Are you on meds
Yes - 50.0% - 2 votes
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Against them - 0.0% - 0 votes
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Posted 11/27/2013 1:24 PM (GMT -7)
Can you tell me what med you are taking and has it helped .... I been trying to battle my anxiety for over a year now with no meds , heard some great stories heard some horror , I know each person is different , but please search what has helped you , the med and the dose .......and what you are taking it full , side effects if any and how long it took to kick in ..... Please and thank you
Posted 11/27/2013 1:53 PM (GMT -7)
I've been battling with HA/GAD since the end of March, like you I tried to get by without meds, but the whole situation was spiralling out of control. I was stopping at home more and more, then when I did go out to some place where there were a lot of people I was suffering increasingly worse panic attacks.
So since the beginning of November I've been taking Amitriptyline 10mg a night, last Friday my doctor upped the dose to 20mg with a view to upping it further to 25mg.
Since starting the med my sleep is improved and I feel calmer when it's in my system, once its worn off though (by lunchtime the following day) I can fell the anxiety start to build up again.
The only side effect I've noticed is that it slows up my digestive system some, not really constipation but almost!!
Posted 11/28/2013 10:48 AM (GMT -7)
Hopefully you will get some more responses from others...and I am glad to read that you know everyone reacts differently. Still it is good to do your research like you are doing.
Learn about the benefits/drawbacks to different classes of A/D meds and anti-anxiety Rx's. (SSRI vs. SNRI vs. beta blockers vs. as needed benzodiazepines, ect)
...also talking with your doctor to get his/her input would be a good move as well.
Remember your coping skills as well during this time. You will likely find that the combination of these with the medication will be a great combination for managing your anxiety.:)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT