I have just started my trimming down program in getting clean off of taking Lorazapam. Since I do not have a serious anxiety problem and only occasionally get frustrated over something which "Triggers" my anxiety, I only need an anti anxiety med for a short time. I would really appreciate your suggestion of an anti-anxiety pill that is not addictive or habit forming and with few, if any, side effects.
Question? Does Anyone Know Of An Anti-Anxiety Pill That Is Not Addictive?
15 Apr 2012
I am just as prone to this thought process as well, but not every discomfort of self should be fixed by a medication. There are no short acting medications for anxiety without abuse/addiction potential, and the long term anxiolytics are rarely of great help and always of notable side effects.
I could give you my best bet for the LEAST habit-forming anxiety remedy, but that would be all. (If you'd like my opinion, I just need to know frequency, length, head-based or body-based, and if stress fatigue or stress aggression is the primary part you want alleviated.)
10 Jun 2012
Neurontin has been effective for off label anxiety reduction. It is non-narcotic and doesn't have the side effects of SSRIs. It might be worth a shot. It was beneficial for me and when I stopped I had no noticible withdrawal. You mentioned that you don't want to be on meds in the future and I think if you really want this you'll have to deal with some uncomfortability after stopping benzos (Xanax, Ativan, etc.). This is the problem with those drugs. Just remind yourself that anxiety may feel like its going to kill you but I cannot.
16 Apr 2012
Dear RE Express,,
I will try to give you an answer you can better understand. I think there is one called Buspar that is not supposed to be habit forming or addicted. You can type it in here on the site and look it up, and it will give you all the information on it. Hopefully you will hear from other's too that will have some suggestions for you also. I hope you find something that will work and I wish you all the best. Good luck. Your friend. Ruth
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