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Having long term anxiety problem. On mediaction for depression. How can strengthen my nervous system? Treatment?

hi I am 30 years old...I think I have a long term anxiety problem...when I was young I was able to cope well mentally but it was always the shakiness in my hands that kept me socially inhibitant to do things..i had been on mediaction for depression (escitalopram ssri) in the past for six months and I have taken primidone( clobazam) in the past like two years bk and I did better.. now I feel intense weaknes in the body again..and shakiness is worsening too ..I do feel a loss of grip strength things tend to fall out of hand as if I wasn't feeling them on my digit atalll...wat I want to knw is how can strengthen my nervous system..any remedies or medication that cld help me out wld be gr8
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concern. I am glad that you are bringing up your concerns on an online forum. I also believe that you will feel better if you are on an antidepressant which would also act as an anxiolytic long term. It seems like you have experience with an SSRI from before and if it was effective for you it might be exactly what you want to go back to. If you feel that you could have done better there are many other medications that can help. Also therapy may be an important component in the process of healing. I hope you find a good counselor who understands you. I also believe that you will be better if you consult a psychiatrist that you trust.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Ashish Mittal's  Response
welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Your symptoms are related to anxiety and depression. In history you mentioned that, you had depression and currently on treatment with escitalopram. Anxiety symptoms are common in depression and escitalopram is effective for that.

For long term control of anxiety following measures are helpful: relaxation exercise, medicines like SSRIs and non drug treatment like CBT. It is better to get reevaluated by psychiatrist to find reason for poor treatment response and start treatment accordingly.

But keep regular follow up with your doctor as medicine may need alteration in number and doses according to treatment response and side effects.

Same time does some relaxation exercise like daily brisk walk, yoga and breathing exercise, which will help you in fast recovery.

Wish you all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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