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is he taking his medicines regularly?
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he is suffering from severe health anxiety
this is a fairly common condition
it is quite well known
sertraline is a very effective medicine for this usually
sertraline is a good anxiolytic
but he is continuing to have anxiety even after being on this drug
hence i would advise you to discuss with his psychiatrist again
consult a psychiatrist if you have not consulted one already
since a plain anxiolytic is not helping much,
it would be better to go for an antidepressant with anxiolytic funcitions
like SSRI drugs
these can be more effective when anxiolytics alone are not helping in anxiety
consult his doctors for this
he needs either new medicines or change in dose of the medicines
it is not good that he should be suffereing needlessly for this
see his doctor and discuss accordingly
whether he needs a new class of drugs like SSRI or whether he needs a higher dose of sertraline
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish him good health and a quick recovery.
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any furhter questions?
yes it can sometimes happen
if it has been only one week then it makes sense to wait for a couple of weeks as your doctor has suggested
sometimes symptoms may increase at first
give him another week then
if you find he is still anxious after that ask him to see his doctor again
and discuss as I said
but for now let him wait
advise him to sleep regularly and well
yes let him continue with the beta blockers
they help in anxiety
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