Anxiety

Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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Why do I feel abandoned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety for years now and I got with my boyfriend seven months ago. I have never been so happy, I love him more than anything and we have plans for the future together. But, I would worry every day about him leaving me or finding someone better which I know is stupid ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I read through your question, I find that the worry of being abandoned by your boyfriend is apparent in your thoughts. It may be normal to feel this way to a certain extent. However, this feeling is accompanied by emotional blunting towards him and your family. ...  Read Full »

What can be done for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, social anxiety, sweating and fast heartbeat, suicidal thoughts, weakness for the last 15 years. I am 38 years old, male and started masturbation at the age of 18. After some days, I started feeling nightfall regularly. I feel I ruined my...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me make it very clear. Masturbation is a completely harmless and natural sexual act. Almost 100 % of teenagers masturbate. Nightfall is a natural phenomenon and occurs to everyone in adolescence. Physical power and energy have nothing to do with masturbation. If you...  Read Full »

Are Mirtazapine and Clonazepam good for anxiety and depression?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety, restlessness and taking Clonazepam 0.75mg & Mirtazapine 30mg daily. I had depression and panic attacks for the last 7 years relieved by Ativan 1mg and with open angle glaucoma. Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression, anxiety, restlessness and panic attacks are best respond to a combination of a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Benzodiazepines. Mirtazapine is not the most efficient ant depressant and it is not a true SSRI as fluoxetine, paroxetine, citalo...  Read Full »

I am a 18-year-old and suffering from overthinking and anxiety issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and preparing for my medical entrance examination. My problem is overthinking and anxiety. I have many past regrets. In school, I made some bad friends because of them, and I did some wrong things, but after school, I understood and disconnected from them. Now I have ver...  Read Full »


Nayana Paratwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. These rumination patterns can be very distracting, tiring, and overwhelming. Not knowing what to do about it can agitate the state more. Understandably, many of us went through unprecedented stress during COVID lockdow...  Read Full »

Can I take Magnesium threonate and Magnesium glycinate for my insomnia and anxiety issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 75-year-old female who is healthy and active every day. However, sometimes I tend to suffer from anxiety and insomnia. I have had insomnia and anxiety issues since my late 20s and early 30s. I want to ask, can I take a Magnesium threonate capsule in the morning for mental health...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you stop taking medications as you are already on antihypertensive medications. From a lifestyle point of view, you need to eliminate stress and anxiety the natural way. As per your doubt, you can take Magnes...  Read Full »

How to overcome my anger and gain self-confidence?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not feel happy. Even if I am with someone, I am not able to connect with them. It feels like there is a burden over me. I feel anxious, short tempered and not able to concentrate in any work. I do not have confidence for doing anything. I would like to work hard and want myself to be...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These days we do have to deal with a lot of things at a time. Our busy and stressful life along with many responsibilities may make us feel anxious and tensed. I want you to look back at your past and see the positive aspects. Any achievements, no matter how little...  Read Full »

I have been under a lot of stress, and suffer from anxiety, hair loss, and dark circles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I work in the IT field. For three years, I have been dealing with a lot of stress. I have started to lose hair, have dark circles under my eyes, started gaining weight, and so on. When I complain about my anxiety, people instantly advise me to try yoga, practice breathing methods and medi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapy should be used together. If nonpharmacological therapies such as yoga, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques do not help, you may begin using Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI...  Read Full »

My father's blood pressure is high after COVID despite taking medicines. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, After the COVID-19 pandemic, I find a difference in my father, like he has increased anxiety and stress. His blood pressure is around 160 and never decreases, but he takes his medicine normally. He is 48-years-old. Can you give me the advice to help my father's stress and anxiety? Thank...  Read Full »


Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. 1) I would like to know how many years he has had the blood pressure, and please mention his medication dosages and names. 2) In recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all age groups are suffering from anxiety and stress. ...  Read Full »

Which would you recommend for anxiety, Buspar or Celexa?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a 24 year old female, was prescribed with Celexa 20mg  once daily and Buspar 5mg twice daily for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Both of these medicines are SSRIs though, and I read about it online that everyone/every source says never to take them at the same time due to risk of ...  Read Full »


Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not on too high a dose of celexa or buspar. However serotonin syndrome is not always dose dependant. I feel just the chills and sedation are too general to be indicative of serotonin syndrome. You should have some level of muscle rigidity, high fever, muscular ...  Read Full »

Mirap and Clonazepam prescribed for anxiety and depression, Is it fine to take?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression. My doctor prescribed 15mg of Mirap at night and 0.50mg of Clonazepam twice daily. And Clonazepam has to be halved after every 10 days. Is it fine? Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirap is a Mirtazapine which is indicated for depression. In my professional experience, it is not as efficacious as the SSRIs such as Fluoxetine or Paroxetine or Citalopram. Mirap at the dosage of 15mg does help the patient to sleep better but it is also known for sig...  Read Full »

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