what can anyone tell me about anti-anxiety meds?

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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Its ironic but I'm actually too scared to take anything for the anxiety because I'm afraid the side affects might cause more anxiety! Like speeding up my heart rate so I think I'm having a heart attack or possible blood clots so i can worry about a stroke! I just want to feel better but I don't want to risk any other bad symptoms brought on by meds! I had an ob/gyn appt today and she suggested I take something for it because I'm refusing the birth control she recommending(to help regulate my hormones!) But again I don't want the BC or the anxiety meds cause I'm too nervous about taking anything! Sometimes I break out in hives and have trouble just taking one benadryl cause the affects from that sends me into a full fledged anxiety attack! What meds are generally side-effect free? What about xanax? I heard prozac is awful! shocked
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   Posted 2/26/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear about all the fear. I take 40 mg of Citalopram (Celexa) in the morning for my depression and I take Ativan 1 mg when needed when I feel real bad and the anxiety feels like it is taking over me. The Celexa took a few weeks to kick in, but I feel 90 percent better. I still have bad days but not half as bad as before. My first panic attack was January 6th 2010. Scared the living daylights out of me. Ended up in the ER twice. I feel much better now. I am also taking vitamin b12 and b complex. As far as worrying about taking medicine, try it and see if it works. If it doesn’t try a different kind. There are so many meds out there. I am sure your doctor will find something that will work. You are worrying yourself into panic. And that can be an awful thing. Hang on, other people will be here soon to also post. Good luck, things will get better in due time.
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