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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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Can irritable bowel syndrome be the reason for my weight loss and abdominal pain for seven weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had abdominal pain for the last seven weeks. I experienced the same kind of pain three years back. I had all the imaging examinations, extensive lab workups, and all were normal. I was on 25 mg of Zoloft and 10 mg of Pamelor for the last two years, and I had little discomfort. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Zoloft (Sertraline) usually help in IBS. We will first talk about insomnia, for which, follow steps of sleep hygiene as follows: Sleeping and waking up at a regular time, avoid caffeinated drinks at least eigh...  Read Full »

After being diagnosed with panic disorder 19 years ago, I stopped my prescribed medication recently. This led to a severe relapse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of anxiety or panic disorder which was first diagnosed 19 years back and I was in in-patient psychiatric care for two months. I was prescribed the medicines Celexa 20 mg (once daily), and Clonazepam 0.25 mg (thrice a day- PRN) 50 pills with a repeat of 50 upon discharge. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I welcome you to icliniq with a loving heart and with confidence that I will be able to help you with your medical issues better. Did you quit taking medicines very gradually? Since you have been on medicines for the past 19 years, you need to reduce the dos...  Read Full »

What medications can help manage my fear and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having fear and anxiety for four weeks. For the first four days, I took Alprax 25 mg. There were no improvements. Then, I took Olanzapine 5 mg for four days but it caused strange behavior. MRI of the brain indicates that everything is normal. Then after changing the doctor,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation and I empathize with you. Fear and anxiety do not come without any reason. You mentioned that you have been suffering from this issue for the past one month. So, did you face any situations or conditions that provoked your anxiety? Med...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed multiple new medications for major depression, GAD, and night terrors. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I visited my psychiatrist recently because I have been struggling with sleep issues. I wanted to explore natural options to supplement my current medication regimen (like melatonin) and also asked about natural remedies for anxiety without altering my existing anxiety medications. Howe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You can discuss tapering off Clonazepam with your treating psychiatrist, as benzodiazepines are typically prescribed for the short–term. The rest looks fine. To address sleeping problems and anxiety through natural...  Read Full »

I take Nexito forte, and I need an alternative for it.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe anxiety, depression, a fast heartbeat, sweating, IBS, and diarrhea. I have had a nervous weakness for the last 15 years. I have consulted many psychiatrists, but none of the medications suited me. I am currently taking tablets Nexito forte and tablet Pronol, and tablet Pr...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Adithya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand the kind of distress you are currently going through. Since you mentioned that it had been such a long time, almost fifteen years, you finally got the medication that you are quite comfortable with and adjusted to it. So your anxiety and IBS (irritable b...  Read Full »

Why was my sister irritated during schizophrenia treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister has been under the treatment for schizophrenia for the past many years. She has been taking the following medicines right now for the past few years with slight modifications. (1) Amisulpide 200 milligrams twice daily. (2) Clozapine 100 milligrams once daily. (3) Clonazepam 2...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems your sister is suffering from schizophrenia. It is a chronic disorder that leads to cognitive impairment. 1) Your sister is on Clonazepam (benzodiazepine) 2 milligrams which is a sedative. if she does ...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old girl suffering from inferiority complex. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl. I am 5.4 feet in height and 94 pounds in weight. I am in severe depression due to financial issues in my family and my love affair. I have an inferiority complex. I am an over-sensitive, and every little thing hurts me. I feel my self ugly and less than everyon...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Be confident, respect, and accept yourself, whatever you are. If you do not value yourself, then no one will do. Start taking care of yourself. Do exercise daily. Just go for 30 to 45 minutes walking. Do meditation f...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation on the feet for three days and under Clonazepam. Why does this occur?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a burning sensation on the feet for three days. I am currently under Clonazepam.  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Causes of burning feet include peripheral neuropathy and plantar fasciitis. I suggest you use footwear even at home and take over-the-counter pain medications to alleviate pain. You may also use Diclofenac gel for local application. If the symptoms do not subside over...  Read Full »

Is it safe to continue Benzodiazepine for a longer period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old male, with height 5' 10" and weight 165 pounds. Currently, I am on Clonazepam 2 mg one tablet during the night and Trazine-S half tablet during night. I have been suffering from a borderline personality disorder (BPD) along with symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If it is the requirement of Benzodiazepines than you need to take for long periods. There is nothing wrong to take medication for a long time if you are stable on it. Theoretically and ideally, Benzodiazepine should be tapered off within four weeks, but in clinical p...  Read Full »

I suffer from anxiety and depression that persists despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male with a weight of 147.71 lbs and a height of 5 feet and 9 inches. I have been diagnosed with depression along with anxiety. I was prescribed Clonazepam 0.5 mg initially and later 0.25 mg with Escitalopram 20 mg. My anxiety is under control to a good extent but my...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder with anxiety. There is non-pharmacological management for it, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. Y...  Read Full »

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