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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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Hello I take 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety. Unfortunately, I have caught the cold. Would it be safe to take nyquil along with the xanax (alprazolam)?

Hello I take 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety. Unfortunately, I have caught the cold. Would it be safe to take nyquil along with the xanax (alprazolam)?

It should be safe: It should be safe to use xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil, but please be careful you do not feel excessively sleepy afterwards. Especially if you drive the next day. ...Read more

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How long is clonazepam in your system? I took a 0.25 mg dose for anxiety 24 hrs ago. Today, I have severe allergies and would like nyquil to sleep.

How long is clonazepam in your system? I took a 0.25 mg dose for anxiety 24 hrs ago. Today, I have severe allergies and would like nyquil to sleep.

Taking meds together: I assume your question is if it is ok for you to take both clonazepam and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together since both of them make you drowsy. Clonazepam can be inside your system very long since it has a long half life, like a week to 10 days. However its action duration lasts for about 6-12 hours only. How much drowsiness you have when you take both medications depending on your tolerance. In general, it's ok. ...Read more

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I take low dose of Nyquil occasionally as a sleep aid and its quite effective. A side effect for me is relief from Anxiety symptoms the next day. Why?

I take low dose of Nyquil occasionally as a sleep aid and its quite effective. A side effect for me is relief from Anxiety symptoms the next day. Why?

Sedating: Anxiety is often relieved with sedating medications and in fact hydroxyzine (another sedating antihistamine) has been used for treating anxiety. ...Read more

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Bad Gastritis has re triggered horrible insomnia- was using weed, occasional NyQuil for the last year, now I stopped them and trying to heal stomach. Cannot sleep, severe anxiety. Start weed again?

Bad Gastritis has re triggered horrible insomnia- was using weed, occasional NyQuil for the last year, now I stopped them and trying to heal stomach. Cannot sleep, severe anxiety. Start weed again?

Sleep naturally: While medications are helpful for insomnia, they're best if used for the short term. What's best is to learn to sleep like a normal child again. Children tend to focus on play, curiosity, enjoying the moment. They don't tend to think much about sleep. Sleep just happens on its own usually. Learn about "sleep hygiene here: <a href="http://healthysleep. Med. Harvard. Edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tip ...Read more

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History of hypertension, pre-diabetes, anxiety disorder on SSRI, heart attack. Is Nyquil safe?

History of hypertension, pre-diabetes, anxiety disorder on SSRI, heart attack. Is Nyquil safe?

Many issues: Forget about pre-diabetes, at least for now.
If you haven't seen a psychologist you should ask for a referral. If you already have a psychologist ask your friends if they might know someone else. You should be seeing your cardiologist regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best anti-anxiety drug?

What is the best anti-anxiety drug?

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 more

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Does one anti anxiety pill make you fat?

No: Even though many do have weight gain as a side effect - one pill could not do it. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Not usually: In fact, some of the anti-anxiety agents such as Ativan might help with nausea problem. Another drug that is helpful is zyprexa (olanzapine).

The only concern is that some drugs might interfere with the breakdown of some chemotherapy drugs. Your oncologist should be able to review your meds for interaction with treatment.

Even tamoxifen can have interactions with antidepressants. ...Read more

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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

Anxiety: Most do, such as benzodiazepines. Few have little sedating effect such as buspar (buspirone). ...Read more

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What's an anti-anxiety drug to use of plane trip?

What's an anti-anxiety drug to use of plane trip?

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 more

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Can anti-anxiety drugs cause sedation if used long term?

Can anti-anxiety drugs cause sedation if used long term?

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

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Can phosphatidylserine be taken with anti anxiety drugs?

Can phosphatidylserine be taken with anti anxiety drugs?

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

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Docs! Please help me chose the best anti-anxiety medication?

Docs! Please help me chose the best anti-anxiety medication?

SSRI a common choice: Anxiety can stand alone or be part of other conditions. What form it takes & any additional symptoms that may determine the best treatment. In general for mild anxiety one of the psychotherapies such as CBT may be best while for those with panic or obsessional symptoms, an SSRI such as Prozac (fluoxetine) has been shown to be effective. Speak to your doctor and decide together which options are best for you ...Read more

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What is the best anti anxiety medicine for the physical symptoms of anxiety?

Possibilities: Specifically for the physical symptoms of anxiety (fast heart rate, dry mouth, shaky sweaty hands, etc), propanolol is often used. However, your individual history must be explored before making any recommendations since anxiety complaints have many possible causes -- both psychiatric and non-psychiatric. Need for a thorough evaluation first. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which anti-anxiety/anti-depressants worked for you and why?

Any suggestions on which anti-anxiety/anti-depressants worked for you and why?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is: Excellent for atypical depression. Ssri's are good for typical depression ; anxiety disorders. Examples are: lexapro, (escitalopram) celexa, prozac, zoloft etc. ...Read more

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My anti anxiety medication (s) are causing me to have mental and physical confusion. What should. I do?

Discuss with doc: If you are certain that your anxiety medication is the culprit, you have to stop it. If the anxiety medication your are speaking of is a benzodiazepine (clonazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, etc.), depending on dose, you may have to avoid abruptly stopping the med. Abruptly stopping these meds can be dangerous. Therefore, I would suggest discussing this problem asap with your physician. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are any of the popular widely used anti-anxiety meds available over the counter?

In the United States: Over the counter versions of prescribed medications for anxiety to not exist.

Other things to due include:
deep abdominal breathing
progressive muscle relaxation
positive mental imagery

avoid caffeine
avoid alcohol and substance use. ...Read more

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Is there a good chance that a new class of anti anxiety medicines will replace SSRI's within 20 years?

Is there a good chance that a new class of anti anxiety medicines will replace SSRI's within 20 years?

Of course: There is such an onrush of new drugs in all fields of medicine that the breakthroughs are totally mind boggling, and indeed, I must confess an inability to keep up outside of my specialty focus. We learn more about brain neurochemistry daily. You can BET on a dynamic future breakthrough. ...Read more

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Is there an anti anxiety medication similar to anti depressants but just for anxiety? If so what meds are they?

Yes there are: Often, anti-depressants are used for anxiety issues in addition to depression. However, another class of drugs called 'benzodiazepines' is frequently used for anxiety. These include drugs like Klonopin, Xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan, Valium. They seem to work well for many patients. However, they are addictive. Ask your doctor or a psychiatrist what would be best for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Docs are refusing anti-anxiety meds because of a previous drug history... How can I get them understand I need meds?

Docs are refusing anti-anxiety meds because of a previous drug history... How can I get them understand I need meds?

Anxiety Treatment: Let me be frank. The best treatment is not the commonly used 'anxiety' meds. These do not treat, or prevent or cure anxiety. They are significantly addicting.

But, there are medications that work to prevent any anxiety that are not addicting and are very safe to take. They just take a few doses to start working.

Anyone with the disease of addiction should be happy that your docs care about you. ...Read more

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Based on clinical experience and or research, rate anti-anxiety effectiveness of SSRIs and SNRIs, from most to least effective.

Doesn't work that: Way. Different SSRI's / SNRI's have different effects (efficacy - side effects)on different people. ...Read more

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Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

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

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What is the best anti-anxiety med?

What is the best anti-anxiety med?

Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst if they are taken incorrectly. There are pro's and con's to all of them. If you are considering anxiety medication your doctor will take into account your personal history and needs and try to find the one that is best for you. ...Read more

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Could anti anxiety medication work?

Anxiolytic: Medications are often beneficial in the treatment of a variety of anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Which anti-anxiety medication is best?

No -one best: Selective serotonin reuptakes and Buspar (buspirone) can be effective. Benzodiazapines can help for severe, short-term anxiety. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get on anti-anxiety medication?

How can I get on anti-anxiety medication?

Anxiety: Need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine presence of anxiety, type of anxiety, and to advise on best treatment approach. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-anxiety medications?

SSRIs: Ssri stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", this class of medicine includes prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and lexapro, to name a few. These medicines are meant to be taken daily, to prevent anxiety. To abort anxiety attacks, benzodiazepines are very effective (medicines like xanax, Valium or klonopin). ...Read more

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What is the best natural anti anxiety medication?

No one: Unfortunately, there is no universal cure. Different things work for different people - st. John's wort, valerian root are the two most common. 5-htp is another one but takes a while to work. ...Read more

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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