I also have diabetes, depression, and bipolar disorder too. Xanax worked for 23 years. I've had back surgery with chronic pain so I take pain medicines. ANY SUGGESTIONS...
I have severe anxiety and panic disorder and Bipolar disorder. Would Adderall help?
- 28 Sep 2018 by Terry3647
- 28 September 2018 (4 weeks ago)
- depression, bipolar disorder, diabetes, type 2, anxiety, pain, panic disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), chronic pain, surgery, chronic, disorder
Hi, Terry! Xanax is a sedative, but can cause increased anxiety/panic with long term use. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which can help with some specific anxiety disorders but tends to be too highly stimulating for SAD, GAD, etc.
Are you taking any medications for your Bipolar disorder? A mood stabilizer may be helpful for depression along with a medication like Latuda or Seroquel.
Personally, since I'm also Bipolar and can't take antidepressant/anxiolytics, and won't touch a benzodiazepine like Xanax with a ten foot pole, I've found buspirone the answer to my associated anxiety disorders.
But as previously noted, the best place to get advice in a situation like this is from a licensed professional... preferably a psychiatrist.
Best regards, Wildcat
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