Anxiety medication treatment

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1679320 tn?1306386514 They are a treatment that can keep anxiety at bay. Like many other illnesses or diseases sometimes anxiety can't be cured. Meds just make it go away for many of us.
Avatar f tn Im afraid of becoming addicted to them, and from what I hear most anxiety medication is highly addictive so I have put off any sort of treatment for my anxiety.
Avatar n tn Xanax is a good medication for anxiety. So is Valium. They are prescribed for anxiety disorders. If I were you, I'd ask the doc if the Cipralex could make the heart palpitations and anxiety worse, and I would also ask if he/she has ever used a betablocker to help treat symptoms of anxiety and whether or not you might benefit from one. Low-dose betablocker is frequently prescribed to help treat symptoms of anxiety (fast heart rate, palpitations, premature beats, anxiety attacks).
Avatar f tn I think the psychiatrist has interpreted my current anxiety as a fear of treatment. I guess I have anxieties about that but for the most part I think some of this comes back to past treatments and losses plus all the other stuff that has happened (some significant, some trivial). I'm thinking that I should just commit to the medication anyway. The six week trial and then maybe three months to be reevaluated then. At this stage I don't think that I could commit beyond that.
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 It is recommended as a first line agent for the treatment of neuropathic pain. In some instances it's also used in anxiety disorder. I am not dismissing your concern - I may not be understanding it totally. If this were my daughter I would watch closely for changes in mental status. I'd also "hold" her tablets and give them to her as ordered. I think if you take those steps she'll be fine. If you note any changes I'm sure you'll contact her PCP.
Avatar f tn It's a sleeping medication as you know and is a 3-hydroxy hypnotic of the benzodiazepine class of psychoactive drugs. Remember Temazepam, like all hypnotics is approved only for short-term treatment of insomnia. It is not recommended for long term therapy. However you should always listen to your Physician before you listen to anything I or someone else has to say on the Internet. Education ... or better put an informed decision is always the best.
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 n tn The SSRI's(Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa) are the treatment of choice for generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder etc.,but require 2-4 wks before they become effective. Inderal, Xanax, Ativan are medications that are effective immediately. I encourage you to search this forum using social anxiety disorder(AKA social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder as keywords. Keep in mind that this information is intended for educational purposes only.
3183328 tn?1351187117 I agree with the above poster that the decision to use medication as one tool in the treatment of anxiety, is a unique and personal one. Peronally, for ME, anti-anxiety medication gave me the "courage" if you will, to face a lot of my fears. When the anxiety would get severe, I just couldn't do certain things (like drive, or go far from my home, etc). I took Ativan "as needed" and would often take one before an anxiety-producing situation. It helped a LOT.
Avatar f tn (The point at which you will actually begin to feel it's effects) It is very common with Celexa for your anxiety to increase during the first week or so of treatment. This is quite common for many SSRIs. It is just a side effect and should pass as your body/brain adapts to the drug. If, after 6 weeks, your anxiety is still out of control, you need to revisit your doctor as this medication may not be for you. Which is also another common "side effect" of psychotropic meds.
Avatar m tn But in my country(romania,don't have to many types of medication,and also doctors aren't very trustful..)How long the treatment will last?and could you tell me more accurately what is the problem?
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.
Avatar n tn Both doctors have not seemed too alarmed and said the proper course of treatment would be medication. A third doctor who examined my chart in the hospital also did not seem alarmed and said I would have a normal life with medication. My cardiologist says I have a cardiomyopathy of unknown cause (probably due to viral infection) and currently has me on .25 mg Digoxin, 2.5 mg Altace, and 6.
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.
1843685 tn?1319461103 What approach have you found to be more effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression?
Avatar f tn He or she most likely will be able to make a very simple adjustment in your depression medication if needed or may decide to add an adittional medication to address your anxiety issue or change the medication altogether. I do not know for how long you have been on the antidepressant. If it hasn't been very long, it could be that you may just need a little more time before the beneficial effects kick in all the way. Good health and pleasant thoughts.
Avatar f tn over the last 8 weeks my health anxiety has been debilitating I haven't left my house apart from to see my gp and heptologist and a trip or two to the er . test after test showed nothing new just hepc lft was good but feeling this crappy made me finally learn more about hepc than just my specialist saying everything looks fine current treatments have less chance of working on Geno type1.
Avatar n tn I think the best medication for prolonged anxiety is directly effects the anxiety centers in the brain. The other two medications effect anxiety secondarily, not as strongly. Your best treatment is a combination of therapy and klonopin.
Avatar f tn My husband mom and dad were told last year that I may not live bc I got sick with ards and I was fighting depression and anxiety I also had to go to a mental center to get help bc I would flip at nothing and cry for nothing I come off my meds this year and I feel like Im still fighting the drepression and anxiety but I dont want to go back on the meds what could I do to stay away from the meds
Avatar n tn Alcohol is an effective treatment for anxiety for many, but has so many other bad effects (including brain cell death) that it is not a good idea to "indulge". So I don't recommend alcohol, period. As foryour depression try something simple. Daily exposure of at least 45 minutes to two hours of bright sunlight.
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 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 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.
1694901 tn?1317009564 If you were told you had diabetes, you wouldn't think twice about taking medication for that.....anxiety is no different. Anxiety is robbing you of so much and therapy and/or medication is how we fight back. It's great that we have these choices because for many of us....medication gave us our lives back. You can feel so much better!