A 35-year-old male asked:
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i take 450mg lyrica (pregabalin) 4 my peripheral neuropathy.also diagnosed w/high anxiety & take prn xanax.anything else can take cuz pain causes panic attacks?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience Psychiatry
Many choices: There are a number of medications that are effective for panic attacks. I suggest you consult with a psychiatrist for guidance.
Answered on Nov 9, 2012
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
It's hard to say: Without knowing more of your history, it is difficult to recommend any specific treatments. I try and avoid using xanax (alprazolam) in my patients with panic, i think it can make them worse, especially in the long run. For my patients with symptoms as you describe, I have been successful with many using a medication called nortripyline, which can prevent panic attacks as well as help with pain. Good luck.
Answered on Nov 5, 2012
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