Generalized anxiety medicine

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Avatar m tn s about 8-10 inches on either side with dispersed pustules. This may be a far cry from just typical Generalized Anxiety but its worth looking into. I was considering going gluten- free for a week and seeing if i would notice a difference although I'm unsure when the symptoms would decrease after that change. thank you again for your assistance!!
Avatar f tn I wish I could give a glimmer of hope. I have almost all the symptoms. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I have had it since I was 19. I have been on many different meds, psycho therapy ect, I am now 33 and still have the anxiety. The only thing that works is getting drunk and poof the anxiety magically goes away. I traded one problem for for another. I know being a drunkard is terrible but omg its so much better then feeling like im dying every day.
Avatar f tn There are limitations to all of the medications that we have to treat anxiety. I am going to assume that the problem you have is what is called generalized anxiety (as opposed to panic disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder). Broadly these are the options - 1. Benzodiazepines like lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), etcetera.
Avatar m tn t remember some things from the second night, and when I woke up the next day, I popped some headache medicine and a caffeine pill. A few hours later, I remember feeling like I had to urinate moreso that usual, but I didn't really go that much. Also, it felt like something was leaking from my penis, but it really wasn't. So, I started freaking out and started googling stuff. I began to think that I had herpes.
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
1132574 tn?1271672466 Hi Everyone, I am new to the anxiety forum. Had a a few weeks of anxiety hit me in January when I was having medical testing done. I am 36 and have high blood pressure every time I see a doctor as I just get so nervous when I go to the doctor. They ran tests which freaked me out even more and wham, I was then anxiouss all the time. The tests eventually all came back normal. With that reassurance my anxiety vanished.& I was even able ot take my BP at home with no anxiety.
Avatar m tn I have a generalized anxiety disorder and a phobia of HIV and rabies. I went to get my blood work down and the nurse used a vacutainer to draw blood. However, the vacutainer holder was reused ( the nurse confirmed it is only the needle which is changed and not the holder as it does not come into contact with the patient) and now I think I will get HIV and I keep thinking about HIV until I get tested again at 3 months after the window period. luckily I have medicines however I hate this.
Avatar m tn Got ur response and am glad u wrote. Is Zpak the trade name of the medicine? Do the medicine have another name? Am from Africa, remember.
Avatar m tn Is there no way it can be stopped so that we can try some natural alternatives for anxiety? Please tell how to stop taking the medicine without any withdrawl effects.
Avatar f tn Yes, yes, and yes!! This is called GAD, generalized anxiety lingering in the background between attacks, very common!
Avatar n tn graves disease which has been leveled thru the use of medication but i am convinced i have generalized anxiety. im planning on seeing a doctor about this but just would like to see how the two were linked.
Avatar f tn I have had generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks for 10 years now, but have been doing wonderful for the past 4 years. Until last week.... It all came back with a vengeance :'(.... I had 2 terrible panic attacks... 2 days apart. Thought I was going to faint and die :'( then the next day.... I haven't been able to feel right. I have a doc appointment for July 7th. Until then I have valium.... Which has only worked one time... Last night.
619354 tn?1222576638 Keep in mind the following statistic. Patients with generalized anxiety disorder experience worry or anxiety and a number of physical and psychologic symptoms. The disorder is frequently difficult to diagnose because of the variety of presentations and the common occurrence of comorbid medical or psychiatric conditions. The lifetime prevalence is approximately 4 to 6 percent in the general population and is more common in women than in men. So my point is you are not alone.
391834 tn?1229342874 ve just started taking meds for my thyroid so hopefully my symptoms (fatigue and generalized felling of anxiety/nervousness) will be no more!
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD 16 months ago but I have experienced anxiety symtoms since I was 18 now I am 51. Therapy has done wonders for me to understand the way my mind processes anxiety symptoms and has taught me how to deal with them. Also the frequency of my panic attacks have decreased since going through therapy and coming to this forum has helped . My concern for you is your need for a Dr. you can trust. Maybe you should consider going to a Dr. that has a good reputation.
1390847 tn?1344657468 I was just curious about generalized anxiety vs. anxiety over a specific thing. For me, I dont have generalized anxiety, I have a specific anxiety of throwing up (emetophobia). I wonder which is more "popular"...generalized or specialized?
Avatar m tn Benzodiazepines have robust efficacy in the short-term management of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but were not shown to be effective in producing long-term improvement overall. Although benzodiazepines are much safer in overdose than their predecessors, the barbiturates, they can still cause problems in overdose.
Avatar m tn Also, this is the Anxiety forum, and Effexor is more for depression, though it can be helpful if the anxiety is the result of depression as it very often is. St. John's Wort is only for depression, not for anxiety, and taking one herb probably won't help you if your problem was so bad you actually needed the Effexor.
Avatar f tn Thinking about trying Lexapro for generalized anxiety. Any advice or experiences? I have previously tried Buspar (had no effect) and Zoloft which made me constantly nauseous.
Avatar n tn Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause. Children or adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about things such as future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, family matters, their personal abilities, and/or school performance. All children and adolescents experience some anxiety. It is a normal part of growing up.
Avatar m tn You can have generalized, and consistent symtoms of anxiety, called generalized anxiety disorder GAD, without having just panic attacks, or panic disorder. Your symtpoms sound a bit more on the severe or distressing side of anxiety disorders. My questions and suggestions would be, if this is the first time you are experiencing this, yes it could be anxiety, but go to the doctor urgently to be sure it's not serious.
Avatar f tn 8 weeks today! I think its a sticker. I suffer from generalized anxiety and stress over the smallest things!
Avatar n tn If you are experiencing panic attacks, the best medication would be an antianxiety agent (a benzodiazapame) such as Klonopin. I take Klonopin for generalized anxiety disorder. At first I felt very sedated. This could have been due to two headache medications I was on (am off of now), or my body hadn't adjusted to it. Now, I'm not sedated from it. For me, Klonopin helps a bit, but for panic attacks, it's supposed to work wonders.
Avatar m tn What type of pain is it? Some people with anxiety will get chest pain and the worse the anxiety the worse the pain and the worse the stress the worse the cycle goes, so on and so on. Have you eaten anything that could have caused heartburn? Does it hurt worse when you lay down? You will need do know all these things when you tell the doctor, it will help to better diagnose the problem.
Avatar f tn I do try strategies like breathing, affirmation and exposure. But I have mostly generalized anxiety which is harder to get a handle on than scenario specific anxiety I think. It does seem to be improving with the sertraline and therapy, but I still have really, really low or anxious days. Working on it.
Avatar f tn My response is a lot different than Mr. Green's - but that's one of the benefits of this Forum - getting different perspectives and ideas. I tried acupuncture for anxiety and for me it worked. The best thing about it is that it is "cumulative" - the more you have it, the longer it lasts. Just my opinion but acupuncture is - I think - of Chinese origin and the Chinese have an ancient civilization so they must have a lot of knowledge and be doing something right.
Avatar f tn I have generalized anxiety disorder. Badly. But I don't take medicine. Best suggestion is trying breathing exercises and talking really helps.