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Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Do you think that in the next 10 years a new anxiety drug will be developed that is better with less side effects?
Good Chance: Many trials underway, new meds coming to market all the time. Also different of mechanisms of action such as foods and vaccines. If you have clinical anxiety, now is a good time to seek treatment even compared to a few decades ago. By the way , effective psychotherapy also being developed. ...Read more
YES/NO: Medications that treat anxiety are many and not limited to what is referred to as "antianxiety meds" which usually are benzodiazepines , for those , they do relax smooth muscles and may drop blood pressure, it is not a clinically significant common side effect that we see frequently in anxiety clinic. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
It depends.: Anxiety comes in different types. Panic attacks, bad worrying, phobic fears etc. In fact anxiety comes with almost all psychiatric disorders in adults. Think of it like a symptom and talk with your doctor to get a diagnosis and then the right drug. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alprazolam: I usually rx Alprazolam for short flight. I will sometimes use zolpidem if it is a long flight and the patient will require zolpidem for resetting the diurnal clock. Word of warning - do not take meds too soon before boarding as you may miss your flight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Benzodiazepines such as klonopin, ativan, valium, and xanax (alprazolam) can all cause sedation anytime they are used. Dose adjustments and monitoring are very important. When used long-term and consistently, they can produce physical habituation and dependence. This is one reason ssri and other less habit-forming medications are safer (plus effective) when anxiety is chronic. ...Read more
Not in Alzheimers: If the person does not have alzheimer's where it would react against treatment for that condition, it would be fine as long as the antianxiety drug is not a tricyclic antidepressant or any medication that causes dry mouth and blurred vision (anticholinergic symptoms). ...Read more
Antianxiety meds.: There are very many prescription medications including other benzodiazepines including ativan, klonopin, serax and tranxene; there is Buspar (buspirone) for gad; antidepressants treat anxiety including the ssris, snris, tcas and maois, certain antihistamines including hydroxyzine; beta blockers for social anxiety, antipsychotics for severe anxiety in some situations. There are nonprescription products also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lexapro (escitalopram) has FDA: Indications for generalized anxiety disorder ; major depressive disorder. It is an excellent medication but there are also other ssri's that are very effective in treating anxiety. See you already take xanax (alprazolam). It works very differently than taking a benzodiazapine. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often: Used for atypical depression. In some cases, people who are overweight and depressed have been able to lose modest amounts of weight when taking this medication. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly weight neutral ssri. Talk to you doctor for his/her recommendation. ...Read more
Is life seasons brand Anxie-T supplement safe and would it be a good natural alternative to a daily anxiety drug?
No,BUT: If your anxiety is at clinical levels this supplement is not FDA approved. Supplements like this are not well regulated and it is hard to be sure what they say is in them really is. If you try them, and they work for you as you want, great, but you would be better off seeing a therapist and working out your issues. Anxiety can be treated. ...Read more
SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-ssri) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain. Lexapro (escitalopram) may improve your feelings of well-being and energy level and decrease nervousness. ...Read more
Is there any drugs for anxiety i can talk to my psychiatrist about that are not adjective? Also if there is any new anxiety drugs?
Natural Options: Always consult a medical professional before taking a supplement. There is evidenced that certain supplements can help with anxiety. GABA & L-Theanine worth considering. Recommend consulting with a naturally oriented health professional. Recommend The Supplement Handbook by Moyad for more info on GABA and L-Theanine including dosing. All the best on your search for answers and good health! ...Read more
Effect, not power!: What you seek is effectiveness - not power. And that is not a one-answer-for-all query. It's also not always best managed in the long run by pharma. CBT psychotherapy is safe and teaches skills to avois, reduce ans manage anxiety (etc) for life. Often meds are used to get thru rough patches, but living more wisely is what matters. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a sedative anti anxiety drug and one that increases serotonin? what is the difference in how they make you feel?
Mechanism of Action: Different anxiolytic meds target different neurotransmitter systems. 'Sedatives' usually refer to drugs that modulate GABA in some way, e.g. benzodiazepines, and are usually very effective immediately, however a small percentage (about 2%) will develop dependency/addiction problems. Other medications target serotonin and noradrenergic pathways, can take weeks to work, but aren't habit forming. ...Read more
Hi I took an anti anxiety drug, buspar, (buspirone) for 5 days and quit; then took zoloft inconsistently for 6 days and quit. Would that have done any damage?
Prob not - brief tx.: However, as you probably know haphazard use of psychotropic medications will not be of help. If you were on the medications for longer you might have had some discontinuation effects. ...Read more
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Therapy & self help: Psychotherapy can be extremely effective for treating anxiety disorders. Making an appointment with your doctor to discuss this option can be the first step to great improvements and drugs may not be needed. Cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, and imagery are all helpful. Self-help books can also be an option if you want to try on your own, but better in conjunction with therapy. ...Read more
Paranoia (everyone watching/listens) and delusional (go away in few months replaced with a new one psychic cia, etc) some anxiety. No drugs. Could be?
Few small hives come/go quickly on face for 2 days aft bad news. Klonopin (clonazepam) .5mg 3 x's day for anxiety. Get friction hives. Anxiety or drug reaction?
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My doctor prescribed 40mg omeprazole in the morning. Also, he prescribed celexa 20mg and Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg in the evening. Any thoughts as to the safety of this combination? I get anxiety taking drugs.
As above : All medication can have side effect , but we take them when we need them. Medication that r written by u prescriber it make more sense to ask him /her about the safety issues . That way u show them u trust and appreciation . I am not aware of any drug interaction among these medication . However, people reaction can vary. If u notice any adverse event talk with u prescriber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Counseling (esp. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) & a self-treatment called EFT can help (http://www.eftuniverse.com/).
Many herbs help, including tulsi (holy basil), ashwagandha, valerian & passionflower. Magnesium & B vitamins often help, as can L-tryptophan & L-theanine. Homeopathy & Bach flowers can help. Avoid sugar, caffeine & unhealthy foods. Exercise can be very helpful, as is meditation. ...Read more
I was prescribed klonopin (clonazepam). 0.5MG daily for anxiety. Can this drug be taken in a as needed basis and discontinued suddenly?
Take as prescribed: Drugs should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Generally, Klonopin (clonazepam) is prescribed as a daily medication rather than taken on an as needed basis since it does not start working immediately (can take up to 30 minutes or longer). Any discontinuation of a medication, especially one taken daily, should be discussed with the prescribing physician first. Better options exist for prn use ...Read more
I have just weaned off xanex. My pain in my back is extreme again and have anxiety. Did the drugs hide the pain? Should i get back on them.
Complex question: Anxiety and pain can feed one another. Xanax (alprazolam) can break the cycle. Stopping xanax (alprazolam) can uncover the cycle and restart it. If you tapered xanax (alprazolam) too quickly, there can be withdrawal, which would feel like anxiety/spasm and possibly pain. There are many ways to deal with back pain besides medications: massage, exercise, meditation, yoga. Try to find a good physiatrist, physical therapist, etc. ...Read more
Who should I see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?Addiction counselor? Therapist? Drug detox? Cbt? I can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.
I have tried every anti depressant, anti anxiety, otc. For my insomnia and anxiety. Only 1 drug helps n doctors hate writing it even tho I've been on it for years. Any nola doc can write me my xanax (alprazolam)?
Pill not enough: The problem is not finding a doctor who is willing to write a script. The pill must be part of a treatment plan - not the only treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) is habit-forming and loses effectiveness after taking it for a long time. You need an overall plan, including developing your own coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your physician or: Psychiatrist should take a comprehensive history to determine which type of anxiety disorder you have. Then a tailored plan can be made for you. A good response can be determined by how effectively your anxiety symptoms are quelled and by side effects you may be experiencing. ...Read more
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be an effective non-drug treatment for anxiety. It involves learning what triggers anxiety and how to manage anxiety symptoms. Effective tools are taught/used. Medication can help, as well, if the anxiety symptoms are so severe that they initially get in the way of participating in cbt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for me to reep the benefits of fluoximine ? And is it a good drug for anxiety?
Depends and yes: Fluoxamine, or luvox, (fluvoxamine) is the most effective ssri for anxiety because it binds the strongest to the serotonin reuptake receptors. That said, it also tends to carry more side effects than other ssri's, which is why it is usually only used for severe anxiety disorders. Like other ssri's, it can take up to 4 weeks to work, depending on the dose and the nature of your anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety meds: I was not sure what you meant when you asked about mixing anxiety meds with "drugs". So, I will take both roads. For prescription medications, I would ask the MD who gave you the medications. If you are asking about “drugs", you could get yourself in trouble. Anxiety meds do not mix well with mind-altering drugs. ...Read more
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