I have sever anxiety and sever panic attacks but no deppression the doctor has put me on medication for all 3 and I find that not being deppressed the pills are making me deppressed and I want a medication that helps with my anxiety and panic attacks but nothing for deppression what do you reccomend
Buspar will do nothing for panic attacks, helps alittle with anxiety. I was put on zoloft and it made my anxiety worse. I also take 7.5 mg valium twice a day for meiners for the past 7 months but hasn't helped me with the anxiety which is weird because it's suppose to be a calming sedative. It doesn't have that affect on me. I'm still struggling trying to find the right medication.
Are you working with a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety. It is treatable and you can become much better. And just so you know, depression underlies and intensifies anxiety. Since you have had this condition for quite a while, do you remember what it was like before? I felt the same as you. Took anti anxiety and depression medication. Told the doctor it was not working for me, becoming more depressed. He said, that the anxiety has reduced and now I am in touch with the real,problem. I didn't like the answer, kinda shocking. I realized it was true. I had become addicted to that intense energy of anxiety. I stopped worrying about the anxiety and worked on the depression. Amazing how the mind truly works. Am far better now. It takes time, the willingness to look at how one sees things. Becoming brave enough to get rid of the bad patterns and courage to work new patterns will give relief and a far better life. In other words I stopped the bad feelings by stopping the idea I was a victim. That is the key. Find that therapist. It can be a true life saver. Karen
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