Panic disorder associated with social anxiety+ major depression+GAD, what meds?
- 26 Nov 2009 by Psychmajor
- klonopin, valium, zoloft, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress
okay so im on Zoloft and its completely taken care of the depression but has done nothing for the anxiety. Usualy when you take care of one problem the other is taken away also. would it be a smart idea to scratch the zoloft and start on an SNRI like my doc wants me to or would just using a daily dose of klon or valium be better? (i do not mind withdrawls when i need to taper down, i know about them/have had benzo w/d so going in, ill deal) with the SNRI taking over a month to kick in (since i have to taper off one and start on the other that may possibly not work and put me back into a depression + withdrawls from that) i dont know if i sohuld go for the long nonaddictive route or the quick and future-ly painful one. i want to live without being scared of everything but i dont know if anything else will actualy work... (no side effects from zoloft or benzos)
thank you for all your answers, if anyone has had luck with a drug that took care of depression but not anxiety then switched to something that helped with both that would be very helpful.
27 Nov 2009
On Cymbalta SSRI SSNRI and my anxiety if through the roof. i am taking ativan the doc said that the depression will resolve first and it sometimes takes longer for the anxiety. So it seems to me in the long run Iyou may be better off o are two I know ofn a SSRI SSNR cymbalta prestiq
28 Nov 2009
i know personally anxiety can and usally will increase when starting this type of therapy but will usually subside in about a month. These medications in themselves can cause a restlessnes like syndrome. The ssri or snri well both can cause the anxiety and then help the depression and then the anxiety goes away; I talk and hear so many people including my self that has had this problem that i will only take it with a dose of a benzodiazipine and then after that if the anxiety decreases start the benzo taper. or only use it for the first couple of weeks when starting ssri/snri therapy. you have a common problem and i believe its your choice and if you have had experience with the benzos you know the pros and cons keep them as low as possible. good luck and you are makeing it.
13 Oct 2011
I'm currently on Zoloft 75mg and have experienced high anxiety. I wake up anxious and go to bed anxious it sucks. I was on Paxil before and loved it helped with my depression and anxiety on this medication i feel more depressed. I know your supposed to give it time but it's been almost 4 weeks and I don't feel better. I'm currently going to see my dr. tommorow am to see what is thought that needs to be done. I feel like i made the wrong mistake by leaving paxil. We will see. I used to have Zanax which was great for a quick relief however I found it very addictive and would take up to 3 pills for one panic attack in the past. I only use it now for flying! Good luck!
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