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What can I use for anxiety?

What can I use for anxiety?

Many options exist: There are a great variety of treatment options for anxiety. In general, most people get better with either psychotherapy, anti-anxiety medications, or some combination of both. The approach is very specific to the patient. Some people have no desire to engage in psychotherapy, and choose a meds-only approach. Others are medication averse and choose the opposite. Up to you and your doc to decide. ...Read more

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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


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What are some other anxiety medicines for long term use?

What are some other anxiety medicines for long term use?

Many options.: There are many medications that can be helpful for anxiety. In the long term, medications such as lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Prozac are possible options. Medications such as xanax, valium, and Ativan can be helpful in the short term but the body can build up tolerance over time, requiring increased doses. ...Read more

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How I can control my anxiety, without the use of medications?

How I can control my anxiety, without the use of medications?

Mindfulness or CBT: There are a variety of therapies and techniques that can help manage or alleviate anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) links thoughts, feelings, and actions such that you regain a sense of control of your anxiety. Mindfulness techniques and mindfulness based therapies also help. Techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery or meditation help. ...Read more

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What is the mildest benzo i could take for anxiety (for use at work)?

Klonopin or Buspar (buspirone): Your , best bet would be low dose klonopin. It is well tolerated, and not as addicting as xanax. Another option would be to take the non-benzo Buspar (buspirone) on a regular basis to ratchet down your anxiety, and this is very well tolerated. ...Read more

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Use to be social guy. Now anti social and lots of work. Leads to anxiety. Psych gave meds. Not into meds for psych issues. Other solutions to improve?

Use to be social guy. Now anti social and lots of work. Leads to anxiety. Psych gave meds. Not into meds for psych issues. Other solutions to improve?

Not meds alone: Medications alone will not solve this problem, yet your psychiatrist may have been trying to ease your way into working on this. You can also benefit from talk therapy with a psychologist/other psychotherapist to explore & deal with your anxieties and other possible issues. Working with such a therapist will allow you to develop specific ways of improving your situation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got anxiety is larazapam ok for me to use?

I've got anxiety is larazapam ok for me to use?

In the short term...: Lorazepam is from a family of drugs called Benzodiazepines. These can be very effective at taking away the unpleasant feeling of anxiety but do not address underlying causes. They can lead to addiction problems so most GPs will only prescribe them for short term use, if at all. Review with your GP, perhaps another medication is required, or check out https://depression.org.nz/get-better/ ...Read more

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Any experience/ advice on the use of 5htp for anxiety?

Talk to your doc: Anxiety is treated with medications, cognitive-behavioral therapy, exercise, mindfulness (yoga, meditation) and some homeopathic tx. Take a few minutes and write down your worries and what you can do to affect them. Fill out a standardized anxiety checklist like the beck anxiety inventory. Bring these to your primary doc, talk about tx options. Homeopathic isn't always safer, your doc can help. ...Read more

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What is the best benzo to use long term for severe anxiety?

What is the best benzo to use long term for severe anxiety?

Benzo = Short-term: All antidepressants, but particularly the ssris may be better for long term use since the older anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines, such as valium, Ativan and xanax (alprazolam) carry a risk of addiction or tolerance, thus not being as desirable. All have possible side effects, and i strongly recommend cbt therapy to learn skills to reduce or avoid drug tx. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are best anxiety medication daily use with no side effect on the market?

What are best anxiety medication daily use with no side effect on the market?

The best medication: for you is one that controls your symptoms with the fewest side effects. There is no drug - prescribed, OTC, naturopathic, homeopathic, or other- that has no potential side effects or adverse effects for everyone who takes them, including foods, caffeinated, 0-calorie & alcoholic beverages. Cognitive-Behavioral,Therapy, the mainstay of treating anxiety, has no side effects. Pills don't teach skill ...Read more

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Anxiety is it just another word doctors use we don't kno what's wrong with you ?

Anxiety: Anxiety disorders are diagnosed when u have anxiety symptoms and any possible medical causes are ruled out thru thorough physical exam & labs. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed Valium for short use it is helps me with my anxiety is there any medication with the same effect that i can use for long term.

I have been prescribed Valium for short use it is helps me with my anxiety is there any medication with the same effect that i can use for long term.

YES: For generalized anxiety, ssri medications (e.g., paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, etc.) can be used. These have a once-a-day dosing as opposed to valium, which is short-term and prescribed several times daily as needed for anxiety. Check dna metabolic pathway to determine best medicine for you. If you know the cause of anxiety, get behavioral therapy. If you don't , consider hypnotherapy or thought field therapy. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroxizine HCl 10 mg for anxiety?

Can I use hydroxizine HCl 10 mg for anxiety?

Yes: But there might be better alternative medications or even counseling. And it might be something more than just anxiety. I would really recommend seeing your mental health adviser for better information on whatever is causing your anxiety-like symptoms. ...Read more

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