Anxiety (Page 2)
IrishKitty777: I treat my anxiety with amino acid supplements. I prefer using all natural supplements to combat my anxiety and found it really works for me. I can totally relate to anxiety very well. I wish you all the best with your treatments.
ShiftyScones71: what you need is a distraction, the worst thing you can do when you have anxiety or paranoia is to focus on it or tell yourself theres a problem. try to keep a clear mind and just put yourself out there in the situations you need to be in
LaLaLoLa: So I've been on the Prestiq for a couple of months now and I like it much better than the Cipralex, still having anxiety though, it seems to be getting worse again, thinking im going to die and what not....
duncan124: Opinion seems to be it is new Effexor as it is " a re-bottled version of Effexor" . And people report that it is easy to start but hard to then find the right dosage when coming of the drug.
And in tests it is not much more successful then placebo against depression.
" Every patient who takes Effexor produces Pristiq in their own body, at no additional charge."
is another opinion.
LaLaLoLa: My Pristiq dosage has been upped and I've also been put on Abilify, anyone else on it? I've been reading about it and its freaking me out.
duncan124: I have found these;
Dopamine and serotonin are natural compounds called neurotransmitters, and are involved in transmitting messages between brain cells. Psychotic illness is considered to be caused by disturbances in the activity of neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) in the brain. Aripiprazole is thought to work mainly by stabilising the dopamine activity in the brain Netdoctor
Abilify (aripiprazole) is an orally administered drug approved in November 2002... It is a dopamine partial agonist and a seratonin antantagonist. Drugs.com
Ten foods That help To Increase Dopamine and Noreinephine Naturally.
1.Apples, 2.Bananas, 3.Beets, 4.Chicken, 5. Cheese, 6.Cottage Cheese, 7.Eggs, 8.Fish, 9.watermelon, 10.Wheat Germ.
geraldmosher: Sometimes a combination of old and new natural treatments will help. Some have had good success with pain, addiction an d depression.
rbnprov: i think in most cases prescription drugs make anxiety worse. So does alcohol and caffeine Marijuana is suppose to help. Sometimes it can be your thyroid that does it to you. Get your thyroid checked!.
rod774: You need someone you tuust who will be understand enough to share your problem. Hands on therapy with massage, and Spanking Therapy, will change the chem istry of the brain,
and bring amazing healing.ri
busting4u: I use to have anxiety but not anymore.I exercise five days a week.Cut back on sugar and caffeine this will make it worse.Eat healthy is a big plus along with exercise.
Hamzo_Hammy: I have GAD (General Anxiety Disorder), have been on Clonazepam (Klonopin) for about 6 years now. It is probably the strongest of the Benzo family type drugs THAT ARE A PRESCRIPTION IN CANADA (Other than Rohypnol - Flunitrazepam). I also have Chronic Insomnia and have tried every single medication (some would say WORTH trying) out there. I must conclude that this the only medication that has really helped me.
However, it is very addictive... and it has a medium to long half-life (half life is: how long a drug takes to reduce to half it's effectiveness, thus the plasma concentration in the body) of being somewhere around 16-50+ hours. So it does accumulate and you can build a tolerance to it very quickly.
Also, since it accumulates, people who abuse this medication face problems beyond your belief. Tolerance is a big issue with all Benzo type drugs (that includes the above mentioned Ativan, AKA: Lorazepam) Clonazepam and Lorazepam are both very potent. 0.5 mg Clonazepam is 1 mg Lorazepam and they are both Sublingual (goes under your tongue in case of fast relief for anxiety / panic attacks).
Anyhow, I take 3mg of clonazepam in 2 divided doses a day. 1.5mg in the morning and 1.5 at night time to keep the blood concentration even. The only drawback with Clonazepam or many of the other "pam"s benzo family: Bromazepam, Alpralozam, Chlordiazepoxide, Temazepam, etc.. and that also includes the "lam"s; Triazolam, Etizolam, Estazolam, brotizolam...etc. is that they are extensively metabolized through the liver. In other words, if you have renal and hepatic deficiency it can cause a lot more trouble then helping with your anxiety...
By the way, I have studied Pharmaceuticals extensively in Canada and abroad, and even have my Pharmaceutical Technician College degree, so I really do know my stuff here...
So, please heed this advice: "DO NOT GO ON A BENZO FOR EVERY DAY USE!"
People say Opiate (Dilaudid, Oxycodone/contin, Tylenol 1-4, Morphine, Methadone, etc...) withdrawal is bad, ...
lol oh man...
lets just say that's a walk in the park, or as easy as drinking a glass of water compared to benzo withdrawal. This is because it lasts over months, sometimes even a year or more depending on how long you have been taking it and at what doses. Just look up Benzo withdrawal on Wikipedia...
It just isn't worth it, and I WISH I NEVER POPPED that first Valium - Diazepam years ago...
Ask your doctor about these and do a little research on em too, I found the following to be the least addictive but effective compared to many other benzos and/or medications:
- Remeron - Mirtazapine
- Atarax - Hydroxyzine
- Catapres - Clonidine
Good luck, I hope that helps shed some light.
P.S: I AM NOT A DOCTOR (clearly), but I am a pharmacist with more knowledge than many in my field... SO, please TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR before even taking my advice or anyone else's for this matter.
rbnprov: You're welcome. If you can exercise more, that may help a little. And eating foods that make your body happy too.