Hmmm...all this mast cell stuff is intriguing - there are so many threads they are working on to try to help us. It's always comforting to me to see more evidence that we haven't been forgotten by the research community!
I've never been on meds for anxiety, but I have been on a benzodiazipine, Klonopin, for sleep. (My new doctor had me switch to Trazodone because Klonopin can contribute to Alzheimers! Egads!!)
Antidepressants, anticonvulsants, I've been on several, but not specifically for anxiety, no. It's always for my pain, whether they're focusing on the sleep component or the nerves....yep, sometimes I do feel like a guinea pig, and I hate it, but you gotta do what you gotta do! It would be nice to be able to have a glass of wine once in awhile, but with all these meds, I haven't been able to do that since about
Oh hwell. Things could be worse
Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, discectomy L4-L5 - (w/lots of Sciatic Nerve damage), frozen shoulder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraine, dizziness (mostly from visual stimuli), elevated liver enzymes, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres).