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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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 »

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 S

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, cit...  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 S

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 S

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 »

Suffering from OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Taking medicines, but I do not feel completely good. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since last 10 years. Getting treated by a doctor with medicines. But I do not feel completely good. Many times I go into very sad mood. Please give me suggestions.  Read Full »


Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Your answer is as follows: OCD is manageable with the help of regular psychiatric and therapeutic work. Only medicines can never treat OCD, neither managed completely. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is paired with medical treatment to deal with obsessions and compu...  Read Full »

I am stressed due to my work pressure. How to overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to take leave from work due to stress. I cannot handle being the only one with answering the calls and dealing customers. I am seriously overwhelmed with my job. I have eye twitches and anxiety over this work pressure. Please help me.  Read Full »


Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you feel stressed due to workload. As you mentioned that you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, you urgently need to visit a psychologist in order to deal with your stress and anxiety symptoms.  Read Full »

Are chest tightness and burning signs of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,Is it possible to overexert yourself? My chest seems to be tight and burns a lot. I think that I have got asthma. I have these feelings for few days. I was feeling sick due to suspected covid-19 for a few weeks. After few days, it was getting better. Then I overexerted myself by carrying h...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your condition is similar to COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). But you do not have any other symptoms like fever, loose nose, diffculty in breathing, cough, cold, and throat pain. You just have a breathing problem. Use the medications prescribe...  Read Full »

Why do I feel fear and anxious all the time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I remain very fearful and anxious 24 hours a day and always feel that something very bad is going on. I have a habit of try listening to even very faint sounds and when outside the house. On-road, I always fear every approaching vehicle, no matter how far it is. Fo...  Read Full »


Guruvamsee Krishna Avvaru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How is your mood, concentration on studies, daily activities, biological function, and appetite? Is there any family history? Do you have any thyroid disorder? How is your interaction with others? Do you have any suspicious? Are you interested in staying aloof? How ma...  Read Full »

Why am I getting anxiety and depression from the past childhood experiences?

Query: Hello, I’m a 20 yr old female. Throughout my childhood I’ve experienced “paranormal” things; mostly in the form of visual hallucinations of shadows and odd movement. I’ve been treated for anxiety and depression in the past, but still struggle with anxiety often. I am haven’t taken medica...  Read Full »


Sibananda Mishra

Answer: I have gone through your writing in detail. I understand that you have hallucinations both visual and auditory also from childhood. you have also family history of Psychiatric problem like Schizophrenia and other mental disorders. you have already consulted a Psychiatrist and taking medicines. Still...  Read Full »

Will Kratom with antidepressants cause anxiety flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I have OCD and anxiety and have been on Prozac and Mirtazapine for about three months. I used to be dependent on marijuana for about six months. I decided to quit three months ago and started using kratom to help quell my marijuana cravings. For the most part, it did not seem to affec...  Read Full »


Sibananda Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You already have OCD and anxiety also. You are taking psychiatric medicines and also drugs. What is your age? As a psychologist, I want to say that first of all you consult a psychiatrist for your medications and drugs also. From psychological point of view, you hav...  Read Full »

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