View Poll Results: Which medications have been most successful in treating your anxiety disorder?

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  • SSRI: Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, Prozac was successful

    10 30.30%
  • SSRI: Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil, Prozac was not successful

    7 21.21%
  • SNRI: Effexor, Cymbalta, Pristiq was successful

    0 0%
  • SNRI: Effexor, Cymbalta, Pristiq was not successful

    6 18.18%
  • Benzo: Klonopin, Xananx, Valium, Ativan was successful

    18 54.55%
  • Benzo: Klonopin, Xananx, Valium, Ativan was not successful

    2 6.06%
  • Beta Blocker: Inderal, Atenolol was successful

    5 15.15%
  • Beta Blocker: Inderal, Atenolol was not successful

    1 3.03%
  • Stimulant: Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse was successful

    1 3.03%
  • Stimulant: Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse was not successful

    2 6.06%
  • Atypical Antipsychotic: Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Saphris, Geodon was successful

    3 9.09%
  • Atypical Antipsychotic: Seroquel, Abilify, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Saphris, Geodon was not successful

    5 15.15%
  • Mood Stabilizer: Lamictal, Lithium, Trileptal, Depakote was successful

    5 15.15%
  • Mood Stabilizer: Lamictal, Lithium, Trileptal, Depakote was not successful

    3 9.09%
  • Anxiolytic: Gabapentin, Lyrica, Buspar was successful

    1 3.03%
  • Anxiolytic: Gabapentin, Lyrica, Buspar was not successful

    4 12.12%
  • Misc. Antidepressants: Wellbutrin, Remeron, Tricyclic was successful

    4 12.12%
  • Misc. Antidepressants: Wellbutrin, Remeron, Tricyclic was not successful

    5 15.15%
  • MAOI: Nardil, Parnate was successful

    0 0%
  • MAOI: Nardil, Parnate was not successful

    1 3.03%
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    Which medications have been most successful in treating your anxiety disorder?

    Which type of medications have been most successful in treating your anxiety disorder?

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    Not all SSRIs are the same. For me, Zoloft did nothing, but Paxil worked well. I haven't tried anything else.

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    I have only ever taken lexapro so I can't compare....
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    Klonopin/Clonazepam

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    of what I've tried...
    good: xanax (since stopped as long term use is not advisable, still take the odd 0.5mg though rarely)
    crap: valium
    so far so good: lexapro (prescribed for depression&anxiety)

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    I've tried almost everything. Currently Taking Remeron, Klonopin, Effexor XR, and Risperidone. This seems to be the best combination so far. though it's far from perfect.
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    No big surprise so far. We have benzos winning 6 to 0, while SSRIs lose 4 to 2.

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    Benzos have been the best, but that says absolutely nothing. I find them even at higher doses to have a very, very mild effect on me.

    It says nothing because nothing else I've taken has helped even a microscopic bit. Either they haven't helped at all or they've made me worse.

    A couple months ago I was super excited to try the almighty Nardil. Well, not even Nardil almighty could help me - I survived a mere 8 days on it as it made me really suicidal.

    I'm open to giving it another try though if I fail in my stimulant pursuit - I'm already suicidal anyway, Nardil can't possibly make it worse now.

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    clonazepam or pregabalin, along with a small dose of escitalopram and bupropion xl 300mg, adding methyl-folate at 7.5 or 15mg.

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    Our trip up to Red Rocks with Dustin and two beautiful girls that we knew with some mdma. We started rolling. We went hiking and spelunking (caving) and lay in the sun!. Later we went to the lake swam and finished rolling on the dock, laying in the sun and kissing..
    That cured it for the day, Let me tell ya!!!!
    Those were the days~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    Quote UltraShy View Post
    No big surprise so far. We have benzos winning 6 to 0, while SSRIs lose 4 to 2.


    pregabalin/lyrica does help me in a way- it numbs my brain! (in my case, it's probably a good thing!)

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    Klonopin is the only thing that has touched it.

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    I dig Klonopin. I honestly haven't really given SSRIs a fair shake due to side effects, mainly sexual ones.

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    Quote srschirm View Post
    I dig Klonopin. I honestly haven't really given SSRIs a fair shake due to side effects, mainly sexual ones.
    I haven't had many side effects from Klonopin. The worst has been being tired all the time, but I just drink coffee to counteract that.

    Can't remember what med caused impotency in me, but it was for bipolar, not SA.

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    Quote WintersTale View Post
    I haven't had many side effects from Klonopin. The worst has been being tired all the time, but I just drink coffee to counteract that.

    Can't remember what med caused impotency in me, but it was for bipolar, not SA.
    Yeah, Klonopin's good that way. I've only taken .5mg and 1mg. I've been out of it for months, so I'm thinking of making another appointment to get some more.

    The sexual side effects are the worst...

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