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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/12/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Greeetings! This is my first posting in this forum and would like to introduce myself. My name is Kat. I have suffered with anxiety disorder for a good 20 yrs now. I don't take medication well and am looking for something or someway to help my anxiety with meds that make you tired. If anyone out there has any ideas- PLEASE share them iwht me as I am desperate. I am thrilled to have found a support group and look foward to hearing from you all! thanks!

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/12/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
"for something or someway to help my anxiety with meds that make you tired"
Whoops, I meant without meds that make you tired! Sorry!

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 2/12/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice to meet you Kattie!
Daily I take 20 mg lexapro and I am working my way up with buspar weekly - neither of these meds make me tired.  Actually the buspar seems to give me a little more energy. I have found that there aren't many medications that give me side effects. I take trazadone and nortriptalyne(sp?) at night so I can sleep. I could credit my weight gain of 20 lbs over 3 years to lexapro but then again it could be the beer, lack of activity and junk food that did it!  smilewinkgrin   I really like lexapro and it has worked well for me. Good luck!

Green Grove
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   Posted 2/12/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kat and Welcome to HW :)

Nice to meet you. If you want to learn to control your anxiety without the meds, the best place to start besides reading all of the threads is to go up to the top of our forum page and click on the Anxitety-Panic Resource link. On that page you will find other links to Breathing and Relaxation Exercises, and a wonderful free online CBT (therapy) course called MoodGYM :) Stick with us and you will find many answers to you questions on recovery.

Take care.

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Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.

Post Edited (Green Grove) : 2/12/2009 11:56:54 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/12/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Kat,

I am Kitt, that makes us Kitt Kat smhair Welcome to the best Anxiety Forum on the Web.

Do look into the CBT online link as it is free and very helpful.

Also exercise is a wonderful way to chase the anxiety away.

Remember you have anxiety, it does not have you.

If you would like to share a bit more about your anxiety please feel comfortable posting as we are here to help and support and not to judge.

Again a warm welcome to you.



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Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 2/12/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
hi kattie!

welcome to the A&P forum! the best advice i can give you about relieving anxiety w/o meds is the deep breathing and muscle relaxation that green grove mentioned. there have been MANY MANY times that the relaxation exercises have saved me from going into a panic attack. we are all glad to have you here!


New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 2/13/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much! I will explore the online CBT link & check out the resource link. I have to say, I appreciate everyone for your responses, it means so much!!!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I don't have any further advice to give, but did want to say welcome to our little corner of the world!!!
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