Anxiety medication classes

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633403 tn?1281178665 It may help with the amount of panic attacks, but does nothing for the anticpatory anxiety. The fear of going somewhere where I have had a panic attack. I moved into a new state, so i lost my old DR, who tried all the different medications. Well I have seen a few DR's here and they all want to precribe ssri's. I tell them that they don't work for me and I have no libido and I am not able to achieve an orgasm. Besides that the withdrawal is hell!!!! But they don't seem to listen to that.
Avatar n tn I have been seeing a good theropist off and on for a few years for depression and anxiety. My preference has always been to not take medication. Recently I've started having panic attacks here and there (elevators, escalators, driving over bridges). In addition, my irritability has gotten much worse. My therapist suggested that it may be time to try some medication, and sent me to a prescribing Dr. He prescribed Paxil.
Avatar f tn There are several different classes of medications that are prescribed for anxiety. Some are fast acting and prescribed for the short term, while others 'take time' to work and are prescribed more for the long term. Different medications have various benefits, side effects, etc....much like any class of medication we put into our bodies be it from aspirin to blood pressured medications, etc.
1665434 tn?1365242498 I also hope that you are doing traditional talk therapy as this along with medication is the best route to overcoming anxiety and depression long term. Venlaflaxine has a generalized anxiety disorder indication and is used with success in many patients that have anxiety and depression although it is not for everyone. The classes of drugs known as the SSNI's as well as the SSRI's can be trial and error to find the right fit for someone.
11927223 tn?1422181910 So my point being, I wouldn't recommend Xanax as a sleep aid, or a life long pill for your anxiety. Although in many, medication becomes part of a necessary treatment for severe anxiety. Talk to your doctor about alternative treatments like breathing exercises and stress relieving group classes. There is help if you seek it out, like coming to this community. Keep posting and others will soon join you with some other ideas. Maybe you can give us some more of your background.
Avatar f tn they put me on e medication called welbutron cause i suffer from depression to because of my anxiety...i am dizzy,feel like cant breath,heavy cheast,pains in cheast,sweating,all the time and i never want to go anywhere cause this always happens and i fear everything..i never used to be like this juust one day it happened,..and i went to the doctors and thats what they said it was 4 years ago..we have done many tests just to make sure..and there was nothing..
209987 tn?1451939065 we learned ( after signing adoption papers ) that he suffers from extreme anxiety. He digs holes under fences to get out, won't come back when called ( but boy am I getting a LOT of exercise chasing him 5 to 13 blocks each day! lol! ) barks non stop if left outside by himself for even a few minutes, will defecate, urinate, and totally " redecorate the house" if left inside the house by himself for even a few minutes, and gets very pushy on the stairs. Other than that? He's great!
Avatar f tn I think I've made this too confusing. I'm just wondering about the best over-the-counter anti-anxiety medication available. That work quickly. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you. :) (I'm a minor, by the way. 16. If that matters, which I'm assuming it might, because I don't know what I can and can't buy from Walgreens at this age.
Avatar n tn Also with all of this her anxiety has became bad the dr put her on Celexa, she was of Effexor but she had sever weight gain and they thought maybe could be a factor in her BP. Now they also tell her she has borderline DM. Any suggestions on what to do? Maybe something that her doctors are missing.
732519 tn?1232272023 and get an overall perspective of each medication and make an informed decision when speaking to your psychiatrist. But as for anxiety some people find Klonopin to be sedating but I've never had a problem with it and I've taken it for 10 years. There are new classes of anti-depressents in development all the time so you should be able to find something helpful but that doesn't cause cognitive side effects (the problem you encountered).
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.
Avatar f tn I'm completely freaking out. I have General Anxiety Disorder and I don't think my medication is working. I've been on Citalopram (20mg) since March but my panic attacks are becoming more frequent, I'm sweating, trembling, my heart is beating super fast, I have really bad nausea, and I'm either sleeping too much or not at all. I'm terrified I'm going to fail my exams because I've been missing so many classes due to these symptoms. Help!
409410 tn?1251076312 I was on Pamelor for many years and my anxiety was under control. I have been off that for about a year and my anxiety has been increasing since then. My stomach has also been more upset and have had problems with IBS and I am having a hard time functioning and have even lost weight. I have tried about 7 or so medicines that psychiatrist have tried me on, but they always give me something that has seritonin in it. I take stuff for about 5 days and then it makes me sick to my stomach.
Avatar n tn Has anyone tried other ways besides taking SSRI's to help with anxiety? I think mine is just situational, and after taking Lexapro for 3 days I WANT OFF. I am about to start my yoga classes back up, and exercise.. Any other suggestions??
Avatar n tn Since your son in incapable of doing his school work at school (a common behaviour for children suffering from anxiety - actually the anxiety can block a child from learning at school), I would suggest you contact your family doctor. If he/she thinks your son would benefit from treatment, then ask for a referral for a specialist with experience in anxiety disorders as a child psychiatrist, child psychologist, child neurologist, pediatrician, etc.
Avatar f tn Panic attacks like this can cause one to avoid places like a classroom, so the sooner you address this the better. You need counseling to get to the root of the anxiety and maybe even medication to help you through this period. Therapy will make you hurt and cry, but this is how we work through our issues, and the more you do it, the easier it gets. Once you find out why you are so anxious, you can start the recovery process.
1308146 tn?1295867973 My concern is that you are wearing yourself out as you battle anxiety while facing stressful events, with high expectations as well as high anxiety. The experience on the train with the guy who triggered your panic reaction by being too forward is just one example of social anxiety. Many woman would have just told him to back off. But all of us with anxiety know we react by running:). Fight or flight kicks in and off we go! How is the job coming along?
Avatar f tn Klonopin is a good idea but i'd try Buspirone (Buspar) is a psychoactive drug and pharmaceutical medication of the piperazine and azapirone chemical classes. It is used primarily as an anxiolytic, but also to a lesser extent as an antidepressant. So it have the anxiolytic aspect of xanax without the hypnotic and sedative effect so that means reduction of anxiety without side effects. I would also consider Cymbalta if Lexapro really don't work. Talk to your GP after giving some weeks of Lexapro.
Avatar f tn People react differently to different types of medications however there are various classes of medications that have proven effective for anxiety. Benzos are usually prescribed short term and on an 'as needed' basis because of their short halve lives and tendency to become addicting after long term use. I have been prescribe benzos in the past and found them quite effective however, SSRIs like Zoloft, Prozac, etc, are usually prescribed more long term but are not quick acting like a benzo.
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin is for depression, not anxiety. It is known to cause anxiety, since it's a stimulant. As for the klonopin, if you keep taking it, you'll probably get over it making you tired. You get used to it after a while. As for whether it should be taken all the time or as needed, psychiatrists seem to differ on this, so who knows what the right answer is? It probably depends on the individual, like all the rest of these nutty meds.
Avatar f tn I'm almost at a loss here. I'm sixteen, and I've been having anxiety issues since I was 12, and I don't know how to handle it anymore.. In the beginning, if I just kind of let it play out, it would be done in a minute or so. It was quick. Now..? It just lingers there. Before and everything, it would generally only hit me if I was alone or something.. But since around last year, I started getting anxiety attacks when I was just hanging out with friends or at school. It's like I'm not me.
Avatar f tn Hello, I have suffered from anxiety since I was about 19, on and off and from what I can tell the bad anxiety comes typically when I am dealing with a lot of stress. The first anxiety attack I had was when I was stuck on a subway. Underground for about 40 min,started thinking the worst;fires, crashes, not being able to get out. After that I did not use the subway for 8 years. Back to using the subway again now. At the start it was hard but I got over it.
Avatar f tn After doing some research on the internet, I understand that propranolol will only relieve the anxiety symptoms (trembling voice and shaky hands) but will not relieve the anxiety itself - I understand that xanax will give some relief to the anxiety itself - so that's probably why my doctor prescribed both medicines. I will keep u posted on what happens during the presentation.
Avatar f tn Is there any medication that is effective to use prior to my menstrual cycle that would alleviate anxiety and depression? I don't want to take medication on a daily basis, but need something during that time of the month.
719785 tn?1232905118 HI My daughter is 16. She has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She can't even go to school. I think she actually began having symptoms about 3 or 4 yrs ago. She was on homebound a majority of her 8th grade year for stomach pain. She went to GI dr. they tested and checked throughly even doing a liver biopsy. She did ok going to school in the 9th grade, her 10th grade yr was mostly homebound due to severe migraines. She was hospitalized twice for them. Now her 11th grade yr.
784382 tn?1376934640 What medication did they give you at the ER? If it was for anxiety, and it helped you then you know what the problem is. Let us know what they gave you, it could be a big clue to what is going on. You're okay, don't let this get the best of you. I hope this helps, and if you could tell us what you were given at the ER, we may be able to advise you better. Hang in there.
Avatar f tn I decided to see how I was off medication, with consultation with my doctor. It's not been too long, but I have not had anxiety or as many headaches since I stopped taking them. I'm doing well, and I hope everyone else is too!
Avatar n tn My plan to get over this it is the following, - Carry some Serapax medication with me to take when things are so god damn difficult (it also ralaxing to know that they are there if i need so thus reducing thr anxiety) - Cycling - Gym (Weight training) - Yoga classes 2 minimum 2 times a week (Hatha Yoga was recomended to me from my counsellor who was an instructor for many years) - Hypnotheropy (This pretty much cured me last time I have anxiety attacks, and i definatly recomend trying it) -
2064754 tn?1333379263 There are different types and classes of medication that people are prescribed for anxiety and depression. There are faster actiing meds like Xanax and Ativan that are used on an as needed basis and are usually prescribed more short term and then there are medications like Zoloft and Prozac (SSRIs) that are prescribed more long term and taken on a regular basis. While these are only two types, there are also multiple other classes of medications that are used in the treatment of both.