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I get headaches with intermittent vertigo and dizziness due to light sensitivity. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. For the past three months, I have been experiencing daily headaches, intermittent dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus and light sensitivity. I have received a diagnosis of a vestibular migraine and my neurologist reports down beating nystagmus while using Frenzel go...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your symptoms are suggestive of a migraine only. The new symptom that you have noticed also is in favor of a migraine headache. In such case, I would recommend you not to worry as all your investigations are within normal limits. Migra...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to control my BP with medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a resistant hypertension. Even five drugs failed with a lot of side effects. I was safe on Methyldopa for 2 years with Hydrochlorothiazide. Now, there is no supply of this medicine. I started Nebivolol 5 mg with Chlorthalidone last night. I have the feel of chest tightening and sli...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With all your details, you come under stage 3 - severe hypertensive group. First, I would suggest you to look for the cause of grade 3 hypertension. Conditions like pheochromocytoma can lead to resistant hypertension. To rule out pheochromocytoma an MRI of the abd...  Read Full »

Can cold and sinus problem aggravate my peptic ulcer symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with peptic ulcer four months back, and I was put on Omeprazole. I took it for three and a half weeks, but then due to horrendous side effects and the need for an H.pylori test, I stopped taking it for around 10 days. The H.pylori test came back negative. I was th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, your symptoms are aggravated by the sinus infection. As H.pylori is negative and you are responding to Lansoprazole, I do not think an urgent endoscopy is required. I would suggest you switch over to Nexium (Esomeprazole), initially take it 40 mg twice...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chest pain after using CPAP?

Query: Hi doctor, I have obstructive sleep apnea and using CPAP for a year. I feel chest pain in the mornings. The same kind of pain is felt whenever I sleep without the mask. My BP, sugar and ECGs were tested before six months back and they were normal. What is the cause and remedy?  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. OSA that is obstructive sleep apnea happens when something partly or completely blocks your upper airway during sleep. The common symptoms of the disease are snoring and intermittent pauses in your breathing during sleep, daytime sleepiness, difficulty in ...  Read Full »

Both my kids are having depression. Is it genetic illness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of two children. My daughter at the age of 21 started showing signs of depression. She had to drop from university. After six years of struggle and treatment, she is on her way to recovery. But even now she gets panic attacks and feels depressed and is unable to handle str...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have asked a very pertinent question. As a parent, I can understand your quest for answers for your children's illness and treatment. Depression is usually caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. If there is a positive family history, a perso...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking medicine for diabetes from last year. Then after two months, I had to stop because my sugar went down very much. And sometimes, I had to eat glucose to maintain the sugar level. I used to continuously check my blood sugar levels after every 2 to 3 months. As the tests...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood sugar is not under control. Everyone whose HbA1c is more than 6.4, have diabetes. Always keep HbA1c less than 7, for better control of DM (diabetes mellitus) type 2. Your other b...  Read Full »

How can I treat the pain a little left under my Adam's apple?

Query: Hello doctor, There is pain under Adam's apple a little to the left. I have a history of acid reflux. There is a pain in the throat with acid reflux. I did see an ENT about two years ago. Everything was fine except for swollen vocal cords due to the acid reflux. I also had thyroid studies and blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gastroesophageal reflux disease typically presents with heartburn and regurgitation. Extraesophageal symptoms include a sore throat, hoarse voice, feeling of food stuck in the throat, chest pain etc. Upon examination of the throat, the finding of swollen vocal cords ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sudden changes in my mood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing random mood changes that range from being numb emotionally to being energetic and struggling to slow down. I have been struggling with it for as long as I remember, but it affects my diet, personal hygiene, and sleep quite significantly, and I think something may be wrong...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. I suggest you may have a mixed anxiety depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it; I suggest you try the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it. It will help you...  Read Full »

How does Metformin help in conception?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, my wife had a fasting sugar level test. The insulin (fasting serum plasma chemiluminescence) was shown as 9.3 mcg/mL. We had recently consulted a gynecologist who said that the result is very near to borderline case and prescribed Metformin 500 mg tablets. Per the diagnostic labo...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The latest recommendations of the American Diabetic Association include prescribing Metformin to prediabetic patients, those who are at high risk of developing diabetes especially if under 60 years of age. Both, Metformin and lifestyle modifications as exercisin...  Read Full »

Please help me quit maladaptive daydreaming.

Query: Hello doctor,I am going through maladaptive daydreaming. I have been dealing with this for long. I tried several ways to quit but I cannot. I do not take any medication right now. Please help me quit this.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication for daydreaming. Learn to occupy yourself. Sleep well. Write down your thoughts. Note down how many episodes you have daily so you will be aware if there is a decrease in your episode. Read good books. Use your daydreaming to imagine useful a...  Read Full »

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