Best Medication for Anxiety

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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have severe anxiety and really want to get back to a doctor and be put back on anxiety meds.
Just wanted opinions please, which anxiety med is the best at controlling panic attacks and general anxiety?

Thanks so much!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to the forum!

We are glad that you've joined us, though sorry it is due to continuing challenges with anxiety. However, it is great that you are reaching out and seeking the help that you need in order to feel your best well done!

What Rx were you previously using? You may be able to reinstate your previous med (at the start up dosage of course) or an alternative within the same family with good results.

Basically you have your daily meds, A/D's such as SSRI's, SNRI's, Atypical A/D's or TCA's as well as Beta Blockers for regular/ongoing management...

...and then rescue medications such as benzodiazepines or an off label use of an antihistimine on an as needed/PRN use.

Many people find the daily use of an SSRI, along with a PRN (resuce) benzo for attacks, to be a winning combination.

You can discuss your options with your doctor, and together come up with a plan that seems best suited for your needs.

Be sure to also see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great self help material to either get started with, or to add to your existing 'tool box'. Practicing coping skills daily will really help you to get the most out of your program. smile

Post with us anytime as well if you find it helpful. We understand, care and support it key!

Scaredy Cat

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 3/5/2018 11:05:27 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/5/2018 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the forum but sorry to hear you are dealing with anxiety.

I have been on many medications over the years and found that Lexapro was the most effective but it's important to remember that we are all different when it comes to medication and what works well for one person may not work as well for another.

Speak with your doctor and see what they suggest.

I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.


Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, Olanzapine 12.5mg, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day

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   Posted 3/5/2018 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I found a ssri type med works best long term and covers most of the bases so to speak
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