who here is on anxiety meds? I need advice

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Thread Topic: who here is on anxiety meds? I need advice

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    so I have pretty bad OCD and I haven't been to therapy in like a month and my self-harm OCD in particular has spiked really bad. since OCD is an anxiety disorder, I've been a lot more anxious at school and more irritable because of all of the people and long story short I have a thing with my OCD about not touching people. anyway, I took some naproxen the other day for another medical issue I'm having and yes I know naproxen is not an anxiety medication but it makes me really sleepy and it mellowed me out quite a bit and I felt a lot better that day. my thinking is, and this may be a stretch, maybe an anxiety medication could give me a similar result and mellow me out a bit? I really like the feeling of not constantly worrying and I want to feel it again and all the time but I don't want to just use my naproxen on that since I'd just be sleepy all the time and I actually need it for another medical issue.

    basically, I think medication could really help me and I want to bring it up with my therapist when I see her later this week. how should I bring it up with her? also, what kinds of meds work best for you guys and what are the results?
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    Paige_ Advanced
    I think you should just be honest and tell her you believe it will help you. It never hurts to try.
    I take vistaril (idk how to spell it) and I'm only supposed to use it when I'm really stressed out like if I start freaking the f--- out and can't be reasoned with. It works really well for me it might take like five seconds but then everything's fine. I'm not supposed exceed 2 pills a day. But anxiety meds can really help. You just have to find the right one. It may take some trial and error
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    my therapist is going to talk to my dad about it and if he gets his head out of his ass she'll refer me to a doctor and she wants me to try Zoloft
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    Paige_ Advanced
    I think I tried Zoloft before. I hope it helps with your anxiety
  • hellboi Newbie
    Xanax
  • SAINTMOTEL Newbie
    If that doesn't work for you I'd recommend hydroxyzine.
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    meep da first Senior
    That one works. I was recommended that one for panic attacks. Basically I was supposed to take it 30 mins before an event of one (playing solos and getting yelled at everyday) ^ I don't remember which one is which, but I used to take Risperdal and I currently take sertraline for anxiety and depression. I'll be honest, I haven't been taking my meds in a while, and I've been fine except some mood irritability. Anyways, my therapist said they can work for both disorders or adhd, like it's interchangeable depending on the person, or something like that.
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    Mac1014 Senior
    I'll find what I use hold up
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    I don't recommend Zoloft because it's an antidepressant, and antidepressants often make you feel worse before it gets better. In my case, it got totally worse and did not better, and I was sent to a mental facility for you can probably guess what. Same goes for Mirtazapine. Do not recommend. Antidepressants are dangerous, and the only decent one I've tried out of the six(?) antidepressants I've tried, Wellbutrin SR works the best. I don't recommend the extended release version because it causes mega insomnia, so sustained release is the way to go. As for anxiety, I take Buspar around every twelve hours. It also helps with ADHD and ADD. You'll be sleepy the first couple days, then you'll adjust just fine. On the other hand, it's not the strongest anti-anxiety medicine because it's not a Benzo. That's why I have Hydroxyzine for panic attacks. Both work pretty well.
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    Magie Magic Hot Shot
    GTQ is my anxiety medication.
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    Br0wnieBunny Expert
    i take hydroxizene and it helps greatly. however, the effects of specific medicines differ from person to person. you may find that hydroxizene (if you ever try it) won't work for you. i just think being as open and honest as you possibly can will help your therapist find a medicine that works for you. it was embarrassing at first to tell them about my anxiety and my symptoms, but they found a medicine that works for me. i've had to try a few different antidepressants, though. my advice is just to be open and truthful and to not give up if one medicine doesn't work because that doesn't mean another one won't help you.
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    BB is also right. The effects of medication can vary from person to person, and you may find absolute success with a medication that was terrible for another. If you choose the path of medication, it is almost always a long trip of trial and error. You will have some awful days, but some days will also be incredible. It is so worth the wait when you find the medication or mixture of medicines that work for you. It takes real patience and resilience.
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    Sertraline (Zoloft) is specifically used to treat OCD, which you can find out just by Googling it, And no offense but I trust my therapist and doctor more than you. My therapist specifically suggested Zoloft to me as I mentioned in my second post. She also happens to specialize in OCD. And it's working fine so far.

    I've been on sertraline for a few weeks and I feel f---ing great
    I feel a hell of a lot more lively, energetic, and just overall happier. I have more courage to say what's on my mind. I do feel like I'll eventually need to go up a bit, but I want to wait a few weeks. Nevertheless, I can already feel a significant difference and even my family can see it. As far as my OCD goes, I actually have noticed a few improvements. I'm really glad I got on something and that it seems to work. The only downside is the nausea but even that is wearing off. It was hell the second day, though. That was f---ing terrible and I was only on 12.5 mg then
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    Hey, a medicine can be life changing for one person and traumatic for another. I'm happy you have a medicine that works for you.
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    The Actual Boss Advanced
    is sleep medication in the same vicinty more or less?

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