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Old 07-21-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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Are there any anxiety meds that I could be prescribed for temporary use?

Hey everyone. Are there any anxiety medicines that I could ask my psychiatrist about that he might prescribe me to take when I get excessively paranoid or anxious and panicky? I have trazodone that I can but as far as I know, it is for insomnia and not paranoia. Any ideas?

 
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Re: Are there any anxiety meds that I could be prescribed for temporary use?

If your psychiatrist is anything like mine, he'll just tell you to take 2 of whatever it is you have.

 
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Re: Are there any anxiety meds that I could be prescribed for temporary use?

Yeah mine told me that if I can't sleep 1 hour after I have taken the trazodone to then take another. Thankfully, I have never had to do that.

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I hate to say this, but psychiatrists generally don't seem overly concerned about the patients. It's the therapists that do. I went to my psychiatrist telling him about some vacation plans I have and how I was worried that I would run out of my meds. He basically just told me to go to another pharmacy if mine wouldn't let me buy extra.

 
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Re: Are there any anxiety meds that I could be prescribed for temporary use?

Wow. That is weird. Most of the time a pharmacy will not let you get more meds than what is prescribed.

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Re: Are there any anxiety meds that I could be prescribed for temporary use?

I don't know if it helps paranoia or not, but I find Ativan to be very effective for when my anxiety gets very bad. You're not supposed to take it regularly -- and I don't -- but it helps tremendously when I'm feeling like the anxiety has taken over. It also helps me sleep if the worrying is keeping me up at night. So you may want to give it a try.

 
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Hey everyone. Are there any anxiety medicines that I could ask my psychiatrist about that he might prescribe me to take when I get excessively paranoid or anxious and panicky? I have trazodone that I can but as far as I know, it is for insomnia and not paranoia. Any ideas?
Of course there is. Xanax or Valium are both fast acting anti-anxiety meds. There's other drugs, also, in the benzodiazepine category you could take. You aren't supposed to take that class of drugs regularly (due to potential addiction) but only during acute attacks so it seems to be exactly what you are looking for. I take Valium to fly, which is my biggest panic attack trigger.

 
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