Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.

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My sense of smell and taste disappeared after taking medicine for depression. Please help.

Query: My psychiatrist prescribed me Bupropion 300mg XL for depression. I took it for six days. On the 6th day, my sense of smell greatly diminished, and my sense of taste disappeared completely. It has been almost a week since I last took the medication, and there have not been any signs of improvement.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: you need an immediate dose of corticosteroids like Diprofos injection just a single ampule and Vitamin b complex injection once every 3 days. your smell sensation will not be completely restored but at least you can smell again.  Read Full »

Why do I feel sad often?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, I feel very sad inside. But, I do not know the reason for my sadness. During this period of sadness, I do not like to talk. I feel so depressed as I cannot do anything, including my studies? How to come out of this type of sadness? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Persistent sadness along with decreased interest in communication is an indicative of clinical minor depression. If there are more symptoms, then it can be a major depressive disorder. In case of minor depression, I suggest 5-HTPn (5-Hydroxytryptophan), which is an he...  Read Full »

I feel little down even though I am doing well in my regular life. Why?

Query: Hello. I am not doing awful. I am doing very well in my classes, maintaining hobbies, working out 4-5 times a week, getting plenty of sleep, but I get overwhelming feelings of sadness that hit me very hard. They seem to be harder and more frequently lately, averaging to crying outbursts of about 7...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq I think you are doing all the right things with respect to your lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can still feel depressed for no obvious reasons. - If you are feeling persistently low for more than 2 weeks / if your sleep, appetite, concentration, energy levels are lo...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Priligy or Paxil for premature ejaculation?

Query: Greetings. I have a problem with premature ejaculation. I want to ask a doctor what kind of medication can I take that work for this problem. I have heard of Priligy, Paxi and other ssri-s. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohamed Araffath

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, You believe that you have a problem with premature ejaculation. I hope you really understand the meaning of it. Because there is another entity called errectile dysfunction. So it's necessary to identify the problem first. First I would like to clarify if you have any other medical condition su...  Read Full »

I am taking medicines for depression and how to stop it?

Query: Hi, Last year, i have a depression .so doctor give me desvenlafaxine 50 mg for 10 days, after that he advised me to take 100mg and also i take clonazepam 0.25 propanol 20 once a when should i stop take these medicines.....  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello thanks for asking If you are doing good and are symptoms free then you can think of reducing the doses of these drugs. Since these are psycho-active drugs so dose reduction should be done in gradual manner. The dose of Desvenlafaxine can be reduced to 50 mg for next 4 weeks and then to 25 mg ...  Read Full »

Why am I getting anxiety and depression from the past childhood experiences?

Query: Hello, I’m a 20 yr old female. Throughout my childhood I’ve experienced “paranormal” things; mostly in the form of visual hallucinations of shadows and odd movement. I’ve been treated for anxiety and depression in the past, but still struggle with anxiety often. I am haven’t taken medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: I have gone through your writing in detail. I understand that you have hallucinations both visual and auditory also from childhood. you have also family history of Psychiatric problem like Schizophrenia and other mental disorders. you have already consulted a Psychiatrist and taking medicines. Still...  Read Full »

I have anhedonia due to bipolar medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have bipolar 1, and I take Quetzal XR 400 mg twice a day and Lamictal 100 mg once a day, and Invega Sustenna 150 mg every four weeks. I suffer from anhedonia, and I have heard that Invega caused it. Is that true? And if I quit taking it, when will I feel improved? And are the other dru...  Read Full »

Dr. Adithya Sunka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand the kind of distress you are going through. I wanted more clarification on your history to answer your queries. Since how many years are you taking Quetzal, Lamictal, and Invega? Apart from anhedonia, what other symptoms are you having? How many ...  Read Full »

Which is the best form of Paroxetine hydrochloride?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with depression, OCD and anxiety. My current medications are Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate and Clonazepam. I would like to know if Paroxetine hydrochloride formulation is the same as Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is a little chemical variation. But, the dose will remain the same in both the formulation. For further information consult a psychiatrist online -->  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like headache, body pain, and nausea with depression?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been getting bad migraines for a while now, where my head feels like pounding, and I feel very dizzy and faint. I also feel tired of body pain and nausea every time I eat something. I also get kidney pains such as cramps and on and off stitch feeling for months now. I am not curr...  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before proceeding to the discussion, did your doctor tell you that you are having a migraine or assumed yourself? Are you putting on weight? Your overall signs and symptoms of body aches, fatigue, depression, and temperature sensitivity suggest the likely diagno...  Read Full »

Can I stop taking Escitalopram for depression gradually, as it has been two years?

Query: Hello Doctor Surabhi, I am taking Escitalopram for 2 years now, as I developed anxiety and feelings of beeing generally worried. I do feel alright. I am a male and 41 years old. My history had depressions (mild) and using Setraline from the last 10 to 7 years, then I stopped and 2 years ago the ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi


Answer: Dear, Greetings. Its good to know that you are doing well on medicines. Since the current episode of Depression is 2nd ( as evident from your history) , I would advise you to complete a minimum of 2 year course of Escitalopram. If you have already taken medicines for 2 years then you can slowly t...  Read Full »

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