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Re: Buspar or Celexa for extreme GAD Cseagraves

Posted by rvanson on April 12, 2009, at 8:48:48

In reply to Buspar or Celexa for extreme GAD, posted by Cseagraves on April 11, 2009, at 20:50:51

> Hi again!
>
> Been reading alot today. Have been trying to find a med that is directly geared toward anxiety and panic disorder. I always have severe reactions to ssri's and I'm thinking its because I'm not depressed. Maybe those particular chemicals in my brain do not need adjusting. This whole anxiety/panic/agoraphobia didn't hit me until about a year and a half ago. This is not something I have been struggling with for years and years.
>
> TCA's don't work either.
>
> The only benzo I can take that really helps for a short period is xanax. (Have tried all the others). I have just as severe side effects to antipsychotics. I don't think I need them either. My body totally rejects these meds.
>
> The only thing I need is help with these awful anxieties and panic. This constant fear that I feel, I am always in flight or fright mode.
>
> My body seems to have a very low tolerance to meds. (I can't even take pain pills)
>
> The two meds I found today that looked like they might be what may help is Buspar or Celexa.
>
> If anyone has had experience with these for extreme and debilitating anxiety, could you please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Courtney

Buspar actually made me feel weird, somewhat agitated.

Celexa was much better then most AD's for giving *some* help with anxiety, but not very much.

Needless to say the benzo's, like Ativan, Xanax and Klonopin are much better for severe anxiety such as you describe, but finding a Pdoc to prescribe them is a hardship these days due to the FDA rules and the general fear the doctors have of using them and/or becoming dependent.

Have you been on Nardil, Zoloft or Paxil yet?

For some few Zoloft works on anxiety, but for many it seems to be a bit stimulating for them from what I have read over the years.

BTW, what medications if any, are you currently using now?


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