Hi yall, i'm back, i was wondering is there an antidepressent medication, that deals with, panic attacks. First of all i've tried zoloft, still had anxiety, and panic attacks. Also the same with prozac, panic attacks/anxiety. Didn't help. I tried buspar,it wore off about a year.I am currently on two mg. of klonipin at bed time.I have been on it for about a year and a half, an i does not achieve the same effect, when i first started taking it.I'm used to it.I don't have the panic attacks, but i have the anxiety. With this anxiety comes with depression.I work out 3 times a week, but i don't feel the endorphins, kick in after i'm finished working out. So after i finished working out, and cool down, I start to feel the anxiety kick in about 2 hours later. The anxiety feel like a rapid heartbeat. I also play basketball, twice a week. I was wondering is there an anti-depressent that helps with this anxiety.I'm schizo-affective, and live alone.Is there hope. when i go to bed i feel the rapid heartbeat.It's kind of frustrating, to deal with.
14 Jan 2016
Im trying zoloft for anxiety for the first time maybe you should try it along with the klonopin. Its my first week so im having lots of side affects. Im starting at low dose 25 mg 2 klonopin at bedtime 1 klonopin in the am im like a zombie how do u handle the drowsiness
26 Jul 2012
I too suffer from extream anxiety, panic attacks and depression and PTSD I have for years and 6 mo ago finally said enough was enough my Dr. suggested Effexor XR and so far it seems to work.
It won't stop a major attack but the anxiety is somewhat better I too take colonapin at night.
My opinion I really don't think there's anything that gets rid of it completely unless you take so much medication your a Zombi but even a little relief is welcomed.
30 Jul 2015
Never did i think that i'd be saying this, but Seroquel (quetiamine) has been my drug of the most value with my anxiety and mental restlessness when i am trying to get to sleep. i do, also, happen to have been prescribed clonazepam as an adjunctive medication. i am now seeing a new neurologist who is trying to wean me off the Seroquel, but not to much avail. i am also Fibromyalgic and he has started me on Gralise (time-release Gabapentin), and an oldster, Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain and insomnia). i prefer clonazepam as it is far more calming to me than the other benzo's,
25 Jul 2012
Wow, maybe you should just never cool down! Seriously, just wondering if you told your Doc all this and if so, just what response did you get, what does he/she recommend as a med? Let us know so we can comment on the recommendations, you've already tried so much, I can better help if I can know what your Doc says and what else (if anything) you may have tried.
Hope this hepls a bit for the future answers.
25 Jul 2012
Hello Morton! I had extreme panic attacks at one time and the dr put me on pamalor and once it kicked in a couple weeks later I felt great and no more attacks. I also take trazodone at night. The trazodone helps with anxiety and sleep.. I hope this has helped.
26 Jul 2012
I have taken Xanax for my panic attacks & anxiety.
The good thing about this med is that you can take it during the day for anxiety & then if you feel an anxiety attack coming on it is made so that it will actually melt under your tongue quickly to get into your system to ward of the attack. You should check with your dr. to see what he thinks.
Best if luck Kathy
13 Jan 2016
I have a question and possibly something for you to consider. I has extreme anxiety attacks several times a week for 20 years. I refused to take any medications because I was too closed minded. Then as my children were about at he age to start school, I started thinking about how they might be on a sports team, or have a parent teacher's night. Then I decided I would try anything. Incidentally, I had been seeing psychiatrists for all those years, and tried almost every method of psychological behavioral and "talk" therapy. While I did get some deep insights into my self. It did nothing for any of my psychiatric problems. It just cost me 10s if not 100s of $1000s of my income. Finally I started taking Klonopin. After awhile I was up to 6 mg a day and eventually all my panic attacks went away and have not had an attack for 15 years. However, everyone is individual, so different drugs and dosages work for each individual.
Some people get great results with SSRIs, others with 2 mg of Klonopin. Others with Ativan etc. As of now I am trying to switch from Klonopin to Busparine. I had tried it along with scores of other meds previously, however it was so long ago and they prescribed it in much lower dosages. If it works I will be happy to get of the Klonopin, but only if it works. I am optimistic about it however. So the question is how much Buspar were you taking in mg? My advice, if it is worth anything, is to not give up. Keep trying different things, until something works, along with different dosages. Of course, do it under the supervision of a good Psychiatrist M.D. Good Luck!
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