suffering from severe chest pain. The exact location is behind the breast and the pain radiates to the left hand. I have done enough of evaluation like TMT, 2D echo, lipid profile, MRI thoracic area, MRI cervical, CT chest with contrast and other blood t...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. As per your details, there are only two possibilities:Atypical anxiety chest pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatus hernia.My recommendation is to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done. If that is normal, then we can go ahead wit...  Read Full »

Does irritable bowel syndrome cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. My height is 5'7, and my weight is 70 kg. I have had the following symptoms for the last eight months- difficulty in deep breathing. It feels very tight in the middle of my chest when I try to take a deep breath, sometimes along with tightness in my upper nose (I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. After studying your case scenario, it looks you are suffering from one of the following conditions- 1. Irritable bowel syndrome. 2. Obstructive sleep apnea. 3. Anxiety neurosis. I am sure these diagnoses have been put...  Read Full »

Can Metoprolol be used for anxiety?

Query: Dear doctor, I am on longtime BP medicines, Metoprolol 50 mg and Losartan 80 mg once a day for two years. My BP went up to 145/100 often in the last month. I got a new medication from my doctor, Irbesartan 150 mg and Metoprolol 50 mg once a day. Now the BP is excellent, over the day 125/85. Pulse ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me tell you very clearly that, Metoprolol is the drug of choice, not just for hypertension but it has shown to have mortality benefits to cardiac patients. It helps for that purpose by : Reducing cardiac remodeling. Controlling heart rate. So, I would suggest...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath which ceases as I wake up and sit upright. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old male with shortness of breath (once or thrice a week) after 1/2 an hour of night sleep, which ceased as I wake up and sit upright. Should I be concerned about this?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such kind of breathlessness occurs due to two reasons: 1. Heart problems. 2. Anxiety. Tell me, Do you have any chest pain, ghabrahat, sweating, palpitations, or swelling in the legs and face?  Read Full »

Kindly advise the next step to treat my chronic fatigue, malaise, body pain, and brain fog.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a chronic condition that causes me severe pain, fatigue, malaise, and brain fog. I have an elevated CRP, acetylcholine receptor antibodies are negative, and my MRI reports are unremarkable. I took Hydroxychloroquine, but it did not help.Do you have any advice about what to do nex...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following questions to help you better; 1) How is your sleep? 2) Do you have pain during sleeping? 3) Do you have any anxiety issues? 4) Do you have any sexual problems? 5) Have you ever been told that you have anxiety issues by any ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for lower pelvic pain with numbness and tingling of the same side leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having some pelvic pain in the lower left side for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor, and he said everything looked fine. So, I thought maybe it is a muscle strain in the groin area. Today two hours back, I was sitting on the floor for 20 to 30 minutes, and my entire...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to evaluate stroke with such description. This could be an anxiety attack, but ruling out stroke is utmost important. In such a case, I would recommend you to go to a nearby ER and get evaluated clinically. If they find any evidence of stroke, they will get your...  Read Full »

Why do I feel nauseated when I wake up early in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the left side of my chest, and sometimes when I wake up early in the morning, I always find some pain in my stomach and nausea. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have gastritis. You can do an ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out the cardiac condition. Also, please tell me your age, blood pressure level, history of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, alcohol habits, etc. We will help you once we have your complete histor...  Read Full »

I have giddiness, shivering, and fast heartbeats in the evening. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,When I reached home after work, I suddenly got giddiness followed by shivering in the whole body with a fast heartbeat. Even my hands and feet also became cold. It lasted for a maximum time of 30 minutes. The event has always happened in the evening and that too after work. In total four t...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Such kind of symptoms are seen only in the following conditions: Acute anxiety. Low blood pressure or hypotension. Carotid artery stenosis. I would recommend you to check your blood pressure at the time of this event. I would also recommend you t...  Read Full »

Can I take Propranolol and Adderall together?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it safe to take both Adderall and Propranolol? I have ADHD and I am taking Adderall. I have been asked to speak about my career, but I get paralyzing stage fear every time I speak in front of a crowd. A psychiatrist prescribed me Propranolol, but this does not seem like a safe combin...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. The fear and uncomfortable feel of standing and speaking in front of crowd is due to anxiety only, which can be an independent entity or can be associated with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) itself. Propranolol is going to r...  Read Full »

My EKG reports did not show CPVT. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I understand that a resting EKG cannot show catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). I had numerous EKGs and echoes and all were normal. I read that the stress test is the only way to diagnose CPVT. I have had major panic attacks during EKGs with heart rates up to 140...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. CPVT - catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a devastating condition and is usually found and detected on Holter monitor or on stress test if asymptomatic. In case of acute attack if a person has severe chest pain or syncope ...  Read Full »

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