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What med or meds are you all taking for anxiety?
 
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I was put on desiprimine (old school tricyclic antidepressant) and klonopin 35 years ago for panic attacks and anxiety, a study that was being done. Saved me as far as that goes, and I've tried a million things over the years from doctors trying to completely "fix" me, but always come back to these. For me, they work far better than SSRIs, etc.
 
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I was put on desiprimine (old school tricyclic antidepressant) and klonopin 35 years ago for panic attacks and anxiety, a study that was being done. Saved me as far as that goes, and I've tried a million things over the years from doctors trying to completely "fix" me, but always come back to these. For me, they work far better than SSRIs, etc.
SSRIs never worked for me either. They actually made my anxiety worse. I’m glad you found meds that works for you. For the last 3 years been on and off different meds now I’m on 2 meds that keep me stable for the most part.
 
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I was put on desiprimine (old school tricyclic antidepressant) and klonopin 35 years ago for panic attacks and anxiety, a study that was being done. Saved me as far as that goes, and I've tried a million things over the years from doctors trying to completely "fix" me, but always come back to these. For me, they work far better than SSRIs, etc.
I also take Klonopin as needed. Was taking it everyday at one point. But now I take sparingly.
 
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Hi, i'm Natalie from London, UK,

I am taking Pregabalin for my anxiety levels. I really would be lost without it. It's a marvellous med to take, and I take overall twice daily, sometimes just once a day depending on the lesser severeity of my anxieties.

Best regards all,

Nice to meet you all.
 
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I also take Klonopin as needed. Was taking it everyday at one point. But now I take sparingly.
Good for you. It's a hell of a drug to try to get off of once you're on it for a while. :)
 
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Good for you. It's a hell of a drug to try to get off of once you're on it for a while. :)
Thankfully wasn’t on it too long 6 months tops but it was enough to get me hooked. Took months to taper but still rely on it for my worst episodes.
 
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Hi !! I take alprazolam when my anxiety skyrockets (like right now). . Sometimes alprazolam does not work and I go for long walks. Im having high anxiety today and I just came back from an 1 hour walk.

Im also on citalopram ( antidepressant)...

Dealing eith anxiety and depression is so HARD!!!
 
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Hi !! I take alprazolam when my anxiety skyrockets (like right now). . Sometimes alprazolam does not work and I go for long walks. Im having high anxiety today and I just came back from an 1 hour walk.

Im also on citalopram ( antidepressant)...

Dealing eith anxiety and depression is so HARD!!!
Going through the same right now...just took a gabapentin to balance me out a bit, but that absolutely bloats me...
 
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Hi !! I take alprazolam when my anxiety skyrockets (like right now). . Sometimes alprazolam does not work and I go for long walks. Im having high anxiety today and I just came back from an 1 hour walk.

Im also on citalopram ( antidepressant)...

Dealing eith anxiety and depression is so HARD!!!
I use to take alprazolam but the inter dose withdrawals were killing me so I switched to Klonopin which last longer. Everyone reacts differently. As long as it works for you then stick to it.
 
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I used to take Klonopin for sleep because the Doctor did not want me to use alprazolam. When sleeping with KLonopin I used to wake up with a "frozen brain" sendation. I could not think/ act properly during the mornings.

Doctor also wanted me to use Klonopin for panic attacks during the day.. Impossible!! Once I took 1/2 klonopin during the day and I felt completely drowsy. Alprazolam works better for me. I dont know why doctors hate alprazolam
 
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I used to take Klonopin for sleep because the Doctor did not want me to use alprazolam. When sleeping with KLonopin I used to wake up with a "frozen brain" sendation. I could not think/ act properly during the mornings.

Doctor also wanted me to use Klonopin for panic attacks during the day.. Impossible!! Once I took 1/2 klonopin during the day and I felt completely drowsy. Alprazolam works better for me. I dont know why doctors hate alprazolam
I was put on Klonopin to help me wean off alprazolam. Then I was put on Propranolol to help wean off the Klonopin. My psychiatrist will absolutely not prescribe me any more benzos which is sad. Although I’m off the daily benzo I still take as absolutely needed. I was able to get one more bottle from my primary. Sorry Klonopin didn’t work out for you.
 
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I was put on Klonopin to help me wean off alprazolam. Then I was put on Propranolol to help wean off the Klonopin. My psychiatrist will absolutely not prescribe me any more benzos which is sad. Although I’m off the daily benzo I still take as absolutely needed. I was able to get one more bottle from my primary. Sorry Klonopin didn’t work out for you.
Doctors hate benzos and probably there is a reason for that. I've taken alprazoñam for more than 25 years and I'm still alive and functional

In my opinion, it's far better to take an alprazolam in the middle of a panic attack than to jump from a window.
 
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I take an antidepressant that isn't used that much and a benzo. I believe the benzo saved me a lot of pain for many years but tolerance has caught up with me. I don't regret taking it. It was better than drinking or worse but now I'm dealing with how I'm going to taper.
 
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I take quetiapine 300mg. It’s an antipsychotic and helps a lot with my psychotic features, but it also helps a ton with my anxiety. Sometimes when I have a bad day I will have panic attacks so my doctor also put me on an extremely low dose of Xanax to only take as needed.
 
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