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Can Propranolol Help Anxiety
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
Anx yes, panic no: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, and like others in this category, has a calming and sedating effect, usually mild in the usual doses given. Thus, it is a safe and non-addictive option to treat anxiety. Panic attacks are a different thing: sudden, intense, often not triggered by anything obvious. Atarax probably won't help with panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most likely not.: It is for most often prescribed for major depression. Tremors are a possible serious side effect that should be reported immediately to a doctor. It would be unusual to be the treatment of choice to reduce/relieve tremors. Seek medical attention for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ativan (lorazepam) can help with: Panic attacks. However, i encourage my patients to learn non-medication ways to handle panic and anxiety. Here is one simple tip: breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
Buspirone can help: The medication is indeed classified as an antidepressant and is one of the most common prescribed in the country. Many neurologists have the same concern about it as I do which is that it can lower seizure threshold in susceptible individuals and should be used cautiously in patients with family history of epilepsy. Good luck. ...Read more
Various: Depending on the type of anxiety and possible accompanying conditions, the main ones being used now are ssri antidepressants such as lexapro, celexa, and zoloft; plus Effexor and others. Additionally buspar (buspirone). Accompanying these may be benzodiazepines like ativan, klonipin, or possibly xanax at times. Older antidepressants like Pamelor may be used, and MAO inhibitors. Your psychiatrist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no: For most people methylphenidate increases anxiety. For some people with adhd who have difficulties because of their condition methylphenidate helps control the adhd symptoms and so they feel less anxious but anxiety reduction is not the primary effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To an extent: That is a high dose, if its at one time. The average starting dose of xanax (alprazolam) is 0.5 mg four times daily. Other therapies, like ssri/snri antidepressant drugs, and various psychotherapies are also more effective, without the potential for physical dependency and abuse of the benzo, as well as memory problems and escalation of the dose secondary to tolerance. Psychotherapy should always be part of rx. ...Read more
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