Anxiety/ depression

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hi doctor i had a reactive depression in the month of Jan this month but still till date i get the feeling of anxiety and fear thugh the level is less as before but this is disturbing mentally (even though i do my regular work but thoughts at the back of mind keep troubling and gives heaviness in head .. pls suggest is vibrania a solution to this or alprax or zapiz

doctor1 MD

Dear friend , Thanks for sharing in Health Care Magic,

I am sure I could help you out of Reactive Depression by few Tips and Medication .
As advice of medicine I suggest you to have tablet Clonazepam 2mg at night nearly around 8pm and have a habit to be in bed early , Alprax is also a good choice...

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hi im in menopause and am on estrogn and a steroid to control the estogen i also have psoriosis but the rash isnt active now since meds i have depression a growth on my knucklepain that moves around from left side of neck and shoulder then next day its on the righttendonitis in left arm creasealways in paincan u help female ,48yrs old, diagnosed and treated for menopause psoriasis , since meds i have pain every day that moves through different parts of my body,usually neck and shoulders,now my left arm crease has tendonitis and today my right leg had charlie horse all day and i now have depression.

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hi
before giving any advise i want to know which medication u have taken and
u r taking right now
give me full detail.
if u have any blood test ,give it detail

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hi thx for help .i m single mother i love my husband but he donot love me .all time im so sad .all time i think my life is too too long .all time i want crying crying. what i do ?i and my dughter at flat i donot like music no movies

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
From the description that you have given, it appears that you are having a depressive episode. You need to see a psychiatrist who can start you on some drugs (anti depressants) which will make you feel better. You should also...

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Dear dr. I’m 29, mother of a 11 month old kid. My husband lives in abroad. am with my parents. But my mama and dad always fight. I feel very depress. I feel my husband also doesn’t bother about me. Some time he don’t answer my call or he say he don’t have credit. b for I was a cabin crew after deliver I don’t work. I feel I don’t love my son, coz when he trouble I hit him…later I feel sorry. I feel am going nut. Some time I feel to take grand mama’s sleeping tablet and die. I don’t like to do anything to .I want to be alone; I don’t like to talk to my sister’s or anyone. I have no friends. I feel lonely, pls what should I do. I was not like this b for I use to be full of energy and fun…but now I hate to do anything. I just stay in my room. I don’t bother to feed my kid. Help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

doctor1 MD

Hi,Fazlin,
Thanks for query,
Your circumstances are such that one definitely go for depression.
You talked to your husband and ask him to call you there.
You consult psychiatrist as soon as possible.
Once it becomes chronic it is very difficult to treat.
Then you have to go for antidepressant...

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doctor i was wrongly diagnosed with having psoriasis by a homoeo doctor 3 yrs back..i didnt bother much because i was alright then..everything was alright until i heard on the news channel that 2 patients (father and son)suffering from psoriasis committed suicide ...that was a shock for me..since then i m a victim of depression or ptsd..but i recovered to an extent when i got a job ..that was for a period of about 1.5 yrs..now when i have almost done with my project it again started popping up..now what my mind says is the recovery i made in that 1.5yrs is not possible again..and i have entered another phase..can i have a near to normal life again..is it safe for me to marry...let me tell this too i havent taken any medicine for the skin problem in last 2 yrs and all other doctors confirmed that it is not psoriasis but minor skin allergy ...what about therapies like cbt and yoga ..is it worth taking...i started smoking and drinking since that incident....another thing is for last 3 months i refrained myself from these 2 and was doing exercise regularly...but one day as i already mentioned this thought (about depression)started coming back and and i stopped exercise and went back to drinking(twice in a week) and smokin (daily 5)...thank you for showing the patience to read this and please help me..

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hi welcome to hcm.see as you know you are not victim of psoriasis then avoid all worries ,the guys who sucide had no self confidence to fight against disease.you done very wrong ,try to stop drink and smoke because which can decrease your thinking process and more negative thought come after...

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hHi doctor....this is xyz...Actually i am a student of ca final....after coming frm home after a stay of 15 days ,2 weeks ago.....i am feeling home sick & used 2 cry daily....feel like ghutan in heart ....& lots of presurre, head ache....i dont want my parents 2 knw abt all this as they will get tensed....i was a patient of depression 10 yrs ago & was given fludac..25mg & clonotril...but i stopped the medicines after 2 yrs.....but now i again feel like depressed & cannot concentrate on studies....feel homesick & like 2 cry...wrong thoughts of quitting come in my mind.....plz help....i actually want 2 get rid of such problem

doctor1 MD

Hi mj.

Thanks for your question.

You are a known depression patient.Had been on antidepressant for 2 years then suddenly stopped now you have again symptoms that suggest you have relapse of your depression.

When you started your first antidepressant before that what was the number of depressed...

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Hello.. i went to a clinic and the doctor found out that i have an inflamed rip joint .. he prescribed ibuprofen and anit anxiety and anti depression .. i know that they might cause dizziness and drowsiness, but the thing that is concerning me now is that when i yawn i feel like my throat will come out and i feel like throwing up and my neck started to hurt because of yawning.. i also have no appetite to eat anything.. any suggestions and explanation to what i feel?

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The feeling of excessive yawning and the dryness of the throat may be related to the side effects of the medicines that you are taking. You need to have adequate fluids and fresh fruit juices to reduce the symptoms.
I hope this information has been both...

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My son is 21years old. At age 13we noticed changes in his self confidence etc... we took him to the Dr had him evaluated after many Dr visits and the put him on anxiety medicine and anti depressants. Sad to say he continues to go downhill more and more. We have tried treatment at mayo clinic, many psychiatrists and no help to make a short story out of the past 8 years. Now he rarely gets out of bed because he says he has so much physical pain. Can you please give me a direction to try. My son is very smart and always feels like he knows the questions the dr s are going to ask before they ask them and I feel like all of the drs WE have had contact with doesn t want anything to do with him. I know that there has to be a place where these type of people go to get help and be around others that ate intelligent to a scary leg I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you

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Hello Leesa
Thanks for your question
Depression and anxiety disorders are very common disorders in present times. Depression in youngsters manifest usually in form of low mood, poor self confidence, decreased energy, lack of interest in any activity.
Most of the times it is also associated with...

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I am on the verge of suicide, it seems the only option left

I was diagnosed with severe depression last year, but its obviously something else, I got to the point where I couldn't go back to the doctors, as I couldn't leave my house alone, there are days where I can but for no more than 15-30 mins but with someone with me, my mood changes so rapidly, I have no job, no financial support as I can't get to the end of my road, let alone go in to town with all the people and talk to strangers in the job centre to get financial support, I cannot pay my bills, there is only one option left

doctor1 MD

Hello
Welcome to HCM

You have been diagnosed with severe depression and are not taking any medicines currently. You have mentioned that you can't walk out of home alone, you can't go to end of road or can't go out of town alone. These symptoms are most likely due to anxiety disorder or most...

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This is a really elaborate question.. but I'm very scared, and have been going through this for years. I'm finally giving in and asking any and all doctors for their opinion.

I'm a 26 year old male. 6'2 and 145 lbs. I've been having episodes of SVT since I was 18 years old. About 5 years ago a cardiologist I saw put me on 25mg of metoprolol twice daily. It seemed to help a lot. The episodes happened rarely, and I felt mostly normal. A year or so after that, my symptoms worsened again. He upped my dosage to 50mg twice daily, and scheduled me for an echo and a holter monitor. I had the tests and both can't back normal. I had no episodes of SVT while on the holter, sadly. After he increased my dosage again, I felt normal for a long time. Last March I traveled to Ireland. I was there until May. When I came back to my home, I was out of work for a few months and was living a sedentary life. After a while I started noticing symptoms. I was experiencing numbness and pain in my back, shortness of breath, dizziness upon standing, muscle weakness, heat and cold sensitivity, insomnia, and severe anxiety. I became very depressed and was afraid to go to the doctor. Eventually my girlfriend forced me to go. I was given full blood work and a chest X-ray. Everything came back fine and the doctors attributed it to anxiety/depression and months of inactivity. I felt slightly better after hearing that from the doctors, and went home. I secured a job and felt a bit better, but still felt nowhere near healthy. A year later, I started noticing my symptoms getting drastically worse. My legs would tremble when I walked up and down even stairs. If I tried lifting anything, my arms and hands would shake. I was extremely tired, the pain and numbness in my back had worsened, and now there was a new pain in my abdomen under my rib cage. A constant dull soreness. I also noticed my shortness of breath getting worse. I could no longer even sing or yell without feeling like my lungs were going to collapse. The breaking point for me was one night while I was having sexual relations with my girlfriend, and my heart went tachycardic. 280bpm for 15 minutes. It felt differed than the older episodes I used to have. It wasn't just fast. It was hard and felt like my heart was going to explode. When the paramedics got there, it converted. Since that incident, I haven't been able to have sex with my girlfriend, because as soon as I get excited, my heart starts beating very hard and slow, and erratic, instead of fast and steady as it should. This was in July. It's now November and things only feel worse. I feel like I can't do anything. The symptoms are all too much and too frequent. I'm seeing a doctor who actually seems to care, but I have to wait 2 weeks between visits, and he hasn't figured anything out yet. That's about the end of my story. I just want help. I don't care from where. My whole life is ruined and I feel trapped and scared.

Here are all of my symptoms:

Upper back pain/numbness
Dull pain under ribs in abdomen
Shortness of breath
Heart palpitations
PVCs
Tachycardia
Bradycardia
Tachycardia on standing
Insomnia
Weakness
Fatigue
Blurred vision
Purple fingernails and toenails
Cold and heat sensitivity
Angina
Severe anxiety

I also personally, think I have Marfan's syndrome. I'm 6'2, and 145lbs, and my fingers, toes and limbs are all very long and thin. My face is also long and thin. I just don't understand how I could be this old and not have been diagnosed already. Nobody else in my family has it. The only reason I even know of it's existence is because a friend of mine in medical school mentioned it.

I've also got a black pit for a wisdom tooth in the back of my mouth that's been there since I was 19 or 20 that I've never had taken care of. I know I've heard of tooth problems being related to cardiac problems.

I'm not looking for a cure or a diagnosis, only some insight into the situation from someone in experience. Reading about what COULD be wrong with me online is mostly useless because there are so many symptoms and variables. Anything would be helpful at this point.

Thanks in advance.

If I think of anything else I'll add it.

doctor1 MD

I have ST depressions in 2,3, AVF, V-4-V6, on my EKG, Echo stress test approximately 1-1.5 further inferolateral ST depression over the resting abnormality. NO ischemia, or infarction. 13.9 Mets. Cardiologist said I passed the echo 100%, and I have a very strong heart muscle, But, I have read that 1-1.5 ST depressions would mean a positive stress test. ??

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Hello, I had an abnormal ECG-ST & T segment downsloping in 2-3 aVF, V4-V-6. The doctor said it looked worse than the one I had 6 monthes prior. So, I was sent for an Echo Stress test- Results: Excellent exercise capacity 13.9 METS- QRS pattern in lead V1-V-2. Approximately 1-1.5 further inferolateral ST depression over the resting abnormality. No arrhythmia. It stated Otherwise, normal echo. No indication of exercise induced ischemia, or septal infarction. I worry about this everyday. Should I have further testing, my cardiologist said to see him again in 2 years. F-49 yrs. Thank-you.

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Hi Dr. I have been on Sertraline, 100 mg /2tabs/ day as prescribed for approx. 3-4 years. It has helped my anxiety/depression without any noticeable side effects. Is there a certain amount of time you can safely be on this medication? Is there a need in some people to have the dose over 200mg or is this the maximum ? I m scheduled to see my new clinical specialist/nurse practicinier in Feb, my other Dr. retired after 35 years, good Dr. As he is not a Dr. are there any questions I should ask him about dose amounts etc. ? Thank You in advanvce Steve .PS. I didn t realize there would be a charge for one ? thanks anyway

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I'm taking lamictal, Zoloft, and a little klonopin for anxiety/ depression . My psychiatrist is having me wean off the lamictal and start vyvanse. Do I need to be totally off the lamictal to begin vyvanse?

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