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Anxiety, depression, tingling sensation in face, lack of focus. Taking xanax. Treatment?

I ve been suffering with anxiety for 18 months, which has lead to some depression . I am taking pregablin and xanax and have just started to feel quite odd in the past hour - lack of mind focus and I now have tingling in one side of my face - much like when coming round from a dental anaesthetic. Is this most likely a nervous problem? Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Your symptoms are likely to be anxiety-related, and don't seem to be typical of specific medical problem. Now, it is important to understand that anxiety can manifest itself with not only psychological symptoms, but with physical symptoms also. If you are having recurrent such symptoms or having difficulty managing your anxiety / depression, then I would advise you review with psychiatrist for further treatment. There are other effective medication like SSRI antidepressants which can help you with both your anxiety as well as depressive symptoms. In addition, there effective psychological therapies like CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) which can help you deal with your problems. Trying relaxation techniques, like deep breathing, and engaging in regular physical exercise can also be benefial in controlling your symptoms.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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