Anxiety medications - what has worked for you?
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|Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:08am|
Hi, I haven't been active on the board in a while but I am back!
I have tried Buspar, Lexapro and Zoloft and had problems with all of them. Last year I went on Cymbalta which worked great for me but after I was on it for about 6 weeks, they discovered that my platelets had tanked into dangerously low numbers - after being treated for that, my therapist said that although it was unlikely that the Cymbalta caused the platelet disorder, he was unwilling to put me back on the Cymbalta because it was still possible that it was drug induced. Since then (about 10 months). I have been drug free and just taking the occaisional ativan when I feel really panicky which hasn't even been very often.
Fall is usually my bad time and sure enough - this week has been rough - night panic, chest pain (I've been checked out previously by a cardiologist so I know it isn't my heart), extreme tension - so I just made an appointment with my pill doc (I see a psychologist every other week) to try something new. I'm just wondering what other people have found helpful.