Recurrence possible. If benzodiazepines are preventing or minimizing panic attacks, coming off them can bring on a recurrence of symptoms. There can be a physical dependency on this medication and abruptly stopping them can cause withdrawal anxiety or panic symptoms. It is often helpful to gradually taper them or switch to a long acting version and then taper it, in order to avoid or minimize such symptoms.
Benzo. Sure, due to withdrawal as well as recurrence of original anxiety it was treating.
I keep on getting panic attacks, and Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't really help. What other benzodiazepine should I try that might help me? Thank you, please help!
Not a benzo. Better treatment for panic attacks would not be another benzodiazepine, but probably an ssri such as celexa, zoloft, or even prozac. Other antidepressants such as Effexor (venlafaxine) may prevent panic attacks also. Thought they can help when appropriately dosed, benzodiazepines are a temporary solution because tolerance may develop. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an important part of treatment also.
Is there such thing as a non sedating benzodiazepine? Or something that can prevent panic attacks without sedating me? I take Xanax (alprazolam) and it sedates me
Propranolol. Propranolol is used by millions world wide for performance anxiety and panic disorder. It is a heart medication and blunts the physical response to the mental feeling of stress. It is not addicting or sedating.
Tranquilizers. Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers and drowsiness is one of their effects. Perhaps a very light dose will calm you without sedating you. Discuss this with your physician or psychiatrist.
Which is the best benzodiazepine to be given in case of hypertension due to anxiety and panic attacks, the doc said lexotanil is it the best?
There is no 'best' If you tr. Ust the Dr, let them use the drug they know well, but watch carefully for side effects and report them ASAP. The choices for short term anxiety are not very different from each other. All are not good for long term or w/ other drugs or alcohol. Seek CBT psychotherapy to learn skills to lower anxiety. It works best long term!