Restlessness is a behavior disorder. This leads to hyperactivity, anxiety, insomnia, etc. Neurological disorders, attention deficit disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, etc., are the causes of restlessness. Exercise, yoga, etc., helps in reducing them.

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I feel restless, sad, and lonely. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am restless most of the time. A lot of things run simultaneously in my head and get winded up. I am never emotionally neutral. Either I am super excited or depressed without knowing the reason. I never want to sit idle. I have to keep myself occupied at all times, or else I will get ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Please provide complete information about your age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, family background, etc. I will need detailed medical or surgical history, family history, and drug history. Depressio...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from anxiety disorder that has made me restless. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have been suffering from a generalized anxiety disorder. I do not feel emotions anymore. I am always restless. I am afraid of heights and small spaces. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you may have an anxiety disorder. I suggest you take a tablet of Escitalopram (antidepressant) 10 milligrams daily in the morning after breakfast. I also suggest you take a tablet of Clonazepam (benzodi...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old female with restlessness, a racing heart, a lack of consistency, and impulsivity. Do I have bipolar disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old female taking medicine for bipolar disorder, namely Oxetol 450 twice, Ciplar LA 40 twice as I have a high pulse, Qutipin SR 300 once, Librium 10 at night, Trazonil 100 once, Baclof OD 30 as I had alcohol use disorder. Despite taking these medicines, I have symptoms of re...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. We cannot diagnose the bipolar disorder based on MCMI (Millon clinical multiaxial inventory) or any other personality test. You have to provide me with more details about your symptoms to diagnose bipolar disorder. When did you first notic...  Read Full »

Why do I feel restless, tired, and sleepy all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel my legs are restless and lack energy. I am feeling tired with frequent yawning and sleepiness in daytime. Sometimes, I feel nervous and vertigo while walking. Please suggest a medicine. I had Escitalopram 10 mg bd, but it did not work well. My other medication list is attached for...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms described by you are symptoms of depression which are due to low dopamine levels. Escitalopram increases serotonin levels and there is a dopamine deficit remaining in most patients. My advice would be to add Bupropion (Bupron XL) 150 mg to existing drugs. Y...  Read Full »

Why is there breathlessness, restlessness, and swollen stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathlessness, restlessness, swollen stomach, feeling vomiting and constipation.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your health concerns and here is my advice. Swollen stomach could be due to incoming periods taking into account your age and gender, constipation or any other bowel problem, hyperacidity of the stomach. If you are constipated, then, the fecal mas...  Read Full »

Why is my mother, restless, has hallucinations, and a small bump on her head?

Query: Hello doctor, This is on behalf of my mother, aged 82. She does not have sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and takes food normally. Four years ago, she underwent a major surgery sleeve resection for gist in the stomach. The operation was a success, and the tumor was removed. The postoperative path...  Read Full »

Dr. Soni Ravi Mukundkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your explanation of the symptoms, it is more like delirium due to some underlying pathology. She is 82 years old, so already, her memory has been weakened due to ageing. I do not know about her cognition and memory. Is she is able to identify and recognize ...  Read Full »

Please tell me ways to treat forgetfulness and disturbed sleep.

Query: Hi doctor, For a while, my memory has been really bad. A recent event with my memory is as follows. My alarm goes off at 7:04 AM and I looked at my clock at 7:05 AM and I could not remember how my alarm had gone off, which was only a minute later. But, things I memorized before some years are still ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By your two symptoms, it is not possible for me now, to provide you the exact diagnosis. Forgetfulness, sometimes a symptom of depression. It is called pseudodementia. Disturbed sleep and restlessness can also be associated with it. But, for diagnosis of depres...  Read Full »

Suffering from anxiety, and panic attacks for the last 3 years. Need second opinion on the prescription.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for the last 3 years. I went to a neurologist 2 years back and he advised me to take REXIPRA 10 for 3 months, SOLTUS 50 for 6 months, HEMIDAP PLUS for 9 months & ZEPAM .5 for 12 months. Upon following these medications, I was improvin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. As per your diagnosis of anxiety and panic attacks, there should be no doubt whether you need neurologist or psychiatrist. Both these conditions come under the domain of psychiatrist and they are more able to treat these ...  Read Full »

How to treat flatulence, urinary incontinence, abdominal pain, and restlessness?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male with a height of five feet six inches. I have flatulence and urinary incontinence. Along with it, I have abdominal pain and restlessness. I am not taking any medications.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Production of gas and feeling of fullness is a normal phenomenon of the human body. One cannot shut down gas production completely as it has its own disadvantages. But gas production can be reduced to lead a comfortable life. Gas is produced b...  Read Full »

Do stress and restlessness cause a delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had PCOD and took homeopathy medicine, after which my periods started getting regular. I got engaged about two months back and I got married last month. I took pills during my engagement and marriage time to advance my periods. I got my period on 14th each month after taking the pil...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample to ensure that you are not pregnant. It depends upon when you have ovulated. If the pregnancy test is negative, then there is nothing to worry about. Usually, the cramps and discomfort could be becau...  Read Full »

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