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Re: Any other recommendations for Anxiety? displaced9

Posted by floatingbridge on August 3, 2011, at 17:28:50

In reply to Any other recommendations for Anxiety?, posted by displaced9 on August 3, 2011, at 14:41:06

Luvox? It was recently mentioned to me for anxiety. It is different from other ssri formulas. Wikipedia has a decent entry. There are some threads here recently, too. Maybe search the site/archives.

Cymbalta was not a good med for me re:anxiety and cognitive function. How is it for you? Sounds like it' has a positive effect on your dysthymia?

I wonder about a low profile muscle relaxant, too. Zanaflex
helped me with overall physical tension, therefore reducing
anxiety. It's in generic, tizanadine (sp?). It is nothing like flexeril. I would take it usually at bed, but I found it mild enough to use during the day from time to time.

And massage. Actually fairly light. But I love my massage therapist. I don't get to go often. Initiating treatment wasvan ordeal in itself. Too anxious to be touched. But worth it once I got past that and found my person.

> I am currently taking Wellbutrin 450mg SR, Cymbalta 60mg, and BuSpar 15 mg 3x/day. I am diagnosed with dysthymia and generalized anxiety disorder w/ panic attacks.
> The dysthymia is pretty much under control but nothing seems to help with my anxiety since I stopped taking Lexapro. I had to stop Lexapro because of weight gain. I also tried Seroquel but it too caused weight gain.
> I take Klonopin 1mg twice daily if needed, but I build a tolerance quickly and it starts to not work unless I increase the dosage.
> I am also taking L-Theanine (Theanine Serene brand), New Chapter's Perfect Calm multivitamin and have tried Natural Calm magnesium supplement as well.
> Even strong Kava teas and "Relaxation" teas - Nothing works.
> My anxiety mostly turns into severe muscle tension which causes a lot of pain. I also get panic/anxiety attacks occasionally, and find it difficult to fall asleep sometimes due to the anxiety / tension in my muscles.
> Anyone have any other suggestions? BuSpar doesn't seem to be doing anything at all. I have been on 15mg daily, 30mg daily and now 45mg daily. Tried going up on Cymbalta to 90mg but it gave me tremors.
> Thanks.




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