Saint Paul, MN
A 53-year-old male asked:
is there any med that would help if you have developed perf. anxiety feeling lightheaded sleeplessness, mucsle twitches also stress overloaded 2 mo.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: However - see that you are on Lorazepam - this is addictive & doesn't treat the underlying problem. Ambien (zolpidem) can also lead to tolerance. You have also had trials of several antidepressants. I am going to suggest a different course of action- non-medication options. First - anxiety can respond very well to cognitive behavioral therapy. This is a way to help give you control over your symptoms. >.
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Psychiatry 58 years experience
PROBABLY: Sounds like pretty intense anxiety, and yes there are meds to reduce it. But the question of what's behind the performance anxiety is important. The answer may remove that anxiety altogether. Makes sense to see a psychiatrist who canp prescribe meds and help you find the answer.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2016
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