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Health Anxiety

Anxiety is fear for unknown or non-occurred events. In health anxiety, there is fear of having severe medical conditions without any proper symptoms or evidence. This condition is known as hypochondria. Treatment is done with the help of psychotherapy and antidepressant drugs.

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I have depression, extreme insomnia, and anxiety due to several health problems following pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was put on Remeron for depression, extreme insomnia, and extreme anxiety constantly throughout the day. The first day I took it, I slept for 15 hours and hoped it would work. I started experiencing double vision, shaky movements, and falling by the fifth day. I consulted my psychiatri...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The benzos like Klonopin (Clonazepam) are for short-term use only. Therefore, in my opinion, you should discuss with your treating psychiatrist regarding tapering it off. Our main goal is to prevent a panic a...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my health. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I am taking Citalopram 20 mg on the seventh day. I am diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. For the last few weeks, I have gathered this tense or strain-type feeling in the calf of my right leg. It will occasionally s...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I am very sure you have a condition called a psychosomatic disorder, a condition that manif...  Read Full »

I am scared of getting diseases. Is it due to anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know what is happening to me. Before three weeks, I had panic attacks when my father made a negative comment to me. My dad has a brother and he has schizophrenia. I am scared about this disorder. I do not want to have it. I have contacted some therapists and they all think that...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer these questions to provide you a proper diagnosis. Please mention whether you have any symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing any unknown voice continuously or any running commentary goes on your mind while doing any actions. Please mention whether you have an...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old experiencing sadness and repeated negative thoughts for most of my teenage. Please suggest non-medical approaches.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing some ongoing mental health challenges and would appreciate your guidance. Throughout my life, I have experienced recurring negative thoughts and feelings of sadness, which I used to associate with a strange sensation in my chest during my childhood. At the age of 13, I st...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns. Based on the information you provided, it seems that you may be experiencing moderate depression. I strongly recommend visiting a nearby psychiatrist who can provide professional counseling and recommend appropri...  Read Full »

I have health anxiety. Can you review my reports?

Query: Hello doctor,Please evaluate my health report. I suffer from health anxiety. Currently, I am taking Nebistar 2.5 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your attached reports triglycerides are a little bit high (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All other findings are not that much significant. Your HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) level is also borderline. So you can adopt a healthy lifestyle with m...  Read Full »

Can epidermal nevus undergo genetic mutation?

Query: Hello doctor, You were wonderful in allaying some health anxiety over some skin issues several months ago. So, I thought I would consult with you on another question pertaining to my son. Unfortunately, a combination of my health anxiety and the big mistake of searching online has my mind imagining ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A solitary epidermal nevus is very common and does not pose any kind of serious health concern. Neither is a biopsy required. You are right. Any associated symptom should have been present since birth or early childhood in this case. Even if it is passed on to the f...  Read Full »

Why do I have general weakness with sudden weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have frequent fatigue with recent weight loss. In the past one year, I have been facing quite a few health issues. It all started late last year when I first experienced frequent chest pain, followed by an episode of sinus tachycardia. My 2D echo, stress test, troponin-I (1.5 ng/L) a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. I have checked all the reports you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and all are within the normal range except a hiatus hernia and GERD II, but you should not worry, as you can improve with the medications. From wh...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old suffering from gastritis, bloating, and short breath, which has caused me health anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female having frequent gastric issues. I have a moving pain due to gas in my abdomen and breast. Recently, I experienced bloating in my stomach, and I occasionally get a little shortness of breath. However, I have discovered that while I feel normal, I experience heal...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. It is due to disturbed acid secretion of the stomach called dyspepsia. But go for an ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out any cardiac cause. I hope this will help you. Thank you.   Read Full »

Can HIV virus pass through eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to ask what is the risk of HIV infection from a possible single spek of serum splash in eye. I work in a lab and I always wear PPE gloves, eye goggles and mask to cover my mouth. A couple of times, I felt something in my eye as I was loading samples but no visible splash occure...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances or risk of HIV by invective serum or fluid splash to eye is less than 0.1% I.e 1 in 1000. This is by direct infective fluid contact. You have been using PPE goggles regularly as per the description. If at all there is a splash then it would have been visi...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my health and underwent a blood test recently, and my anion gap is low. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am over-concerned about my health and just had my annual blood work done. Everything came back normal except for the low anion gap. It has been low for the past three times, but none of my doctors are concerned. When I looked online, it said a low score is rare and can even be because of...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Lots of hydration or consuming electrolytes can impact the results. Therefore, you should not worry, it does not seem like multiple myeloma. For confirmation, you can test serum protein electrophoresis for M sp...  Read Full »

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