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Is Gabapentin Good For 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
Yes, depends on kind: The most important , what kind of anxiety symptoms you have ? do you have other mental disorders? Does it help you? Tryptizol (Amitriptyline), an antidepressant, is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat chronic pain and eating disorder. May help alleviate anxiety component of depression; Did you try other medications? Do you have any side effects ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the best: Generally psychiatrists would not use wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety. It can be slightly activating (cause jitteriness) early on and there isn't good data saying that it works for anxiety (although one study found it worked for anxious depression). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more
Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. ...Read more
It can be effective.: However, i usually try medications other then atypical antipsychotics first (because of potential side effects). Also, use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for anxiety: Gabapentin, a relatively new anticonvulsant differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions, but not for the anxiety. Rec.: a psychiatrist consultation for further investigation and medication adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very good combo: Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication and trazodone is an oral antidepressant drug. However, both increase sedation and drowsiness and have many other side effects (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts). Rec.: follow instructions of the prescribing physician and if you notice worsening contact your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social anxiety: Please go to a mental health professional, perhaps learning self hypnosis. Additionally, you can practice procedures such as imagery, belly breathing, and the relaxation response (see www.relaxationresponse.org). Ask your doc about medications. They may help w/symptoms but the above will treat the situation more directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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