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    I was just wondering if there are meds that you can take that takes away the panic and anxiety attacks??? If there is please let me know!! Thanks a bunch!

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    There are a lot of them our there. I take Xanax when I have anxiety attacks, and it works well. You have to be careful though b/c a lot of these drugs are addicting. Then you have the anti-depressants. I'm on Paxil and it helps a great deal. There are tons of those out there too. I would make anappointment with your doctor and askhim/her about possible medication for you.
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    princessmel,


    Did you have any side effects from paxil? I tried it for 1 week and the first day was like heaven. I felt normal. Then as each day went by, the nausea grew stronger and stronger like wanting to v*. Then the anxiety started to come back and I didn't like the feeling of being constantly anxious for no reason. I just couldn't tolerate it soI stopped. I tried Prozac, same thing, and lexapro immediately gave me nausea for 24 hrs. straight. Not even Phenergan would work. I just couldn't take it. I can't tolerate any anti-depressants at all so all I can take is xanax but I fear that my body is getting used to it. I don't want to use it forever. I've been on it for about a year and a half now. I take about 1/2 to 1/4 mg. a day usually at bedtime to sleep through the night. What could be my other alternatives? I tried some herbal remedies from the internet and I hated the taste of lavander. I felt like I was drinking flowers from the blender. YUK!. What else can I do? I'm already starting therapy so that's gonna take a long time to kick in. When I feel nauseous, the breathing does not help. It only provokes the gagging. What are the breathing techniques to prevent v* as Doug mentioned in some other thread? I could never link to it. Can someone tell me. I've posted on this 3 times and nothing yet. Help!


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    Try to stay away from drugs in the Benzo category. They work immediately and are great, but can be very addicting. (Xanax or Ativan) Use them only in emergencies.


    I would try something like Prozac, Paxil, or Lexapro.. (those seem to be the more popular ones and highly praised.) However, some are difficult to stop takeing.


    I think meds coupled w/ cognitive therapy or sorts is very effective.


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    pumpkin3800,

    I don't know what kind of breathing techniques they were talking about on the other thread but I have posted a couple of times regarding it. For me my breathing technique is just try to breathe normally, no deep breaths, just steady repetitive breathing. I realized that before I v* I tend to take deep breaths cause i dont feel like I have enough air...but that only makes the nausea even worst, this is the only breathing technique I know and use.. and I use it religiously when i feel nauseous. Tends to work. Hope this helps

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    ppumpkin,


    I've found that increased exercise is useful.. especially walking.. w/ the dog or by yourself. By yourself is best, it's peaceful. It's time that you can take just for yourself...


    it's helped me tremendously


    Also, positive self-talk does wonders.. like in the morning when you're first wakeing up, takeing a shower, putting your make-up on, or whatever...


    Think positive and try to stomp on the "what if's".. ELIMINATE THEM or say..


    "what if .. today is going to be a great day, I'm gonna meet some awesome poeple, etc.."Edited by: tayda
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    I took Paxil a few years ago, and the first 14 days, I was miserable. Day 15 arrived and I was fine. If you can just hang in there those 14 days....

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    A warning: Prozac does not have clinical results for panic disorders.



    I might recommend Zoloft (great showings statistically) or Paxil.



    I am on Lexapro, and it works wonderfully for me, but each person responds differently.



    For acute treatment of panic attacks, there are drugs like Xanax and
    the ones mentioned above, BUT there is a less addictive nerve agent
    called Clonazepam, which reduces the physical symptoms of a panic
    attack.



    Anyway, I hope you found this helpful.



 

 

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