Best serious anxiety medication?

Posted by tazscott @tazscott, Nov 10, 2019

I wanted everyone’s thought on what med works good for they’re aniexty ?I bounce off the walls with thoughts of bad things. Been on Zoloft for years. Finally have a new doctors appointment on Monday. Old doctor just wasn’t cutting it. Just wanted to make me keep doing same stuff I’ve been doing for 15 years. It doesn’t work no more. I have a hard time all day and night. And falling asleep is terrible.

Good for you: changing to a doctor who can meet your needs.

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Hi @tazscott,

I though you might be interested in reading this article, “Everything you need to know about anxiety medications”
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323666.php

Each person with anxiety disorder has different symptoms, and may need different medication or a combination of meds. There are several types of medications used to treat anxiety disorders, and I believe Zoloft falls under anti-depressants –
Antidepressants
Benzodiazepines
Buspirone
Hydroxyzine
Beta-blockers

I’d also encourage you to take a look at this Connect discussion, where @marazion @crstyday40 @leticia11 @valm and others are talking about similar issues with anxiety: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/extreme-anxiety-and-nothing-is-helping-me/

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @tazscott,

I though you might be interested in reading this article, “Everything you need to know about anxiety medications”
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323666.php

Each person with anxiety disorder has different symptoms, and may need different medication or a combination of meds. There are several types of medications used to treat anxiety disorders, and I believe Zoloft falls under anti-depressants –
Antidepressants
Benzodiazepines
Buspirone
Hydroxyzine
Beta-blockers

I’d also encourage you to take a look at this Connect discussion, where @marazion @crstyday40 @leticia11 @valm and others are talking about similar issues with anxiety: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/extreme-anxiety-and-nothing-is-helping-me/

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@kanaazpereira, Thank you for the link. Very good information. I think I will be on the right meds after I finish getting off an older version. My PCP analyzed it well. One of the tests that she recommended is a behavioral functioning test to determine your level of anxiety. That was also helpful. Be a peace tonight. Chris

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Seroquel was the only thing that worked on me

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@daphnesioux

Seroquel was the only thing that worked on me

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Hi, @daphnesioux – what were your symptoms like before you took the quetiapine (Seroquel)? How did the quetiapine help you with those (i.e., what did you feel like after you'd taken the medication for some time)?

@tazscott – how are you feeling? How did your doctor's appointment go?

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I am coming off Lexapro to try Prozac. Has anyone had success with this drug? I have no depression, just long-standing anxiety attacks.

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