Hi Hippi. I'm really sorry about your anxiety. I've been seeing a nurse practitioner, Alex, at my psychiatrist's office for about 3-4 years. I also have had increased anxiety lately and Alex started me on Lamectil with Xanax PRN, two months ago. I take Ambien each night, which is addictive, so I can't take Xanax daily. The Lamectil is working well. I also take Seroquel each night to stop the racing thoughts. Seroquel is a psychotropic and in high doses (>600mg) is used to treat schizophrenia, but thank God the television doesn't yet talk to me personally and 200mg does fine. My major depressive disorder has been relatively stable for about 2 years now with Prozac. Like the rest of you, all of my docs keep current medication lists for me. I could be wrong, but I think I'm one of the few on the forum who sees a psychiatrist. My advice is for you to get your anxiety meds from the doc who can see you first, then let the others know. Xanax is great for short term and works within hours. I hope you get some good rest soon. Love ya Sis!
Dx: SLE, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, lamectil, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, advair, arthritis tylenol PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax, albuterol
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
Better living through chemistry :D Donna