Career Army Officer ambushed by the most irrational, gnawing anxiety . Irrational because I get so stressed over handling those military tasks and functions that were routine, enjoyable, part of my daily life. Can't shut mind off for sleep. I'm new to asking for help, but it's begun to suck the life out of days. Can any of you recommend what drugs offer low dose ameliorating calming effect ? I need to be functional, not drooling. Little unforecast events can put me in a tailspin; can't hold attention, general crappy feeling, nervousness, gnawing worry. Thank you .
There are numerous medications that can help with anxiety and depression. Many antidepressant meds also control anxiety. There are the benzodiazepines such as Xanax for anxiety and finally a medication called BuSpar. Which medication type and which specific one would be best for you can only be determined by your doctor. Tell your doctor what you have shared here. These medications have side effects, but not such that you will be drooling, lol, and they subside with continued use. Finding the right med can be a trial and error ordeal because we are all different, but fortunately there are many to choose from. Thank you for protecting our freedoms.
I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder at age 20 years. I went through many medications and ugly panic events before I got the treatment that best suited me. I had help from a doctor and psychologist. She forewarned me that I may have to be on medication for this ailment for the rest of my life. I felt it was a death sentence. However what she said has come to pass. I now feel that whatever medication I have to endure (and the side effects) I will in order to function.
I am thankful to God that anxiety and depression is all that I am dealing with at this stage of my life. My conditions could be worse.
Whatever you need to take to function well and continue your daily life is crucial to your existence. We have a bevy of drugs that will keep you functioning at your best so decide to use your military might in this task of being your best self. Call your doctor and start on an anti depressant and anxiety reducer as soon as possible. Share with him/her exactly how you are feeling. He/She will know what to prescribe and get you feeling better. Stress allows us to know that we are human and although we go about our daily duties... we feel hurt, pain, and despair. I know you will get the help you need. Manager5
Good morning SFCDR, im sorry to hear that you're going through a rough time. My brother came back from Iraq feeling the same way. The doctor diagnosed him with having PTSD. The doctor put him on Effexor along with valiums. My brother has been doing better these past 5 years. He still has episodes of waking up and not knowing where he's at from time to time especially after he first come home. Definitely talk to your doctor or therapist. Are you still active or retired? It does get better you just need the right medication. Good luck to you and thank you so much for serving our country. Sincerely with gratitude. Pepper
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