... so bad I feel as though I am having a heart attack.what meds work the best. I am taking ativan
Anxiety and Stress - I have had headaches for four months everyday.I have alt of stress and anxiety?
- 7 May 2013 by varmitlonghair
- 7 May 2013
- ativan, heart attack, headache, generalized anxiety disorder, heart
Added 8 May 2013:
I take care of a quadapligic . For 25 years with no help. And everybody else that comes to my door. Feel like I don't know where to turn. Will not put him in a nursing home because I love him.its just the headaches won't go away
Added 8 May 2013:
I o have panic attacks and high blood pressure.neither one under control.the panic and anixety are real bad that's what I think is running my blood pressure up
You must address the cause of your stress as well as taking medication. Medications cannot anesthetize you to stress and anxiety. You don't say what is the cause of your anxiety and stress. Depending on the cause, it can determine which of the anti-anxiety meds listed below are used. I had chest pain at one point in my life when I was under tremendous stress from a job. All my heart tests came out normal. But there is a huge physical toll from stress that goes on. Eventually you can have a heart attack from it.
Below are various anti-anxiety meds as discussed from rxlist.
•Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to treat panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
•Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are used in treating panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and general anxiety disorder. One tricyclic, Anafranil, may also be used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.
•The antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are used for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
•Other antidepressants, including the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), are used for panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
•Buspirone (BuSpar), an anti-anxiety drug, is used in the treatment of general anxiety disorder.
•Another group of anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines is used to treat general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
•Antihistamines can be used to treat general anxiety disorder.
•Beta-blockers are used to treat performance anxiety, a kind of social anxiety disorder, and sometimes for panic disorder.
•Alpha-blockers are used in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, specifically for nightmares.
•Other drugs, such as anticonvulsants and antipsychotics, are used as augmentation therapy to increase the overall response to therapy when symptoms respond partially to another medication.
- Ativan Information for Consumers
- Ativan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ativan (detailed)
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