Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepines are antidepressants. They work by inhibiting brainstem monoaminergic arousal pathways inducing sleep. They reduce brain activity. Alprazolam, Chlordiazepoxide, Clonazepam, Clorazepate, Diazepam, etc., are some of the benzodiazepines. They are used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, seizures, etc. Headache, low blood pressure and increased salivation are some of the side effects of benzodiazepines.

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What is the reason for hearing very minute sounds in a quiet room?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my hearing is good, Is it fine to hear little sound in a quiet room? Can there be a sound of our brain or blood flow?Are these idle mind's thoughts?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a cold or a cough or any ringing in ears? You should get your ears examined first. The doctor will tell you if you need to get audiometry and tympanometry. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-docto...  Read Full »

How to come out of the frequent intrusive thoughts and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from anxiety, panic disorder, and perhaps OCD as well (but I have not been diagnosed with that yet) since I was 11. However, I had been completely anxiety-free for about four or five years until three months back, when I got a horrible panic attack that started it...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be ruminations. Following differentials are likely: Health anxiety disorder. Hypochondriasis. OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It is unlikely to be psychosis, as you are well aware of the absurdity of these thoughts. But a confirm...  Read Full »

What are the causes of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had panic attacks for the past 13 years. I have been to the hospital on multiple occasions and have been diagnosed with anxiety attacks every time. I have had EKGs and blood work done. All the reports are satisfactory. Sometimes, I have multiple panic attacks in a day, and also I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a need to get a medical checkup done for panic attacks and persistent anxiety. Hyperthyroidism, cardiac issues like angina, etc., could cause an increased risk of panic attacks. So, if the panic attacks are persistent, get one ECG done to rule out heart cau...  Read Full »

My mother is under stress, and she is making some noise repeatedly. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is under stress, and she is crying a lot. Suddenly, she started making some noise repeatedly, she was not able to open her eyes, and she had trouble breathing.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any one having extreme stress will try to escape it. This is called conversion disorder, which means the brain tries to escape from extreme stress. In most of the cases, from grief. It can be prevented by anxiolytics like benzodiazepines. Regards. For more information con...  Read Full »

My friend forgets her identity sometimes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a friend suffering from identity confusion. I read what DID is, but I found the symptoms too extreme in describing her case. She resorts to creating several characters to identify what she is feeling. Each character has its likes and dislikes and people it trusts. She usually h...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a rare psychiatric disorder in which individuals develop two or more personalities in their life. The identity of one character is usually not known by others, and the disorder is not commonly seen and is difficult to diagnose....  Read Full »

I have memory problems with worsening insomnia. How to rectify my issue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three months I have been suffering from worsening insomnia. I fall asleep with great difficulty. I used to get a light fragmented sleep, where I wake up several times and have many dreams. In fact do not even know if I have fallen asleep or not. I just know that time has pass...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. From what you have mentioned, it seems that you may be suffering from anxiety or stress related disorders. The symptoms that points towards anxiety or stress related disorders include tremors, twitching, sweating, insomnia, tiredness an...  Read Full »

My 30-year-old suffers from an anxiety disorder. Is it curable with medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My 30 year old daughter is suffering from anxiety disorder and washes her hands two to three times, as she fails to remember. Also, she faces the same problem during a bath. But with reasoning, she is trying to overcome. We are trying hard by talking to her to reduce her fear and compu...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It can be treated with both medications and psychotherapy, although the best result is when both modalities are combined. Fluoxetine is a relatively safer drug considering future pr...  Read Full »

Do benzodiazepines help in controlling anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I currently take 5 mg of Trintellix and 400 mg of Gabapentin (100 mg at 9 AM and 200 mg at 9 PM) a day. We have recently reduced my Trintellix from 10 mg to 5 mg and stopped 100 mg Zoloft. I have had depression and anxiety for the past 15 years. I like what Trintellix has been doing for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why was Zoloft (Sertraline) decreased? Were you facing some side effects? In my opinion, Zoloft is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) class of drugs which is one of the best anti-anxiety and antidepression medicines. If you were stable on that medicine, th...  Read Full »

How to overcome insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from insomnia for the past one year. I do get sleep, but around 1 or 2 AM, I used wake up and unable to sleep again. I am 30 years old. I am a married female and have a kid aged 3 years. I am a dentist and now, I am in stem cell research. I do not have any other health prob...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have late insomnia. If there is any associated anxiety or depression, then that should be evaluated properly. Kindly visit a psychiatrist in person. For insomnia, drugs like Amitriptyline or Mirtazapine or Trazodone can be used. These are antidepressant drugs, but ha...  Read Full »

Shall I take Lonazep and Sove for anxiety and sleep issue. Will it cause any side effect?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed two problems in me. I have these problems for three months. I have disturbed sleep on several days and erectile issues (sustaining erection during intercourse). I am a hypothyroid patient for two years (I take thyroxine Sodium 100 mcg). I have high myopia (-10 power in bot...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not following the right direction regarding medicines. There are two types of treatment such as primary medicine like SSRI (e.g., Vilazodone) and supportive medicines like Sove and Benzodiazepines like Lonazep. We can take an example. If you have malaria or deng...  Read Full »

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