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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How can I come out of my imaginary game of parallel universe?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a strange problem. I have played an imaginary game. In the imagination, I had created a parallel universe. I was the head of my country and made the rules. I added the experiences of real life in that game. When I was alone, I played the role of different people lik... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering because in your imaginary world, you enjoy the things and in the real world you have to adjust yourself according to the situation. This is causing anxiety symptoms and headache leading to poor academic performance. Secondly, the situati... Read Full »
How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan ... Read Full »
Is it acceptable for a person with an anxiety disorder to drink occasionally?
Query: Hi doctor, I have anxiety and panic disorder for the past five years, for which I was taking antidepressants. I have stopped taking antidepressants for more than eight months as I started feeling well. I drink alcohol occasionally. Is there any chance of anxiety disorder relapsing? Can I drink occas... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you do not have any symptoms even after stopping the medicines eight months back. There is always a chance that panic disorder and anxiety relapse. So you have to be careful and watchful that if any previous symptoms reappear or any new symptoms arise, ... Read Full »
How to taper drug doses to reduce withdrawal symptoms and control anxiety and depression?
Query: Hello doctor, My 28 year old son is being treated for bipolar disorder and depression. He has been on and off antidepressants since he was 16 years old due to high anxiety issues. He just started with 50 mg Serquiler one to two tablets at night, 600 mg Gabapentin thrice a day, 20 mg Paxil once a day... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seroquel (Quetiapine) and Oxcarbazine (Oxcarbazepine) are indicated in bipolar disorder as both have mood stabilizing properties. Paxil (Paroxetine) and Gabapentine (Gabapentin) are used in anxiety or depression. As you mentioned that Paxil was used in the highest... Read Full »
Why do I have dryness in my eyes after laser surgery in the eyes?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. 17 years ago, I began experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. I was put on Zoloft. After about five years, I was moved to Lexapro as Zoloft was not working. After being on Lexapro for five years, I was moved to Pristiq. After 5 years on Pristiq, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. It is true that SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) make the person emotionally blunt when on a long term use. In your case, SSRI (Zoloft and Lexapro) and Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) are ineffective ... Read Full »
How can I cure my day-to-day anxiety?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old male. I was suffering from rumination, anxiety, depression, hopelessness and had a panic attack 10 months back due to problems in my career, loneliness and some problems at home all at the same time. I consulted a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with mild depression an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now your main concern is anxiety. There are few options available such as increasing the dose of Paroxetine CR to 75 mg or adding Propranolol or Buspirone. You can try any of the options. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medications with ... Read Full »
I have anxiety, fear of going outside, and lost interest in everything. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety, fear of going outside, and get panic when there is any discussion on going out. Sometimes my chest feels heavy. I feel sad most of the time. Lost interest in everything. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you are suffering from depression and anxiety because the symptoms you mentioned indicates it. 1. Take adequate sleep. 2. Do regular exercise, i.e. go for a morning walk daily at least 45 minutes. 3. Take a healthy diet and avoid any substance like alcoho... Read Full »
Which treatment is best for depression, anxiety and IBS with diarrhea?
Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, fast heartbeat, excess sweating, low energy, IBS with diarrhea from the last 15 years. I have taken so many allopathic medicine and showed to so many psychiatrist but no real effect. Now I am really confused that which treatment should I follow for long te... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned three different prescription in which Escitalopram and Clonazepam is common to all and rest are different drug. Each drug has its own side effects and each person may have few of these side effects. Now, coming to your question that which one is t... Read Full »
What is Wellbutrin honeymoon period?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old with height 5'8", weight 120 kg, and married. I have been suffering from anxiety and depression for the past 12 years. One day I was driving to college and suddenly got a panic attack all of a sudden for the first time. I was really scared and thought I would die. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. The doses of Wellbutrin (Bupropion) are towards higher side and dose of Seroxat CR (Paroxetine) is towards lower side, while benzodiazepine is also towards higher side, but it can be gradually tapered to lowe... Read Full »
Does Tapering The Dosage Of Nexito Cause Relapse Of Anxiety?
Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety and panic attacks from last six years. My doctor prescribed Nexito Forte 10 mg. My doctor tapered the tablet to Nexito Plus 5 mg three years back. My questions are: Is the relapse due to decreasing the dosage? Should I increase it again? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose of the particular drug depends upon many reasons. So, it is difficult to tell that this dose is effective or not for the particular person. Now coming back to your questions, first Nexito Plus (Escitalopram and Clonazepam) has only half of the dose compared... Read Full »