Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

Panic attacks with dizziness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   Recentlyi amin a lotof problem
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   i am a sufferer of Panic Attack
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   i am prescribed sertraline 25 mg
User :   is that the right drug?i see no improvement ....infact increased anxiety and i feel dizy all the time
User :   i had abdominal pain
User :   and stool tests also detected giardia and mucus
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i amalso prescribed ornidazole 500 mg
User :   i see no improvement
User :   please help i am confused
Doctor :   1. That is the right drug that you are using
User :   my tongue is burning and have pain even i am taking vitamin supplements beplex forte
User :   I have a host ofprblems
User :   :)
Doctor :   2.Stool examination and giardiasis and abdominal pain is totally different.
User :   ok
User :   after taking ornidazole for 7 days i see noimprovement
Doctor :   Well get a second stool examination done for Widal Test also .
User :   ok
User :   how long does sertraline take...i have been tking sertraline for 7 days now
User :   no improvement
Doctor :   It takes at least 4 weeks to start working and show up some omprovement.
User :   ok great so that means i am on the right way for my PA
User :   Regarding Giardia - is that a self limiting disease
Doctor :   Yes, antibiotics will surely cure it.
User :   is ornidazole the right choice
Doctor :   You are on the right track, please someone very close to you always to stay with you and you will surely come out of it.
User :   i did
User :   but i was somewhat addicted to clonazepamfor somtimelets say 3 months without sertraline as i was a shortcut
User :   will sertraline helpme get out of clonazepamaddiction?
User :   i used to take .5 mg a day
User :   as .25mg intwo doses
Doctor :   Yes, very much it is not much of an addiction substance and you will not need it any longer.
User :   now i take it SOS
User :   but i feel extremely dizzy tired and fatigued
User :   is it because of sertraline or giardiasis?
Doctor :   It is not because of sertraline, might be due to diarrhea/giardiasis. have lots of fluids, fruits, juices and you will feel better.
User :   do u thinki need a different antibiotic as because my stoolis still not good
Doctor :   You can try NTZ , but i cannot prescribe you as it is against medical ethics to prescribe without seeing a [patient.
Doctor :   But i would recommend you to see a general physician.
User :   NTZ
User : it liver toxic?
Doctor :   Not hepatotoxic.
User :   Can i take it while tzking sertraline?
User :   I thinkmetronidazoleis hepatotoxic
User :   I sometimes feel hungry
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi , I think the network was down here.
User :   sorry
User :   Can i take NTZ while on sertraline?
Doctor :   Yes metronidazoles are hepatotoxic, but in chronic usage for more than a fortnight.
Doctor :   Yes you can very much take.
Doctor :   For one week - two it is fine.
User :   My liver is very sensetive
Doctor :   Did you have any previous liver disease.
User :   yes i had NAFLD
User :   I take lecithin and it resolves
User :   Is NTZ a long term drug regimen treatment?
User :   I had Giardia amd Mucus as +
Doctor :   Are you having jaundice now ?
User :   nope
User :   fortuantely sertraline didnot create any problem for me
Doctor :   Are your liver function tests showing abnormal levels of S.BILIRUBIN/S.Creatinine.
User :   yes
Doctor :   How recently were these tests done ?
User :   once my SGPT rose to 54
User :   20 days ago
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How about other parameters.
User :   i was on satranidazole for the same purpose
User :   satranidazole and metronidazole created a lot of problemforme
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i gave up
Doctor :   Ok
User :   then ornidazole didnot create any problem
User :   i was given chloroquine as doctor doubted protozoal infection in liver
Doctor :   Comapritively NTZ is less hepatotoxic.
User :   but it was not
Doctor :   But everything depends and changes form person to person.
User :   after taking chlororquine for 7 days my platelets count camedown
Doctor :   Some patients tend to be hypersensitive to NTZ also.
User :   Ohh no
User :   Shall i continue with Ornidzole then
Doctor :   So we have to treat them after using the drug for 2 days and see the levels.
User :   Will ornidazole work?
Doctor :   I feel you should do that.
User :   How long shall be the regimen
Doctor :   It will take some more time ,, may be acouple of days.
User :   Orni
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Lets see in 2=-3 days.
User :   I will have a stooltest done again
User :   nice talking to you
Doctor :   And hence you can come back for a reassessment.
Doctor :   That is what i advised you initially.
User :   yes thanks a lot
Doctor :   Please do get it done, much help for you.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor