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I am on cymbalta for maj depressive disorder & want a natural anxiety alternative to xanax (alprazolam)?

Anxiety. Nothing well studied or fda approved so it is trial and error. Work with your doctor since some things clash. Safest: yogi, hypnosis with the goal of self hypnosis, energy psychology methods (emdr, tft, efm etc.) pill wise be careful. Some are helped by neu b calmd or homeopathics. Read more...
Xanax (alprazolam) You don't state how much xanax (alprazolam) you're taking or how long you've been on it -- it can be habituating, and should not be stopped suddenly. Psychotherapy is very helpful for anxiety, if moving towards tapering the xanax (alprazolam). Would give you tools that you could use forever, too! you could also consider using passion flower -- use cautiously with xanax (alprazolam) because the calming properties could be additive. Read more...
Behavioral Way. 1st learn more! see what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit.Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; acthttp://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit.Ly/wdsdnu. Read more...

I'm on cymbalta normally anxiety/depression free. I have break-throughs. My mom, who's a RN, will give me Xanax. How do u think Buspar (buspirone) will affect me?

Depends. I've used Buspar (buspirone) for patients with anxiety with varying success. Typically it's used as a regularly scheduled medication 3x a day & I've found success with this. Rarely I have used it on an as needed basis & found a few patients who have responded well. It's less potent than Xanax/Ativan but those also comes with less risk for abuse. I like to trial it at 5 mg 3x/day prn & increase as needed. . Read more...