Posted by jms600 on February 6, 2009, at 16:07:04
In reply to Re: Anti-Anxiety Drugs? SLS + JMS, posted by TherapyGirl on February 5, 2009, at 20:22:43
> Is it possible to take the benzo for a few weeks until the Buspar starts working?
Yes - I don't see any problem with that. You may wish to considering a longer acting benzo such as Valium. Alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan) are both shorting acting drugs; however, they are still very effective and are preferred by a lot of posters here.
Lyrica (pregabalin) is another option. Not sure where you're from but Lyrica is actually licensed for Generalised Anxiety Disorder here in Britain. Some people say that it's anxiolytic effects can diminish as tolerance occurs; however, having not tried the medication I cannot comment personally on it's long term effectiveness.