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Breathing Exercises

Improper breathing can disturb the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the body and might contribute to anxiety, stress, and other disturbances. Breathing exercises can be useful in reducing and managing stress. It also helps people with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Why did I have a panic attack after smoking Marijuana?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I decided to smoke marijuana with some friends, as I have several times before. Everything was going as usual, but when I took the second drag, I instantly had a panic attack. I decided to go to my room to try to wait it out, and after a while, the high went away, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Substance-induced anxiety disorder seems unlikely here as one month had passed since you last smoked and the intensity of symptoms also goes against it. In my opinion, you should first go with non-pharmacological methods like practice relaxation techniques like breathi...  Read Full »

I am having difficulty taking deep breaths. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I weigh 55 kg, and my height is 168 cm. I have been having difficulty taking a deep breath for over a year now. I got it suddenly one day while riding my bike. It feels like my breath is not completed or like I am missing some air. Some days it does not occu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am thinking it might be coming from your lungs, or it could be anemia. Have you been a smoker? Do you have a history of childhood asthma? Have you had any breathing test or blood work done recently? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »

What should I do to alleviate my paranoia?

Query: Hello doctor, If my wife sleeps before me, I get paranoid and then cannot sleep till morning. I am generally paranoid when I am alone or in dark, otherwise. everything is normal with me. When I was a kid around 6 years old, I was attacked by a relative who was supposed to be possessed by a ghost. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option is to consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in-person, for a detailed evaluation. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can then be used for treatment. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercises daily. PMR (progressive muscle relaxat...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes of my terrible headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. My height is 5'7" (171 cm), and weight is 135 pounds. Around five months back, I started becoming extremely fatigued and had occasional headaches. As headache was not often and not bad enough, I never really thought much about it. The fatigue was the worst part. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably it is a tension headache, even if you do not have any apparent stress or anxiety. The type of headache you're experiencing is quite common. It's essential to first check your hemoglobin levels; if they're low, correcting them can be crucial in addressing th...  Read Full »

Can dull headaches be related to my thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's five months ago. My anti-TPO and anti-TG were 115 and 33 respectively. My TSH was 1.5 and FT4 1.1, so normal function. Two months ago, I started having palpitations and tested my thyroid again. TSH was 0.0018 (suppressed), FT4 2.66 and FT3 7.8. I was...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have written a very detailed and engrossing history. Well done! The diagnosis of Graves' is usually made with a technetium scan of thyroid which I am not sure it was done or not. Regarding your dull ache of the head, is it present throughout the day or just morning...  Read Full »

My son has hiatal hernia. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a son who was diagnosed with autism at 2.5 years. He is now 7 years old. He is verbal now and has improved a lot with the help of therapies. How close is a hiatal hernia associated with autism? We have a history of hiatal hernias in my family. I also read that hiatal hernia can irr...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding your son's autism. First of all, I would like to tell you, there is a relation between autism and gastrointestinal symptoms like burping, constipation, and loose bowel movements. A hiatal hernia has a genetic ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing loose stools and feel tired. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I ovulated on day-14 and the follicle size was 24 on day-13. I had intercourse with my hubby during the fertile days. From day-15, I have very loose stools. I took one Eldoper tablet on day-15, and was alright, but it started again on the next day. I feel really tired and have no interest...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned whether you are taking any medications to conceive or if you are under stress. I suggest you try taking Dependal-M (Metronidazole) thrice a day for one or two days, with Nutrolin-B (Niacinamide and Lactobacillus) capsule. Consult your specialist...  Read Full »

I am stressed, unhappy, and have poor social skills. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My weight is 130 pounds, and my height is 5 feet 8 inches. I grew up with great responsibility for my family, but never fulfilled it up to the mark, besides living my life in fear from society. I managed good academics and achieved some standards over time. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail and would like to summarize your current symptoms: Feeling sad, excess worries, poor cognitive abilities (memory and thinking), social anxiety (fear of people), reduced energy levels (lazy and tired), low self-confidence and feel...  Read Full »

I am unable to concentration. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a Ph.D. student. I am struggling to write my thesis. I am trying hard to get it done and have progressed only a little for many months. I am all time anxiety driven and I feel fatigued. Every day, I start with the hope to make progress but cannot take a single step. I lie on the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available description, it appears that there is a primary anxiety disorder associated with amotivation. Other symptoms such as fatigue, loss of interest in activities that require consistent attention and concentration, lethargy, excusing yourself, and spend...  Read Full »

I have a habit of hitting myself. How can I stop it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have this weird thing. When I see something that gives me a disgusting feeling, I start to spit saliva for a long time. But the worst thing is that I end up hitting myself, and I cannot help it. The places I tend to hit during these moments are behind my neck, my cheeks, and my head. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chopda Anand Manaklal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Reach out to a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist who can help you understand the underlying causes of these behaviors and provide guidance on how to manage them. Confide in someone you trust, such as a friend or family member, and let them ...  Read Full »

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