hey guys, i need some advice. i have not had good experiences with taking daily anxiety medications. i really wish they would have worked out for me but like everyone knows, every pill works differently for every person. that's why there are so many out there. im not going to name the ones that have not worked for me but ive tried about 9 different ones to no avail. i am very sensitive to medications (any of them not just anxiety ones) and it seems like i always have side effects. if there is a list of 100 side effects, ill get 90 of them. i hate it. i know there are a lot of people on this board like that as well. im on my last nerve with anxiety. i have GAD and have had it for about 5 years now solid. sometimes its manageable and sometimes it completely controls my life.
i went to my doctor (new doctor, i just moved to a new city) and he says that with the amount of anxiety i have (every day) he does not feel comfortable perscribing me with something like xanax because i will be using it every day. i can see where he is coming from but i also feel like taking something just for panic attacks is the only thing that is going to work for me. does anyone have any suggestions? my doctor said i should see a psychiatrist and get a perscripton from him/her. anyone have any suggestions?