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Dayton, NV
A 23-year-old female asked:

Severe anxiety, medication not working anymore, and losing ability to cope. cannot handle children, work, and the like. what to do?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anxiety: Best option is to partner with your psychiatrist closely to develop a medication regimen and behavioral therapy to combat your anxiety. There are many combination therapies (eg, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or other SNRI + Lyrica or other GABA agonist) that can be employed to help your symptomatically. Hope that helps!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
A/W recommendation: to insure that your psychiatric medications are optomized. Use your support system. If you aren't working with a good therapist - strongly encourage that. You may need respite from childcare at times. Also, insure that insomnia is addressed - lack of sleep will only worsen your exhaustion. Take care.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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