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Old 06-11-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Medication advice please

My father is dying and I need something to help me get through this tough time because I have severe anxiety problems especially social anxiety which I've struggled with since I was a child.

I've even flirted with the idea of not going to his funeral because of my panic attacks and blushing in social situations. Then I thought to myself, why not get a prescription for a medication that I could take only for a few days? I don't take meds, was prescribed paxil about 10 years ago which I took for only a couple of months but didn't like the effect it had on me so I stopped and have never used meds since then.

I need something that will kill the anxiety and give me confidence. I want to go see the doctor tomorrow but I don't know what medication to ask for. Xanax? Zoloft? Valium? Your advice will be very appreciated.


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Old 06-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Medication advice please

i would definitely talk to a Dr and tell him/her everything going on. You won't be the first or the last person that will need Medicine to help get through your rough time. I am not a Dr but I was once on zoloft then switched to prozac. The bext way I can describe what the meds did for me is to say they made me feel a bit "numb". When I finally got off the meds for a bit I relizedwhat it felt like to have anxiety again. Your Dr will likely know which meds are best for you. I wish you the best of luck and I am REALLY sorry about your dad.

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