Anxiety and panic attacks

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Q: I am 32 year old single mum of 2. I’m suffering from Anxiety for about 8 months now. Due to some financial issues I used to get panic attacks too, they have calmed down now but I have health anxiety now and my depression has caused me acid reflux. My acidity is so bad that I get chest pains and it goes up my throat and my nose and ear ache too and I be in immense pain for days. I’ve been to the GP many times but they prescribe me medication that are full of side effects and I am not keen on them such as antacids and antidepressants. I struggle when I eat anything. It flows back up my throat and I can’t stop burping which becomes really embarrassing at times. Even if I drink water, it comes back up. It is really effecting my life. I have tried all kinds of medications and home remedies but nothing has worked. I even start crying as it gets so bad at times. Please can you give me a wazifa or tell me what I can do? Sometimes I feel as though this will stay forever. Shaitan whispers all kinds of things in my ears. Please help. JazakAllah


A: I suggest that you refer to some of your family elders. Maybe their advice will be of help to you. You may recite durood shareef.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.