Does anxiety medication really work

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Avatar f tn But for many, no cause is found and we rely on medication(s) to control our symptoms. Anxiety can be just like any other medical condition requiring daily medication to control the symptoms, and that's okay. There is a vast array of medications out there, but we all respond differently to them, and what works for one person, may not another. So, it's often trial and error in finding the one that will work best for us....but well worth it once we find it!
Avatar n tn My doctor recommended I take Zoloft, a medication for my depression, anxiety and panic attacks because therapy, mindfulness, and other strategies weren't helping me. My mom thinks I shouldn't take it. She says that it might make things worse. I have been doing my own research but I don't really know what to do. My mom said it is my choice to make. I am starting to doubt my feelings, and if my depression is as bad as it seems.
994817 tn?1249738278 My doctor wants to put me on anti-depressant (anti-anxiety) medication. I'm not sure which ones. Anyway, she said the first two weeks were harsh cause your body is getting used to the medicine. But I just started school and can't really deal with that so I'm holding off on the medicine till I see what a psychiatrist thinks. I have an app. with one very soon. Well, I have pretty severe anxiety. Let me tell you! My heart just NEVER stops racing and pounding!!!
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Avatar f tn The stigma to medication comes from the placebo being as effective as the actual medication on many cases. What you think will work is most likely to work let it be medication, psychotherapy, diet, exercise, social or whatever you think might work might just work. You can be conscious or unconscious of what you thing will work tho and I must admit that this is a problem. We see the same thing happens in biology. See Bruce Lipton's the Biology of Beliefs.
Avatar f tn Does medication actually get rid of anxiety or is it mind over matter, please comment and let me no ur merthods 2 get rid of ur anxiety its sending me crazy!!
Avatar f tn I am currently taking Lexapro 10mg due to some anxiety and insomnia that started after a relationship breakup. I have never been on any types of medication or have I ever had anxiety or depression until this horrible event in my life. Due to my anxiety and depression, I feel like I lost the ability to sleep well. I am taking clonazepam when I need it and melatonin as well. However, the Dr wants me off clonazepam so he recommended Lexapro.
Avatar n tn I was taking this drug for about two years my pcp said I had to be on Effexor or Prozac or one of their buddies or I would not be able to be able to get my meds for anxiety like lorazepam ? I never really felt depressed but do suffer from anxiety. I have been off all the Prozac and Effexor style drugs and feel alive again. And treat my anxiety with buspar and have never felt better.
Avatar n tn Also my psychiatrist told me alot of people who suffer from anxiety/depression will think the medication is making them worse because the are already struggling with anxiety/depression. However, some medications just don't work for people, or cause side effects such as fatigue. I was on lexapro 10mg for a year, then stopped, and started to take it again for a little over a month and it no longer worked for my anxiety. So I slowly weaned off the lexapro and switched to cymbalta.
1302038 tn?1439575232 i am about to start clomid and i must really know does 50mg really work?
Avatar m tn Wat meds do is coverup the symptoms of anxiety and trick us that we are getting better,i am a bit confused though, i know some people in the forums are against my doctors view,but i have to agreed to a point that meds dont really work that well for panic attacks,because the underlying problem root of anxiety is still there,its just my point of view anyway
633403 tn?1281175065 Starting school is really stressful even for people who don't have an anxiety disorder. I know the 'fear of fear' that happens to all of us who have had extensive periods of panic attacks. Glad you can, at least, see someone @ a clinic. Also that your records can be forwarded to whomever you see. You are probably right about more drug seekers at a county clinic. Same as ERs...just the way it is. Does make things tougher for people like us.
Avatar f tn said i could still have my couple beers with my meds....how long does ritalin take to work im on 10 mg but could take another 10 in the afternoon i was on 30 mg adderall i heard ritalin is stronger..im scared i will be allegic to ritalin as im afraid i will allergic to all new meds..and it is deiffernt than adderall pharmist said she has rarely heard of anyone being alletgic to these kinds of drugs but i thought i was having hard time breathing yesterday..
Avatar f tn I never took it again after that. So I think I took a total of 2 pills. I just really want my anxiety to go away. My doc gave me xanax for my panic attacks but I just wish that I didn't have this anxiety. Some days I am fine but then some days I am so bad that I cannot function. Then I think to myself "maybe I would feel better already if I would have just stuck to the paxil". Is it really going to make me feel better?
Avatar f tn But the answer is yes, for many antidepressants do really help with anxiety, but do they work for everyone? Hardly. Nothing works for everyone. No one antidepressant even works for depression more than 30% of the time, which is why there are so many of them. It's maddening, but different people just get really different results. From what I've seen on this forum for many years it does appear Zoloft helps the most people, but that's pretty anecdotal and not at all scientific.
Avatar m tn As for Buspar from a lot of online research many people have had it work for anxiety, as it is just an anxiety medication and not depression. I read hundreds of good reviews on it, so research may say something but I also take weight in what actual people have to say. Spoke with my Dr about it and she agreed that it was worth a shot, and she has had many people who have done well with it.
Avatar m tn Hello I have a question about two anxiety medications that I have been take for a very short period of time. I have always suffered from anxiety but never really took medicine for it until this past Sunday I had a terrible panic attack and had to go to the ER. The doctor gave me 1 tablet of lorazepam that was 1 mg. it wasn't really helping and she gave me 5 pills to take home.