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Hi i think im suffering from anxiety but im unsure. Can you

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Hi i think im suffering from anxiety but im unsure. Can you help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you want me to help you out with your concerns.

Customer :

Thankyou

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What symptoms are you having at the moment?

Customer :

Im just feeling really hopeless. Its weird like im in a constant dream and just not myself

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand that it is really tough. I think you did have a detailed chat with me a while ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are on sertraline if I am not wrong?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

reduced the dose from 100 to 50?

Customer :

Yeh i did just finding it so hard and just feel like i need reassurance. Im sorry for coming back again

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No need to feel sorry

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand that it is really tough for you.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can be rest assured that you are absolutely fine.

Customer :

Ive had loads of tests done when ive been pregnant. Ive also had a diabetes test which was fine. Would sonething have been picked up there if there was anything serious

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If it were something serious something would definitely have been picked up in all those tests that you have had.

Customer :

Really, do they do detailed testing. Im not even sure what tests i have done

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Routine blood tests are done

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If the routine blood tests are normal it means your kidneys, liver are functioning normally and your blood counts are okay

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you do not have any issues with these blood tests then youshould be fine.

Customer :

I just feel so strange. I just cant believe its not serious

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand, it is tough to realize that it is not something serious.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But trust me you are fine.

Customer :

No there was nothing wrong as far as i know. Could my symptoms be related to anything else serious? This spacey not there feeling is very strong

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand

Dr. Shahzad MD :

but I assure you that this is nothing to worry about.

Customer :

what symptoms would i have if i was dying?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you were dying you would have already been in the heavens.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You talked to me a few hours back and a person who is dying does not survive this long.

Customer :

But what if its happening slowly

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is not happening at all

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is your mind that keeps bugging you and makes you think that it is happening whereas a matter of fact you are absolutely fine.

Customer :

Can my mind do that and make me feel so weird and not there?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Our brain is very powerful and can make you feel a lot of things and all the symptoms that you are experiencing.

Customer :

I just want to feel my normal self again. It never eases and i just cant concentrate on anything

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would have liked to up your dose again

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That is what I would have done.

Customer :

Yeh the doctors are all closed here

Customer :

Im scared also that my baby will be distressed

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Your baby will be fine.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are just thinking about this too much.

Customer :

How can i stop this spacey weirdness being so strong?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that you would require your dose back to 100 mg.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That is how this feeling may stop.

Customer :

Will i have to be on this for life? I really thought i was getting somewhere

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes, if your symptoms are worsening as they are, then you will have to be on this for a long period of time or if the dose is reduced next time around it should be a very gradual reduction in dose rather than a sudden 50 mg drop.

Customer :

Why would like doctor reduce it so suddenly do you think?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I do not know.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Every doctor has his/her own way.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But it should have been more gradual I think

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Customer :

Do you ever deal with people who are dying? Whats the main symptoms?

Customer :

I just want to try and convince myself

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Well, if you are dying you will not be talking to me right now.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Simple as that

Dr. Shahzad MD :

People who are dying cannot sit in front of a laptop or computer and talk like this

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Every dying person has different symptoms though.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Some have kidney failure or liver failure or heart failure or stroke etc etc.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So varies from person to person

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Customer :

Is this spacey not there feeling ever a symptom?

Customer :

Im sorry for going on and on im just scared

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Very common symptom of anxiety

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But not of dying

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is not a symptom of people who are dying.

Customer :

So not of dying just anxiety i just want to feel with it and able to do things

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You need to be seen and have your medication adjusted.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Customer :

Again for my peace of mind. Not to be rude but are you a real doctor and you promise i can trust you?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I can assure you that I am a real doctor.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and also assure you that you are fine.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Customer :

Thankyou, do you work in the uk?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Asia

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
Wish you all the best.
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Kindest regards

Customer :

I forgot to ask before sorry, ive had a bad leg for about a month the top of my thigh sort of pulls and aches when i walk could this be related to anything?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry i forgot to ask.. ive had a aching leg at the top of my left thigh when i walk or im on it for a long period of time it hurts more. Could this have anything to do with my issues?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have now rated you thanks

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Your pain in the thighs has nothing to do with your other symptoms.
Your thigh pain sounds like a muscular pain and nothing serious at all.
You may need to give it a good rest and also take some anti-inflammatory medications like motrin or aleve.
I would also appreciate it if you rate me for our previous session that we had. I am sending the link:
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Let me know if you have more questions.
Kindest regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I will do, sorry i thought i had done it.

My eyes also feel really tired and i just dont feel like i can do anything. Is this normal of anxiety?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Tired eyes means either you have not had enough sleep or can also be due to anxiety.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Well i didnt sleep great last night kept waking up every hour scared. Absolutely awful i feel. I just dont feel safe

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
I understand but trust me you are fine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Im trying to click on the additional service button to speak to you a bit more but it wont let me do anything. I feel so awful at the minute i just dont know what to do

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
You can post a question to me on the following link:
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