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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Why does my father have increased BP and panic attacks after taking antidepressants?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 68 years old, and from the last six months, he is suffering from a few health problems. He has a severe gas problem and stomach pain. He keeps complaining about gas getting accumulated in his stomach.  As a result, he has burping and shortness of breath, and his heart rat...  Read Full »


Dr. Surender Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per the case history that you narrated, your father might have a somatoform disorder. It is good that the CT abdomen is fine.Your father's complaints are quite common among this age group. You had not mentioned whether he is having any history of forgetfulness, irritabil...  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 »

Why am I facing headaches, fatigue, and loss of appetite after tapering Klonopin?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with anxiety eight years back. I have been taking Klonopin for eight years and was never told about the addictive nature of this medication. With the help of my new doctor, I am tapering my 1 mg Klonopin dosage. Last week, I took .5 mg every day. This week, she wants me to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are experiencing (headache, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, and lack of appetite) is Klonopin withdrawal. It is expected as you have been taking it for years. In such a case, you need to alter your tapering schedule and go for a slower taper. I recommend reducing th...  Read Full »

Why do I get sudden jerks just before sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the following symptoms for the last month or so. Difficulty in falling asleep at night. I have witnessed sudden jerks when I am about to fall asleep. After such jerks, it becomes difficult for me to get good sleep. I do not remember having these jerks once I complet...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history, and I have seen all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am highlighting the abnormal results. In your CBC (complete blood count), there is raised MCV (mean corpuscular volume). You have vitamin B12 deficiency. Are you a veget...  Read Full »

How do orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep disorder relate to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, What are orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep disorder, and how is it related to Parkinson's disease. How common do a combination of the two results in Parkinson's disease? I have afib. I also had an ablation a month ago. I have low blood pressure on standing and after running upstairs....  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Orthostatic hypotension is a common complication of the advanced stage of Parkinson's disease. The drop in blood pressure while standing up is suggestive of orthostatic hypotension. REM sleep disorder is another common complication of Parkin...  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 »

I worry a lot, along with a lack of motivation. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I worry too much and lack motivation for doing anything.  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Worrying too much and lack of motivation are commonly reported problems. Depending upon the exact cause, different solutions can be provided. The good news is that this can be handled. Before I advise you I need to know if this is a recent phenomenon. Are you feeling this...  Read Full »

I often get negative thoughts and underestimate myself. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel like I am suffering from anxiety. I am not able to express myself, and I am always stressed. I am always silent and do not talk, which makes me serious and boring. I get negative thoughts and underestimate myself.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having an inferiority complex, which is why you are tensed about every small thing in life. You also seem to be suffering from chronic emptiness, which is why you feel boring. Be calm and think. Give time for your feelings and focus on your career at pres...  Read Full »

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 »

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