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Suggest remedies for anxiety

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 in General Health
Question: Hi. I have a 27 year old son, who appears healthy...very strong, good nutrition etc, drinks occasionally....he has episodes that are increasing in frequency now, where he feels tingly and foggy, then becomes really disoriented, angry, confused and sometime she he falls down....appears intoxicated or drugged, but isn't ....happens in the middle of the day sometimes and he can feel it starting but can't stop it until he sleeps, drinks a ton of water etc....he has a wife and daughter and is going to a therapist today for anxiety....could this be from stress/anxiety or a neurological thing?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Advice to Undergo EEG, sleep study and CT brain

Detailed Answer:
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Anxiety can cause similar symptoms. However, Seizure disorder and narcolepsy are two important disorders that need to be ruled out first. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder which is characterized by sleepiness, disorientation, loss of muscle control and hallucinations.
I recommend that your son undergo an electroencephalogram (EEG) to rule out seizure disorder. Polysomnography/sleep study to rule out narcolepsy and CT brain to evaluate the anatomy of brain.
Please be advised to follow up with a neurologist for necessary evaluation. If all the above-mentioned disorders have been ruled out, anxiety is an important consideration which required evaluation by a psychiatrist.

Hope this answers your question
Please let me know if you need further clarifications
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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