A 24-year-old male asked:
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how do anxiety meds work? do they make you think different? or just calm you down and make you relaxed

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
That's the goal.: When you are anxious, you have a rapid heart rate, your blood pressure goes up, you sweat profusely, vision gets blurred, you feel dizzy, feel like passing out, hands get cold and clammy, all symptoms coming from the autonomic nervous system.Anti-anxiety medications reverses these symptoms.
Answered on Apr 4, 2014

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