So I was wondering what everyone has taken to help stop their PAnic Attacks.
I know all medications work differently for people but I am just curious.
I am currently on Pristiq i forgot the mg and buspar 15mg twice a day.
the pristiq has helped my depression and the buspar helps with daily anxiety but not for when i go out and get really panicky.
I used to take Paxil cr. 12.5 mg and it worked perfectly! I never had anxiety nor panic attacks when I was on it. I took it for about a year and stopped cause I gained ALOT of weight. thats when the roller-coaster of medications started. I tried to go back to paxil about 4 months later but it didn't work any more for me.I have also tried Lexapro, Effexor XR, Remron, and klonopin. thats it i think haha.
SO if you guys can let me know what has worked for you that would be wonderful! then I can talk to my doctor and see what else is out there.
I hate trying all this different meds but I hate even more having to suffer with anxiety ALL the time!
Sorry that you are having problems finding the right medication for you. Sometimes it can be a little bit of trial and error. In my opinion there is also an adjustment period as we get used to it as well. Throughout all of this, have you had access to a therapist? If you do, talking about it with a professional can help TREMENDOUSLY in gaining long term knowledge to deal with this. I am glad you are proactive and are willing to work with your doctor about this...keep us posted!
I am seeing a therapist. She is wonderful. this is my second one actually. the first one was a meany. She didn't want to help me. She yelled at me a lot and told me I acted like a 10 year old. She told my parents that they she force me to get a job and that if i dont have one by __ date that they should kick me out. Ya she was pretty bad. Anyways this new one is wonderful! she really gets me talking and she actually gives me exercise to do so i feel like I AM the ONE in control of this anxiety. I just wanted to see what other drugs were out there to see what can take the edge off this anxiety.
But i do have to say I am proud of myself!!! My great-grandma passed away on saturday and today was the funeral. And I went! But i was so nervous to go, thinking I'd get a panic attack and there was no way i could leave. BUt i got there and i was fine! I was a little panicky during the services but then we went back to the families house for a reception and I was fine! plus I was even able to go out to dinner with my family and actually eat food!! (thats a big deal for me cause when i'm anxious I can't eat. My throat feels like it is closing up and i cant breath.) so ya i did good!! i just did what my therapist told me to do!!
and i have plans to go bowling with my boyfriend tomorrow
I AM SO EXICTED! haha
Well, we are all wired differently, so what works for some of us, might not work for you? I'm sure you already know that. lol. =P
What worked for me was seeing a therapist for a while... to kind of help me cope with my anxiety without meds.... and it helped for a few months... but then lexapro really helped me. But sounds like you've tried it.
I can tell you, that I started taking 10mg of lexapro.... and it made my anxiety worse it seemed.... So I went down to 5mg.. felt a little better... but still got bad anxiety....
Then I finally went to a LOW LOW dose of 2.5mg!!!
And that did it for me! Sometimes, I think we don't need as much as we think we do?
I'm not for sure.
My Dr. is convinced that 2.5mg is too small of dosage to do anything to me... and he thinks its more of a "placebo/psychological" effect.
But, oh well... it worked for me.
Hope this helped some? lol.
Hope you get to feeling better really soon. I have a feeling anxiety will be a thing of the past for you one day. Keep your head up. =)
thats what my doctor and therapist both say. but right now i cant ever see myself not having it. I mean I want to believe it soo badly but i dunno. its hard. I can't even remember what it feels like to NOT have it. ya know?
everyone says that with medication and therapy ill be like in 99.9% remission in a year..
i hope thats true!!!!!
I know what you mean. I'm going through a minor anxiety spell right now... where im just nervous to my stomach for no reason... and i can't work up an appetite or anything... have to make myself eat... it *****. I love to eat usually! lol. And I can't wait to feel "normal" again... but I know I will.
And I know what you mean... it's SO hard to remember how it feels to FEEL GOOD!
I could have been feeling GREAT 2 days ago... but forget how that feels. It *****. lol.
But just remember... you will feel good again. =) Just look forward for that day. =)
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