Anti anxiety medication treatment

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3183328 tn?1351187117 What's your opinion on anti anxiety medication? I've been going out more but I have a hard time getting in the car, then I have a hard time getting out. And I freak out. I'm seeing a therapist, and she said it's all up to me. She has anxiety too and she takes medication. So I was wondering which did you have the best results with, do you think i should take a low dosage, and also, what side effects do they have.
Avatar n tn Dorothy, I recommend that you inform your psychiatrist as soon as possible about your non-compliance with treatment and relapse. Zyprexa is classified as an antipsychotic but is helpful in many different situations such as Bipolar disoder, borderline personality disorder, and sometimes anxiety disorders such as PTSD. Hallucinations, delusions and impaired reality testing are signs of psychosis. Flashbacks are dissociative episodes which are not necessarily considered to be psychotic.
Avatar f tn My last T, whom I respected, asked me to try an anti-anxiety medication. I had issues with side-effects and compliance. I guess if it's not being prescribed for either anxiety or depression then maybe sitting with these feelings make sense. On the one hand the anxiety corresponding with the issues provides a lot of material to work with. Making a decision shouldn't be this difficult. I don't think that listing the pros and cons help either.
1086863 tn?1278633915 Some of us have mental issues that require medication. I practice many techniques to reduce anxiety, but know medication is a base I must work from. When my son was murdered by his father four months ago, I was recovering from anal cancer, I had brief grief-induced negative thoughts, which I've resolved with the help of a therapist I can see at no charge at the cancer hospital. I am glad to hear you have an answer to your anxiety.
1243543 tn?1269127622 Actually, benzo abuse has bigtime gone on the rise over the last decade.....there ARE people who use and abuse them recreationally. Actually a pretty high number of people. But, in all honesty, that is another subject. When WE are talking about these kinds of meds is in the context of people taking them as directed, and not recreationally. Yes, benzos cause tolerance and physical dependency...but also, antidpressants aren't always the easiest thing to d/c either.
669357 tn?1225720542 Until you deal with THAT, drugs will only mask the symptoms and your problem will still be there. I am not saying that you don't need or should not use an anti-anxiety med to help you get through this ordeal, but they should be used in conjunction with therapy.
Avatar n tn If I were to entertain an anti-anxiety type medication, what would you recommend?
Avatar f tn I know Zoloft is both an antidepressant and anti-anxiety, but I would prefer to be on something more geared towards the anxiety. I don't have a depression-just severe generalized anxiety. How should I go about discussing switching to a more anti-anxiety focused med? I've heard a lot of bad things about Zoloft. I hear a lot of people gain weight & this is a huge concern for me. Thanks for the help!
Avatar m tn That's one of the defining charactersitics of BPD, little to no changes resulting from medication treatment. I'm sure those who are actually going through thsi right now can add what they think to help you better understand as my knowlege comes from my sister, her treatment team and books. I haven't lived what she did. But because I'm going through some heavy issues right now I can understand more of what she went tthrough when there was no easy help to grab at like meds.
630309 tn?1222449859 BuSpar is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms. As your doctor stated most of the side effects should dissipate over the next few days. There is a long list of anti-anxiety medication, but for some reason your doctor chose this one.
Avatar f tn Once you start treatment and feel like you need something speak with your doctor as soon as possible about starting and AD or anti-anxiety medication. Laboratory Tests HCV-RNA levels should be monitored at weeks 4 and 12 and as clinically indicated. Use of a sensitive real-time RT-PCR assay for monitoring HCV-RNA levels during treatment is recommended.
Avatar n tn Call the answering service for the surgeon, describe your anxiety and see if they will give you an anti-anxiety medication and perhaps a sleeping pill for Sunday. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Always make sure that you consult your physician and if advised take any anti-depressant medication knowing that most of the time you will be able to adjust doses and have periods which are anti-depressant free. Talk to anybody – your doctor, your therapist and above all your friends. Yes, that’s right, your friends. Take personal responsibility for yourself (love yourself) by doing as much about depression as you can yourself. Talk about it – share your experiences with trusted friends.
1236133 tn?1270313735 I'm willing to bet that's not what you are talking about. Unless you are speaking of Clonazepam, or Klonopin, which is an anti-anxiety med. Could you please clarify that for us? Any which way, you have to be careful making dosage adjustments yourself without speaking with your doctor. Not only could you set yourself up for some problems, but you could also make the initial problem (anxiety) worse.
Avatar m tn primarily used for short-term anxiety treatment. Not very sedating and not addictive at all. 3. A benzodiazepine (xanax, valium, librium; psychoactive anti-anxiety drug): primarily for short-term anxiety relief. Benzodiazepines are very fast-acting, but can be highly addictive. I would not even recommend benzodiazepines except that you intend to use medication for short-term relief. They can be very addictive. Of these, I would try either xanax or librium.
Avatar n tn Please consult a neurologist. The treatment is to remove the compression. You have to discuss the best treatment option with a neurologist, which can range from medication to physiotherapy to traction, cervical collars or even surgery. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn I went on treatment for 7 months, and during it I experienced depression and severe anxiety and panic problems. Prior to treatment I had never had these problems. I am 20 years old and got Hep C from a blood transfusion when I was born. I stopped treatment in Jan 08. After a few months I felt normal, like I did before treatment, but lately I have been having similar problems with depression, not as severe but still there and interfering with my life. Is this left over from treatment?
Avatar f tn My cardiolgoist and OBGYN prescribed me Inderol (Propanolol) it was considered a class B and is an old school anti-anxiety medication and frequently used for women with severe natal anxiety. Ask your OB and/or cardiologist about beta blocker for treatment of your anxiety you will want to make sure it is compatible with your cardiac condition.
Avatar n tn Regarding the anxiety, I would suggest discussion of treatment. This can involve anti-anxiety medications (i.e. Buspar or benzodiazepines), as well as anti-depressant medications (i.e. Zoloft, Lexapro or Prozac). Each has been shown to help with anxiety, and these options should be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar f tn Personally given what you say, I wouldn't be taking anything other than possibly a light anti-anxiety drug then. Anxiety about starting treatment and work stress hard to focus etc is much different than what SSRI"s are intended for...clinical depression. Clinical depression is a life altering serious disease that needs powerful medication to help with. The normal life stuff usually is not a reason to take one of these meds than can very often have serious sides and some long lasting..
Avatar f tn I was hoping you might add "anti-depressant" to the treatment section. I'm currently taking Fluvoxamine (Luvox) so I'm using "prozac" as a stand in, but I think a generic option for anti-depressants, or SSRIs would be helpful.
1669548 tn?1318792334 Hi All, I'm curious to hear from anyone else who practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for their anxiety, and how effective it may be long-term without medication- I've been using CBT for about 2 years, and it's been a godsend as far as reducing the severity and frequency of debilitating anxious moments, but I still feel that my baseline anxiety level is higher than it could be.
Avatar n tn Stress is an important causing factor. Treatment includes anti anxiety medicines(available on prescription by a physician).When you have such kind of symptoms, Breathe slowly through the nose using the diaphragm and abdomen. Do not breathe through the mouth. Talking with a supportive person — someone who has experienced true panic attacks personally; someone who is highly trained in treating panic attacks; loved ones who can offer support and comfort.
1819252 tn?1317095602 I had such terrible anxiety that I asked my doc for anti anxiety pills and she said no. I think she knew that once I started I would be ok and I am. Good luck. I used Pilates And yoga to calm me down. It helped. Good luck and use this site, it helps...
Avatar m tn I know for me, I have tried 16 different anti-depressants and other than the ones that gave me severe nausea and the ones that made me feel like a walking Zombie (Effexor, Seroquel and Olanzapine), the others did nothing. From what I have read as well as independent, double-blind studies done by universities (not drug company trials), they showed that for mild to moderate depression, a sugar pill was sometimes more effective than any of the SSRI, SARI, anti-psychotics,Tri-cyclics, etc. meds.
Avatar f tn Well it sounds like all other causes have been ruled out, have you addressed the anxiety with a psychiatrist? The two of you can determine which route of treatment would be best for you....therapy, medication or both. I know it sometimes feels hopeless, but there is hope and so much help for you! You're still young and I hate seeing you not able to live the happy life you deserve and want!