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Hey does any one no the best medication for anxiety im going to see doctor today few names of medecines would
hey does any one no the best medication for anxiety im going to see doctor today few names of medecines would be helpfull thanks Asked by Casey Klarr 1 year ago.

all benzo's are "highly addictive" drugs!!! trust me i have been there and done that! drugs like Ativan, Centrax, Dalmane, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Xanax are all benzo's! please try to stay away from them. i would suggest something that works just as well if not better like; Vistaril, Zoloft, Celexa, Trazodone, Prozac, Inderal, Tenormin, BuSpar. i have been on Vistiral for almost 2 years and the panic/anxiety is under control. i wish you all the best! take care! hugs, Lesli ~EDIT~i do NOT know why PB is getting thumbs down! it is only the truth! BENZO'S ARE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE! Answered by Brian Kerney 1 year ago.

A wide variety of anti-anxiety medications are currently available. No one is "the best". Each operates slightly differently in your system, fighting the causes of anxiety in slightly different ways. Because no two individuals have the same brain, everyone responds to these medications differently. Some people do well on Xanax, while others don't. Some people have lifestyles that prevent them from taking certain antianxiety medications. Some people have medical conditions that interfere. Some people don't take any antianxiety medications, but receive cognitive-behavioral therapy (statistically slightly better than meds, btw) instead. You should talk it over with a psychiatrist (not your general physician) to figure out what's best for you. Answered by Zelma Assad 1 year ago.

I would have to say Xanax as well. My fiance takes that because he has severe Anxiety. It really helps you to not feel anxious, however, there are a few drawbacks. 1) You are extremely tired all the time and all you will want to do is sleep. 2) They are very addictive and can be very hard to stop. You cannot stop taking this medication cold turkey or it can be very dangerous with possibilities of seizures and everything. 3) Eventually, like most medications, you become used to it and end up needing more and more of it to feel the same results. I would recommend it for people because it has helped my fiance soooo much, but whatever you do just be smart about it and try not to let it take control over your life. Answered by Merissa Siwiec 1 year ago.

My primary diagnosis is generlized anxiety disorder. I am severely anxious all the time (until now.) Zoloft has been a miracle for me with little to no side effects. Best of Luck!! Answered by Virgilio Below 1 year ago.

I have a suggestion .....Tell your doctor all your symptoms even if you have to write them down, it's O.K. it saves him/her time to make dx and then the doctor will either give you something or not .......Every BODY is different and what medication works for one may not work for you. You may have to try more than one sweetie, good luck and have a nice day. Answered by Kathie Bechel 1 year ago.

I take Lorazepam. And, it really works. If you trully have anxiety issues, this will take the knot right out of your stomach, and calm you down. And, you won't get sluggish or tired. Yet, if you abuse them ,and take to many, you will get tired and sluggish, and kinda feel groggy in the morning. But, I have been taking it for 3 years. The dr. put me on 1mg 3x a day. But, I dont take that much. I just stockpile it. Just remember it may take many differnt medicine changes and dosages to find the one for you. I am bipolar and dont take anything accept for these pills, and I am functioning fine. I wish you the best. Take care, Jaina Answered by Idella Sherk 1 year ago.

Buspar; Xanax, Valium, Ativan Answered by Tori Scharmann 1 year ago.

Xanax is addictive don't start it. It has ruined my life. The withdrawals are severe. Answered by Hedy Tkach 1 year ago.

i kill my worries with xanax. but i'm also addicted to them now. bad stuff and i'm aware of it Answered by Fonda Rozman 1 year ago.


Tell me what you think is the best anti-depresant drug available?
I have tried several: Lexipro, Cymbalta and could not stand the side effects. Got off both meds with doctor's care.I am taking the drug for depression following pregnancy loss and emergency hysterectomy. I am so hormonal and angry all the time. The doc just says let's try a new medicine, I need... Asked by Gale Hilz 1 year ago.

I have tried several: Lexipro, Cymbalta and could not stand the side effects. Got off both meds with doctor's care. I am taking the drug for depression following pregnancy loss and emergency hysterectomy. I am so hormonal and angry all the time. The doc just says let's try a new medicine, I need something that works without horrid side effects! Thanks for your opinion. Answered by Kristen Matuszewski 1 year ago.

you know, i cant tell you about the best ant-anexty drug, because it depends on the persons body, me im very senstives, to where your husband my not be, here are some drugs that are perscribed for anxeity Azaspirones: Azaspirones is a class of drug effective in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) It works gradually over 2 to 4 weeks. It doesn't have any harsh side-effects and doesn't seem to cause sedation, nor memory and balance problems. It has not been said to cause that "out of it!" feeling. It also does not potentate alcohol. Azaspirones work slowly and people should not switch to benzodiazepines immediately. Example medications: BuSpar BENZODIAZEPINES Benzodiazepines are highly effective against panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia. They are fast acting but can make you drowsy. Note: They can initiate withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Working with your doctor can always help to reduce this issue. The most commonly used benzodiazepine is Xanax. Other commonly used benzodiazepines are Klonopin and Valium. Your doctor will probably start you out taking a low dosage. Then your doctor will gradually increase the dosage until anxiety is controlled. It will usually be prescribed for a short period (maybe 2 to 4 weeks) and then stop them as soon as possible. The habit-forming potential is high. Long-term use is not recommended because it can lead to dependence and withdrawal reactions when stopped. Never stop taking a Benzodiazepines suddenly if you have been taking it for more than a couple weeks. Your doctor will help you taper off the medicine. Example medications: Ativan, Centrax, Dalmane, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Xanax BETA BLOCKERS Beta Blockers By reducing the effect of adrenaline, The Beta Blockers are used to calm certain anxiety symptoms such as shaking, palpitations and sweating all over yourself. However, they do reduce blood pressure and slow the heartbeat so always talk to your doctor about the entire picture. The medication is fast acting and non-habit forming but should not be taken with other preexisting medical conditions (e.g. asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, vascular diseases, hyperthyroidism and angina). Beta-blockers are not FDA approved for the treatment of anxiety but are generally used to do so. Never take a double dose. Example medications: Inderal, Tenormin TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS Tricyclics (TCAs) Tricyclics are a non-addictive medication used to treat depression, mood disorders, bulimia, narcolepsy and anxiety-related disorders. There are studies showing its effective in reducing panic attacks. TCAs work very similar to SSRIs. Although, they have been known to produce weight gain in people using them - they can be very helpful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. TCAs help to return the levels of neurotransmitters toward a normal state. Remember, Tricyclics are highly dangerous in overdose. Example medications: Adapin , Anafranil, Elavil, Janimine, Ludiomil, Pamelor, Pertofrane, Sinequan, Surmontil, Tofranil, Vivactil MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOIs) MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) MAOIs should rarely be used as first line treatment. Often, an MAOIs is indicated for patients who have failed to respond to some of the more commonly used drugs for depression and anxiety. It is then used in the treatment panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, other phobias, and hypochondriacal features. Depressed patients who are clinically characterized as having "atypical" or "nonedogenous" symptoms usually have a mix of anxiety and depression. This is when your doctor may issue an MAOIs. An issue that your doctor should talk to you about is the harsh interactions with many different foods and medications, wines and beer. Even cheese has Tyramine in it which will interact negatively with MAOIs. The specific foods & medications MUST be avoided while taking the drug. Other side-effects of MAOIs is a decrease in blood pressure, insomnia, moderate weight gain and reduced sexual response. Example medications: Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, Parnate SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SSRIs) Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Selective Serotonin Re-uptake inhibitors are the latest in the treatment of anxiety disorders. They are used in the treatment of panic disorder, depression, OCD and other challenges usually require one does per day. They are now the most widely used drugs on planet earth. Studies have show a great improvement in individuals using the medication. Some common side-effects do include nausea, sexual difficulties and nervousness. s Example medications: Celexa, Desryl, Fluvoxamine, Paxil, Prozac, Serzone, Zoloft , Lexapro SERETONIN-NONREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SNRIs) Serotonin-norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) – In addition to serotonin, SNRIs act on the brain chemical norepinephine. Example medications: Effexor & Wellbutrin ANTICONVULSANTS: Anticonvulsants were used for years in the treatment of epilepsy. Research has now shown anticonvulsants can be helpful in treating panic attacks and other psychiatric challenges and improve mood stabilization Example medications: Neurontin Valproic acid Other Sedatives/Hypnotics Sedative and hypnotics are drugs which slow down functions. Examples are: tranquilizers and sleeping pills. Their effects range from calming down anxiousness to promoting sleep. Benzodiazepines are sedative and hypnotics. (see Benzodiazepines) Example medications: Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, Rozerem The list of Anti-anxiety medications: Actual dosage must be determined by the physician. BENZODIAZEPINES Ativan (Lorazepam) Ativan is an anti-anxiety sedative in the Benzodiazepinesclass. It is used in the treatment for the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms. Some people suffering with insomnia due to anxiety may find this drug to be beneficial. The doctor may start you on 2 to 3 milligrams per day or at bedtime. Centrax Centrax is a Benzodiazepine which enhances the function of GABA and can help to calm the symptoms of General Anxiety GAD, Panic Disorder and Social Phobia. It is fast-acting and can make someone start to feel better within a couple days of treatment. Centrax and other benzodiazepines are potentially habit-forming and can cause drowsiness. Dalmane (Flurazepam) Dalmane is a Benzodiazepine and a hypnotic agent that can be used to treat some of the symptoms of anxiety - though it is also used in the treatment for insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep and/or nocturnal awakenings. Klonopin (Clonazepam) Klonopin is an anticonvulsant Benzodiazepine used primarily in the treatment of seizure disorder but may also be used in the treatment of panic disorder and depression. Klonopin tablets have a K-shaped perforation in them. It is believed to work because of its ability to enhance the activity of GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Librium (Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride ) Librium is a Benzodiazepine. It is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of they symptoms of anxiety. It can also be used for withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism. Paxipam (Halazepam) Paxipam is a Benzodiazepine used in the short-term treatment of anxiety. Doctors sometimes use it to relieve anxiety before surgery as well as the control of agitation used by alcohol withdrawal. Halazepam is not commercially available in the United States. Restoril (Temazepam ) Restoril is a Benzodiazepine used in the treatment of insomnia and sometimes used as a hypnotic sedative to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Serax (Oxazepam) Serax is one of the first benzodiazepines. It is used in the short-term management of anxiety, tension, irritability, agitation and anxiety associated with depression. Tranxene (Also known as Clorazepate and Azene) Tranxene is a Benzodiazepine used in the short-term treatment of anxiety, nervousness and tension associated with an anxiety disorder. It has also been used to relieve the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal as well as certain types of seizures. Tranxene works by balancing the chemicals that cause anxiety, withdrawal symptoms and seizures. The usual dosage your doctor might prescribe is 30 milligrams in small doses. Xanax (Alprazolam) Xanax is a Benzodiazepine used in the short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety, nervousness, tension (related to anxiety) and may be used to treat panic and depression. It has been also prescribed to help tremor, agoraphobia and certain symptoms of PMS. Xanax doesn't stay as long in your body as Valium does. BETA BLOCKERS Inderal (Propranolol) Inderal is a beta blocker used in the management of symptoms in anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and aggressive behavior. It can also be used in the treatment of various medical problems such as high blood pressure, migraines, irregular heartbeats and to prevent a second heart attack. Tenormin (Atenolol) Because Tenormin is a beta blocker used in the management of symptoms in anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and aggressive behavior. It can also be used in the treatment of various medical problems such as high blood pressure, migraines, irregular heartbeats and to prevent a second heart attack, This specific drug can also be prescribed to help treat abnormally rapid heart rhythms and stimulate the pace of the heart. Azaspirones BuSpar BuSpar is an antianxietyAzaspirone medication that has some of the properties of a Benzodiazepine It is used for the short-term relief of generaliz Answered by Cherry Massaro 1 year ago.

The hysterectomy is going to give you horrible side effects!!! The hormones change drastically, especially considering what your age may be. I assume you are young because you had a baby. Celexa- works great, I tool it and it worked! Problem was I lost my sex drive completely! I can not handle that, if that is okay with you than I would try that first. A low dose 20 mg should be plenty. Paxil- seemed to work pretty good, with no side effects. Always try to stay on a low dose of any antidepressant. Sounds to me you need an anti-anxiety pill for all the effects of the hysterectomy. Hope this helps! Answered by Noella Dratch 1 year ago.

Your sadness is understandable. So glad you're seeking Dr.'s care. Personally, I've never had problems with Zoloft and it's now available in generic. Its effects seemed strengthened when taking hormone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, trial-and-err with the psych drugs is the only way to find the medication that works for YOUR BODY. Answered by Thea Dechart 1 year ago.

I've tried numerous medications and had given up on meds for years. I too hated the side effects. Unfortionatly my depression didn't give up on me. After my fourth visit to the psych ward I was transfered to a different hospital (I wasn't happy about ir at the time)which turned out to be the best thing for me. The doc's there convinced me to try meds again. They tried me on Welbutrin. It was a vast improvement. Answered by Judith Pitstick 1 year ago.

Zoloft. Prooved Answered by Priscila Bondanza 1 year ago.

zoloft works for me www.dailystrength.org theres tons of people on there who have lost what you have...if you even need people to talk to, theyre there. that website has helped me more than any drug. Just talking to people who really care and who know exactly what you have/are going through....good luck and im so sorry Answered by Tyrone Apadoca 1 year ago.


Can Vicoden treat Anxiety disorder?
I have very severe anxiety disorder, and have been put on anti anxiety meds but they put me in such a fogg I can't function!I recently injured my neck and was prescribed vicoden. When I took it, I found it didn't put me in a fogg and it made me calm.I do realize it is addictive, and I am not one to... Asked by Cody Szalay 1 year ago.

I have very severe anxiety disorder, and have been put on anti anxiety meds but they put me in such a fogg I can't function! I recently injured my neck and was prescribed vicoden. When I took it, I found it didn't put me in a fogg and it made me calm. I do realize it is addictive, and I am not one to abuse medication by any means. But I strongly feel that the vicoden is a better alternative. So I'm wondering, is vicoden also used to treat anxiety? Thanks for the non-judgmental answers :) Answered by Rogelio Lucario 1 year ago.

No, It can't. But there are several others. Looking for the best anti anxiety medication that they can use to make themselves better. For this, there are tons of different medication drugs that are now capable of providing such help. With regards to anti anxiety, there are now numerous medication drugs that are capable of getting the job done. As a result of these different drugs, people now have a number of options that they can choose from. Here are just some of the drugs that help treat the disorder: • Ativan – Used to treat anxiety and depression. This drug is really a benzodiazepine and can increase the quantity of GABA in your body. • BuSpar – An anxiolytic that has been developed for anxiety and insomnia. • Celexa – One of the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) that has been created to treat anxiety and depression. • Centrax- A benzodiazepine that treats the disorder. • Cymbalta – Helps treat depression, fibromyalgia, and peripheral neuropathy. • Dalmane- This drug can be used for a short time period (7-10 days) so that anxiety and insomnia can be treated. It is recognized as a hypnotic and a sedative. • Desyrel- Because it functions by balancing serotonin levels in the body, this drug helps treat anxiety and depression. • Effexor- Treats depression, nervousness, and anxiety. This drug is considered as a SNRI (Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) • Elavin- A tricyclic drug that works by balancing the neurotransmitters in the brain. As such, it is used to treat anxiety and depression. • Klonopin- A benzodiazepine that works by growing GABA. It is used for anxiety, attacks and seizures. • Lexapro- A SSRI drug that is used to deal with nervousness, depression and anxiety. • Librium- Just like Klonopin, this is a benzodiazepine drug that grows GABA. It is used to handle anxiety, fear, and acute alcohol withdrawal. • Norpramin- A tricyclic drug that is used to treat anxiety and depression. • Pamelor- Another tricyclic drug best known for treating depression and anxiety. • Paxil CR- A SSRI drug that is being used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder, and panic attacks. • Paxipam – A benzodiazepine that is used to treat the disorder. • Prozac- A SSRI drug used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety, Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder, and bulimia. • Remeron- Medication for depression and the disorder. • Serax- A benzodiazepine drug for treating anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. • Tofranil- A tricyclic drug that functions by restoring the correct norepinephrine levels in the body. It is used to treat depression, anxiety, and even nighttime bedwetting amongst little children. • Tranxene SD- A benzodiazepine drug used for treating seizures, anxiety, and acute alcohol withdrawal. • Valium- Although it is recognized as benzodiazepine, it is being used to treat muscle spasms, acute alcohol withdrawal, seizures, and anxiety. It also works as a medical sedative. • Vistaril- A drug used for a short time period to treat nervousness, tension, allergies, and anxiety. • Xanax- Another benzodiazepine drug that handles panic attacks and anxiety disorders. • Zoloft- A SSRI drug that treats anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, social anxiety, anxiety attacks, and Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder. Answered by Carson Enamorado 1 year ago.

NO.. Its just for pain. Its really powerful and easy to get addicted to. Addicts take it to feel that same spacing out.. You should talk to your Dr. about your anxiety meds feeling. Maybe there is something else you could take. .... Not to be mean or anything, BUT most addicts never really started about being someone who gets addicted. Most start to just feel better and get sucked into the vicious cycle of abuse/dependency. Answered by Eugene Cordovi 1 year ago.

No it's not, but side effects are sedation and euphoria so that is why you felt less anxious. You are right that it is addictive and so are the anti-anxiety drugs like Ativan and Xanax. Not meant for long term use. Cognitive behavior therapy and meditation are helpful too. Answered by Lasandra Northouse 1 year ago.

I have read some litterature about panic attacks. But they allways seem to have a more scientific approach and that is nothing I need in my struggle to survive those horrible panic attacks. This is a "hand on" and very practical book. I felt it was written to me. I am sure that you are going to feel the same. Joe Barry writes exactly how I think. The examples are perfectly described. And the method is genius. I recommend this book and thanks Joe Barry for writing it. It changes your life Answered by Sarina Hornlein 1 year ago.

No, Vicodin is a strong pain reliever, and it doesn't relieve anxiety. In addition to the answers above, I do believe Luvox is one to ease anxiety disorders. I've found that Luvox is extremely similar to Zoloft, which is why I figured I'd say something. Answered by Tracie Grove 1 year ago.

Vicodin. And no, it is a narcotic pain med. It will likely get you addicted adding to your problems Answered by Saul Petrey 1 year ago.

Naw you gonna get addicted.. Answered by Manie Dubre 1 year ago.


Celexa anxiety help please?
Took 20 mg of celexa two hours ago. Having bad anxiety and dizzy. How can I help it? Asked by Soledad Vickroy 1 year ago.

Celexa is an SSRI antidepressant. These drugs are for depression not anxiety, for them to work they have to be taken daily, and the effect apears only 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. So Celexa will not help at all if you take only one. Your symptoms are side effects they will go away rapidly. If you want to take an anti-anxiety drug the most common are: Ativan, Centrax, Dalmane, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Valium, Xanax Answered by Joeann Mcaninch 1 year ago.


Hey does any one no the best medication for anxiety im going to see doctor today few names of medecines would
hey does any one no the best medication for anxiety im going to see doctor today few names of medecines would be helpfull thanks Asked by Melva Zien 1 year ago.

all benzo's are "highly addictive" drugs!!! trust me i have been there and done that! drugs like Ativan, Centrax, Dalmane, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Xanax are all benzo's! please try to stay away from them. i would suggest something that works just as well if not better like; Vistaril, Zoloft, Celexa, Trazodone, Prozac, Inderal, Tenormin, BuSpar. i have been on Vistiral for almost 2 years and the panic/anxiety is under control. i wish you all the best! take care! hugs, Lesli ~EDIT~i do NOT know why PB is getting thumbs down! it is only the truth! BENZO'S ARE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE! Answered by Lavada Mccloe 1 year ago.

A wide variety of anti-anxiety medications are currently available. No one is "the best". Each operates slightly differently in your system, fighting the causes of anxiety in slightly different ways. Because no two individuals have the same brain, everyone responds to these medications differently. Some people do well on Xanax, while others don't. Some people have lifestyles that prevent them from taking certain antianxiety medications. Some people have medical conditions that interfere. Some people don't take any antianxiety medications, but receive cognitive-behavioral therapy (statistically slightly better than meds, btw) instead. You should talk it over with a psychiatrist (not your general physician) to figure out what's best for you. Answered by Leo Ogutu 1 year ago.

I would have to say Xanax as well. My fiance takes that because he has severe Anxiety. It really helps you to not feel anxious, however, there are a few drawbacks. 1) You are extremely tired all the time and all you will want to do is sleep. 2) They are very addictive and can be very hard to stop. You cannot stop taking this medication cold turkey or it can be very dangerous with possibilities of seizures and everything. 3) Eventually, like most medications, you become used to it and end up needing more and more of it to feel the same results. I would recommend it for people because it has helped my fiance soooo much, but whatever you do just be smart about it and try not to let it take control over your life. Answered by Kristin Masch 1 year ago.

My primary diagnosis is generlized anxiety disorder. I am severely anxious all the time (until now.) Zoloft has been a miracle for me with little to no side effects. Best of Luck!! Answered by Jane Clowney 1 year ago.

I have a suggestion .....Tell your doctor all your symptoms even if you have to write them down, it's O.K. it saves him/her time to make dx and then the doctor will either give you something or not .......Every BODY is different and what medication works for one may not work for you. You may have to try more than one sweetie, good luck and have a nice day. Answered by Elnora Ferbrache 1 year ago.

I take Lorazepam. And, it really works. If you trully have anxiety issues, this will take the knot right out of your stomach, and calm you down. And, you won't get sluggish or tired. Yet, if you abuse them ,and take to many, you will get tired and sluggish, and kinda feel groggy in the morning. But, I have been taking it for 3 years. The dr. put me on 1mg 3x a day. But, I dont take that much. I just stockpile it. Just remember it may take many differnt medicine changes and dosages to find the one for you. I am bipolar and dont take anything accept for these pills, and I am functioning fine. I wish you the best. Take care, Jaina Answered by Mirtha Huntsberry 1 year ago.

Buspar; Xanax, Valium, Ativan Answered by Edgardo Naidu 1 year ago.

Xanax is addictive don't start it. It has ruined my life. The withdrawals are severe. Answered by Mariano Pattillo 1 year ago.

i kill my worries with xanax. but i'm also addicted to them now. bad stuff and i'm aware of it Answered by Benton Coombs 1 year ago.


Tell me what you think is the best anti-depresant drug available?
I have tried several: Lexipro, Cymbalta and could not stand the side effects. Got off both meds with doctor's care.I am taking the drug for depression following pregnancy loss and emergency hysterectomy. I am so hormonal and angry all the time. The doc just says let's try a new medicine, I need... Asked by Hye Underdown 1 year ago.

I have tried several: Lexipro, Cymbalta and could not stand the side effects. Got off both meds with doctor's care. I am taking the drug for depression following pregnancy loss and emergency hysterectomy. I am so hormonal and angry all the time. The doc just says let's try a new medicine, I need something that works without horrid side effects! Thanks for your opinion. Answered by Delorse Luthe 1 year ago.

you know, i cant tell you about the best ant-anexty drug, because it depends on the persons body, me im very senstives, to where your husband my not be, here are some drugs that are perscribed for anxeity Azaspirones: Azaspirones is a class of drug effective in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) It works gradually over 2 to 4 weeks. It doesn't have any harsh side-effects and doesn't seem to cause sedation, nor memory and balance problems. It has not been said to cause that "out of it!" feeling. It also does not potentate alcohol. Azaspirones work slowly and people should not switch to benzodiazepines immediately. Example medications: BuSpar BENZODIAZEPINES Benzodiazepines are highly effective against panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia. They are fast acting but can make you drowsy. Note: They can initiate withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Working with your doctor can always help to reduce this issue. The most commonly used benzodiazepine is Xanax. Other commonly used benzodiazepines are Klonopin and Valium. Your doctor will probably start you out taking a low dosage. Then your doctor will gradually increase the dosage until anxiety is controlled. It will usually be prescribed for a short period (maybe 2 to 4 weeks) and then stop them as soon as possible. The habit-forming potential is high. Long-term use is not recommended because it can lead to dependence and withdrawal reactions when stopped. Never stop taking a Benzodiazepines suddenly if you have been taking it for more than a couple weeks. Your doctor will help you taper off the medicine. Example medications: Ativan, Centrax, Dalmane, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Xanax BETA BLOCKERS Beta Blockers By reducing the effect of adrenaline, The Beta Blockers are used to calm certain anxiety symptoms such as shaking, palpitations and sweating all over yourself. However, they do reduce blood pressure and slow the heartbeat so always talk to your doctor about the entire picture. The medication is fast acting and non-habit forming but should not be taken with other preexisting medical conditions (e.g. asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, vascular diseases, hyperthyroidism and angina). Beta-blockers are not FDA approved for the treatment of anxiety but are generally used to do so. Never take a double dose. Example medications: Inderal, Tenormin TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS Tricyclics (TCAs) Tricyclics are a non-addictive medication used to treat depression, mood disorders, bulimia, narcolepsy and anxiety-related disorders. There are studies showing its effective in reducing panic attacks. TCAs work very similar to SSRIs. Although, they have been known to produce weight gain in people using them - they can be very helpful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. TCAs help to return the levels of neurotransmitters toward a normal state. Remember, Tricyclics are highly dangerous in overdose. Example medications: Adapin , Anafranil, Elavil, Janimine, Ludiomil, Pamelor, Pertofrane, Sinequan, Surmontil, Tofranil, Vivactil MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOIs) MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) MAOIs should rarely be used as first line treatment. Often, an MAOIs is indicated for patients who have failed to respond to some of the more commonly used drugs for depression and anxiety. It is then used in the treatment panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, other phobias, and hypochondriacal features. Depressed patients who are clinically characterized as having "atypical" or "nonedogenous" symptoms usually have a mix of anxiety and depression. This is when your doctor may issue an MAOIs. An issue that your doctor should talk to you about is the harsh interactions with many different foods and medications, wines and beer. Even cheese has Tyramine in it which will interact negatively with MAOIs. The specific foods & medications MUST be avoided while taking the drug. Other side-effects of MAOIs is a decrease in blood pressure, insomnia, moderate weight gain and reduced sexual response. Example medications: Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, Parnate SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SSRIs) Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Selective Serotonin Re-uptake inhibitors are the latest in the treatment of anxiety disorders. They are used in the treatment of panic disorder, depression, OCD and other challenges usually require one does per day. They are now the most widely used drugs on planet earth. Studies have show a great improvement in individuals using the medication. Some common side-effects do include nausea, sexual difficulties and nervousness. s Example medications: Celexa, Desryl, Fluvoxamine, Paxil, Prozac, Serzone, Zoloft , Lexapro SERETONIN-NONREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SNRIs) Serotonin-norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) – In addition to serotonin, SNRIs act on the brain chemical norepinephine. Example medications: Effexor & Wellbutrin ANTICONVULSANTS: Anticonvulsants were used for years in the treatment of epilepsy. Research has now shown anticonvulsants can be helpful in treating panic attacks and other psychiatric challenges and improve mood stabilization Example medications: Neurontin Valproic acid Other Sedatives/Hypnotics Sedative and hypnotics are drugs which slow down functions. Examples are: tranquilizers and sleeping pills. Their effects range from calming down anxiousness to promoting sleep. Benzodiazepines are sedative and hypnotics. (see Benzodiazepines) Example medications: Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, Rozerem The list of Anti-anxiety medications: Actual dosage must be determined by the physician. BENZODIAZEPINES Ativan (Lorazepam) Ativan is an anti-anxiety sedative in the Benzodiazepinesclass. It is used in the treatment for the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms. Some people suffering with insomnia due to anxiety may find this drug to be beneficial. The doctor may start you on 2 to 3 milligrams per day or at bedtime. Centrax Centrax is a Benzodiazepine which enhances the function of GABA and can help to calm the symptoms of General Anxiety GAD, Panic Disorder and Social Phobia. It is fast-acting and can make someone start to feel better within a couple days of treatment. Centrax and other benzodiazepines are potentially habit-forming and can cause drowsiness. Dalmane (Flurazepam) Dalmane is a Benzodiazepine and a hypnotic agent that can be used to treat some of the symptoms of anxiety - though it is also used in the treatment for insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep and/or nocturnal awakenings. Klonopin (Clonazepam) Klonopin is an anticonvulsant Benzodiazepine used primarily in the treatment of seizure disorder but may also be used in the treatment of panic disorder and depression. Klonopin tablets have a K-shaped perforation in them. It is believed to work because of its ability to enhance the activity of GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Librium (Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride ) Librium is a Benzodiazepine. It is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of they symptoms of anxiety. It can also be used for withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism. Paxipam (Halazepam) Paxipam is a Benzodiazepine used in the short-term treatment of anxiety. Doctors sometimes use it to relieve anxiety before surgery as well as the control of agitation used by alcohol withdrawal. Halazepam is not commercially available in the United States. Restoril (Temazepam ) Restoril is a Benzodiazepine used in the treatment of insomnia and sometimes used as a hypnotic sedative to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Serax (Oxazepam) Serax is one of the first benzodiazepines. It is used in the short-term management of anxiety, tension, irritability, agitation and anxiety associated with depression. Tranxene (Also known as Clorazepate and Azene) Tranxene is a Benzodiazepine used in the short-term treatment of anxiety, nervousness and tension associated with an anxiety disorder. It has also been used to relieve the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal as well as certain types of seizures. Tranxene works by balancing the chemicals that cause anxiety, withdrawal symptoms and seizures. The usual dosage your doctor might prescribe is 30 milligrams in small doses. Xanax (Alprazolam) Xanax is a Benzodiazepine used in the short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety, nervousness, tension (related to anxiety) and may be used to treat panic and depression. It has been also prescribed to help tremor, agoraphobia and certain symptoms of PMS. Xanax doesn't stay as long in your body as Valium does. BETA BLOCKERS Inderal (Propranolol) Inderal is a beta blocker used in the management of symptoms in anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and aggressive behavior. It can also be used in the treatment of various medical problems such as high blood pressure, migraines, irregular heartbeats and to prevent a second heart attack. Tenormin (Atenolol) Because Tenormin is a beta blocker used in the management of symptoms in anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and aggressive behavior. It can also be used in the treatment of various medical problems such as high blood pressure, migraines, irregular heartbeats and to prevent a second heart attack, This specific drug can also be prescribed to help treat abnormally rapid heart rhythms and stimulate the pace of the heart. Azaspirones BuSpar BuSpar is an antianxietyAzaspirone medication that has some of the properties of a Benzodiazepine It is used for the short-term relief of generaliz Answered by Karlyn Bravata 1 year ago.

The hysterectomy is going to give you horrible side effects!!! The hormones change drastically, especially considering what your age may be. I assume you are young because you had a baby. Celexa- works great, I tool it and it worked! Problem was I lost my sex drive completely! I can not handle that, if that is okay with you than I would try that first. A low dose 20 mg should be plenty. Paxil- seemed to work pretty good, with no side effects. Always try to stay on a low dose of any antidepressant. Sounds to me you need an anti-anxiety pill for all the effects of the hysterectomy. Hope this helps! Answered by Trinity Mulliniks 1 year ago.

Your sadness is understandable. So glad you're seeking Dr.'s care. Personally, I've never had problems with Zoloft and it's now available in generic. Its effects seemed strengthened when taking hormone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, trial-and-err with the psych drugs is the only way to find the medication that works for YOUR BODY. Answered by Rima Bamberger 1 year ago.

I've tried numerous medications and had given up on meds for years. I too hated the side effects. Unfortionatly my depression didn't give up on me. After my fourth visit to the psych ward I was transfered to a different hospital (I wasn't happy about ir at the time)which turned out to be the best thing for me. The doc's there convinced me to try meds again. They tried me on Welbutrin. It was a vast improvement. Answered by Piper Giantonio 1 year ago.

Zoloft. Prooved Answered by Kala Anadio 1 year ago.

zoloft works for me www.dailystrength.org theres tons of people on there who have lost what you have...if you even need people to talk to, theyre there. that website has helped me more than any drug. Just talking to people who really care and who know exactly what you have/are going through....good luck and im so sorry Answered by Rubie Fern 1 year ago.


Can Vicoden treat Anxiety disorder?
I have very severe anxiety disorder, and have been put on anti anxiety meds but they put me in such a fogg I can't function!I recently injured my neck and was prescribed vicoden. When I took it, I found it didn't put me in a fogg and it made me calm.I do realize it is addictive, and I am not one to... Asked by Ezra Oberloh 1 year ago.

I have very severe anxiety disorder, and have been put on anti anxiety meds but they put me in such a fogg I can't function! I recently injured my neck and was prescribed vicoden. When I took it, I found it didn't put me in a fogg and it made me calm. I do realize it is addictive, and I am not one to abuse medication by any means. But I strongly feel that the vicoden is a better alternative. So I'm wondering, is vicoden also used to treat anxiety? Thanks for the non-judgmental answers :) Answered by Dagny Herington 1 year ago.

No, It can't. But there are several others. Looking for the best anti anxiety medication that they can use to make themselves better. For this, there are tons of different medication drugs that are now capable of providing such help. With regards to anti anxiety, there are now numerous medication drugs that are capable of getting the job done. As a result of these different drugs, people now have a number of options that they can choose from. Here are just some of the drugs that help treat the disorder: • Ativan – Used to treat anxiety and depression. This drug is really a benzodiazepine and can increase the quantity of GABA in your body. • BuSpar – An anxiolytic that has been developed for anxiety and insomnia. • Celexa – One of the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) that has been created to treat anxiety and depression. • Centrax- A benzodiazepine that treats the disorder. • Cymbalta – Helps treat depression, fibromyalgia, and peripheral neuropathy. • Dalmane- This drug can be used for a short time period (7-10 days) so that anxiety and insomnia can be treated. It is recognized as a hypnotic and a sedative. • Desyrel- Because it functions by balancing serotonin levels in the body, this drug helps treat anxiety and depression. • Effexor- Treats depression, nervousness, and anxiety. This drug is considered as a SNRI (Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) • Elavin- A tricyclic drug that works by balancing the neurotransmitters in the brain. As such, it is used to treat anxiety and depression. • Klonopin- A benzodiazepine that works by growing GABA. It is used for anxiety, attacks and seizures. • Lexapro- A SSRI drug that is used to deal with nervousness, depression and anxiety. • Librium- Just like Klonopin, this is a benzodiazepine drug that grows GABA. It is used to handle anxiety, fear, and acute alcohol withdrawal. • Norpramin- A tricyclic drug that is used to treat anxiety and depression. • Pamelor- Another tricyclic drug best known for treating depression and anxiety. • Paxil CR- A SSRI drug that is being used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder, and panic attacks. • Paxipam – A benzodiazepine that is used to treat the disorder. • Prozac- A SSRI drug used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety, Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder, and bulimia. • Remeron- Medication for depression and the disorder. • Serax- A benzodiazepine drug for treating anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. • Tofranil- A tricyclic drug that functions by restoring the correct norepinephrine levels in the body. It is used to treat depression, anxiety, and even nighttime bedwetting amongst little children. • Tranxene SD- A benzodiazepine drug used for treating seizures, anxiety, and acute alcohol withdrawal. • Valium- Although it is recognized as benzodiazepine, it is being used to treat muscle spasms, acute alcohol withdrawal, seizures, and anxiety. It also works as a medical sedative. • Vistaril- A drug used for a short time period to treat nervousness, tension, allergies, and anxiety. • Xanax- Another benzodiazepine drug that handles panic attacks and anxiety disorders. • Zoloft- A SSRI drug that treats anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, social anxiety, anxiety attacks, and Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder. Answered by Marva Gihring 1 year ago.

NO.. Its just for pain. Its really powerful and easy to get addicted to. Addicts take it to feel that same spacing out.. You should talk to your Dr. about your anxiety meds feeling. Maybe there is something else you could take. .... Not to be mean or anything, BUT most addicts never really started about being someone who gets addicted. Most start to just feel better and get sucked into the vicious cycle of abuse/dependency. Answered by Melva Buckland 1 year ago.

No it's not, but side effects are sedation and euphoria so that is why you felt less anxious. You are right that it is addictive and so are the anti-anxiety drugs like Ativan and Xanax. Not meant for long term use. Cognitive behavior therapy and meditation are helpful too. Answered by Sherill Sweezer 1 year ago.

I have read some litterature about panic attacks. But they allways seem to have a more scientific approach and that is nothing I need in my struggle to survive those horrible panic attacks. This is a "hand on" and very practical book. I felt it was written to me. I am sure that you are going to feel the same. Joe Barry writes exactly how I think. The examples are perfectly described. And the method is genius. I recommend this book and thanks Joe Barry for writing it. It changes your life Answered by Francisco Grusenmeyer 1 year ago.

No, Vicodin is a strong pain reliever, and it doesn't relieve anxiety. In addition to the answers above, I do believe Luvox is one to ease anxiety disorders. I've found that Luvox is extremely similar to Zoloft, which is why I figured I'd say something. Answered by Daysi Clothey 1 year ago.

Vicodin. And no, it is a narcotic pain med. It will likely get you addicted adding to your problems Answered by Ora Manfred 1 year ago.

Naw you gonna get addicted.. Answered by Trena Knaus 1 year ago.


Celexa anxiety help please?
Took 20 mg of celexa two hours ago. Having bad anxiety and dizzy. How can I help it? Asked by Fe Fang 1 year ago.

Celexa is an SSRI antidepressant. These drugs are for depression not anxiety, for them to work they have to be taken daily, and the effect apears only 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. So Celexa will not help at all if you take only one. Your symptoms are side effects they will go away rapidly. If you want to take an anti-anxiety drug the most common are: Ativan, Centrax, Dalmane, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Valium, Xanax Answered by Richard Engquist 1 year ago.


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