Re: Suggestions for anti anxiety medication
I'm on clonazepam, and it has worked wonders. I've been on it a while, but I don't remember any real side effects. I was taper on to it, so the initial grogginess wasn't bad.
Since I've been on it, I've had a few fairly minor anxiety/panic attacks, but not nearly as bad as in the past, and they are much further in between.
I was on xanax before that, but it was too short-acting, and I kept getting anxiety attacks, eventually bad enough that I couldn't work. I still struggle at times, and haven't recovered to the point where I can work yet (I also have depression, and a list of other big words doctors use to describe depression. lol).
Lets put it this way, a few years ago, I couldn't go into a gas station to buy a pack of smokes. About 2 years ago, I had my first art gallery showing, which was a trial and a half, but I made it. Last year I went out of state for a 5 day art class (which actually even suprised me).
This year, I leave next week for an internship for about 3 months at that same art school. To tell the truth, I'm not even sure I can do it, and I'm nervous as hell about it, but it's an opportunity to learn and work with argueably the best artist in my field (which is airbrush, in case the screen name wasn't obvious enough).
I can't say it's all thanks to the clonazepam, but it definitely was a big help.