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Default What kind of anxiety medicine works for anxiety? - 12-19-2008, 02:03 AM

What kind of anxiety medicine works for anxiety? I was diagnost with anxiety and tomorrow i go to my doctor to get medicine for it. I always have racing thoughts, I always worry, I am very irretable and I stay tired all of the time.
   
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Default 12-23-2008, 09:57 AM

hey anything is good for a start. If you want smthg natural take Valerian Root powder capsules.But ultimatly any medicin will only make the symptoms dormant. What you really need to do is get your thoughts under control, think differently (may be hard at first, but be persistent in changing your thought patterns). Watch the film"what the bleep do we know". Change your thoughts, you'll change your life. You can do it, no doctor / guru / medicine can do that for you (the best they might be able to do is inspire you to change).
   
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Default 12-25-2008, 11:54 AM

There are so many different meds out there for anxiety/panic disorders. Your doctor should be able to determine what is best for you. Please keep in mind that you may have to try different meds before you find something that works. I personally have had reactions to Lexapro, Zoloft, and Xanax, but others have sworn that these meds have worked wonders for them.Good luck, and I hope you get things resolved.
   
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Default 01-02-2009, 02:54 AM

Don't get Effexor. That med needs to be removed from all physicians drug guide.
   
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Default 01-25-2009, 11:49 PM

there is allot of herbal medicine to calm you down and make you less anxious. i am not sure where you live but here in south Africa we have a medicine called rescue. and that helps allot - but i know herbal medicine is better than prescribed medication - try a good multi vitamin to help with the tiredness and maybe try going for a walk when you feel like this clear your mind and relax - good luck
   
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Default 03-13-2009, 11:17 PM

I've been on BusPar and it helped me a lot. There are different kinds of anxiety medication and your doctor will be recommend what he thinks would help you best.Good luck to you, I hope it helps
   
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Default 04-06-2009, 02:41 AM

~It sounds like you've already seen a specialist, you were diagnosed, correct? He or she will have an idea what to prescribe.I'm not a doctor, but I think you may also suffer from depression. Being tired all the time is a"symptom"of something else. Buspar is good for anxiety, but it will make you tired. Your doctor will probably prescribe an antidepressant. It's hard to say what will work, a lot is just hit and miss until they find the right one.Good luck.~BTW; I'm on EFFEXOR, it's the only antidepressant that worked for me. You just never know, everyone is different. Because one works for me, doesn't mean it will work for you and vise versa.Klonopin/Valium/Xanax are highly addictive and"should"only be used short term.
   
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Default 06-02-2009, 03:45 AM

I take Clonazepam or Klonopin how ever you spell it but it works really well. I take it every day it makes me a bit sleepy but it is ok because it really helps with the anxiety. My landlord is also taking it for anxiety and she takes it at night - it helps her sleep and helps with the anxiety!
   
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Default 06-13-2009, 03:37 AM

That's the worst s h i t you can ever take. Anxiety is normal, everyone has it. It's how you deal with it that matters. No medication is going to teach you how to deal with life, overcome fears, deal with worries, stress, etc. Even depression can be a factor with anxiety, and often it's because of the way we think that ends up in a cycle of depression. How we think ends up in how we feel. It's the habit of thought process that ends up in the negative emotions. How you learn to deal with your thinking, your outlook, your attitude (positive or negative), your level of faith, confidence, etc. I would far more recommend counseling than medication (even group therapy). Also, relaxation exercises, physical exercise, yoga, spirituality, relaxing music, taking time out, play time, etc. Anxiety medications especially the ones in the family of valium, Xanax, Librium, Attivan, etc are all from the same chemical structure. Once you get it on them, they actually cause a syndrome of anxiety that can increase 10 fold. You've heard of housewives that become addicted and end up having psychotic or mental breakdowns. It's a nasty rebound affect, the medication that was suppose to help in the end is the disease. That kind of stuff is only good for VERY short term. Never stay on it for long term, look for other answers I’m not a big believer in alcohol. But honestly, you would be BETTER off taking a glass of wine 2-3 times a day than taking a valium 2-3 times a day to relax a little. I wouldn’t recommend the wine necessarily either, but it's a better option than anxiety medication. By the way I was on it from age 16-21 and I ended up with an anxiety disorder and ended up spending 21 days in the hospital to get off the stuff and get my mind back. It took a long time before I ever felt normal again. My boss’s son is in his 30's and he's a MESS from Xanax, so is his wife. They wonder why they can’t overcome their anxiety disorder. The mother started it because of travel anxiety. She recommended her son for mild anxiety attacks he would have. Now their both 10 times worse off being on that crap. They don't realize the medication is what's crippling them. Millions are going through the same thing right now on the same stuff!
   
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