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

Suffering from high degree of anxiety. Feeling muscles bouncing and pulling. Have gait disorder. Suggest the treatment?

Dec 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2007
Answered : 4793 Questions
I am suffering from a very high degree of anxiety. My body stays in flight or fight as a result of a stroke. It has attacked my muscular system too and I feel muscles bouncing, pulling, and I have a gait disorder from the muscular instability. I feel my muscles shorten all over my body. they don't expand and contract and my body is not fluid. I am told this is treatable with the correct medicines. Please help!
Posted Tue, 29 Oct 2013 in Anxiety and Stress
Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to XXXXXXX

You hare 63 years old female and have just suffered stroke in rear right cerebral area. You are having hight degree of anxiety after that. You remain in fight or flight reaction. You suffer from gait instability and muscular problems.

See anxiety can be controlled easily. Medicines especially SSRI drugs Sertaline can be used to control anxiety. The drug is free of serious side effects and can be given safely in patients of cardio-vascular problems. The medicine will control the fight and flight reaction.

You have problems of bouncing muscle, pulling sensation, muscular instability and gait disorder. The feeling that muscles have been shortened is to some extent due to anxiety. Medicines like Pregabalin and supplements like Methylcobalamine will control such symptoms. This drug has neuroprotective effects also.

Take plenty of Vitamin E supplements and Omega 3 Fatty Acids supplements for quick relief of symptoms. I will advise you to take help of a Psychiatrist for that.

Apart from medicines relaxation methods like Breathing Exercises, Progressive Muscle Relaxation exercises help in quick relief of symptoms. Do physiotherapy exercises for improvement of gait problems.

Hope this helps you, if you have more queries you can ask again.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Psychiatrist

© 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