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Old 12-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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Re: Do the meds docs prescribe take anxiety/ panic attacks away forever?

I think it depends on the person. I don't have panic disorder- just severe situational panic attacks that occur 1-3 times per day. My main problem is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which the panic attacks are a symptom of. Anyway, I was on Zoloft (up to 250 mg) for two-and-a-half years, and though it did help somewhat with my OCD, it did absolutely nothing for my panic attacks. Now I'm on Prozac, and again, not helping the panic attacks whatsoever. So far, the only thing that works for my panic attacks is a Klonopin, but since I take the 0.125 wafer (have 0.5 for REALLY bad attacks- the dentist...), it gets rid of my panic almost instantaneously, but if I have more than one panic attack that day, it doesn't help. I only take it in the morning for the panic attacks associated with going to my classes. I don't know why, but the SSRI's were never effective for me as far as panic attacks go...
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