Anti Anxiety Drugs

About "Anti Anxiety Drugs"

When constant anxiety affects one's health, anti-anxiety drugs help to control the symptoms so that the person can carry on with his day to day life normally. The medications used to treat anxiety are benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam), Buspirone, SSRIs (Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Escitalopram), Tricyclics (Clomipramine, Imipramine), MAOIs (Phenelzine, Selegiline, Isocarboxazid), and Beta-blockers (Propranolol).

Related Terms: Anxiety, Antidepressants, Depression, Clonazepam, Ssri, Anxiety Disorder, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Recently Answered Questions


Do I need counseling even if I feel better with anti-anxiety drugs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old and working as a senior level finance professional in a multi-partner practice owned by all of us. After going through the high levels of anxiety for several years, I consulted a psychologist who is my friend. After few months of showing little improvement, he put me ...  Read Full »
Dr. Manish Bajpayee
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your detailed information, I feel that you have responded to medication. All SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications tend to over time make the person who takes them more relaxed. This could be attributed to the main task of reducing anxiety. Thu...  Read Full »
 
How to get sleep at the time I want to?
Query: Hello doctor, I cannot sleep at my usual timings. I took half Bromazepam tablets of 3 mg. Tell me how much time would I sleep now?  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking an anti-anxiety drug and so stress and anxiety might be the reason for not having timely sleep. As far as sleep hygiene is concerned, stress should be avoided through medication and behavioral counselling so that you can get proper sleep. Yoga, medita...  Read Full »
 
How long will it take to show the effect of Desvenlafaxine?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 years old male. I had low mood with anxiety problem around two years back. I was on Desvenlafaxine 50 mg ER tablet prescribed by GP. I took it for around eight months and felt better. Then I consulted my psychiatrist and told that I have only anxiety. So, he prescribed Clonazepa...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Desvenlafaxine is a good antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug. The drug should be continued for long time to see its full effects. Drugs like Benzodiazepines (Clonazepam, Alprazolam or Nitrazepam) can help to control anxiety symptoms i...  Read Full »
 
How to stop a panic attack naturally?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a horrible panic attack two weeks ago. My arms and legs went numb. Even now, I am having trouble with them and my balance. What can I do to stop this?  Read Full »
Dr. M K Rathore
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment includes some medicines and psychotherapy. Medication includes antidepressants (SSRI's, TCI), antianxiety drugs. It is better to see a doctor before taking any medicine as the best medication for your panic attacks will depend on a variety of factors, l...  Read Full »
 
I get anxious with the thought that I am infected with rabies. What can I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been anxious since I thought I was bitten by a cat last year. I am pretty sure that I am immune to rabies because I was not bitten but the problem is, every time I feel something in my body, I get really anxious because of the thought that the illness was caused by rabies. My m...  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a phobia about rabies. You could benefit from counselling. If that does not work, then you might need anti-anxiety drugs. Practicing meditation can also take your mind off it. Basically, you need to divert your mind elsewhere. The less you think about...  Read Full »
 
Will travelling to a place with high rates of pollution affect my lungs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male who has just returned home from a year's trip to a country known for high rates of pollution. I am currently experiencing shortness of breath (no coughing) and excessive burping. I will try to provide you as much detail as possible. When I went, I did not have ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case all your investigations are normal then you probably have acute bronchitis or associated anxiety. In your case scenario, my suggestion would be antiallergic like Levocetirizine and Montelukast once daily. Addition of Etizolam as an antianxiety drug would hel...  Read Full »
 
Does Lexapro take a long time to start working?
Query: Hi doctor, I had recently had several hospital stays for spikes in blood pressure due to years of stress with a sick child. Nothing organically was found. Anxiety might be the key. I was put on 5 mg of Lexapro at night, which made me anxious and gave me insomnia. Then, another doctor gave me Buspa...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If Lexapro (Escitalopram) caused insomnia, then it is better to take the drug in the morning after breakfast. This drug is an SSRI drug (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and helps to reduce depressive symptoms when taken regularly. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety ...  Read Full »
 
I have pelvic pain, and my left leg is numb and tingly. Can it be an anxiety attack?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having some pelvic pain in the lower left side for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor, and he said everything looked fine. So, I thought maybe it is a muscle strain in the groin area. Today two hours back, I was sitting on the floor for 20 to 30 minutes, and my entire...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to evaluate stroke with such description. This could be an anxiety attack, but ruling out stroke is utmost important. In such a case, I would recommend you to go to a nearby ER and get evaluated clinically. If they find any evidence of stroke, they will get your...  Read Full »
 
I had a bad panic attack. When will I become normal?
Query: Hi doctor,Last night, I had a bad panic attack with shortness of breath, shaking, heart racing and chest pains. Today, I have chest soreness and discomfort. Is this normal? When will it stop? I have anxiety and I am prone to anxiety attacks, but none with chest pain. I am on regular Zoloft 75 mg.  Read Full »
Dr. Rishu
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fast heart rate (palpitations), chest pain or heaviness and breathing difficulty are all observed during a panic attack. These are classical symptoms of panic disorder. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor given in panic attacks. A panic attack may take ...  Read Full »
 
Why am I getting heavy shoulders and tingly arms when I forget my vitamin supplement?
Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing heavy shoulders, and then my hands and legs are feeling heavy and tingly. I can feel it go up to my neck and face at times. But the main symptom is heavy shoulders. I do have low vitamin D and B. I forgot to take my supplements for almost a week. When I forget, my le...  Read Full »
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause weakness, body ache and tingling sensation. But you told that after not taking the supplements your symptoms get aggravated. In my opinion, it is psychological only,...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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