Generalized anxiety disorder xanax

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Avatar m tn I have also seen a psych and she tells me I have generalized anxiety disorder. Talking to her helps but it's 100 bucks an hour and I can't run to the emergency room every time I think something is wrong. I have a full time job, am in school and married. My GP wants to put me on Celexa instead of Xanax but I have read the side-effects of Celexa and they scared me, especially the sexual dysfucntion part. Anyway, that's my story.
Avatar n tn Valium and Klonopin are both in the same family of drugs as Xanax and tend to be more effective on generalized anxiety. These are all benzodiazipine drugs and are safe when taken responsibly but they do have a potential for abuse, so I urge you to talk to your doctor before initiating an increase in your Xanax dose. These are extremely helpful meds when they are prescribed properly and taken as directed.
Avatar n tn it sounds exactly like GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) that is exactly how I found out that i suffered from it. I felt worried all the time and could not sleep, I was taking ambien to sleep through the night and all was good, but then it turned to light headedness, dizziness and other syptoms that you describe above. Make sure you get diagnosed properly, and get to a specialist if you are diagnosed with GAD.
Avatar n tn Its used to treat fibromyalgia, but over in Europe the FDA approved it for treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Not yet in the US. Its not addictive at all. I haven't noticed anything and a side effect is wieght gain, which gives me anxiety so i don't take it anymore. discuss lyrica with your doctor.
Avatar m tn For the past several years, I have been developing anxiety which at first I believed to be a form of GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), but more recently appears to be related to seasonal changes (SAD), since the pattern of anxiety begins in September and gets worse as the days grow shorter. My doctor has prescribed Prozac, 20mg daily for about 6 months and Xanax, .5mg twice a day as needed, 40 total.
Avatar f tn I thought it was best to go on a anxiety meds. I used Effexor and was on it for 10 years. it is for generalized anxiety disorder. I worked really well for me. I used the Xanax when I feel extremely panicky. go for counseling, talk and vent as much as possible in a safe environment, go to alanon, exercise, eat healthy, make sure you get plenty of rest.
Avatar m tn hi, im a 19 year old male and i was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. for the past 3 years i feel detached from everything,that feeling started after i had a bad panic attack while smoking weed and ever since then it feels like everything is just a dream or not real. It's a strange feeling and nobody understands me. Ive been to a therapist and he didn't really know what it was.
Avatar n tn it can also include driving, flying, etc. generalized anxiety disorder is a pervasive abnormal sense of worry about most everyday things, which interferes with daily living. GAD can co-exist with panic disorder. worrying about dying is a totally common fear during and after a panic attack. all the symptoms you describe are consistent with an episode; sweaty palms, rapid heartbeat, tingling, etc.
Avatar f tn I get most of the head pressure towards the afternoon. I just started elavil antidepressant hoping to eventually get off xanax. Is this anxiety or xanax withdrawls? I did'nt have it so much in the first few months of getting anxiety disorder.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if this is normal, and if it is more likely contributed to my generalized anxiety disorder and me psyching out about changing my meds or if 0.25mg can make this big a change in my physiological makeup. I don't want to be on meds forever, but I need them, I need them, but I hear terrible things about Klonopin. Please let me know regarding this. Thanks ahead of time.
Avatar n tn I think that obessessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be called an anxiety disease. I don't think it means you have generalized anixety disorder, especially if you are only worried about that one thing. Perhaps you should see a counselor and get cognitive behavior therapy for yourself. I would check that out before starting on a med.
5262038 tn?1415316185 My brother passed away 5 years ago and since then I do have an anxiety disorder. Just not sure where this anxiety is coming from. I may make an appt with my therapist.
Avatar n tn Although marketed as an antidepressant, is has also been shown to be effective in anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia). Ask your doctor about which of these is best for you. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn I don't advocate a medicine-only approach to psychiatry, but in the case of GAD, or any acute anxiety disorder I do try to impress by any means the necessity of getting treatment as quickly as possible. Untreated anxiety can lead to syndromes related to post-traumatic stress disorder. In my experience, acute anxiety does not get better on its own. You will have some good days and some very bad days; you may try to figure out why your good days were good and the bad days were bad.
Avatar m tn I have a pretty bad case of GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). I have had anxiety for a long time, and I currently take Xanax. The only reason there is a warning of addiction to Xanax is because if you take it for an extended period of time, your body builds a tolerance to it, making it not as effective. In return, you may need to increase your dose and again, over another long period of time, you may build intolerance to it... hense, become addicted.
398624 tn?1266273049 GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) lasts lifetime if not treated. klonopin is better than xanax. but dont get addicted to benzos.
Avatar m tn so in august of 2013 i was diagnosed with Generalized anxiety disorder and Severe panic attacks so my doctor wrote me a perscription for Celexa and Xanax, he told me to take Celexa once a day and take .25MG of Xanax as needed, i have been on Xanax since august and i take maybe 3-6 pills a week, my question is if i stopped taking xanax cold turkey would i experiance withdrawal symptoms?
Avatar n tn i have been diagnosed with GAD, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and i am a true hypochondriac! i have been on xanax and prozac now for a couple of months. my xanax dosage is low- its 0.5 mg however, i notice that one of my anxiety symptoms is tightness in my chest. i live with this every single day of my life- i wake up with it, and feel i need a xanax, then it goes away only to return later that day so i take another xanax.
Avatar n tn The fastest and safest way to come of benzo is with phenobarbital, taken in decreased doses over about 10 days, you should switch from paxil to Lexapro as this is for (GAD) generalized anxiety disorder. If you feel you cant deal with your life without xanax, as to be switched to xanax cr, which is time released but very costly at this time because there is no generic yet. It may even be on your insurance list of cevered medcations, What ever you decide I hope it all works out.
760547 tn?1234292834 25mg twice a day, and now the doctors are making me come off them completely, i was wondering if anyone cud tell me how long xanax stays in ur system, or at least how long the typical withdrawel symptoms last, the added anxiety caused by withdrawels is almost too unbearable and the insomnia doesnt help either, they have put me on cipralex a combo of generalized anxiety disorder medication and an anti depressant in one, it helps, but the side effects is a sore stomach, which doesnt help withdrawe
Avatar n tn If you are physically dependant, and want to go off, you do need to taper slowly, since going off it suddenly can cause a seizure. Xanax is most often used for short term relief of anxiety. Most docs won't use it as a first line medication for sleep, because of its addictive potential. Chat with your Doc, be honest, and you'll be able to decide whether to stay on it or not.
Avatar f tn I'm not a Dr but from what you're describing it sounds like generalized anxiety disorder. There are several kinds of treatments to help you. Therapy and possible meds are a really good place to start. Just because Xanax made you feel worse does not mean another med won't help you. Many Drs will prescribed an anti depressant because it not only helps with depression but anxiety as well. Can you get an appointment with a Psychiatrist?
Avatar m tn When I was in college I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I was prescribed Effexor XR, which I took for about 7 years. I tapered off that drug and for a few months was 'drug free', but found that I was starting to have anxiety problems again. My doctor then put me on Lexapro, which I took for 4 years. I got off of lexapro about 3 years ago and haven't been on anything specifically for anxiety since then.
Avatar n tn I took it for Generalized Anxiety disorder, my mom still takes it for full blown panic attack disorder and both of us know it may help you fall asleep but it won't necessarily help you get quality sleep. Have you tried any alternatives? I understand by the way, I have depression, anxiety, PTSD, all kinds of fun stuff!
Avatar n tn I'm a 65 year old man who suffers from a diagnosed generalized anxiety disorder. I suffered terribly as a kid and went through some horrendous anxiety episodes in my life, some of which made me consider suicide. I found a great psychiatrist/MD four years ago, and he's got me on Lexapro and Zanax. He started me on smaller doses, but I initially found no relief. The feelings of anxiety, sometimes panic continued. Now that I am on three FULL Xanax ( (the blue l.
Avatar m tn Hi all As part of my treatment for trying to uncover why I have tachycardia, I had to see a psychiatrist, who has prescribed me Xanax (extended release - once daily) and Lexapro b/c he believes i suffer from generalized anxiety and possible depression. Does anyone on this board (with heart rhythm issues) have success stories from these drugs that you could share with me?
468874 tn?1210955929 I do have generalized anxiety disorder. These medications are most certainly addictive, and over time, the patient needs to increase the doseage to get the same effect of some of them. I don't have the awful fear when I'm taking Xanax, but the depression makes me not want to do any normal activities. I sit and read for most of the weekend. I hate what this medication is doing to me, but can't face the panic attacks.