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Anxiety and Depression Health Feed

I have been suffering from anxiety and depression. This is extremely prevalent in the morning hours due to which I tend to oversleep and avoid getting up. Even when I do, I feel overwhelmed about how the day would seem like. This slowly gets better as the day passes and I feel much better in the evening when my day has ended. It could be work related, fear of authority, possibility of an unexpected call from a superior basically anticipation of any issue which may be unpleasant or requires a change for me. I tend to also suffer from social anxiety, refrain from talking to people, prefer emails or chat over voice calls. I tend to blank out over calls, avoid talking when many people are on the call and refrain sharing my views even if I have one. It is always a sense of fear, being judged or the feeling of creating a bad perception with my bosses. This has made me withdraw more and more over the days. I have very few friends but not close enough to discuss these issues or confide in them. These issues have manifested recently in the last 4-5 years. I have visited a psychiatrist earlier and am on a mild antidepressant. Counselling did not work for me as I am very judgemental and find it difficult to trust people. I am in a better mood on weekends but I cannot enjoy them with a thought of a monday coming up which constantly lingers in my mind. Basically any positivity is mulled by a negative thought. Though I have had a fairly successful career, I have always felt that things have never worked for me. I am married and share a great rapport with my wife but internally, I am a bisexual with a stronger affinity to me which makes it difficult for me and the guilt persists. My son is on the autism spectrum and this is another factor that bothers me. My father (who passed away in 2009) was always a very head strong and dominating person and somewhere I feel that his domination during my childhood has been one of the factors of my not being able to express and low self esteem. My mother who was very close to me passed away last year. Overall, I have been suffering internally, not able to vent out. Sharing this with my wife would upset her more as she is already overwhelmed worrying about my son's future. I feel this is affecting my health, feeling sleepy, drowsing, drained physically and mentally and wishing that it would be a long night and I never have to wake up - though it has never been suicidal. But this is not something that I want to live with and wish to have a peaceful and happy mind.

Dr.Vijay Kumar Kalavakunta 92% (18ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Kollam
I have been suffering from anxiety and depression. This is extremely prevalent in the morning hours due to which I te...
Hello lybrate-user, after going through your query twice, with my experience of 13 years, I can easily tell you that you are undergoing through mental trauma which may affect badly to your health if you are not taking a proper care. It is very clear, that you are suffering from emotional, physical and psychological disturbances along with family problems. At the age of 40 plus, it is very important that you should get yourself treated first. Moreover, do not worry about other factors like your child condition as his condition can also be managed with ayurvedic remedies. You may schedule for a consultation with me, I am sure that I can clarify your doubts and that will make you feel better. It is also to be noted that there are some good ayurvedic treatments and medicines for your health condition and also your son's. So be patience and relaxed. Thanks and regards.
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Hi, I am a 29 year old female. I am suffering from constant anxiety and depression. I have extreme mood swings and recently facing slight pain in the chest. It is affecting my physical health as well. I have been prescribed the following medication: nexito 10 etizolam 0.5 mg dicorate er 250 I want to know if these medicines are sufficient or should I take alternate treatment like therapy. Plus, are these medicines safe to take without any tests?

Ms.Juhi Parashar 93% (6945ratings)
Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hi, I am a 29 year old female. I am suffering from constant anxiety and depression. I have extreme mood swings and re...
You can take both need to assess you situation and guide you accordingly if medicine is required or both or just therapy consult with me or any psychologist for therapy & counseling. All the very best sooner the therapy better the recovery rate.
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Hello doctor this is goutam, I am 29 years, bp 115/75, I have some anxiety, mania and dizziness problem from childhood, so 4 years ago a neurologist suggest me some blood check up and brain mri, blood report ok but in mri there is some small spot in left basal ganglia, on that time my anxiety and depression level was high. So he suggested me clopitab75 for 3 month, betacap tr 40 (propranolol) and zaptra 12.5 (paroxetine+ clonazepam), after 3 month stopped clopitab 75. But for depression continue betacap and zaptra, after 1 year I felt good, depression goes down, but there was some problem like concentration, confusion, memory problem, palpitations, from last 4 year I am taking those medicine, now I take zaptra in alternative days and betacap tr reduce 40 to 20 for last 3 month, how can I get rid off from those medicine? I don't want to get addicted, and I don't know is there any major side effects effect on brian and heart the main tension is that. Please try to help me doctor. Thank you.

Dr.Urmil Bishnoi 93% (336ratings)
Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hello doctor this is goutam, I am 29 years, bp 115/75, I have some anxiety, mania and dizziness problem from childhoo...
Dear user you have a long history of depression and anxiety. You tried almost every kind of treatment but you didn’t try counseling sessions. With medicines you need proper counseling and then we will taper you medicines accordingly. I don't know what are the circumstances under which you are taking medicines, I want to know the whole details about your disorder. But due to certain reasons if you are on antidepressants you have to take some extra care of yourself. You need counseling session for a better control on this disorder and medicines. Medicines are not the only solution, do not make it a habit fir future, counseling is a best option for you so that you could better understand yourself and save yourself from the side effects of medicines. Please call and discuss your problem in detail and then will be able to help you better. My contact no is mobile.
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I need help. I have been suffering from mental illness (anxiety and depression) on and off for the last 10 years. I am male, 26 years old, preparing for civil services exam. The first time depression started when I was in kota in 2009, then I even did not know what I was going through. Someone took me to a doctor after many months of suffering. I started taking medicines and depression got better but anxiety remained. I gave my exam of 12th in that anxiety and did poorly as compared to my 10th. Then, I started, yoga,meditation etc ,got admission in engineering college and somehow depression reduced to some extent but mild to moderate anxiety was consistently there. At that time I did not know what is this happening to me. I thought depression and anxiety was the same thing. I did not take any medicine from 2011 to 2016 and I was doing okay. In 2016 I was feeling very much anxious again and had to visit aiims, said the whole story to the psychiatrist. He gave escitalopram 10 mg and clonazepam 10 mg. I started eating those medicines but did not take for many days as I got better in a few days. So I never visited again and neither did I complete the course of medicine. I had to visit again in 2020 since I was feeling very anxious during exam days or few days before exam or when I started preparing seriously for exam, and doctor asked me where were you for such a long time? I said I never realized in these years that I had depression or anxiety, I was doing absolutely fine. He again gave me escitalopram and clonazepam (sos) for 3 months but when 3 months was about to complete, lockdown happened, I could not go again. I ate medicines for 3 months and then left but after leaving some withdrawal symptoms used to come like before eg- heaviness of my head, anxiety,twitching of mouth muscles and then I have to start the medicine again. I want to quit medicines for forever, kindly help me to manage anxiety without this medicine and also diagnose me properly as depression and anxiety is so mixed that only recently I discovered that I had anxiety also. All these years I thought I had depression only.

Dr.K V Anand 92% (32719ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I need help. I have been suffering from mental illness (anxiety and depression) on and off for the last 10 years. I a...
Dear user, nervousness or anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. For more anxiety / psychology related information and videos please visit and subscribe to this link - url Ly/psychologyforall. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Hello doctor this is goutam here, I am 29 years old, I have some anxiety, mania and dizziness problem from childhood, 4 years ago a neurologist suggest me some regular blood check up and brain mri, blood report all are ok bp also ok 115/75 but in mri there is some small spot in left basal ganglia, so he suggested me clopitab75 for three month, betacap tr 40 (propranolol) in morning and zaptra 12.5 (paroxetine+clonazepam), in bed time, on that time my anxiety and depression level was high. After three month he stopped clopitab 75 but for depression he suggested me to continue betacap and zaptra, after one year of treatment I felt good, depression anxiety goes down, but there was some problem also like concentration, confusion, memory problems, fickle mind some time palpitations, from last 4 year I am taking those medicine, now I take zaptra in alternative days from last 2 month and from last 6 month betacap tr reduce 40 to 20, how can I get rid off from those medicine? I don't eat to get addicted, and I don't know is there any major side effects effect on brian o heart now that is my main tension. Please try to help me doctor. My english is weak please excuse me, thank you in advance doctor.

Mrs.Meghna Singh 91% (80ratings)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, MA in Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Hello doctor this is goutam here, I am 29 years old, I have some anxiety, mania and dizziness problem from childhood,...
Has there been further mris done? What has your doctor told you? Additionally are you taking up counseling to manage your behaviour, low concentration, confidence etc? Both line of treatment should run in parallel for overall results. Psychiatric meds do have side effects but they should not be stopped without consultation with your Dr. If you are finding improvements and your Dr. can confirm that then gradually the dosage can be reduced and subsequently stopped. But it is very important to go for counseling to be able to sustain the withdrawal symptoms that you might face once the medicines are stopped. Evaluate yourself as well how are you now as compared to 6 months ago or a year ago. See what positive changes have happened and what are your limitations. Are you able to lead a normal life and are your able to cope with whatever challenges you are facing in your life, or you need to turn to your medicines for support? A healthy lifestyle along with a healthy vibrant mind (brain) shall allow you to live a better life, so focus there. I am sure you shall be fine and better equipped if you follow the recommendation I gave.
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I need help. I have been suffering from mental illness on and off for the last 10 years. I am male, 26 years old, preparing for civil services exam. The first time depression started when I was in kota in 2009, then I even did not know what I was going through. Someone took me to a doctor after many months. I started taking medicines and depression got better but anxiety was at the peak. I gave my exam of 12th in that anxiety and did poorly as compared to my 10th. I started, yoga,meditation, got admission in engineering college and somehow depression reduced to some extent but anxiety was consistently there. At that time I did not know what is this happening to me. I thought depression and anxiety was the same thing. I did not take any medicine from 2011 to 2016 and I was doing okay. I 2016 I was feeling very much anxious and had to visit aiims, said the whole story to the psychiatrist. He gave escitalopram 10 mg and clonazepam 10 mg. I ate medicines for not many days and I got better also. So I never visited again and neither did I complete the course. I visited again in 2020 and doctor asked me where were you? I said I never realized I had depression or anxiety in these years, I was doing absolutely fine. He again gave me escitalopram and clonazepam (sos) for 3 months but when 3 months was about to complete lockdown happened, I could not go again. I ate medicines for 3 months and then left but withdrawal symptoms come and then I have to start again. I want to quit medicines for forever, kindly help me to manage anxiety without this medicine and also diagnose me properly.

Mr.Harsh Nagoriya 89% (14ratings)
Diploma in Mental Health, Diploma in Psychology, Foundation of International Psychiatry, Psychological First Aid, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist,
I need help. I have been suffering from mental illness on and off for the last 10 years. I am male, 26 years old, pre...
Gradually reduce the dose of escitalopram, do not leave medicines without consultations, it is good to know you want to quit medicines forever, change daily habit, do aerobic exercise (jogging, swimming, bicycling or skipping ropes) 30 mins to 1 hour daily, include green leafy vegetables and eggs in daily diet and include use of almonds, soybeans and oats. Exercise and these food increase tryptophan in body which helps to increase serotonin.
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Sir I am having anxiety and panic disorder when I had cough and cold and I share with the doctor about panic disorder he gave me nexito tablet I had consume nearly 18 days I am having like chest pain both side and headache and I talked with my previous pshycratist he suggested me to take pari cr. 25 and zafis0. 25 for 4 months what to do now I always feels worries tension worry.

Dr.Sangeetha P L 92% (162ratings)
MPhil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Thrissur
Sir I am having anxiety and panic disorder when I had cough and cold
and I share with the doctor about panic disorder...
Dear lybrate-user, for panic disorder, it is equally important to undergo psychotherapy and learn relaxation methods from a licensed clinical psychologist along with medications. Kindly doo the same.
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I have been taking desvenlafaxine (50 mg) and divalproex 500 mg (od) for depression and anxiety for a long time. Instead of these I face trouble in sleeping. Want to start 5-htp (after getting good reviews) along with these medicines. Need consultation with a doctor who is versed with handling these supplements and their interactions.

Dr.R.N.Chaturvedi 90% (536ratings)
PhD - Psychology
Psychologist, Patna
I have been taking desvenlafaxine (50 mg) and divalproex 500 mg (od) for depression and anxiety for a long time. Inst...
Your problem of anxiety and depression can be removed by psychological counseling and psychological autosuggestion therapy through the online or offline process without any medication for three weeks you can contact me for this on Lybrate website thank you.
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