My Pdoc started me on this med a while back after trying Paxil and Buspar for the anxiety induced insomnia I have been experiencing for years. Worked for me, after a gradual step up from 50 mg to 150 mg within a few months.
I can tell the med works for what I have going on. Sleeping patterns are normal and I don't have the PTSD anxiety coming on like it has in the past.
It's not a benzo though, I tried taking it during the day when I first started and it just made me sleepy opposed to reducing the anxiety. Best bet is to talk to your doc about different meds to try and go from there.
Depression is more than just "feeling sad." Common symptoms of depression include:
Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
Having little interest in things that you used to enjoy
Feeling hopeless or worthless
So no it will not help with your anxiety... sorry.-
The following medications treat anxiety and panic attacks.-
May I suggest:
Benzodiazepines, but they are very addictive
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) are a class of compounds typically used as antidepressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. SSRIs are primarily classified as antidepressants and typically higher dosages are required to be effective against anxiety disorders than to be effective against depression but nevertheless most SSRIs have anxiolytic properties.
Escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex)
Consult with your Doctor.
Take care, have a good weekend
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