... can go 3 months without stepping foot outside of the door. I can't take any SSRI because they make me have what they called a "seratonin storm". I need treatment for my anxiety but my new dr. only want's me to try medicine i have already been on. I refuse to take any SSRI because of the horrible reaction I had to them. the list of medicine I have been on is: paxil, prozac, celexa, lexapro, trazadone, vestaril. busiprone, xanax and valium. None of those worked. the xanax made me have a violent reaction and the rest did nothing. What else is there that they can put me on??
Oh I'm so so sorry! I too have really bad anxiety/agoraphobia and ssris just don't do anything. I have so much fear to leave my house it's really overwhelming. Have you tried herbal things like kava, valerian root or Melissa (which is also known as lemon balm)? I never have so please don't try anything without research or talking to someone who specializes in holistic healing. I'm tapering off of gabapentin which is an anti seizure med that my doc had me try but it just made me lazy and didn't settle my anxiety at all. I'm also detoxing off of my Ativan/lorazepam which I've taken regularly for about a year. Once I'm all clear of the prescriptions I'm going to try the herbal options.
I'm really sorry that you're suffering. I know it's horrible. You are not alone. That's for sure! Good luck and maybe get a new dr that's willing to listen better to your concerns!
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