Do all anxiety meds make you feel sedated/emotionless?
I am going to try to phrase this right so you guys will understand my question..
When a med is used for anxiety, when it has reached a level that is getting rid of the anxiety/obessive thoughts, does it also have to come with sedation and that "flattening" feeling? In other words, is there such a thing as a med that gets rid of the anxiety wonderfully yet leaves you with energy and no mood swings or low level depression as a side effect? It seems to me that everything I have tried for anxiety seems to have a depressant quality to it and leaves me sedated and with a small range of emotions. Does this happen to everyone else? Seroquel works the best for me, but I am wondering if there is anything that wouldn't leave me so sedated. I have tried Luvox, Paxil and most of the benzos. I don't really care for the way they make me feel (lethargic, depressed and sedated) Am I searching for a med that doesn't exist, or should I continue to be a guineau pig?