well this was actually a answer but was so good i had to turn it into a Question Being that i have no insurance I take absolutely nothing no one wants to to seem to help I've been excising but it helps somewhat I suffer 24-7 365 for 4 years extremely and been emitted to the ER sometimes 3 times a day Im also a fulltime college student and work as well Learning is specially hard for me from these panic attacks and the pulpations lost of breath lost of thoughts and sharp stabs caused from years of negglect from health care that caused permanent muscle spasms and who knows what else Ive also tried herbal stimulants advil yoga relaxing music even went to see a shrink for positive thinking instead of cognetive thinking also eating right and sleeping but like I said I suffer all day and night none of these have helped any suggestions for over the counter medications PLEASE Anxiety has really did its toll on me and only wish i could one day be normal ThankYou ps i also heard of kava Benadryl rescue remedy saint johns wort so please may you inform me of any other more potent ones that i have named? Thank you
13 Apr 2011
Theres a lot of different kind of meds used for Anxiety like Antidepressants,
Benzodiazepines, SNRIs, SSRIs etc,. I tried all of them and the one that worked best for me was the Benzodiazepines(Valium and Xanax)
**Everyone reacts to different medications in are own way.
Id' advise you to talk with your docter about Valium, good for panic attacks and might help with your muscle spasms. Keep in mind benzos do hold a reputation of dependence.
I hope this helped and that everything works out great!
13 Apr 2011
I can identify with your problem.First of all you can get help without insurance through your local mental health administator (look in the yellow pages)There are ways ... even without insurance to get help.I have suffered from panic attacks,depression and anxiety for 20 years.I have tried all the herbal treatments and they are a waste of money.I am currently taking a combination of strattera(60mg)and remeron(45 mg).I have no insurance for the medicines at all and a very,very limited insurance plan.The strattera cost around $200 a month but I applied to Lilly pharm. for help and get my medicine free.The remeron is very inexpensive($43 a month).I am helped greatly by this combination of drugs.You need to invest your time into getting assistance..it's out there if you press hard for it.I know how frustrating this is because i've lived the nightmare of panic atacks and depression nearly all my life.Hang in there and seek out help.God bless you and My prayers are with you as you find relief.Just do'nt give up.
14 Apr 2011
Hi, I think you should go to a health food store and ask if they have anything that will help you deal with the anxiety and panic attacks. I suffer from both and I really do understand how you feel. I have to take xanax when I get them. I see a doctor so I am monitored . I am also weening off effexor. I think you should try to see a doctor, even if you don't have insurance because it is very hard to deal with this stuff on your own. Try also breathing, Take deep breaths when you feel an attack coming on. They do help me. I wish I could give you more help. Also I notice when I know an attack is coming on, if I start thinking of other thing to get my mind off the attack, anything, like I need to count numbers or start reading or try to get yourself out of the melt down, that is what I call them. I am here if you need to talk. My prayers are with you. You may want to start keeping a journal and write down when the attacks happen and how many you are getting.
This may show you what could be causing them. If you find the cause, you can have more control. I was having one tonite, that is why I am on the computer. It does help. I just want you to try and teach yourself that it is not real, it is your brain telling you that you are having an attack . Breath and try to think about anything else to get your mind off of it. Remember you are not alone and tier are a lot of us out there. I try to fight this thing everyday and I have to keep fighting to get through this. I wish you well and please keep in touch.
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