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Old 06-19-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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Question Question regarding Meds...Panic Attacks and Phobias

Hi all,

Have ya'll noticed that you still have Anxiety and Panic Attacks when your taking Meds?For instance...when you go into a Phobic situation and experience high levels of Anxiety or even Panic.

Several years ago when I went into Anxiety/Panic situations like being in a car or in public,I noticed I STILL experienced high levels.I did however manage but it was awfully hard.

This may not exactly be what I intended to post coz its hard to explain and put into words what Im actually wanting to post

 
Old 06-19-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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any valium type meds, taken as needed and in a large enough dose are generally best and used by psychs who specialise in panic attacks and anxiety, however the side effects can make car driving dangerous

antidepressant meds reduce panic and anxiety for most but must be taken daily

anticonvulsants are also occasionally used
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any valium type meds, taken as needed and in a large enough dose are generally best and used by psychs who specialise in panic attacks and anxiety, however the side effects can make car driving dangerous

antidepressant meds reduce panic and anxiety for most but must be taken daily

anticonvulsants are also occasionally used
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The drugs are supposed to reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks, but they don't always disappear completely. Learning how to deal with them is still necessary. There are people, however, who recover and never again experience panic attacks.

 
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