Escitalopram

Escitalopram belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) group of drugs. It is an antidepressant medicine and is used to treat the symptoms caused due to depression and anxiety disorders. It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, which is a natural substance found in the brain.

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What is causing my chest pains?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two years I have been suffering from severe chest pain. The exact location is behind the breast and the pain radiates to the left hand. I have done enough of evaluation like TMT, 2D echo, lipid profile, MRI thoracic area, MRI cervical, CT chest with contrast and other blood t...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. As per your details, there are only two possibilities:Atypical anxiety chest pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatus hernia.My recommendation is to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done. If that is normal, then we can go ahead wit...  Read Full »

I suffer from anxiety and depression for the last few years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from anxiety and depression from the last few years. My work causes me fatigue, but I do not have an option. I have very low energy, palpitations, and sexual dysfunction. Sometimes, I get very angry and end up hurting someone. Or, I just leave my job and home and go somewhere...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, but you will have to elaborate on your issue for me to give you proper suggestions. Since when do you have this problem? Have you taken any treatment? How is your sleep? Do you often get episodes of palpitations and worry? Do you have any med...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my chronic headaches?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old male. I have been having headaches for more than nine years now. I am an internet entrepreneur. So, I use computers a lot, though the usage has reduced significantly since I hired people to help me. However, it is important to note that my headaches started way before...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The headache you are experiencing is a chronic daily headache of chronic tension-type headache. This happens due to being overworked and overstressed in life. Wearing even the best quality glasses are not going to help you. This is because your headache is due to exh...  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 »

I have constant headaches on one side. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male, and I have constant headaches on one side of the head for 19 consecutive months. When I was studying for exams two years back, I had a sudden headache that was concentrated on the right back side of my head. It was uncomfortable enough for me to miss classes for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am a headache consultant, and I need further information from you to classify the type of headache you have and the treatment required: Is the headache pulsating in nature? Any vomitings associated with the headaches? Any visual issues associated? Any sleeping disturba...  Read Full »

What are levels of ALT and ALS alarming?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a routine blood work done, and my ALT level is 62 and ALS level is 82. All other levels were normal. I am on Lexapro. Are these levels alarming? Do I need a drastic change in my diet?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ALT and AST levels are mildly elevated, which indicate the presence of mild fat deposits in the liver. I would recommend that you get an ultrasound of the liver done. Follow a low-fat diet by avoiding fried food, cooking oils, and fast food. Also, you should exerc...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having sudden mood changes and fear of losing people?

Query: Hi doctor, I often feel very low, anxious, and stressed. I try diverting myself, but I still get into a trance, where I feel sad. I am afraid of losing people, and keep thinking about what they think and how they feel. Even though they are not worthy of my sorry at times, I still apologize out of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I do not think these are symptoms of multiple personalities. Your main symptoms are related to mood like low mood, feeling bad at times, and anxiousness. Fear of losing people is also related to depression. Your behavior to say sorry desp...  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 »

After taking medicines for depression, my cousin remains drowsy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 22 year old cousin has been feeling depressed, easily irritable, and anxious for past few months. He also smokes 5 to 6 cigarettes per day. We consulted a psychiatrist last week, and he prescribed some medicines. After taking these medications he is feeling drowsy, and he says that his...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Gohil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The medicines which are prescribed for your cousin are antidepressants, mood stabilizer, and multivitamins. As you have told that your cousin is feeling depressed, irritable,...  Read Full »

How can I stop thinking about my imaginary life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old girl. I have a very stupid habit that has caused a lot of problem for me, I have met a lot of psychologists, but I could never talk about my exact problem with them. It seems to be a ridiculous problem, but I ask your sincere help. When I was 15 years old, I watched a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your problem with me. I can understand your problem. You have given a complete elaborated history regarding your problem. You are having repetitive thoughts and are obsessed in your virtual fantasy world. Your problem comes under obsessive compulsive di...  Read Full »

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