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Old 07-18-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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Question Specific Phobia

I have several Specific Phobias. Fear of Needles, Shots, Doctors, Elevators, Heights. I was prescribed Librium and it did not help. Could Xanax or Valium help better?


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Old 07-18-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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Re: Specific Phobia

I have the Doctor one Too! My heart races every time I walk in the door and I get sick with anxiety.
My biggie is driving and anything that doesn't put me in complete control.
All my Dr. told me the problem with benzo's is they metabalize too fast and don't get you over the hump. I sometimes take vailum at night for migraines and do notice the effects don';t last long. They also make me tired but I'm sure not every one experiences that.
I take Lexapro and it does help. I just upped my dose and boy have I been tired.
I would sit down with your Dr. as much as you don't enjoy going and go over your options.

Old 07-19-2005, 07:54 AM   #3
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Re: Specific Phobia

I don't know what Librium is, but I have a phobia of vomiting, and that is mostly what causes my anxiety and panic. I take Xanax when my fears and anxiety kick in and it has been a lifesaver for me.

Old 01-30-2007, 03:27 PM   #4
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Re: Specific Phobia

i have the fear of needles to.for some reason when i go to the dentist i think that they may grab an old needle and use it by mistake.most of the time i will ask them to show me them opening the new needle and they always get mad when i ask for some reason. but after i leave i still not sure how to to this.

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