Posted by: Zellie | 2017/11/24


Sudden Symptoms

Good day I suffer from Anxiety Disorder. I have been feeling weird the last week. Symptoms include (not the usual anxiety symptoms): Weirs spinning / Dizziness in head Sudden sharp pain - shoulders, stomach & chest, Jaw, Head. Feeling of pressure in head / passing out. Shortness of Breath sometimes Sore throat (mornings) I am a healthy 29 year old female. No other illness except acute Sinusitis. I have been feeling this way since Sunday. I have been experiencing more stress lately. Is my medication not effective anymore because of more stress factors? Could there be another illness? My current Medication is: Serdep 100mg (Morning) Adco-Alzam 0.25mg (1 morning & 1 afternoon) Omnaris Nasal Spray (2 spays per nose at night) I am worried that there might something majorly wrong. I do feel better after a night's sleep. Please give me advise. Thank you

Expert's Reply


Depression expert
- 2017/11/27

Hi Zellie,
Do I understand that you have experienced the usual symptoms of anxiety for some time, and that Anxiety Disorder has been properly diagnosed by a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist, after a proper assessment ?
You seem then to be describing different symptoms, that started fairly recently : what else was happening around this time, which might have upset you and led to new symptoms ?  It would be a bit unusual for them to arise entirely out of the blue. You mention experiencing more stress lately : it would be helpful for you to see a psychologist or counsellor for assessment, and particular counselling methods like CBT can help you regain control of such situations.
Anxiety can amplify pains of any other origin ; can include breathlessness,  giddiness, a sense of spinning in the head, and so on.  It also often leads us to feel gloomy and suspect that we are seriously ill even when this is not so. A GP can give you a general check-up to confirm whether there are any other physical issues which need attention.
Serdep is a version of the antidepressant Sertraline which can be really useful in relieving anxiety as well as depression. Alzam is a sedative tranquilizer, Alprazolam.  One should be cautious about the potential for dependency on this family of drugs, of they are used regularly for more than a couple of months.  Omnaris is a nasal spray used in seasonal nasal allergy like hay fever.
Discuss the situation with your doctor ; he may think of referring you to see a pychiatrist for a fuller assessment and a second opinion, about th nature and treatment of your condition.

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Posted by: Sally | 2017/12/12

i opten wake up after abouy an hours sleep with a pounding heart and then it feels as if my bladder is contracting and then I want to urinate* Then I start shivvering an I am scared.Wy is it alwatys just after In fall asleep for a while, I do have sleepapnea and sleep with a CPAP machine

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