Anxiety relief without medicine

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Avatar f tn Klonopin doesn't really work as well on an as needed basis as other benzos, because it takes longer to act (and acts longer as well). Benzos aren't sleep medicine, they're anti-anxiety medicine. Given what you say, I'm wondering, is this a general practitioner or a psychiatrist? Because this isn't how klonopin is usually used. Using benzos as needed is better than taking them regularly, because taken regularly they are addictive and hard to stop taking.
6424357 tn?1381333471 She told me all the symptoms i listed were anxiety based and are worse due to starting a new medicine and having minor withdrawal from lexapro. She said sometimes its tampered but she actually said that 50mg of zoloft is a low dose compared to what i was on for lexapro and thats another reason i could be feeling so bad(since i went from a high dose of a ssri to a lower one).
Avatar f tn Your anxiety sounds kind of like mine. Are you an everyday worrier? Totally over analyze everything? Does your stomach stay in a constant "knot" alot? Like bad butterflies in your stomach? That's my main symptom.. and it *****. The thing with benzos like lorazapam , is that they are addictive. I have lorazapam too! And am JUST LIKE YOU it sounds like. I only take it when I REALLY need one... and I usually just take one before bed if I have too..
634745 tn?1256847910 It is the only over the counter medicine that works for me and I could not function without it each month. Oral contraceptives, such as Dianette, for PCOS can help reduce the menstrual pain, maintain regular periods and lighten blood loss each month. I found Dianette did not agree with me so I had to stop taking it... but it may help you. Apologies for the length of this message (or should I say essay). I hope I have reduced your anxiety about the use of painkillers.
Avatar f tn Do you have somebody around that you can trust that knows you? I've been denying that I have anxiety or panic attacks for years blaming it on my thyroid. I finally asked my husband some very hard questions about my self and had to come to some very hard decisions. To be very truthful, I had to decide to die. I took the medecine they gave me and laid down to die. I didn't die. The next day I took the medecine and laid down to die and I still didn't die.
Avatar n tn They have .25, .5, 1.0, and 2.0. Do you take the medicine at night only or during the day too? I really appreciate your help. I made it 14 days off hydros last year, but the RLS was agonizing and I gave in. I want to do EVERYTHING I can to help ease this upcoming hell. I know I can't buy my way out of it, but I might have better luck if the requip can at least take a little bit of the sting out of the RLS bite. Thank you so much!
656198 tn?1226790436 i am feeling very anxious. what helps you get through the day when your in anxiety.
Avatar m tn I don't mean to suggest therapy is guaranteed, it most certainly isn't, but otherwise, you're stuck with medication as you're only avenue of relief. Even if you tried natural medicine, they would require therapy. Good luck.
Avatar f tn i don't want to take medicine at all but now it seems like It is imposible to live without med.but because previously I have used medicines that gave unplesant sexual side effects,and this thing making my situation worse.i can't do counselling because it is too expensive for me.i could please help me. . .
Avatar m tn Hi, I have been feeling a surge of anxiety/panic for the last few days. It is so bad that I shake almost constantly, can't sleep, and feel extremely cold. I virtually have no appetite. Also, I constantly feel like throwing up, I gag, but so far have not actually vomited. This type of episode happened about a month ago, but I thought it might have been a reaction to anti-biotics I was taking at the time.
Avatar n tn Any doctor worth his or her salt, after truly listening to you, would not let you walk out of their office without offering you some sort of medication to get you some much needed relief. That and the name of an excellent mental health care practioner! I can't believe what you've been told..........
10743983 tn?1440213810 Yes! I am usually on medicine for my anxiety but I can't take it anymore now that I am pregnant. . I am they same way it's hard to control emotions pregnancy hormones seem a thousand times worse too. . My fiancé puts up with a lot with me but I know he loves me . . Surround yourself with postive ppl. . And definitely talk to your doctor it helps to vent. .
398624 tn?1266273049 Can symptoms of anxiety last 24/7? The only relief I get is taking 1 xanax a day, but as soon as the xanax starts to wear off, I feel the symptoms come right back. Can anxiety get that bad?
Avatar f tn you see, some days i can go a day without doing them without freaking out, but only if im sitting at home by myself just laying there, if i have to go out infront of people or to class or do work or anything, i have to do them or i have like panic attacks, its been my whole life, its all im used to.
3581773 tn?1349125510 SSRIs are the primary, first line medication used to treat anxiety (aside from the anti-anxiety meds, like Ativan, Xanax, Klomnopin, ertc). Zoloft, an SSRI is THE most commonly Rx'd med for anxiety disorders. Here's a good article to read:
Avatar f tn Having this disorder can be extremely stressful. I believe my father was probably ADHD. Kids who do not recieve relief from this disorder will most likely self-medicate when they get the chance...welcome to drug and alcohol abuse. Make your decisions wisely and be open for and search until you find a solution that works...especially if this is not your disorder...because if it's don't even know.
Avatar n tn You know there are physicians of allopathic and osteopathic medicine who also deal with natural medicine on occasion. Maybe you should find an intregrative approach. Be careful doing something like this on your own. Do you eat healthy? Yogurt with acidopholus? Have you been on a lot of "homeopathic remedies" you have just tried and tried. I would avoid colon cleanses and such honestly. Especially colonic(sp?
Avatar m tn It IS possible to overcome anxiety without medication, but I would strongly recommend you work with a good therapist if this is the path you choose. It is absolutely your right to decide you do not want to take psychotropic (NOT "psycho") medications, but where did you get the idea they would "screw your head up?" For generalized anxiety, which in my humble and non-medical opinion is what I believe you have, the medications used are very effective, mild and safe.
Avatar n tn It successfully treated the insomnia and anxiety I felt shortly after my second child was born. I had also experienced severe post partum depression after the birth of my first child. I decided to come off of remeron after receiving the ok from my Dr. I tapered down to 15mg for 1 month with only interrupted sleep for 1 wk and the tired feeling. I stopped completely 9 days ago. I have had interrupted sleep since.
Avatar f tn My last posting was on if anyone had any experience with chinese medicine. Acupuncture and natural herbs. I found a MD, PHD chinese doctor in my area who is a specialist in immune disorders, hcv, cancer, people who are on chemo- interferon, I have been recieving acupuncture and herbs. He has an in clinic natural herb pharmacy, that he prescribes and mixes fresh herbs, He is the real deal with 21 yrs. in practice.
575947 tn?1220745787 I will get straight to the point! I beleive that I will going without my painkillers tomorrow, which to be honest scares the hell out of me. It maybe just for one day or it may be longer I am not entirely sure yet. The reason I am so scared is because I am on a huge dose of OxyContin for pain relief (640mg'day) and I have faced WD before and it wasn't pleasent!! I am terrified to be honest and really don't know what to do. Is there something I can do to abate the symptoms at all?
Avatar n tn They think we are the ones who make it so difficult to obtain medicine without jumping through hoops. You know what? They have a point. Much more of a point than you have.
Avatar f tn Are any first time moms planning to deliver without an epidural or pain medication? Do any moms who have done this have any advice or suggestions?
Avatar n tn SSRI is an anxiety/depression medicine. I took Lexapro 10 mg. What are your symptoms?
Avatar f tn If u can handle the pain I'd suggest go without the epidural but the light medicine they give u through iv should be fine
Avatar n tn Unfortunately my anxiety attack the other day led to a slip these past few days and I am down on myself about it. I have started and stopped drinking so many times, I wish I could get back to that two year period of sobriety I had 1 1/2 years ago. I hate to admit a relapse, yet again, but it is the truth and time to fess up. This thread may have been a tough one, but I think I see some things in a different light now. Take care, and God Bless.
Avatar n tn Don't worry if that is what your doc is talking about, it provided all the pain relief I could have wanted. Ask your doctor really specifically what they do, and if you are still nervous, talk to the nurse- anesthetist for details.