Had ADHD -Stopped meds when i got out of high school for a while-thought i could handle it-now taking variety of meds-at first they seem to work and after 2 weeks i am not happy with the results and i go on to something else-i take meds for anxiety and depression-nothing seems just right-a friend gave me Ativan to try- seem to work-got a prescipton for it and after 10 days didnt like the way it made me feel-another person i knew was on Xanax-i tried that yesterday and i liked the result-hope it works-getting really tired of trying all these different meds and cant seem to find one that will work-i must admit that i drink a little more wine and beer than the average person because it relaxes me especially when i am out socially
Well, for anxiety antidepressants tend to work best... some more than others. If your anxiety is mild something like zoloft might work. If its severe something stronger like paxil (or pexeva) could help. You need to talk to your psychiatrist about this. Sometimes when anxiety is really severe people will take a supplemental med with it like xanax. Its usually a tranquilizer and these have different strengths too. Xanax is pretty strong. I believe klonopin is the strongest. Hope I'm spelling that right... could be clonopin.
Anyway, depression requires antidepressants and often a supplemntal med... usually something stimulant-like such as welbutrin or if its bad enough effexor. Stimulants are also great for adhd. Make sure to give your meds a fair chance ... like at least a month before you decide they aren't helping.
Drink plenty of caffeine to deal with adhd also. (Be careful if it revs up your anxiety disorder though)
Alcohol will make your depression worse cause its a depressant. So will xanax and other tranquilizers. It also doesn't go well with a lot of meds and could make u feel worse.
If u live in a state where med marijuana is legal, it might help. Its very calming for adhd and anxiety patients.
You may get more help if you saw a psychotherapist who could work through your problems with you and help you to overcome them rather than taking pills for years . All psychiatric drugs can have some pretty nasty side effects and it is not advisable to drink alcohol with them. You need to find the cause of your anxiety, not live with it forever.
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