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Anxiety board

Hi newbie :)
Im older, 62 and a man!
ativan and buspar are both tranquillisers but dofferent types, ativan is a valium type, buspar is mostly poorly thought of for anxiety, is often expensive and helps little

anxiety sufferers sometimes do have severe reactions when starting an antidepressant med, some docs wont accept this as the drug companies seldom mention them
ativan 3 times a day will be OK for the cruise but can bring problems if kept up longterm
you need to learn relaxation and new ways of coping with stress, generally referred to as CBT, eventually the ativan should be taken only as needed

I suggest you take more and go out and visit the friends, dont fight back against the anxiety, accept it and try to relax your way thru it
breathe deep and slow, avoid rapid shallow panting