Clonazepam

Clonazepam is an anticonvulsant drug, which belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines. It is used to treat panic attacks, anxiety, akathisia (a movement disorder), and to prevent and control seizures.

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I am getting a lot of unrealistic thoughts with mood swings. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male, I get a lot of unrealistic thoughts, and they consume a lot of my time; as a result, I suffer in studies. I feel as if I am in a different world when I watch movies or traveling or listening to music. I saw a girl's video online, I watched her dance and became he...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from a labile mood, characterized by frequent mood swings. This can hamper your progress and it has to be treated. You require a mood stabilizer, I suggest you try taking the following. Tablet Dicorate ER (Divalproex) 500 mg, once daily. Tablet S...  Read Full »

I have a problem with involuntary thumb movement. Am I at a risk of developing fits?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking antiepileptic medicine Selzic 300 for three years now, and I have a problem with involuntary thumb movement. My doctor suggested Clonazepam along with Selzic, to control this thumb movement. From the last three years, I am fits free, and at the age of 5, I had meningitis. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are saying that you are fits free for last three years. I need more detail. Since when you started to have involuntary thumb movements? Is it on one side or both sides? How long does it last? Were you not able to control it? And how frequent does it happen? What ...  Read Full »

Why am I having tremors in my hands?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male nurse, and I started having tremors in my hands when holding small objects like needles and catheters, since 3 to 4 years. It made me anxious as the tremors got worse every time I inject. Before, I had to hold my head still to hear the Korotkoff's sound while meas...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest, and understand your concerns. From the available description, I am of the opinion that you are suffering from essential tremor. My observation is based on the following facts. Exacerbation of symptoms when you are distressed.  Wo...  Read Full »

Can BPAD medicine cause shortness of breath and a low sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male, who weighs 82 kg. I am suffering from a bipolar affective disorder (BPAD), and have been advised to take Magnesium valproate 400 mg twice daily and Amisulpride 100 mg at bedtime. I am also taking Etizolam 0.25 mg in the morning and 0.5 mg at night, from two week...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms like shortness of breath, poor sleep and loss of sexual pleasure are all the side effects of the medicines that you take for bipolar disorder. I will not suggest stopping these medications, but it will be better to take few medications with effective doses....  Read Full »

Does intake of Chantix alter a person's memory?

Query: Hi doctor, I started taking Chantix to quit smoking for around three months now. The side effects I noticed were vivid dreams and becoming more withdrawn. Two months back, my girlfriend and I got into a domestic dispute. My honest memory of this incident is that she started verbally abusing me from ...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The behavioral disturbances that you had exhibited were unlikely to have been caused by Chantix (Varenicline). It is just that you got disturbed that day and had reacted to the stressful situation. The memories that you have are real time memories and not imagined as you...  Read Full »

How to avoid feeling low after stopping depression medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, When my father passed away, I was diagnosed with major depression and had been on medication Lexapro for about a year. My psychiatrist recently stopped my medications as I was feeling rather normal. Shortly, I came for holidays overseas hoping to become more relaxed and at ease. But, I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You were taking Lexapro, which contains Escitalopram, since a long time. Sudden stopping of this drug causes withdrawal symptoms like poor sleep, low mood, loss of interest in cheerful activities, etc. I will suggest you make yourself busy...  Read Full »

Will Clonazepam help in overcoming insecurities faced around people due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I have depression and anxiety. I have excessive anxiety affecting my ability to work at my job and feeling insecure around one colleague. I had a similar episode that prevented me from working on the same shift as the staff that I am anxious around. Currently not on any medication. I use...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. It would be best if you tried to follow the below guidelines to deal with it: 1) You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes, like at least going for a walk. 2) You should...  Read Full »

Does medication used for schizophrenic disorder cause weight loss and lethargy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old male weighing 81 kg. I had my first manic episode 16 years back, for which I was put under psychiatric care for two months. Then again after a couple of years, I had some depressive symptoms for which I was prescribed Escitalopram 20 mg once daily and some ayurvedic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have bipolar affective disorder and currently in the depression phase. According to me, your thyroid disturbances should have been treated while taking Lithium, rather than discontinuing it, as Lithium is the best medicine for your condition. Los...  Read Full »

I feel devastated after the death of my dog. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My dog passed away, and I cannot quit crying. I might need something to help me deal with this. What would be the best medicine for this? I am 54 and not taking any regular medication. I feel devastated by her loss.  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an acute stress reaction. It will take some time, but it will heal. If it is getting worse day by day, then you can try medicines for a few days. I suggest Escitalopram 10 mg in the morning with 0.5 mg Clonazepam at night. You can use it for four to six weeks. It m...  Read Full »

I harm myself when feelings go out of control. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had the following problems for quite a few years. I was all right at first, but lately, it has been getting worse. Moderate to severe depression almost all the time such that feeling happy is an escape and a treat. I harm myself when feelings go out of control. I hit or bang my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from depressive symptoms. The episodes of self-harming behavior may be the consequence of your low frustration tolerance. You tend to avoid intimate relationships because you have a low self-esteem. All these boil down to an underlying depressive ...  Read Full »

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