Anti depessant best for anxiety?
- 22 Nov 2015 by Beverleya
- 2 December 2015
- wellbutrin, xanax, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, sleep, antidepressant
I have terrible anxiety and on zanax, The zanax makes me so tired I sleep all day. I am on welbutrin for depression.
I would like some input as to what anti depressant is also very good for anxiety. Thank you so much for any in put you could give me
Hi, this is purely my opinion... Escitalopram (Lexapro) is a very good medication for treating anxiety. This would be used instead of Wellbutrin. However if you are happy with the Wellbutrin, you could try a different add on... I take Citalopram (the sister medication to Escitalopram) and also take Lyrica (Pregabalin) to treat my anxiety. Something to discuss with your doctor maybe?
Sorry Bev; my private message is not working and most my friends have been lost and I can't add or take people out something to due with the system. Kind of hard to just pick a good one but I do agree with Deilia answer have heard many say Lexapro which is the brand name and Celexa are very common and good for the anxiety and depression. You may ask the doctor about a smaller dose of Xanax I now the Wellbutrin is one that causes alot of drowsiness But this way you would have some Xanax on hand so if the anxiety gets to bad. But to try and get a lower dose or the doctor to okay you taking 1/2 tablet because when you start one of these other medications sometimes it increase you symptoms for the first week or two then any of those side effects go away but to get the full benefit of one of these others it can take from 4 to 8 weeks depending on which one the doctor may agree to try for you.Hope you get to feeling better soon. Chuck1957
Xanax is heavy duty and can really knock someone on there but if not careful. Ask your DR. about Buspar, its used for anxiety/panic attacks but is non narcotic and doesnt come with the tired feeling after taking it. Good luck... Broke Homey
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