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I have a question about drugs I am taking.first age 72

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I have a question about drugs I am taking.first age 72 copd,pacemaker,afib and under care of many doctors but my problem is I am having anxiety attacks and was placed on atavan breathing problems 1 mg last week and taken off Zoloft. I am to take 1 q 8 hrs but am having effects of tightness in chest nausea dizziness crying shaky scared I need to take ambian at bedtime as well as Neurontin but the drugs are c ausing me to have swollen stomach and afraid to be alone and cant see my doctor until Monday. any advise sorry for the typing erros.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: anxiety for years but only getting worse and I am afraid to try any more drugs I just want to stop it all.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: left kidney removed for can cer 2002
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast experience in diagnosing & treating all types of neurological & other medical conditions including the concerns of “worsening anxiety disorder & medications causing side effects” you have mentioned here and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.

First I will ask few questions so that I can gather additional information related to your health concerns;

1) Have you been investigated to find out any possible underlying cause for your anxiety disorder? Have your doctors recently checked your thyroid, or blood vitamin levels, or metabolic profile etc?

2) If medications are causing side effects are you willing to consider non-medication treatment options that can help with anxiety disorder, sleep issues etc? Have you already tried any non-medication treatment options to help with anxiety disorder or sleep issues etc?

Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 9 months ago.

Hi, have you received my questions posted above? I hope you are not encountering any technical glitches to access this site properly. If you require more time it is perfectly fine. Please take your time and reply when your time permits. Best Regards, ***** *****

Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 9 months ago.

Hi, have you posted any reply above? I am asking like this because this question appeared on my “Request Center” screen, this happens when the customer posts a reply. However I do not see any reply on my screen, so I am double checking with you and clarifying.

Best regards,

Neuro Doctor