Re: Did you have to try a lot of meds before finding the right one?
Hi there. I have had panic going on four years and only in the last two did I finally begin to seek help. Within these last two years I have been on around 14 different medications. I have taken everything from antidepressants to the things prescribed for seizures. Some on my list are Lexapro, Zoloft, Paxil, Zonegran, Abilify, Buspar, Topamax, Lamictal, Xanax, and it goes on. I found that eventually I became focused more on *****'s list of horrible side effects then the actual benefits of the medications. Pretty much I sent myself into a cycle of panic over panic meds. Eventually it came down to me just giving up on meds altogether and I actually did okay for about 6 months. Now I find myself getting ready to delve into the idea of medication again because my panic has once again taken over. I think in the end you just have to give it time. Stay off the internet! Do not think about it! I know that is much easier said then done and trust me, I know, I have ***** bookmarked on my browser. Give it time. And I know time is a scary concept when you have panic, but you will find something. Hang in there!