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Please help! What antidepressant would help best for Anxiety and panic attacks?

Please help! What antidepressant would help best for Anxiety and panic attacks? I a taking lexapro and klonopin 1mg 3x a day but Lexapro is not helping at all. it seems to make my anxiety worst.
Category: Anxiety 5 years ago
TheMexican
Asked 5 years ago

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I'm not sure about antidepressants. I am currently prescribed klonopin and I find that it works well for me. My doctor had me on buspar & Xanax, but I found that the buspar didn't help at all. So the change was made to klonopin only and I find that it relieves my symptons quickly when I have to take it. Good luck to you.
karenz
Answered 5 years ago
karenz

my doctor and psychiatrist put me on anti depressents, beta blockers, and xanex and I took them for nearly a year and only seemed to get better the first month, then it was worse than ever. I began to feel like i needed the medicine to feel normal and to relieve my anxiety then I needed more and more as time passed. Finally I decided one day that i didn't want to live in a fog anymore so I quit them cold turkey. Worst 10 days of my life and I relapsed. Then I tried the weaning method. It has taken almost a year but I am off of everything except a small dose of valium that I am sure does nothing except relieve my mind that I have taken it and I am in the process of not taking it now. On day two, so far so good no horrible withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal is worse than the anxiety. I am still trying to relearn how to process everything around me and accept it after being on meds so long. I don't recommend any medication.
JenniferPTSD
Answered 5 years ago
JenniferPTSD

I was on 20mg Celexa, and I'd say it suppressed my physical symptoms a good amount, but I didn't take it long enough for the benefits to really compound and make an apparent difference. It takes about a month for the effects to actually kick-in, so the first month was just small side-effects for me. After that I noticed I wasn't sweating in anxious situations, wasn't experiencing hot/cold flashes, etc. However, I convinced myself to quit cold turkey (don't do that) because the effects were wearing off. Your doc is supposed to up your dosage after a while once your body adapts the first time, but I couldn't bring myself to see mine. My sister has been on 40mg Celexa for about 2 years, and she said she feels better than ever (never did therapy either). So if you find a med that works, and you're completely sure it's what you want, stick with it - don't miss taking it, don't quit cold turkey, it's gotta build up in your system.
ProfoundWanderer
Answered 5 years ago
ProfoundWanderer

I also just began Lexapro, It seems to be more of a slower eventual thing for me, to work with day to day anxiety. It doesn't stop my attacks, but i seem to be able to get through the day a little longer than i could before. I was given Lorazepam for moments of stress, but its not helpful if you need something for when your working, or out and about. It makes me tired and i personally can only take it at home after work. My counselor is helping me with breathing, which is helping. I didn't expect it.
Apples2015
Answered 5 years ago
Apples2015

Well I take Prozac and Ativan for anxiety and panic attacks. and when it gets real bad and I can't sleep I take Ambien so that my anxiety and panic attacks don't get worse so far I've taken one Ambien pill since I got them last week. I hope this helps. Also if you have never taken medications before you shouldn't try more organic remedies like teas and maybe do light walks and yoga and think of changing what you eat. Therapy is also a great way to release stress and it teaches you how to over come what makes you anxious. Best of luck.
Anxyjo28
Answered 5 years ago
Anxyjo28

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