Does anyone know if side effect for anxiety medication usually go away though.

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asiangal555
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   Posted 9/15/2017 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking an anxiety medication though I don't really like it. The medication has been giving me a headache that don't go away. I am not sure if it will. I think I would like to take the medication if the side effect would go away ya. Did anyone here get an experience like me. I would like to know more I think. Thanks.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/15/2017 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi AG,

I am sorry you are experiencing an unwanted side effect of your med. That is frustrating...especially since you have been waiting so long just to feel well again, right?

Most s/e's do phase out after the initial break in period of the Rx...and your body adjusts. This can take anywhere from a just a few, up to 12 weeks. (although most people find they are getting relief on average from 3-6 weeks)

How long have you been taking your medication? Hopefully this will be something that resolves soon. smile

Use of coping skills can help, so make sure you are practicing relaxation exercises daily.

Keep us posted, so we can keep you encouraged!

S.C.
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Hibee
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   Posted 9/15/2017 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Most side effects stop after the initial start up period as SC mentioned above but some side effects don't so it's a case of weighing up the pros and cons.

Headaches are a common symptom of anxiety/stress so it may not even be related to the medication I would suggest that if things don't start to improve within a couple of weeks that you go back and speak with your GP.

Keep us posted

Hibee
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asiangal555
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   Posted 9/18/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I have been taking the medication for a few weeks already. I guess it may take awhile more ya.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/18/2017 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, try to hang in there!

Sending encouragement and wishes for a turn around soon. Work your Stress Relieving Exercises!

S.C.
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"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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