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What Other Medications Are There To Treat Anxiety Disorders Except Xanax
Many: Benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, etc.); antidepressants with serotonin reuptake inhibition (e.g. Prozac, zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro, effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta, remeron, tofranil, parnate, nardil, etc.); beta blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, propranolol); serotonin1a receptor partial agonists (e.g. Buspar). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Is there any way i can get xanax (alprazolam) prescribed due to my anxiety disorder if i dont have insurance?
Hi I'm prescribed four 2mg Xanax a day and I just got a new job opportunity. Id like to keep my anxiety disorder discret b/c I'm afraid it could keep me from getting the job. If I stop taking them now will it show up in urine test in 5 days and also does
Taper: Your 2 mg per day would require informed tapering, to avoid withdrawal. And your anxiety symptoms will also return. Your best bet is to continue your prescribed medication, and if it shows up in a test, to simply establish that it is a prescribed medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?
I have anxiety disorder. Blood pressure was 140/90. Dr wanted me to go on BP meds. I tried 1/2 Xanax (alprazolam) it went down. Anxiety or high BP ? Any suggestio
Anxiety > HTN: The blood pressure mentioned is borderline hypertension. Have you taken your blood pressure when you were not anxious? I would first recommend cbt (cognitive behavior therapy) to learn how your thought can lead to anxiety. Coping skills can be learned. If your BP is persistently in the range of 140/90, medication may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i try stimulant for adhd? I am diagnosed & had strattera-ineffective. I also am diagnosed with anxiety disorder & take xanax (alprazolam). Is it safe?
Adhd & anxiety: It sounds like your problems is complex if you have both adhd and anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is not the best treatment of anxiety. It's a "quick fix" that changes nothing about your anxiety long term. It makes you feel good for a short while at the expense of addiction in the long run. Try to get off of it talking to your doc. Stimulants are recommended for adhd, but look also for other option- psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?
Xanax (alprazolam): I don't really recommend short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) for panic, they are associated with inter-dose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety , discuss the issue with your psychiatrist, otherwise the combination is ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off
Buspar (buspirone) : If you have generalized anxiety disorder consider Buspar (buspirone) It is non habit forming. Deplin is a methyfolate supplements which can make your medication more effective. You are going to need to be weaned off of Xanax since you have been on it for so long. For panic disorder consider klonopin which is a longer acting bbenzodiazipine like xanax. You may get less peaks and troughs ...Read more
Natural ways to treat anxiety disorder? Already tried alprazolam, fluoxetine and others which names I don't remember.
Psychotherapy: A variety of psychotherapies work for anxiety disorders, but they take a while to accomplish. There are herbal medications used for anxiety, like chamomile, valerian and green tea. A holistic health practitioner can probably better advise you as to those. Meditative techniques, mindfulness, therapeutic imagery, progressive muscle relaxation techniques and others also can be helpful. ...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
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