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Old 07-15-2005, 07:15 AM   #1
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what do you take for anxiety?

Do any of you take anxiety meds in addition to mood stabilizers/AD's? If so, which ones?

I've just been incredibly on edge lately, and need to talk to my doc about it. I hate to take another med, but I am so tired of getting to a party or something and turning into a red-faced, sweaty mess. (It never used to happen--weird, huh?)

--Catie

 
Old 07-15-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

I take Klonopin for and anti-anxiety. I usually take one .5mg tablet 4 times a day. Sometimes I have to take more, depending on how my day is going.
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

Is Klonopin addicting?

 
Old 07-16-2005, 09:40 PM   #4
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

Any benzo is addictive. Klonopin taken on a regular basis is especially addictive. Trust me on this one, I had a neuro that decided that I needed to be on 4 mg of Klonopin per day. It turned me into a zombie. I am now down to 2 mg at bedtime and then if I have a panic attack I can take another during the day as needed. But talk to your doc. Try deeep breathing exercises. I have also found that cleaning my house eases my anxiety. My mother in law would be proud. Kim

 
Old 07-19-2005, 08:43 AM   #5
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Catie
Do any of you take anxiety meds in addition to mood stabilizers/AD's? If so, which ones?

I've just been incredibly on edge lately, and need to talk to my doc about it. I hate to take another med, but I am so tired of getting to a party or something and turning into a red-faced, sweaty mess. (It never used to happen--weird, huh?)

--Catie
Hi Catie,
Over a year ago, I was talking to my BPDoctor about anxiety and panic
attacks I was having. He started naming off different meds.,
and when he came to ' Lexapro ', I told him that my GF's Mom was taking
IT, and she was better in just a few days.

So, after telling him this, he asked if I would like to try it, (I agreed !),
so, he wrote out the script. for ' Lexapro ' !!
I take 10mgs., at night, and I could tell an immediate
difference, in less than a week !

My Hubby calls Lexapro my miracle med. ! Maybe you could talk to your
BPDoctor about this !
Hope this helps...,

I hope you are better soon,
Take Care..,
Gee Gee

 
Old 07-19-2005, 10:57 AM   #6
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

Gee Gee,
It's funny, I hadn't read your post until now, but I just got back from the doc and he prescribed lexapro. God, I hope it works.

But I am TERRIFIED of more weight gain--I've gained 40 pounds over the past few years and I cannot gain any more, I just cannot.

Did it make you gain weight?

Also, have you noticed a change in libido? I'm really scared about that, too.

Maybe it's just the anxiety, but I'm really upset about having to take this, and about what effects it will have.

--Catie

 
Old 07-19-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

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Originally Posted by Catie
Gee Gee,
It's funny, I hadn't read your post until now, but I just got back from the doc and he prescribed lexapro. God, I hope it works.

But I am TERRIFIED of more weight gain--I've gained 40 pounds over the past few years and I cannot gain any more, I just cannot.

Did it make you gain weight?

Also, have you noticed a change in libido? I'm really scared about that, too.

Maybe it's just the anxiety, but I'm really upset about having to take this, and about what effects it will have.

--Catie
WOW ! This is funny ! I hope it works TOO !
Try not to be upset about weight gain, no..., I haven't gained weight, from
being on Lexapro.
What dosage are you taking ?

We'll skip this one..., on to the next one....,

I really don't understand why you are so upset about taking Lexapro...,
I hope you will think positive, that usually helps..,

Please Take Care..,
Gee Gee

 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:30 PM   #8
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

Mine gave me xanax and I am a complete zombie. I love it!!

 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:43 PM   #9
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Re: what do you take for anxiety?

I take busperone a non addicting antianxiety because my doctor wont prescribe benzo's to me because I have a history of addiction to pills. Its just as well, although I cant help but feel jelous of goofyafter2 taking Xanax (no offence). It brings back such memories. I loved that zombie state of mind too. Its easier to feel numb sometimes then to feel.

 
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