Benzodiazepines are whats used pretty widely as anti anxiety meds. Personally ive found that xanax is what works for me best. Another really popular one is klonopin.
Antihistamines are also used to control anxiety. Personally im on vistaril, it, added to my antidepressant and xanax, help me control my anxiety. I have a pretty bad case of GAD and social anxiety.
The most important part of controlling anxiety is having a good doctor that will be willing to work with you to find what works best for you. Weather that doctor is a psychologist or a general practitioner doesnt matter as much as your ability to trust the doctor and for you to be able to be open with them. Personally i have a psychologist, psychiatrist, and a GP. Its quite a process to find doctors that, to put it bluntly, you like.
Hi i have also used xanax and they are great! But i can't get any anymore!!
I think though that medication shouldn't be the only answer and you should try ways to overcome your anxiety/issues with a professional who can teach you techniques to fight how you are feeling.
I have chronic depression so am on citalopram which work great for me, i also take tramadol for the psychological effects (but definitely wouldn't recommend that!!). I agree with one of the previous responses about addiction to xanax, but, not wanting to argue, i think even 2 years is pushing it a bit, my friend got addicted in 6 months, so just take care.
Hi EP, I use breathing excersizes (sp) and imagery. But I also take Xanax, and I do not give a flying fart-blossom if they are addictive! I do not abuse them, and I am happy with the results.
Some people take anti-anxiety meds their entire adult lives, on and off.
Hope you are feeling well!
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