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Offline Mommyof4babes

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How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:14:26 PM »
Just curious how many of us actually take medication for our anxiety issues.  I was on Paxil or Zoloft for 11 years but haven't been taking anything for the past 2 years.  Seems like my anxiety has gotten worse again so I'm debating a medication but feel defeated to have to go back on  :(
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 12:19:14 PM »
i  don't take meds-cuz they scare me.  To many side effects and w/d symptons when comming off.  I prefere to work through it.  I do have a big fear of death now that i'm getting older.

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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 12:25:27 PM »
I'd be lost without Zoloft. I tapered off two years ago when I got pregnant and was A MESS. The dr said it wasn't good for me or the baby so she suggested I go back on. Right now I am on 50mg a day and it helps me tremendously. Makes me less on edge and I don't obsess as much as I would over my health on a day to day basis.
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 01:00:42 PM »
I take Xanax as needed (.25mg) sometimes I need it daily for a week, sometimes I don't need it for 3 weeks.  It's not something that has to build up in your system to start to work.  That's why I like it because I'm not in a CONSTANT state of anxiety and I don't like taking things that have to be taken daily.
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 02:08:57 PM »
I just started taking Buspar about six days ago and have definitely noticed a difference. I suffer from a lot of Health Anxiety and it has definitely helped. The cool thing is that it won't be fully effective for about three weeks after starting and I've noticed a difference after six days.
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 02:52:50 PM »
I was on Zoloft for 2 years, and I got off of it and did well for about 3 years until a very stressful time brought everything back on. Now, I'm on Zoloft again. I felt defeated at first, but now that I feel so much better - I don't even care.
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 02:58:51 PM »
I take Lexapro 20mg.  I have Xanax if needed but (knock on wood) haven't used it in a year.  My psychiatrist also gave me Vistaril as needed.  Vistaril is an antihistamine with a calming side effect, without all the negative side effects of benzo's.
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 03:01:38 PM »
I'm fighting the good fight to not go on them.
I'm getting ready to start therapy - so hopefully i can do it without medicine.
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Re: How many of you take medication for anxiety??
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 03:11:41 PM »
I tried ssri and benzo in the past years.  I now have Klonopin again, but trying to use it not too much  maybe .25mg  2 times a week
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