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Well after one more visit to the E.R. Wednesday night, the doctor there gave me ativan and sent me home with some. It does work for me, much better then the xanax did. The only problem is I went to a doctor taoday and she doesn't liek any medicaitons for anxiety and wants me to meditate!!!!! Yeah, right, like that is going to help me at this point. Then she gave me a month's worth of paxil CR to try. Even after I told her I do not want Paxil, as I have been on it before and it made me very moody and I cried all the time. She did not want to listen so I went to the behavioral clinic behind the office and made an appointment to see someone who is an expert in this type of situation. I am sick of doctors not listening too what I have to say about my needs, or to even be understanding of how I feel.

Lorrie
I, too, am looking for a drug with minimal side effects....paxil worked for the nerves but not for the head...I just heard of a new natural anti-depressent drug called SAME...suppose to be as effective as prozac...i feel i should work on my depression and my anxiety will follow...i guess u can find this stuff at health food stores...i need more info on it though....
wow I was on paxil and eventaully had the same effect. My daugher was on it also but i have just moved her to zoloft and she said it is the same like paxil but not as bad. I am thinking of giving that a try.
I didn't have any side effects from Zoloft when I started at a low dose and worked up. Good luck!
BTW, some doctors are totally uneducated when it comes to SSRIs. Can't believe the message above where you state that one doctor wanted you on no anti-anxiety meds, yet she put you on Paxil (shaking head).
Meditation is an EXCELLENT tool, but sometimes you need more than that (like Ativan) when you're having especially bad attacks.
I heard "Rescue remedy" is a good homeopathic med for anxiety/stress . . . I should try it myself.
Hi,
I was on Paxil for a couple of years, and it's really good, but the side effects (especially sexual) are pretty intense. Also coming off is a major pain!!! Now I take Celexa for the depression and also I have oxazepam for when I'm really panicky - and I love it!!! It's not as quick as say, ativan, but it's really, really good.
Feel free to write if you wanna chat!!!
Havisham
Hi, I am very sensitive to medications for anxiety and depression, and did not do well on celexa, paxil and others. I think they are all in the same chemical family. What I do well on is ativan (lorazepam) I take it only when I need it, but what I like most about it is I don't get the brain fog that I get with other meds. You control what you need by taking half etc. Only problem with it, is with regular long term use, it can become addictive. My doctor decided to try me on amitriptyline and I'm finding the lowest dose too sedating for me. Hopefully this side effect will wear off. When you find something that works for you, let me know! Take care!
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Hi, I am very sensitive to medications for anxiety and depression, and did not do well on celexa, paxil and others. I think they are all in the same chemical family. What I do well on is ativan (lorazepam) I take it only when I need it, but what I like most about it is I don't get the brain fog that I get with other meds. You control what you need by taking half etc. Only problem with it, is with regular long term use, it can become addictive. My doctor decided to try me on amitriptyline and I'm finding the lowest dose too sedating for me. Hopefully this side effect will wear off. When you find something that works for you, let me know! Take care!


Hi dorri, I was on amtrip for 7 years, it worked great for me til I became tolerant of it. I always cut the pill in half & only took half at bedtime, it did help me sleep good & I was not drowsy the next day.