Went to see a new doctor about my anxiety. I’ve tried many SSRI’s, SNRI’s etc. She wants to try me on Vraylar. I’ve been reading a lot online and I’m confused since I don’t have bipolar and seems Vraylar is for that. Anyone talking it for anxiety?
Anybody taking Vraylar for anxiety?
Question posted by Blessed1979 on 27 May 2021
Last updated on 27 June 2022
I am shocked your doctor would want to subject you to such a potent drug with so many side effects for anxiety. It actually spiked my anxiety up so badly! I can not even drink caffeine anymore, still cant and I stopped taking Vraylar 11 days ago. It has a very long half life so it takes a long time to get out your system which means you can develop side effects even after you stop this medication. I take gabapentin for anxiety, it used to help me before I started the Vraylar. Good luck, and I hope you consider the side effects. Antipsychotics are potent drugs.
Many medications are prescribed off label for uses besides the standard ones. It doesn't mean that you're Bipolar or need to be.
There have been some recent studies that suggest that Vraylar may be helpful in treating anxiety disorders. I am Bipolar and Vraylar was prescribed for me for that reason but I've found that along with buspirone it's really helped with my anxiety.
It's probably worth a try since the standard medications haven't worked for you.
Best regards and good luck to you.
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