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Re: Anxiety Attacks - Especially at night

Posted by jflange on July 8, 2003, at 19:20:54

In reply to Re: Anxiety Attacks - Especially at night, posted by worrier on July 7, 2003, at 22:08:07


My pdoc claims that anxiety attacks are more common at night or at the end of the day, which was not helpful to me since I used to get anxiety attacks all day (and night) long.

The anxiety you are experiencing sounds like it is part of your (very common) SSRI/SNRI-insomnia syndrome. Start taking your pills as early in the day as you can. Also critical is to take a Cal/Mag supplement an hour or so before bed in order to calm. Then I would go straight to your pdoc and ask for either buspar or klonopin as an augmenting agent in order to deal with your anxiety. It may go away as you get used to your main med (Effexor?) or you may need to be on one of those things in order to deal with your SSRI - a common situation for anxiety sufferers. If all else fails, then you can try a different course of therapy (non-SSRI) but that's a different message.
Feel better!




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