Anxiety management medications

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Avatar m tn My prescribing physician does not treat me with anti-anxiety medications. I do take diazepam once in a great while for severe muscle spasms as the usual "muscle relaxers" were not very effective for me. But that med is prescribed in addition to pain medications. It is not what I call a primary medication....just a "helping" one. The local clinics in my area are very reluctant to prescribe anxiety medications.
Avatar f tn Hi all- I am a 27 year old female suffering from a very severe case of fibromyalgia. It has left me bed ridden for weeks at a time and when the flare ups are bad nothing works. I have prescriptions for morphine and oxycodone but on bad days they don't touch the pain. I can't do massages because the fibro pressure points are too painful to be touched.
2021910 tn?1339896686 How do they help with your anxiety..I'm 23 weeks pregnant and been having anxiety of thinkin of all these bad things that could happen to me would takin meds help me stop thinking that way??
Avatar f tn Namsate, Simply put, short term anti-anxiety medications are just that. They usually work quickly, but for a short period of time, whereas long term medications may take a bit longer to take effect but will remain in your system longer. I believe this is what you were asking versus what medications should or could be taken long term or short term.
Avatar m tn What are the best medications that people have tried for Generalized Anxiety Disorder? I have what seems to be constant anxiety related to health problems (still determining if they are imagined, real, or a bit of both), and had been put on Ativan .5 mg to help with night sweats (worked for about 2 weeks), and now Xanax (works during the day but does not help at night), and am trying Zoloft 25 mg (which seems to worsen the night sweats).
Avatar f tn I am 8 weeks pregnant and having severe anxiety. I was diagnosed with anxiety at a young age and ever since I got pregnant they have been worseand I was also just recently diagnosed with a heart disease I am really worried and I don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any idea's on how I can control this anxieties better without medications!!! Thanks..
Avatar f tn I was told at my last pain management appointment that I could no longer fill my prescription from my primary care provider for the xanax I am prescribed for my anxiety that I had to choose between my chronic pain medication or my anxiety meds is this legal
1348086 tn?1370783185 s that by 4 weeks=240 hours a month. You may need to slow down a bit. Also, some medications may add in to the chemicals that control anger. You may want to sit down with your doctor or therapist and see about getting a blood panel done to determine if this is the case.
Avatar n tn This is a genetic issue, as my mother and grandfather also received no pain relief from medications. Even the high doses during my mothers death from cancer, the pain relief finally only came from high doses of IV fed pain medications in which she was basically comatose. Percocet makes me tired, Oxycontin does nothing at all. I had surgery to have my appendix removed and they injected a high dose of something into me in the recovery room but all that did was dope me up so bad I slept.
Avatar m tn I recently developed anxiety and was prescribed Prozac (generic) and Klonopin (generic). The Klonopin has been given until the Prozac starts to work. I have taken this twice in 2 weeks and like eveyone on here do not like being on medication. Does anyone have experience with anxiety in the short term. Is this something that with treatment will subside over a few months and allow me to stop the medication? Also how long have people felt that Prozac takes to really be effective.
Avatar f tn I am presently on lexapro,I was on cymbalta,I have social anxiety, anxiety,OCD and major depression.I am just wondering what medication would be best for my condtions.
1826775 tn?1321633072 This is the right forum. You want to know about pain management. Welcome! You probably are already aware, but there are no physicians on this board. It's chronic pain patients helping support one another. It's a great resource, and it's been a savior for me! I'm sorry about your accident. Sounds like you're pretty tough, though! Up and walking already when they said you wouldn't!
Avatar f tn I have been thru pain management many times. Each time, the narcotic medications initially work well, then I must increase the dose myself, due to what appears to be increasing tolerance of the drug. I have used the Fentynal Patch, which nearly killed me when my Dr. told me to wear one on each leg at the same time. I was then put on methadone. TI was told I could take methadone safetly for many many years.
Avatar n tn I am trying to wean off of wellbutrin and start trazodone for depression and stay on zoloft for anxiety. If someone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Avatar n tn Hi James and welcome to the Pain Forum: If your Liver Enzymes are high then you definitely do NOT want to add Percocet, Norco or Roxanol to the mix. These drugs have Tylenol in them and this will only harm you further. You need a pain reliever without the Tylenol such as Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Morphine or Methadone. Other than the Oxycodone, the other medication that I have mentioned are what is called the " Big Dog" pain relievers.
1855076 tn?1337115303 I applaud you for taking a break from the meds to evaluate your pain levels. Most people are too frightened of increased pain to even try. Taking a break also helps with tolerance issues so I congratulate you on your efforts! There is no shame in coming to the conclusion that you need a long acting medication so that you can live a more functional and productive life. After all, isn't that the goal of pain management in the first place?
Avatar n tn These patients will report they often hear music or people talking. This is often caused by medications, interactions with medications or changes in dosage of medications. I hope this information is helpful. Rachele M. Orsini, Au.D.
1553775 tn?1325182402 I do have a lot of anxiety problems and I wonder if that contributes to it. I also take Paxil for my anxiety and I have been told that can cause high blood pressure. So my questions are: Is hydrochlorothiazide something that can be discontinued later after my blood pressure lowers or is it a drug that is meant to be taken long term? Has anyone had experience with Paxil causing high blood pressure? Thanks.
Avatar f tn Are you on medication? Were you on medication? Are the anger and anxiety long-term problems, or did they arise after being put on certain medications or soon after being taken off certain medications? If you see what I'm getting at here, many medications can cause temporary or even long-term anxiety and anger. Explore every avenue to make sure it's just the current pain situation. And I second silverberg, I hope you're getting good therapy and treatment for the pain.
329994 tn?1301663248 I was prescribed Butrans patches to take with oxycodone IR for long term pain management on top of all of the other bladder medications, antidepressants, and other meds and It was a miracle in itself. It helps dramatically, just leaves a rash on my skin due to a adhesive allergy i have, but DEF go for Butrans.
Avatar f tn 20 yrs old n I just found out I have severe generalized anxiety disorder. I have not gotten meds for it yet. But I just want to know about how long after starting to take them do you feel back to normal? Cuz Im tired of feeling like im going to die or i am someone else trapped in a foreign body. And its like i am missing out on life. I just can't take the pain.
Avatar m tn m currently wearing a 100mcg fentanyl patch-chaged every 48 hrs, and taking 4 30mg roxicodone pills daily. Is this a rather high dose of pain medications, or should I change to something else?
Avatar n tn Doc, i am 24 years old and was invovled in a seriosu car accident that has left me in terrible pain. I have been in Pain Management for about 2 years now and the dr pretty much said it will only get worse so we need to do what we can to lower your pain and keep it at a normal level (w/ mediciation). Then he brought up getting an epidural and said even if it does not work wonders, at least it will bring your pain level down a little bit even if it is for a moment, then it is worth it.
Avatar f tn One other thing you might consider is contacting your local Mental Health Association since you are taking both pain and anxiety medications. Perhaps they can help you find a physician who can help.