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1895346 tn?1321309444 Yes Seroquel can cause rapid heart beat as a side effect on occasion and Klonopin if discontinued too abruptly as it is also used as an anti-convulsant then has the potential to cause seizures and there are still many options as to medications that could potentially be used to treat bipolar but only a psychiatrist would understand the specifics. Do a search phrase with the name of your state then "Department of Mental Health Services" (if I post the link it might not go through).
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 here...it 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.
Avatar n tn Many medications have a mild anti-depressent effect. That doesn't mean they will ever be used to treat clinical depression. Any issue regarding a pain medication is best talked about in the pain management forum but if you still have a problem with (even mild) depression there are many approved anti-depressents that you could speak to your psychiatrist about as options.
449842 tn?1214365866 nobody intends to abuse any medication.........
1167245 tn?1353882100 If Xanax becomes less effective over time and there are times where it is suddenly needed its essential to bring this to the attention of your psychiatrist as its a benzo that has a short half life so it has more of a potential for a person to build up a tolerance to it than some other medications.
411389 tn?1230128077 I felt the Diazepam was no longer as effective and I was pleased to be going onto something which to all intents and purposes seemed more suitable to treat what I'm not suffering from. It was a short lived experiment I guess, I am pleased and feel much better now I've stopped taking Effexor but still the Diazepam is not really helping with the Social Anxiety. I cant seem to calm down and I still freak out whenever I have to go out.
Avatar f tn Did you try therapy before medication? And if Zoloft isn't working, don't keep taking it, but you need to stop carefully and slowly. And have you had your heart checked for irregularities, your thyroid checked, your blood sugar checked, or been checked for sleep apnea? There are also natural remedies that might help; you can see a naturopath if you want to investigate that route. But if it's anxiety, therapy is your first stop, not medication.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Beta blocker medications for anxiety Beta blockers are a type of medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. However, beta blockers are also prescribed off-label for anxiety. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of norepinephrine, a stress hormone involved in the fight-or-flight response. This helps control the physical symptoms of anxiety such as rapid heart rate, a trembling voice, sweating, dizziness, and shaky hands.
Avatar m tn But again, since most drug trials no matter who is doing them (it's almost impossible to find people in the medical community who aren't in some way paid by drug and medical device companies, to the extent that when FDA tried to eliminate them from its review panels it couldn't find enough experts to staff them) don't treat illnesses that show little promise in being treated unless getting special funding to treat rare diseases since that would be unlikely to result in a drug getting to market
168348 tn?1379360675 try to be kind to yourself, allow yourself to feel what you are feeling, and like Cheryl said above, talk to your doc about an anti-anxiety med if you need it, at least to get you through this difficult time. No need to be a hero, right? One last thing...my sister had a total thyroidectomy last year, and she has battled with low calcium (her parathyroid glands never started functioning post-op)...
Avatar f tn Therapy should be the first choice, since meds are problematic, but if you do need meds you have to do your homework since not all psychiatrists are created equal, and most regular docs aren't very versed in these meds. Wellbutrin isn't generally used for anxiety, it's used for depression. The reason is it's a stimulating anti-depressant. Usually the ones used for anxiety are the tricyclics and the ssris, not wellbutrin. It can actually cause anxiety.
1669548 tn?1318792334 I don't suppose that the name matters much- it's a combination of deep breathing and meditation, anyhow, and that usually works very well for me too. As I mentioned earlier, for professional reasons I am unable to take any current anti-anxiety medications that are available, so I've had good incentive to see how far I could take non-medical treatment for mediation purposes.
Avatar f tn Go to the liver doc for tx problems, they are much more used to dealing with them.
Avatar m tn what if something like adrenal fatigue is causing my anxiety and I take anti anxiety medications that raise the serotonin levels in your brain !? I have many thoughts in my mind , I am getting crazy Has anyone had any experience like this before ? sorry for my bad English .
Avatar f tn There is a form of therapy called CBT that is the most recommended for anxiety problems. It doesn't go into why you got anxiety, it just tries to teach you how to not think anxious thoughts anymore. It requires a lot of work. It usually fails to work. But when it does work, you're better, you don't need the drugs anymore. Drugs never cure anything with mental illness because science hasn't yet figure out why it exists. With time we can only hope we will solve this one.
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.
209987 tn?1451939065 Wanted to add, try going to the ASPCA.irg web site. They have a lot of useful information they is just too long to try and post here. Do a search for Separation Anxiety.
Avatar n tn I let my anxiety overtake my life and used sleep as an aid to escape the feelings. That didn't work becuase the anxiety caused me to wake up periodically and I isolated myself to my home because of fear, which is a symptom. Isolation caused a lack in support. I held in my anxiety which therefore led to my panick attack and a cycle began. It just got worse! Until one day...I felt like I was going crazy (no joke!).
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 f tn Like Lisea said in that case it would be best to take as little as possible only if you feel you desperately have to. If the medication is an antidepressant that doubles as anti-anxiety such as Lexapro then no, it will not be addictive. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I am looking for some suggestion on medication used to treat anxiety that would have little to no side effects. I have a history of panic attacks and anxiety, but have never taken any medication for it. I have always gotten counseling. It has been years since I have had an attack, but they have started up again. I know the cause of my anxiety; my husband was recently diagnosis with hepatitis C and cirrhosis and has gotten pretty sick.
Avatar f tn Thank you Doctor Forster. Greatly appreciate your response. Is there an anti-anxiety prescription that works for anxiety? I was on citolopram (sp?) before and I found that it made me really nauseated, and when I went to my GP, he put me on what I am on now. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn It's so important for people to realize that there is no known cause for depression or anxiety and no medication, therefore, that can treat a cause we don't yet know exists.
Avatar f tn I have had MS for 50 years and late stage cancer for three. I take medication for depression and anxiety. I went to a counselor for 5 years. I am not in tuned to my MS symptoms. I was with my physical therapist. She said don't you hear your left foot slap the pavement. I said no. I had to really think about it. I hardly think about the cancer unless I am throwing up from chemotherapy. I have learned to know my symptoms but not have them take over my life.
Avatar m tn It is a med that is used to treat seizures and anxiety. My doctor originally gave me small doeses to help with insomnia. It does help me sleep. But, when I hit my 4th month, I began getting Riba rage & very stressed about little things. As you said, not depressed, but I felt really edgy and anxious for nothing. ( not like me at all, I have always been very chill, go with the flow ) I knew it was the tx.
Avatar m tn its horrible i suffer depression which out of ten is a 9 hope keeps me together i avoid people as much as possible and when i do encounter people i am just viewed like a monster that i am not i hate everyone and i hate life how it is i want to move i want to be just some average joe in the crowd again and not some notorious reject from the left and right side im alone please i just want to know the list of drugs that are used for this kinda stuff so i can get through 3 or 4 years of this t
377323 tn?1199491769 No, not right away. I only used to take 6 while I was at work. I was a dancer and now I'm not. I haven't been for 2 months. I work in an office now and don't have as much physical pain as I used to. so essentially I went from taking 6 during days I worked and usually took 3 on days i didn't work. Now i take like 1 1/2-3 a day, depending on if i have school or work. I already know I have had "rebound" from xanax, but like i said, i'm not trying to stop. I just have to live with it.
Avatar n tn ever see the movie Drugstore Cowboy? Dilaudid was portrayed as the narc or all narcs, better than morphine, demerol or even heroin. Of course, they were mainlining the stuff, which I understand makes all the difference with Dilaudid. I had a pill rx for the stuff once, but it did nothing but nauseate me and bring on a terrible, protracted headache. I hated Dilaudid in the pill form. Other people have said the same thing.
Avatar f tn Once clean though, I did find that I have a very high anxiety level which is probably something I was trying to treat subconciously with my doc....But with time and working a program I have been able to put safeguards in place to help me. It's been 90 days that you've been clean, so what are you doing for you to stay clean? What are you doing to work out the mental aspects of addiction? You've worked on the physical, so how about the mental?