Posted by ZeeZee on January 13, 2003, at 9:10:49
In reply to Re: Buspar - is this normal?, posted by Jackster on January 13, 2003, at 2:34:51
Yes, I use xanax as needed, usually when having a lot of anticipatory anxiety or actually panicking. Since I find it sedating it's not pratical for me to use daily. Also, because of its short half life it's not practical for use with my anticipatory anxiety that comes days in advance when having to step out of my invisible agoraphobic boundaries. My agoraphobia just keeps getting worse.
I've been told by others on this board to use Klonopin daily because I will find that the sedative effects will wear off while providing the anti-anxiety effect. I've been afraid to go this route.
After experiencing the dramatic change in my "what if" thinking while on MAOI's (can no longer take Parnate and Nardil) I'm still looking for something that will target my thinking without tranquilizing me. I'm planning on asking my pdoc for Moclobemide, another MAOI that's not sold in the US.
I don't panic very often (I guess because I avoid whatever the situation is) but my agoraphobia and what if thinking is the biggest problem for me. My pdoc wants me to try Paxil however I've used Paxil in the past as well as other SSRI's and they've created intense panic out of nowhere for me. I'm deathly afraid of them - also not a good attitude to have to have a drug work for you!