Anti anxiety medication types

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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 m tn I had my right eye done last month and it has been great and i am due to get my left eye done in about 2 months when my right has finaly settled, however i have a anxiety disorder which i have had for 11months and i have been having a hard time lately, i have a appointment with my docter next week about talking about me going on medication, my question is if i am prescibed any medication i.e anti depressants or benzodiazepines will this have any effect on me getting my right eye laserd.
Avatar n tn You are on a high dose now, so tapering slowly and switching to klonopin at the end and some anti seizure medication the very last week is what you have to do, and have all of this monitored closely by your doctor. I would suggest tapering in phases...phase one getting down to the 1 -2 mgs level/day, and learning how to sleep without xanax, maybe substituting some short term use of ambien if necessary.
Avatar f tn You are not harming your body in any way. Anti-depressant medication is not addictive. You cannot harm yourself with it. Why are your parents so keen for you to stop taking it?
362387 tn?1207277719 Hi I was on celexa for probably over a year and it was the most effective anti -depressant Ive ever been on particularily concerning anxiety. It almost completley took all of my anxiety away. I dont think I realized how bad my anxiety was until I took celexa and it took all those feelings away. I would still be on it but I have now been diagnosed with bi-polar etc so my doc doesnt want me on it right now. I can also relate to the whole freaking yourself out when you start new meds.
Avatar m tn whats the best medication out there that can help treat anxiety dizziness,fainting and light headed'ness? the only anti anxiety medication iv tryed is pregabalin,which that didnt help the allso on fluxoteine and sturgeon,any help is great!
1669548 tn?1318792334 I do feel if I was given more time with a support network I would of acheived more than I did. As for medication, there are numerous different types of anxiety control. There are a lot of drugs that don't cause sleepiness, it is mainly drugs like Benzodiazepines ie: Valium that has this effect, so maybe you could talk to ur doctor about a good alternative.
Avatar n tn Again, we are not looking for an antidepressant as much as an anti-anxiety medication with few side effects when used over the long term. Also, the goal is to help her with her anxiety, not to turn her into a zombie. We would want her to maintain her "true self," so to speak, not become overly sedated.
Avatar f tn After many years of Anxiety/Depression and many different types of anti-depressants ...i have recently been prescribed Escitalopram 5mg. I was wondering if anyone had taken this medication and were the results good/bad/indifferent.
Avatar f tn Try going on anti anxiety meds and do some dbt it really helps ive suffered with anxiety since i was about 5 years old and im 19 now , altho mines quiet bad lately im not on any meds but my dbt skills from being in hospital are really helping me
Avatar n tn I just ordered "Serenity," an all natural anti-depressant and anti-anxiety supplement. Do these really work? Is there anything in any of them I should be worried about? I have heard of Amoryn as well, I am going to give them a try because I have GAD, and my anxiety is now developing into obsessive thoughts and mild to moderate depression, but I do not want to go on any prescription medication. I would love to hear what anyone has to say about this, thanks.
Avatar f tn I know you said you were against medication, but I actually was an introvert myself in junior high until I started taking anti drepressents and anti anxiety medication, and it is like it opened up new doors for me, literally and figuartively speaking. It allowed me to cope with things and be the person I am really supposed to be. Good luck.
Avatar f tn why must i have it but others don't. its so annoying. i don't do things anyhow. i always stay safe.
398624 tn?1266273049 The only medication I take is Xanax. I take one a day. I used to take Ativan and I took 3 a day and my body got immune to those. Xanax does help some, but I can still feel the symptoms some and then, it all comes back when the Xanax does wear off. I am on the computer probably about 2-3 hrs a day. I used to be on the computer ALL day with my job and it didn't bother me then.
Avatar n tn As a pharmacist, I agree with the doctor that this medication profile appears to be too excessive for simple anxiety. It appears that the Celexa is causing her some insomnia (it is a common side-effect). Many doctors choose to use the Trazodone because of its sedating effects (to help her sleep). The buspar is a non-controlled and supposedly non-addicting anti-anxiety agent. I must say that I do appreciate the attempt by her doctor to avoid using habit-forming agents like the benzo's (eg.
Avatar f tn Hello and welcome to the Anxiety Community! How long have you been on the Ativan and how do you take it? Do you take it regularly every day or just "as needed"? That makes a big difference in the effectiveness. Short acting benzos like Ativan are best taken "as needed" as a rescue drug or for a short period of time. The longer one takes it regularly, a tolerance builds where it becomes less effective. It is certainly worth discussing with your doctor,.
Avatar n tn The only issue is that Xanax and all the other anti-anxiety and anti depression medication are addictive and you will have to deal with that once you decide to stop taking them. I got off of xanax, it was difficult and painful, but it is possible. No one told me of the horrible withdrawl of this drug. If I had known that I would have taken them differently...definitely not as many. If you do take them, try to take them for a limited period 4 to 6 weeks. Take it as needed.
Avatar f tn I still feel anxious and angry, irritable and just uncomfortable all the time. Ive been trying all kinds of different anti anxiety medications, Ive tried paxil, celexa, buspar, and the benzos. I must be really sensitive to medications because the side effects of all of these are horrible. I take them for two days and im seeing things, cant sleep and have jolts. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have any other medication suggestions?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know a good anti-depressant that works well with hypothyroidism, that does not cause weight gain (or minimal weight gain)and has few side effects?
3060903 tn?1398568723 Understanding anxiety medication Anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines) Other types of medications for anxiety Safety concerns and risk factors Deciding if anxiety medication is right for you Medication alone is not enough Guidelines for taking anxiety medication Drug dependence and withdrawal Understanding anxiety medication This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.
Avatar n tn If I had a patient on a medication like Meridia and increased PVCs, I would recommend that they try to avoid that medication, but that is my opinion. 3. If a medication triggers the PVCs then wouldn't that mean by default it's dangerous to my heart? Even with a healthy heart, if an outside trigger is causing an arrythmia, wouldnt' that mean it's dangerous? Not necessarily, caffeine, tea, and chocolate can trigger PVCs and they are not considered dangerous.
Avatar n tn For pain I suffered with such as sciatica,pain from my herniated disc,abcessed tooth and these types of pain are now managed with ONE lortab 7.5 mg and TWO otc ibuprofen tabs. Most pain is due to an inflamatiom whether its from migraines or trauma. Swelling or inflamation is better managed with an antiinflamatory drug. If the NSAID doesn't handle it then add a opiate type drug. I have found that one Vicoprofen (7.
Avatar n tn However if you are experiencing sexual side effects from Paxil, another antidepressant medication named Wellbutrin may be added to improve your sexual functioning, or the Paxil may be replaced by other antidepressant/anti-anxiety medications with little or no sexual side effects (such as Wellbutrin, Remeron, or Serzone). To prevent development of "SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome" which may occur after abrupt SSRI discontinuation, it is advisable to taper medication doses slowly.
Avatar f tn im six weeks out of the ablation,bp is good and i need to be puton some type of anti depressant/anti anxiety medication,SSRI type of drug...maybe? my ep doc wont prescribe it or even tell me what he thinks works best for heart patients- i have heard these drugs or at least some of them are bad for the heart...and my pcp is just a np-so i kinda dont trust him to make a call like that... anyone else with heart rhythm issues on a antidepressant recommended to them by their ep or cardiologist???
Avatar f tn I have suffered depression since my daughter was born 7 years ago,I have been on 3 different types of anti-depressants.I am currently on 20 mg of fluoxetine and Lyrica and if I have a drop of alcohol I have panic and anxiety attacks for hours after. This never happened before with the other medications and I was wondering if this is common?
Avatar m tn I will give the antidepressants a little longer and take it from there. Which anti anxiety medication do you take and how helpful has it been for you? The antidepressants don't seem to do much but the Valium gives me some relif. I've been taking the Valium once in the morning for about 10 weeks. Well I'm off to get my second run on Lexapro as I'm out. Iv'e also found that Clanazapan is sold under a different brand name here, so maybe that will be a better option for me.
Avatar m tn What is the least addictive, most free of negative side effects generic medication for general anxiety disorder?
Avatar n tn anxiety (panic attacks, social anxiety), depression, and insomnia. I took both zoloft and xanax for a while about 10 years ago, from what i can recall, they helped some, but not amazingly so, and also made me feel somewhat 'zombie-like' and low energy. So, i ended up going off them. I'm currently in psychotherapy, but at this point my symptoms are interferring with my treatment. I have an appointment with my doctor and am trying to educate myself beforehand.
577132 tn?1314270126 How about right after the first SHOT’ Some authors have described intense and fluctuating of personality, mixing anxiety, irritability and disorder of drive control. “HA! Not on this forum” The depressive syndrome can settle as soon as the first week treatment, with a peak in the frequency during the first and third months.
Avatar f tn Hi, I just wanted to know how anxiety can be treated successfully without medication, especially unusual types of anxiety