Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
nice to meet you
Sorry you are feeling so bad
Do you take any medicine for any reason?
how long have you been on it?
and what dose?
That is the reason Natalie
This is a high dose and a common side effect
yes, but the medicine is making this spacey feeling worse
it helps anxiety but it doesn't help this feeling and makes it worse
You are not dying
but is the medicine really helping?
I would recommend you get on additional meds for anxiety
possibly a short acting drug like clonazepam
yes I do
especially with all those normal tests
yes of course
diazepam should work
Try to eat healthy, stay hydrated and exercise
and plenty of sleep
are you sleeping?
are you sleeping well?
That could be the key here
Do you exercise?
it is a natural sleep aid you can get over the counter
3 mg 4 hours before bed will help
you need to get out and exercise though
also ask your doctor if he will put you on a beta blocker it will help
any more questions ?
I see it every day
no serious illness causes this
yes, there would be pain or specific neurological symptoms
yes, it will go away eventually
like weakness, double vision, etc
no, I mean like hand grip weakness, leg weakness
Know what I mean natalie?
this is all part of the anxiety and the medicine
It will improve
Any more questions for me Natalie?
I would try the melatonin for sleep
exercise if you can
And ask your doctor about the beta blocker
No question in my mind
melatonin 3 mg
yes it should
you will be okay Natalie. Just hang in there
No, that is not super long
I think it might take a few more weeks
yes, it will work
not until you feel a bit better
your sleep improving will help a lot
okay that is not too bad
give the medicine more time
and talk to your doctor about the beta blocker okay Natalie?
they block the surges of anxiety
Yes, I believe they will
no, you are on it
Natalie, did I do excellent work for you today?
Yes, it will
No, I don't think so
I have not ever seen that in my experience
I think you have a great deal of good information
Would you be so kind as to rate positive before leaving?
Thank you so much.
I appreciate it