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Prazosin For Anxiety
Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The underlying problem needs to be solved. ...Read more
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
Both: Citalopram & mirtazepine target symptoms of anxiety including panic attacks. The results of an open label study in panic disorder (2001) suggest that Mirtazapine seems to be a fast & effective treatment alternative for ssris in panic disorder. A placebo-controlled study (1997) demonstrated efficacy of citalopram in reducing panic attacks. Both meds have been associated with panic attacks during tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't do this.: Some drs use propanolol (inderal). I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat the anxiety only during testing or performing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance. ...Read more
Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment. ...Read more
Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...Read more
Not immediate: Though i often see decrease in anxiety before antidepressant effects, Paxil (paroxetine) and other antidepressants have long half lives and build up in your system over time. Prevention of panic attacks and decrease in baseline anxiety is the goal. Be patient. Paxil (paroxetine) is a very good anti anxiety medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Nardil (phenelzine) is one of the medications that belongs to maoi class. A wonderful group of medications that is not used now much because it was felt that the medications have less side effects. Some of the new doctors have no experience with these medications. Notoriously, people who benefited from maoi, like them very much and do not want to change. Nardil (phenelzine) can be used for all of the above. ...Read more
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
Diagnostic eval: Hi Z, can be safe when used as directed and under the careful guidance of a physician who knows your medical history. Generally, benzodiazapines are a short term solution only. For longer term management of anxiety/panic, practice guidelines suggest other medications, such as SSRIs and cognitive behavior therapy. Please make sure you are evaluated by a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Take care ...Read more
Amitriptyline: Tryptizol is an international brand name for amitriptyline marketed in Egypt and Lebanon. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be helpful for anxiety disorders. However, there are safer meds, more widely used for anxiety, eg., SSRI serotonin - boosting, today. See: http://www.drugs.com/international/tryptizol.html ...Read more
Not quite: Mirtazepine is a very useful antidepressant that is also helpful for insomnia, especially secondary to a depressive disorder. Sometimes, some doctros prescribe it to enhance the deep (restful) phase of sleep. However it is not known for its effcacy to relief anxiety, except as secondary to a clinical depression. Depending clinical presentation, Alprazolam or Paroxetine are more suited for anxiety ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can help: Atarax (hydroxyzine, also sold as vistiril) is a sedating antihistamine. In addition to relieving anxiety, it can also help allergic itching, nausea, & motion sickness. It is non-addictive but can cause drowsiness & other (mostly minor) side-effects. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000796/. ...Read more
Yes: this is a class of drugs known as beta blockers. originally and still used in treating elevated blood pressure, the beta blockers have been found effective in treating anxiety. this is specifically true for the norepinephrine symptoms of racing heart, panic, lump inthe throat and shakiness.and startle response. ...Read more
Guanfacine + prazosin for severe anxiety and stress induced memory loss , is it safe ? what will happen ?
Nothing: If I understand you question, there is no interaction between these two meds. ...Read more
Depends: Prazosin is a blood pressure medicine but has been shown in some treatment trials to improve nightmares associated w/ ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). It's still being studied, but is worth a try if someone has recurrent nightmares. It's not usually used for anxiety alone. ...Read more
I used to take Propanderol for PTSD anxiety, my new dr stopped because I was also taking prazosin for nightmares. Was this dangerous? It helped.
PTSD RX: Adrenalin blockers help PTSD responses and brain outputs. Propranolol is a beta blocker. Prazosin is an alpha blocker. They both can help. Prazosin may be more effective. Both can lower BP and make you tired, so hang in there. Your doc may be thinking caution is best. Stay in touch with her / him. ...Read more
Is there difference between Doxazosin & Prazosin?Doxa is 1x/day, I'd like to switch to Doxa but want same effect for PTSD, Vasodilation, anxiety, etc
Here are some ...: From reviewing numerous records of PTSD patients over the years, I have noticed Prazosin has been used to help effectively control PTSD-related symptoms. So, if there is not particular reason, stick with Prozosin, although both are in the same group as alpha-blockers for dilating smooth muscles of vessels, bladder neck, prostate urethra, vasa deferens, distal ureters... Talk with Doc for detail. ...Read more
I have ptsd & borderline personality disorder and breastfeed exclusively. Would prazosin be safe to take for my anxiety, insomnia and nightmares?
I have PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Is it OK to take trazodone, prazosin, buspar, and hydrochlorothiazide together?
BP meds PTSD: This is a complex issue. I specialize in BP issues and would be happy to do a 2nd opinion to get more information and then we can decide if it is OK. But in general can think good reason you cannot take them all together. I recommend going to drugs.com and look up drug interactions with these and any other over the counter things you are taking and then discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
No: Prazosin is very weak drugGet a more detailed answer ›
Pill splitting: In general we do not split capsules only solid pills. ...Read more
All: Wheather you feel or not all chemicals going into your system will have ist dose effect. ...Read more
How should dosing of prazosin be increased? Currently on 2mg/3x/day. Is it one additional pill per day (1/6 increase) or 3 additional (1/3 increase)?
Hope this helps: For Congestive Heart Failure Initial dose: 1 mg orally 2-3 times a day. Maintenance dose: 6-15 mg daily given in divided doses. For Hypertension Initial dose: 1 mg orally 2-3 times a day. Maintenance dose: 6-15 mg daily given in divided doses. For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Initial dose: 1 mg orally 2-3 times a day. Maintenance dose: 6-15 m ...Read more
Can Prazosin cause long term/permanent damage causing Sudden drops in BP years after discontinuing? I took it for 3 years then stopped with my dr help
Doubtful: however, your symptoms require ongoing exmanination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatmemt. Please consult your PCP or cardiologist. ...Read more
Are doses as high as 30 mg of prazosin ever used? I'll consult my pcp but the effect i get at 15 is ok but def not enough. Whats most you used?
15mg: The most I have sen used is 15mg not sure if 30mg would do much of a difference since to what I recall most of the receptors are affected with 15mg dose ...Read more
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