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Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Yes: Discuss your concerns about sexual side effects of your anxiety medications with your doctor and ask if alternative medications without this side effect will be helpful for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anxiolytic (Definition)

Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...Read more


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I want to get on antidepressant for anxiety OCD but I read some causes sexual problems and I wanna have kids how long will the side effects last?

I want to get on antidepressant for anxiety OCD but I read some causes sexual problems and I wanna have kids how long will the side effects last?

Sex and SSRI's: Some people experience sexual problems on SSRI's. The duration is variable and could be long. If you need treatment for OCD, you might discuss with your doctor the convenience to start SSRI's or other medications. At the same time, there are some behavioral and varied psychotherapeutic approaches to deal with this problem, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Exposure Reaction Prevention. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmitters than an ssri, and may offer additional benefit in depression. There are certain ssri's, including citalopram and escitalopram, which are often effective in depression with anxiety. ...Read more

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Zoloft 100mg helped anxiety, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg helped depression. is there a medication that will do both? with minimal sexual side effects?

Zoloft 100mg helped anxiety, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg helped depression. is there a medication that will do both? with minimal sexual side effects?

Mood TX risk/benefit: there are a couple of antidepressants that might help: a new one is Brintellix which has a good side effect profile with little sexual dysfunction reported. Older ones include Remeron and Wellbutrin. Remeron can be added to other treatments. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) ought not to be taken together due to a risk of a serotonin syndrome...which is life-threatening! ...Read more

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I've been on different anxiety meds for over 10 yr. Can you become immune to their effects? Do they cause any long term side effects or new conditions

I've been on different anxiety meds for over 10 yr. Can you become immune to their effects? Do they cause any long term side effects or new conditions

Which medications?: Some anxiety medications, especially benzodiazepines, induce tolerance and habituation. You would need higher and higher dosing for the same effect. Though they can be safe when used temporarily and in limited fashion, they can also be used addictively. If this happened, it would be a "new condition." in anxiety, psychotherapy is essential -- even when medications are also being employed. ...Read more

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What are the best anxiety meds out there with lesser side effects possibly no withdrawal symptoms for 20 year old? Stresam for example?

What are the best anxiety meds out there with lesser side effects possibly no withdrawal symptoms for 20 year old? Stresam for example?

Lesser side effect: and no withdraw symptoms come from behavioral interventions rather than from medications, which may have their place in your situation. Consider biofeedback, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, clinical hypnosis, exercise, etc. A clinical psychologist and personal trainer would be a good combo for a 20 year old male. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can i just stop taking zolpidem ? I feel it may be causing too many undesirable side effects . Any anxiety meds that help induce sleep? :/

Can i just stop taking zolpidem ? I feel it may be causing too many undesirable side effects . Any anxiety meds that help induce sleep? :/

Anxiety: Check with your doctor and do not stop on your own as you may have side effects. Try using the free anti anxiety app for help in reducing tension, many exercises, articles, videos addressing the treatment of anxiety contained in the app. Best. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Its pretty safe: It's used for depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, ocd but not so much for generalized anxiety. 10mg is lowest pill but it comes in liquid form or you can dissolve it in juice and start with tongue wetting for very sensitive patients. Hope this help! ...Read more

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Does Singulair (montelukast) cause anxiety? Is this one of the side effects? Started wednesday and feeling the anxiety in my throat. I am on anxiety meds too.

No Anxiety: I haven't seen anxiety or heard of it with Singular. However you are taking other medications and it is impossible to know how they interact ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more