I am looking for a drug that fits the description above. I have tried Prozac, celexa and abilify.
6 Mar 2013
I take Ativan .5 mg twice a day as needed. It has never made me gain weight and is quite fast acting. Just be careful because of the addiction potential of benzodiazepines. Be very smart about it. I find it works so well that THAT is the reason it could be addictive for me. Just not feeling the terrible anxiety is what makes me need them, not to get high. You can't get high on that small of a dose, it doesn't Ben make me sleepy. Good luck and I'm sorry you are having problems :-(
27 Mar 2013
The medications you listed are mainly to treat depression and to an extent anxiety. If you just have anxiety problems talk to your doctor about starting on a benzo, and there are two main categories, long and short acting. Klonopin, ativan, Librium, and Valium are all great longer acting benzos, and Xanax is a good and very short acting one. And like different medications for depression the benzos are all very similar so if say ativan doesn't agree with you or seem to help much you can always try klonopin or one of the many others.
They can be addictive though, so be careful and be honest with your doctor.
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