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Hi all, I am suffering from anxiety and related depression for long time. Went to many psychiatrist but no one able completely make me comfortable. Currently I am having daxid 100 twice, toficalm 50 twice provanol 0.5/20. Thrice. And mirnite 15 half at night. I am still feel a unknown. Fear all the time which trigger my anxiety. I never feel fresh and happy pls advise so that even I can live a normal life without any fear.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49668ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi all, I am suffering from anxiety and related depression for long time. Went to many psychiatrist but no one able c...
Sir, the mere use of medication is not sufficient to solve your problems. Please visit a counselor and get some help regarding your depression and anxiety. In counseling you will learn a lot of tools, skills, and techniques to deal with your life and its problems. In the meantime, please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do yoga meditation exercises, spend time in nature or gardening, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard work must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be content with what you have. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and medication and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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My Dr. increased my citalopram from 5 mg to 10 mg and added mood stabilizer. How do I know is it necessary or not. Dealing with relapse of anxiety and depression.

MSc COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, Pg diploma in counselling, MBA
Psychologist, Kolkata
My Dr. increased my citalopram from 5 mg to 10 mg and added mood stabilizer. How do I know is it necessary or not. De...
Begin by being aware of your thoughts… don't fight them. Fighting them will only make them worse. Make a list of these thoughts and see how true these thoughts are. Either contradict them by finding positive examples or simply reject them if they are not true. Your anxiety is only a warning signal trying to warn you of something, give it a patient listening. Much like taking a shower everyday is good for your physical health, weeding off negative thoughts is good for your mental health. Making this habit and it should help you. Doing this everyday 10 mins in morning and 10 mins at night before sleeping should help you. Here are some other things that you can do to improve sleep at night. ​​every day, even on weekends, go to bed and wake up at the same hour. Daylight helps to establish sleep patterns, so aim to spend 30 minutes outside during the day. Regular exercise is essential (but not too close to bedtime). A workout in the afternoon is great. Keep naps brief (less than an hour) and avoid napping after 3 p.m. Avoid caffeine, which can take up to eight hours to wear off (found in coffee, many teas, chocolate, and many soft drinks). If you have panic attacks, you should avoid coffee completely; many people who have panic attacks are hypersensitive to caffeine. For several hours before bedtime, avoid alcohol, heavy meals, items that cause heartburn, and drinking a lot of liquids. Quit smoking if you smoke. Smoking causes a slew of health issues, including sleep disruption in a variety of ways. Keep your bedroom cold, dark, and quiet, and free of distractions such as television or a computer. Avoid reading in bed with an electronic device; the light from the screen can deceive your brain into believing it is daytime. Replace your mattress if it is unpleasant. Reading, listening to music, or unwinding before bed with a hot bath or deep breathing can all help you sleep. If you don't fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed (or if you wake up and can't fall back asleep within 20 minutes), get out of the bed and take a stroll.
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Medicines mainly used for anxiety-depression since last 22 years- amitriptyline, serta 0.5 mg. Nexito plus, paroxetine and others. Relapses occurs. Temporary relief, doctor recommended cbt sessions for overcoming negative thoughts to modify the irrational core beliefs. Mainly I have money worries, money anxiety, passion deficiency disorder. Please suggest advance medicine if any, also so tired due to my wife's borderline personality disorder. Now I am on alprazolam 0.5 mg.

Post graduation, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M)counseling and family therapy, Certification in addiction management, Certification in career counseling
Psychologist, Kanpur
Medicines mainly used for anxiety-depression since last 22 years- amitriptyline, serta 0.5 mg. Nexito plus, paroxetin...
No medicine can change your thought and main problem is how you see the situation so change your perception and life style, that is permanent and along with pharmacological treatment if you take cbt session it will help you a lot.
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My doctor diagnosed me with health anxiety disorder and after 3 meetings he suggested me to treat my anxiety naturally by improving my daily routine, diet etc. He suggested petril md 0.25 mg (sos only). I was experiencing headache from last week on daily basis and this week also I experienced headache. I told him about this, the doc suggested nexidom 250 mg (sos only). Is my headache because of anxiety or there can be some other reasons? I don't think too much, I do not overthink stuff but still I am getting headache. What should I do.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49668ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
My doctor diagnosed me with health anxiety disorder and after 3 meetings he suggested me to treat my anxiety naturall...
I suspect that your headache is because of anger that has not been expressed. None of the feelings are to be controlled. The way you express them has to be appropriate. Now anger is pure energy and people mistakenly think that they must express anger violently, or aggressively, or they can damage something, or throw a fit, or kill, or hurt, or withdraw, etc. These expressions can be followed, if they are appropriate to the situation. You can instead simply talk about the feeling, write about it and share it with someone who understands; scream and shout in a situation which warrants it and so on. When the expression is most suitable, the repercussions are minimized and the other person tends to understand and is willing to apologize and sort out the matter. Many of us are inclined to worry about the consequences of expressing anger and use fear to suppress the legitimate expression. You can exorcise your anger out of your system by exercising, but it is the energy that is expended not the feeling. Unexpressed feelings will hurt you back by clinging on to a favorite organ and troubling it enough to cause it to malfunction or lead to its total dysfunction. You can also hand over the feeling to God, if you are a spiritual person, and very effectively too. All feelings must be expressed without exception. Unexpressed anger will cause headache. Please explore that angle.
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Hi. I am 38 years old female with 2 children. As I mentioned earlier I got anxiety and depression 2 years ago. alprazolam and venafelaxine was my treatment along with homeopathy medicine with a renowned doctor. When ever I tried to get rid of venafelaxine I went on feverish feeling. But this feeling sustained only for a week. Now it's more than a month I have headache, back pain, wrist and foot pain, burning ears just like fever. Rest make me feel better. Fatigue make my symptoms worse. Thermometer did not show temperature. Paracetamol give me relief only for 3 hours. I am from pak. Please suggest those medicine that are available here.

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 93% (3561ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi. I am 38 years old female with 2 children. As I mentioned earlier I got anxiety and depression 2 years ago. alpraz...
Dear lybrate-user, why do you want to stop venlafaxine before you are relieved of your anxiety and depression. Good that you have not used ativan. Alprazolam also is a similar drug. Use it only when it is absolutely necessary (you need to do your routine work with all these symptoms). Paracetamol may relieve you temporarily - but in the long run, it damages your kidneys. It is not aimed to treat your depression. Most of your symptoms looks like that of depressive disorder. Still many hormonal, medical or neurological causes might be there to cause these symptoms, please ask your physician to investigate you, diagnose you and refer you to a psychiatrist, if necessary.
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I am having lots of anxiety and a low morale for last 3 months. I was given sos ativan 1 mg by my doctor. I have not used this medicine for last 2 years. I wanted to know if this drug helps to alleviate anxiety and low morale.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49668ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am having lots of anxiety and a low morale for last 3 months. I was given sos ativan 1 mg by my doctor. I have not ...
Yes, you can use it to alleviate anxiety but I don't know about lifting you off of low moral. I suggest that you combine this medication with therapy to get the best results and develop skills to deal with the fear. By low moral I suppose you mean that you could be suffering from depression too. I strongly believe that every crisis offers an opportunity for change, if you seek it and grab the opportunity. Please meet with a counselor and work on your emotions, particularly anger and fear. Exercise is very important but you have to build on it developmentally. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on tv, or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression and anxiety rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard work must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be content with what you have. It seems you like to manage without the medication if you have not used it for two years; that is vey encouraging but you need the help of a therapist ideally. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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My father (age: 65) has severe depression and anxiety. He has not interest in any activity. He is taking sertagress 100, qutipin 25 at morning and lonazep 1 mg, qutipin 50 at night from last 15 days till there is no improvement in symptoms. So in how many days he will recover from this condition?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
My father (age: 65) has severe depression and anxiety. He has not interest in any activity. He is taking sertagress 1...
Recovery from a psychiatric illness varies. It may take 2-8 weeks to achieve a significant amount of improvement in symptoms. To see the effects of a particular antidepressant, atleast 2-4 weeks may be required. In this particular case, the doses may be increased further to look for improvement. If there is no improvement even after that, then there would a need to change the antidepressant or try another treatment modality.
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My father (age: 65) has severe depression and anxiety. He has not interest in any activity. He is taking sertagress 100, qutipin 25 at morning and lonazep 1 mg, qutipin 50 at night from last 15 days. So in how many days he will recover from this condition?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DM Addiction Psychiatry (DMAP)
Psychiatrist, Anantnag
My father (age: 65) has severe depression and anxiety. He has not interest in any activity. He is taking sertagress 1...
Better to avoid taking quitipin in the morning. Usually it takes 4 weeks, if there is no response consult psychiatrist again he can change sertraline to some other antidepressant or increase dosage of it.
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My doctor suggested me nexito for my anxiety. As advised by doctor I took nexito 2.5 mg for one week and thn doctor increased my dose to 5 mg. I've taken nexito 5 mg for one week now too. But I do not see any benefit instead I am having headaches which causes trouble in sleeping. I want to stop taking nexito. Please suggest how can I stop taking nexito without any withdrawal symptoms.

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 93% (3561ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My doctor suggested me nexito for my anxiety. As advised by doctor I took nexito 2.5 mg for one week and thn doctor i...
Dear Ashutosh, Since nexito is at a low dose of 5 mg, you can stop it immediately and fully. Your headaches and sleep disturbances are NOT withdrawal symptoms. They need treatment.
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I am suffering from balance disorder for the last three months. I feel very anxious most of the time and shivering feel in hand and legs. I saw to many doctors and they are giving anxiety disorder medicines. This helps but for some hours and then again condition back. When I try to sleep and close the eyes then back of my head start spinning feeling. I have anxious problem since 2020 when covid started and after that for any problem docs give me clonazepam medicine. Now last 3 month balance disorder started some time tremor back to neck, stiffing at neck. And this made my life very complicated. What should I do.

Dr.Rajeev Ranjan 93% (14ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD psychiatry, C Diabetes
Psychiatrist, Gopalganj
I am suffering from balance disorder for the last three months. I feel very anxious most of the time and shivering fe...
Most likely you are exhibiting symptoms of cervical spondylosis or hyperuricemia. Anxiety symptoms might be as part of maladaptive adjustement to stress caused due to these symptoms or part of separate comorbid psychiatric condition. Going by symptoms you are exhibiting, you should be evaluated for uric acid levels, thyroid profile, cervical spine x ray along with ecg. Also you should keep regular tab on blood pressure and glycemic control. If these steps don't help you out in few weeks you should proceed for neuroimaging evaluation as suggested by your consultant doctor.
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