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Old 04-14-19, 11:54 AM
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Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

I take Dex for ADHD. But I also take 30mg Cymbalta for anxiety, anxiety which is increased somewhat when on the dexamphetamine.

I want to get off the Cymbalta due to some side effect(s). I was wondering if there is any alternatives to using SSRIs or SNRIs for treating anxiety? Could beta blockers be effective?
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

propranolol was the only beta blocker that was effective for my anxiety. its lipid soluble and crosses the Blood Brain Barrier. watch out for Bradycardia
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

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propranolol was the only beta blocker that was effective for my anxiety. its lipid soluble and crosses the Blood Brain Barrier. watch out for Bradycardia
Do you take it alongside dexamphetamine?
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

Clonazepam. (benzo, not beta blocker.)

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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

Some say that Vitamin D3 is helpful with mood and anxiety.
And some find that CBD oil has been helpful for anxiety.
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

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Do you take it alongside dexamphetamine?
I have done that once or twice. I had a bad experience one time when combing the two medications. I started to feel light headed and dizzy. Could have been two Autonomic Nervous system agents each doing opposite effects.
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

For more than 10 years I was treated by three GI doctors for acid reflux. Each one prescribed megadoses of proton pump inhibitors. My symptoms continued unabated. I had endoscopies, motility tests and other tests, costing me thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, my symptoms worsened. I went on the Internet and did lots of research. I learned about gluten-related neurological symptoms, and how avoiding gluten can improve mental health. I stopped eating food with gluten for a week and drinking shilajet tea. My symptoms disappeared. I have been gluten-free for four years and feel like a new person. Not one of the doctors who I saw ever suggested that gluten might be my problem. I should have sued them all for malpractice. Thank goodness for the Internet.

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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

My doctor just prescribed me Trintellix 5MG in addition to my Dexedrine Spansules. It's not technically indicated for anxiety, but it is indicated for MDD / Depression. I failed on all other SSRI/SNRI's like Luvox, Buspar, Wellbutrin, etc. and it seems to be helping a lot with my anxiety and even OCD symptoms. You may want to ask your doctor about Trintellix.
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

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For more than 10 years I was treated by three GI doctors for acid reflux. Each one prescribed megadoses of proton pump inhibitors. My symptoms continued unabated. I had endoscopies, motility tests and other tests, costing me thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, my symptoms worsened. I went on the Internet and did lots of research. I learned about gluten-related neurological symptoms, and how avoiding gluten can improve mental health. I stopped eating food with gluten for a week and drinking shilajet tea. My symptoms disappeared. I have been gluten-free for four years and feel like a new person. Not one of the doctors who I saw ever suggested that gluten might be my problem. I should have sued them all for malpractice. Thank goodness for the Internet.
I can appreciate what you feel gluten free has done for you and that it works but generally-most people that believe they have an issue with gluten-especially as it pertains to gluten intolerance-actually have an issue with something else. At least when it comes to physical gluten intolerance there is really only a smaller subset of people with celiac disease and if you are gluten intolerant you have celiac disease. Some people say in general that PPI's make their digestion issues worse and once they stop those things get better. I have tons of gi issues including Barretts espohogus and I take a PPI. I also have a "looping" bowel.(so funny sounding to me)I try and read all I can about issues related to that. IME I haven't found a whole lot about neurological functions and gluten or gluten free. Can you share something with me? Because I truly am curious if it would help me but all I have explored on the gluten front has not lead me to the same conclusions that you have but I am open to learning.
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Re: Alternative to SNRI for anxiety

OP- I take cymbalta but I also take Buspar:
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What Is Buspirone And What Does It Treat?
Buspirone is in a class of medications called anti-anxiety medications. Buspirone is not related to other anti-anxiety medications, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates or other sedative/ anxiolytic drugs. It is approved for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).It may take 3 to 4 weeks before you start to feel better. Initially you may begin to notice a decrease in irritability and worry. Unlike other anti-anxiety medications, buspirone has very low abuse potential.
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