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May 9th, 2011, 07:41 AM
luvmygirls333's Avatar Super Mommy
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Is anyone on (or been on in the past) a daily med for anxiety/depression?

My panic attacks are getting worse and I just feel constantly aggravated and upset. I do have Xanax for the panic attacks, but it takes almost an hour to kick in, so I still have to pretty much deal with the attacks. I'm seeing a therapist and she says I should see my dr again b/c I probably have a panic disorder and not just anxiety We will see if therapy helps, but if not I may have to go on a daily med. I am terrified. I am worried about the side effects and I am also worried that I will spend forever going on and off of different meds, trying to find the right one.

Any experience with this?? TIA!
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May 9th, 2011, 11:13 AM
HailandNevansmom's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I take seroquel now ... one 25 mg at night... and its helping a lot for me. Its added to my celexa (antidepressant)

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May 10th, 2011, 04:33 PM
annem84's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I take the generic of Klonopin, which is clonazepam. I'm lost without it and can certianly tell if I do not take it for a day (do not take it if I'm sick with the flu, etc). My RX ran out a few weeks ago and I went two-three days without it and my whole body was jittery.

Do you have a psychiatrist or a general doctor? Sometimes a general doctor will not prescribe them (mine wont) and a psychiatrist costs an arm and a leg but I feel I get the best care from him.
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June 11th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Andie Brown's Avatar Veteran
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Might I suggest a beta blocker? It's non addictive and it was working very well for me. I did have to stop it for my pregnancy however. I also tried seroquel and it worked but left me super drowsy all day.

I was on clonazepam for 5 years which is NOT recommended at all. Why I was allowed to do so by my doctors, is beyond me. It is great for short term ie: a month at most but I had to go into a detox center to be safely taken off of it. When coming off it, you experience more anxiety than you started with and it is a nightmare. :/

I hope you find peace for your situation. *hugs*
I have had anxiety/panic for over 10 years now and it's a pain.

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June 22nd, 2011, 01:37 PM
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i am also on klonopin daily for anxiety... i also take a beta-blocker if needed... like before social situations, interviews, etc.

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