Anti Anxiety Meds?
Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:25 PM
Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:31 AM
I have started taking a multi vitamin every morning and feel great since I started it. I take the One a Day that helps weight lose and gives you energy. I love it!
Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:42 AM
| Originally Posted by Cattie |
I've been taking Effexor XR for the past year or more, and I couldn't be happier. I only take it on days I know I'm going to have high stress, and when I go to work! I try not to take it on my days off.
I have been on Effexor (not XR so the immediate release one) for about a year, but was on it before too. It works well, but at one point when things were really bad I had irregular heart beat problems
My other big thing recently is drinking water every morning with this thing in it that is really helping my energy and over all 'clean' feeling.
It's supposed to help eliminate toxins and strengthen your immune system. FMIL is really into it, so she bought us a bottle to try it out. I keep it in the fridge and have it every morning. It gives your water this nice minty taste (spearmint, not pepto mint!)
Posted 19 October 2008 - 02:51 PM
Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:18 PM
If I'm stressed I just stay out of people's way or rather they stay out of mine lol and sleep. I have arguments with myself in my sleep and when I wake up its never as bad and trust me I've had some pretty shit times over the last 12 or so years.
Weird things chill me out like plugging in my ipod or doing something really mind numbing so that i give myself a break. My mind never stops and it can get really wearing!
Whatever you take make sure it's recommended and i'm sure it'll be fine. I guess i'm just lucky steel runs through my family's blood lol thank god!!!
Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:22 PM
I have been on Effexor in the past and also Cymbalta (another SNRI) and I would NEVER recommend that anyone start talking them for anxiety alone unless they had already tried to take the "As Needed" medications. The withdrawal from these medications is NASTY! Doctors will tell you that they are non-habit forming and while that might be technically correct, there are serious withdrawal symptoms that even tapering does not take care of.
Dizziness, fogginess, lethargy, depersonalization, cold and flu-like symptoms, and the list goes on...it took me almost 6 weeks to feel "normal" again. Give my circumstances I have no regrets, but I would definitely use caution and have all the information BEFORE taking anything.
Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:03 AM
Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:06 PM
Dr. Bach's Rescue Remedy is a natural remedy for anxiety.
I don't know that it will take the place of Xanax or an anti-anxiety med but it might help.