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Stopped medication of depression and anxiety before 4 months. Now anxiety symptoms are there. My Dr. prescribed etilaam 0.25.will it enough. How much time it will take improve situation.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49658ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stopped medication of depression and anxiety before 4 months. Now anxiety symptoms are there. My Dr. prescribed etila...
The medication you are on is pretty good for your condition. But the problem is that medication will not teach you skills to last you for a lifetime. You need to visit a counselor and get some help to learn to handle your depression and anxiety. Before it gets out of control and difficult to deal with seek help earlier, especially about this fear. If the fear is of recent origin, you could perhaps identify it and deal with it. But if it is from the long past, then much work has to be done to sort that out. Medication is still required but please cooperate with both the therapies to get the best results. Sometimes this kind of nervousness could be genetic too. In the meantime, you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Anyway, what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well-rested mind and body; sound spiritual well-being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again.
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My 19 year old son suffering from anxiety and depression issues from last 6 months. 20 days ago I consult a psychiatrist. Who prescribed neurosert - 5ht, citadep 10, and venlor xr 37.5. After taking medicines I feel he became more anxious and depressed. All the time he feel restless and irritated. Is it a side effects of medicines? Will these medicines cure him? Will there be any side effects of these medicines which can make his disease worse?

Ms.Rachna Mishra 91% (512ratings)
M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
My 19 year old son suffering from anxiety and depression issues from last 6 months. 20 days ago I consult a psychiatr...
Have regular meals and keep yourself hydrated. It might seem not important but sometimes being in a rush for deadline will cause you to forget your meals and making you irritated, nervous or anxious. When you feel irritable or anxious, check the time. It might be just your low blood sugar and your body needs to feed. Being dehydrated also can cause migraine. So keep a water bottle by your side and take a sip regularly. It is also a good way to take a break. (See also: Foods for Anxiety and Stress) Distract yourself. If you feel that you do not have enough time to do something that takes up a lot of time, why not take a break and watch a half an hour episode of a comedy show or a funny YouTube clip. It is a break from the anxiety and can help balance your mind out. If you have more time, called up a friend and have a conversation. Being connected will energize you and having a support pillar will be a comfort. Even better, go to gym or have a night out to get it out of your system. Prioritize. It is important to categorize the list of things you need to do. Put the most important task at the top of the list. Make sure you finish doing it. Then as you go along doing the task, you will not be thinking about how to finish all the tasks at one go. You will know that you are finishing your tasks step by step. The feeling of being able to cross out the list does feel extremely satisfying. Be positive. Being anxious is a negative emotion. Do not let the feeling overruled you or you might be in a deeper rut. Just think positively and let yourself immersed in work. Without you knowing, you would have one task down and you can proceed to another one. Be confident. Being uncertain of something causes anxiety. Having the confidence armed with knowledge will help bring certainty and portray a clear picture of the next probable situation. (See here → How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways) Keep yourself grounded. Do not try to overwhelm yourself with too much things at a single time. Anxiety is a fear of the future. Try to stay grounded and keep thinking in the present. Do not imagine unnecessary things that might be proven unfounded later. Just pay attention to the presence and what can be done in that time. Take deep breaths. Sometimes when in an anxious situation, you might not be breathing properly or just taking shallow breathing. Take 30 deep-into-belly breaths, you feel that your anxiety dissipate and feel a lot calmer. This is a simple method that can help bring negative emotions such as anger or anxiety. Relax. it is important to be able to find ways to relax. Practice relaxation techniques like meditation or PMR regularly to evoke the relaxation response and reduce anxiety and stress.
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I am suffering from anxiety .depression and chronic fatigue syndrome from last 4 years .pl tell which medicine is better nexito or serta .my age is 41 male.

Dr.Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 94% (12970ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from anxiety .depression and chronic fatigue syndrome from last 4 years .pl tell which medicine is bet...
Both are ssris and need to be taken after consulting a psychiatrist and not purchased over the counter as they are schedule h drugs. They need to be monitored, followed up. Both have different effects on different anxiety and depressive symptoms. Good luck.
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I am anxiety and depression patient for the past 6 years my previous medication were paradise cr 25, tofisopam 100 mg and clonazepam 0.5 on sos basis, but recently my doctor had chad changed me medication to vertioxetine 5 mg twice a day, etilaam cr 1.5 once a day and clonazepam 0.5 once daily for 10 days. After changes of medication I am having dizziness, sleepiness throughout the day and also a hint of confusion as well. Please suggest weather these symptoms will subside within few days or I have to change medication?

Ms.Neha Pandey 91% (29ratings)
MA - Psychology, diploma in Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Thane
I am anxiety and depression patient for the past 6 years my previous medication were paradise cr 25, tofisopam 100 mg...
Hi, I would suggest taking regular counselling/therapy sessions from a professional and reducing the dependence on the medicines slowly. Also, share with your doctor about the side - effects so that they can guide you with a changed course, if required. Take care.
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Hi doctor's on my last post I requested on query for my symptoms of adhd along with personality disorder and anxiety depression on recommendation of my friends I went to rml delhi and started taking medications ie :- veniz :-50 mg pregabalin :-150 mg alip :mt -5 mg lonazep md 0.25 mg now I am looking for some physiotherapist that help me speedy recovery from my problems online sessions as I was already taking up sessions from nimhans but that didn't worked for me.

Ms.Neha Pandey 91% (29ratings)
MA - Psychology, diploma in Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Thane
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on my last post I requested on query for my symptoms of adhd along with personality disorder and anxiety ...
Hi, it's great that you are determined to work on your mental health issues. Psychotherapy along with medication, definitely helps and speeds up the process. There are many therapists who are providing online sessions these days. Even I do and you may choose to contact me. Sorry for your past experience. You might do some trial and error before you match up with a competent therapist of your choice. Don't loose faith in therapy then, just search more because good therapy do wonders. Take care.
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I suffered depression and anxiety I was take tretomer 10 and nexito forte for 7 days now I feel excessive sleepiness unable to normal life.

Ms.Rachna Mishra 91% (512ratings)
M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
I suffered depression and anxiety I was take tretomer 10 and nexito forte for 7 days now I feel excessive sleepiness ...
The most effective solution for dealing with anxiety for me personally was waking up early. I am not a morning person but once I tried this, I was surprised how good this made me feel. It helped me find peace and calm myself down. Having so much time in my hand I could do small things that made me happy and I felt a sense of accomplishment just by waking up early. I feel the most anxious during the night- so sleeping early really helped me tackle it to a great extent. Meditation was another thing I tried when my anxiety was at its peak. Trust me- for someone who thinks a lot, it is no joke to shut your mind down and focus on your breathing. I could concentrate for very few minutes in the beginning but my thoughts kept spiraling back. So listening to some meditation music while I meditate helped me increase concentration. It helped me analyse my recurring thoughts and gave me more clarity about them. Mostly during such times I don’t feel like interacting with anyone- thinking that nobody will really understand how I feel. It’s great if you can talk it out and rant everything going on in your mind to someone who cares to listen. Taking it all out really helps. If you’re someone who is not comfortable with addressing this with anyone, then you can try writing down all that is going on in your mind. Once you take it all out in any manner, you will feel relieved. If you feel like you are stuck between your thoughts and feel very helpless, just do something. Take a walk, call up your friends and talk about something random, play with your pet - just do something to break that cycle that is going on in your head. Do anything that will distract you even for sometime. Take action without overthinking anything. Just go for it. Being positive and thinking right is almost impossible during such times. One of the main reasons I avoid talking to people during this time is because they may feel bad/ give some positive shit which is not what I want. You know yourself the best- try starting small and appreciating small wins. Having a motivational self-talk session/ looking in the mirror and giving yourself some positivity might help. Appreciate yourself for how far you have come and remind yourself about your strengths. Try to get a balance of the basic things that need to be right- sleep, food, health and water level. Once you get these things in check it will show better results over time. Having any kind of physical activity or a workout routine will help you fight anxiety. Doing this releases endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in the body. It will also help you reduce stress, improve sleep and help in fighting with anxiety and depression. If all the above things do not help and you are still stuck with being anxious, then there is just one way out. Confrontation. Ask yourself what is troubling you and analyse your thoughts. Address it and not run away from it. You have to feel the anxiety, be curious about it and seek answers and find out what is really going on. There will always be an underlying message or something you’re trying to run away from and are too weak to confront that. No matter how much you run away from it, sooner or later you will have to face it. This is a long process and you need to be strong and have patience to tackle it. Lastly, know that you are not alone. This feeling is just temporary. Think of it as your body’s way to communicate something with you. We feel this only when we have lost perspective and when we are lacking inspiration. We have to just find ways to get out of the drama going on in our heads and gain perspective. Anxiety is something most of us go through at different levels. We are just too weak to talk about it. It is a part of being human- you are not alone.
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From last one years I am having sleep disorder and nw I am feeling very lethargic anxiety and depression from last 3months you am having lonazep 0.5 and topaz 25 I want to leave this medicine and wants alternative treatment since these medicines r also not able to make me sleep properly pls advise.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Dharwad
From last one years I am having sleep disorder and nw I am feeling very lethargic anxiety and depression from last 3m...
I think there are other issues like obesity along with sleep issues. Obesity can lead to something called as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (osas). It will not be benefitted by taking these above medications. Kindly consult a physician or psychiatrist and get your sleep evaluated with help of polysomnography (sleep study ). But, as a general measure I would suggest regular exercise / walking to reduce your weight and also practice sleep hygeine. Which you will get on google search. All the best.
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I am taking treatment of depression anxiety from nimhans since last one year month back I have diagnosed with adhd which was said by my therapist currently taking medications ** pregabalin 75 mg **desfax :50 mg.

Ms.Rachna Mishra 91% (512ratings)
M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
I am taking treatment of depression anxiety from nimhans since last one year month back I have diagnosed with adhd wh...
The most effective solution for dealing with anxiety for me personally was waking up early. I am not a morning person but once I tried this, I was surprised how good this made me feel. It helped me find peace and calm myself down. Having so much time in my hand I could do small things that made me happy and I felt a sense of accomplishment just by waking up early. I feel the most anxious during the night- so sleeping early really helped me tackle it to a great extent. Meditation was another thing I tried when my anxiety was at its peak. Trust me- for someone who thinks a lot, it is no joke to shut your mind down and focus on your breathing. I could concentrate for very few minutes in the beginning but my thoughts kept spiraling back. So listening to some meditation music while I meditate helped me increase concentration. It helped me analyse my recurring thoughts and gave me more clarity about them. Mostly during such times I don’t feel like interacting with anyone- thinking that nobody will really understand how I feel. It’s great if you can talk it out and rant everything going on in your mind to someone who cares to listen. Taking it all out really helps. If you’re someone who is not comfortable with addressing this with anyone, then you can try writing down all that is going on in your mind. Once you take it all out in any manner, you will feel relieved. If you feel like you are stuck between your thoughts and feel very helpless, just do something. Take a walk, call up your friends and talk about something random, play with your pet - just do something to break that cycle that is going on in your head. Do anything that will distract you even for sometime. Take action without overthinking anything. Just go for it. Being positive and thinking right is almost impossible during such times. One of the main reasons I avoid talking to people during this time is because they may feel bad/ give some positive shit which is not what I want. You know yourself the best- try starting small and appreciating small wins. Having a motivational self-talk session/ looking in the mirror and giving yourself some positivity might help. Appreciate yourself for how far you have come and remind yourself about your strengths. Try to get a balance of the basic things that need to be right- sleep, food, health and water level. Once you get these things in check it will show better results over time. Having any kind of physical activity or a workout routine will help you fight anxiety. Doing this releases endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in the body. It will also help you reduce stress, improve sleep and help in fighting with anxiety and depression. If all the above things do not help and you are still stuck with being anxious, then there is just one way out. Confrontation. Ask yourself what is troubling you and analyse your thoughts. Address it and not run away from it. You have to feel the anxiety, be curious about it and seek answers and find out what is really going on. There will always be an underlying message or something you’re trying to run away from and are too weak to confront that. No matter how much you run away from it, sooner or later you will have to face it. This is a long process and you need to be strong and have patience to tackle it. Lastly, know that you are not alone. This feeling is just temporary. Think of it as your body’s way to communicate something with you. We feel this only when we have lost perspective and when we are lacking inspiration. We have to just find ways to get out of the drama going on in our heads and gain perspective. Anxiety is something most of us go through at different levels. We are just too weak to talk about it. It is a part of being human- you are not alone.
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I am an anxiety and depression patient and my doctor had prescribed me clonazepam 0.5 mg on sos basis and I am having cough since few days so can I take clonazepam 0.5 mg with clavam 625 mg?

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 95% (3532ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am an anxiety and depression patient and my doctor had prescribed me clonazepam 0.5 mg on sos basis and I am having...
Dear Amit, Clonazepam is prescribed only if necessary. Try to avoid the combination. But if the anxiety is affecting the quality of life, please take both. There is no interaction between the two.
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