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A 47-year-old female asked:

I can no longer take xannax or similar drugs for anxiety. because of pain contract. is there anything you suggest i can take instead?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
"Take?": You are assuming the solution is to "take" something. If you suffer from ongoing anxiety, something is going on psychologically. You would do well to consider psychotherapy, not just medication. Psychotherapy is effective treatment for anxiety. Antidepressant medication (e.g., an ssri like Prozac (fluoxetine) or zoloft) is often helpful for anxiety and may help y, but medication alone is not optimal treatment.
Dr. Stephen Kaufman
60 years experience
Seoquel: Try seroquel (quetiapine) 25mg 2 or 3 times per day. Or visteril 25 mg 2 or 3 times/day.

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