How to get anxiety medicine prescribed

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Avatar m tn I was thinking about doing this tomorrow, but was trying to get the exact words to use or what exactly to say so that she doesnt divert me again. I was gonna say i would keep taking the prozac for the time being but wanted something more on the spot until the prozac kicked in and started working. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I have been taking 0.5 mg of xanax daily for about 7 months now. I have tried to stop taking it all together and my first try lasted about 36 hours when I became very nervous and jittery. When I took the xanax it took over 2 hours to kick in and help calm me down. My doctor has prescribed this dosage for up to 3 times a day to help with the discomfort of dystonia (involuntary movements of my tongue and jaw which is treated with botox injections every 90 days).
Avatar m tn Hi there. If your doctor prescribed Lexapro for anxiety, please don't allow your anxiety to interfere with your treatment. :>) Many people take Lexapro and feel better. Some do decide to go off and tapering significantly helps with any withdrawal. There are lots of horror stories but the ones in which discontinuing a medication was not a problem match the number. So, don't let fear and anxiety stop you from feeling better. Talk to your doctor.
Avatar m tn This continued for about 3 weeks (within this period i was prescribed some anxiety pills which lasted for a couple of days and i think it only made my condition worse, the doctor thought i had an anxiety attack) then the color of my urine started to get darker (probably because i was not drinking as much fluids I'm not really sure). This is the fourth week now and i feel better although I am not completely back to normal.
Avatar m tn It has been so hard to get treated for my anxiety because it seems as if no one wants to help recovering drug addicts. This all started when I was away at college and all of a sudden I started suffering from major anxiety and panic attacks when I had to study for tests. It interfered so bad with my school life that I couldnt even study anymore becuase I would breakdown and cry and get no where. It got so bad that I began skipping class ansd going to the doctors on days I had tests.
Avatar f tn Okay so I have struggled with anxiety for awhile, have frequent anxiety attacks. But I also have this weird fear or medicine besides medicine I've already taken... Whenever I get sick and am prescribed medicine I'm terrified to take it. I look up the side effects, and like scare myself. I do not take medicine for anxiety for that reason... I'm afraid of side effects. Does anyone ever feel like this or does anyone have advice?
250155 tn?1485295939 t want to temper bad side effects -- you probably want to see just how it makes you feel. Also, Effexor is one of the two most difficult meds to stop taking for this problem, Paxil being the other, and the whole snri category Effexor is in are very hard to stop taking and can adversely affect the liver.
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.
Avatar f tn If/when I decide to start taking the Celexa, will I have to worry if I stop taking it for a week or so? (Just incase my script runs out, I would like to know what I have to look forward to). Also, how long can I safely stay on the meds? Will I be taken off completely, or moved to a different pill? Thank you again.
Avatar n tn I would love to try medication. I'm just not sure how to go about it since going in to get it prescribed is the biggest reason I need it.
Pig Hi! If you were my patient, I would advise you that it is OK to resume your normal medications. You might really benefit from something longer acting such as one of the serotonin reuptake inhibitors--for your anxiety too--ask your doctor. Good luck!
1325861 tn?1437020367 Thanks for replying, I couldn't get in with the doctor, so I toughed it out some kind of way. I started the Lithium and felt a difference the next morning. It took away the rage, but not the anxiety so I don't know what to do, or how to explain it. I do know as long as I was not yelling at the kids, or feeling bad because my daughters are giving me the silent treatment I was okay. So I made them leave my house for the weekend so I could get it together. The girls, I am talking about.
Avatar f tn He assured that he did not feel that it was anything serious except a sign of cluster headaches. He prescribed a medicine that is supposed to help prevent headaches and he wants to see me back in 3 months to see if the medicine is helping. He asked that I track my headaches but our hope is that with the medicine they will be treated. Thanks for the advice!
Avatar f tn ll try to be brief) Coffee is a no go until I get accustomed to the medicine. I felt the effects pretty quick bc of the coffee but they were negative. However, after my heart and mind stopped racing I still felt the effects. I was able to focus better but not on the appropriate tasks. I had big fat ZERO motivation which I have never had and was hoping that would be changed after starting the med.
Avatar f tn I would question that with your Doc and find out some more detail as to why this was prescribed for panic attacks. The sister drug to Citalopram is Lexapro, which I have been prescribed for depression, but only because I am on 2 mg per day of Xanax, which is the common medication for panic attacks and anxiety.
Avatar m tn For the record, what I'm about to say is true. "I missed the starting gun". I've been on Modafinil (Provigil) for 10 years and counting. Furthermore, this drug said not to create physiologic addiction, actually does. I wonder how come I'm still alive. In my few weeks I was up at 10 pills 100 mgs, then 20, and most of this precious decade I kept at a cruising speed of 30-35. That's not within the recommended dosage. 3,000- 3,500 mgs.
Avatar m tn Please don't try and kill yourself its not the answer!!! 1st question: Are you clean??? I am a greatfull recovering addict. If you can get to an NA meeting you should try. There are some amazing people there that feel just like you so. I don't know where you live but there has to be a program that can help you with your depression issues. If you really feel like hurting yourself go to the hospital or call 911.
Avatar n tn went to the hospital and was told i needed to see a family dr asap so i can be prescribed medicine. will this sick feeling go away??
5528454 tn?1384292552 ) Once a day and half a xanax when they get to bad. Both are prescribed to me by my dr. Id you tell your Dr he or she will give you something to help. My anxiety attacks are really bad. I am on my 6th pregnancy btw and is a very high risk one so i have alot of stress and anxiety but three pills do help. Hope you start feeling better.
3206434 tn?1345997445 t huge compared to how many some people take, but every 2 to 3 hours, I was starting to need one. Not for the pain. I would get nauseated and irritable. As soon as I took a pill, the nausea disappeared. I felt all relaxed and happy and I would go out in my yard and putter around or do my housework and just be as happy as a clam. But in a couple of hours, nausea would come back and again, I would get irritable.
Avatar n tn I have done this before and it worked. I started taking pain pills again due to a very bad back. I havnt had pain in along time and now I am just taking the meds to not get sick. I have been abusing pain pills for 10 years. I C/T on Friday and by Sunday I couldn't handle the pain anymore. I am now taking Ultram to slowly get off this **** and get my life back. I know it's not the best way to do it but when I have Norco in the house I can never seem to take less.
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Avatar f tn I have health anxiety due to a little PTSD. Can anyone please offer advice on how I can make myself stop checking my pulse? And please do not say..just quit...I need some real insite here...thanks!
Avatar f tn There are several different classes of medications that are prescribed for anxiety. Some are fast acting and prescribed for the short term, while others 'take time' to work and are prescribed more for the long term. Different medications have various benefits, side effects, etc....much like any class of medication we put into our bodies be it from aspirin to blood pressured medications, etc.