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Mart73

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Hi
I am going to my doctor tomorrow to try and get medication for my increasing anxiety. He has been reluctant to put me on anxiety medication previously preferring putting me on citalpram. What are people's opinions on anxiety medication ,what has worked for them? I have reached a point where I cannot face going into work so I need to do something.
 
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I tried citalopram for my anxiety but it made me feel worse to start with. I also had started propranolol but had to come off it as it reacted with my dormant asthma.
A course of CBT helped me to challenge the anxiety and now I'm much better.
Please keep talking
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HI,

I would highly recommend travel (adult) sickness bands, as I happened to have discovered a long time, back, that the pulsating nerve button for sickness, does a marvellous trick, for helping out for anxiety levels to prevent them from rapidly increasing.


Couldn't you ask for Lorezapam, the problem I had on a full 1mg dose, a night was, it had me too sleepy the during the following day.


Also, try listening to or watching music, that could well help.


And, best of all, regular exercising, or playing a sport.


Welcome to the Forums,


Natalie.
 
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Hi, there are a number of different meds and different meds work for different people so in can be a case of trying different ones. I take Pregabalin for anxiety and Citalopram for anxiety/depression. I hope your appt goes well
 
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Thanks for the advice
I have ordered some sickness bands so will see if they help. Have tried CBT in the past but feel my negative thoughts are so ingrained that I struggle to accept the advice. As a result I tried hypnosis but with no success. I'm taking a week off so plenty of time for excercise in a attempt to get on top of things.
 
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HI Mart73,

Just touching base and to see how you got on with your doctor's appointment?


Best Wishes,

Natalie.
 
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Hi Natalie
I couldn't get a appointment today so have got one arranged for Wednesday but will check for a cancellation in the morning.
Thanks
 
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