Other than Valium, what are the best anxiety/ panic disorder medications?

Anxiety meds. That depends. If the anxiety and panic is daily, long-term medications like the ssri and snri class of medications (sorry not enough space to spell it out!) may be the best option. If the symptoms are sporadic or rare, the benzodiazepines such as xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, valium, and Klonopin may be a better choice. Other options include beta blockers, gabapentin, clonidine, and buspirone.

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I have Panic Disorder, and take Valium (8mg/day) and Lexapro (escitalopram) (20mg/day). I drink coffee every morning. Seems to add to anxiety. Best to give it up?

Panic Disorder. I understand your need to have relief from Panic Disorder Using Valium with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Caffeine can increase Anxiety. Consider-Therapy, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga and Visual Imagery of National Parks See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication interaction and decreasing the dose. Read more...
Yes. Many patients who are highly anxious are very sensitive to coffee and products which have caffeine. In those cases it is usually recommended to minimize or even better, totally eliminate such products from your diet. There are also non-medication interventions that can be of benefit, such as meditation, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga. Hope this is helpful. All the best. Read more...
Worth a try. Caffeine can contribute to anxiety and nervousness. Frequently in treating a panic disorder , the patient and the doctor may do a trial of various types of medications as well as different dosage and meds that last longer or shorter than others. Sometimes various types of psychotherapy may also be useful. Read more...
Yes absolutly. Hi Terry see if you can switch to de caff. You already know that for you coffee makes your symptoms worse . Read more...