View Full Version : How to treat anxiety with medication?


Exuberantfrost
07-08-17, 02:55 PM
I'm struggling with fatigue and lethargy from
Intuniv, and have considered stop taking
it. But I do know that I'll get severe anxiety
if I quit, since I kind function without a drug
that can ease my chronic anxiety and tendency
to overthink anything. So my question is if anybody
has any positive experience with other drugs that can
ease tension and treat anxiety?
I'm considering lexapro.

sarahsweets
07-09-17, 05:35 AM
There are also drugs that treat panic attacks and severe anxiety that are benzodiazipines. They are drugs like xanax and Klonopin. In severe cases they can help.

Lunacie
07-09-17, 09:04 AM
I've been taking a very low dose of Zoloft (sertraline) for several years and it
works very well for me with minimal side effects.

My adult daughter recently was prescribed the same medication. She has mild
adhd, untreated. I have more severe adhd and possibly autism, and have found
omega 3 fish oil supplements helps with the adhd.

I think it's Lexapro that my 15 year old granddaughter takes, better than the
Celexa she tried before that.

ToneTone
07-10-17, 12:06 AM
There are a lot of drugs that can lessen anxiety. No need to despair. Call your doctor and request a change ...

As the previous poster said, I took Zoloft at one point and found that it very much lessened my anxiety.

baasje91
07-10-17, 03:38 AM
Is the dose intuniv too high maybe?

Emre22
07-10-17, 04:27 AM
Benzos are quick solution but you cant use them forever . Benzos build tolerance and after a critical point you become addict . If it happens , then you will have withdrawal syndromes

Anti depressants are more sustainable but they may have some side effects which you may not like ( not for everyone)


You should ask it to your doctor , but my advice if you are going to use benzos
do not extend usage time more than 2months

Exuberantfrost
07-10-17, 02:34 PM
Thank you all for your contributions. I'll speak to my doctor about Lexapro. I think it would be a good idea to try that out!