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Hi, I have suffered from anxiety, panic attacks and depression for about 20 years now, but my symptoms seem to be getting worse, especially the dizzin ess. I am seeing a phschiatrist AGAIN. I have been on seroxat since the start, but also tried other meds in between. He adviced me yet again to try venlafaxine and put me straight on them stopping seroxat one day then on 150mg venlafaxine the next. They just made my anxiety so much more, unbearable, then he tried amitriptyline, didn't work. Know all meds cause side effects, but thes were horrendous, had tried venlafaxine before. He has now put m back on seroxat, which does nothing for my anxiety and because of the dizziness i feel as if I am getting more agrophobic, before could manage to go swimming or go to town, but no more. I know everyone is different, and he says I have a very complex nervous system!! I go and he just hands me out tablets. I take 30 mg of valium a day and have done for 20 years, when they gave them out like sweeties. They don't seem to have the same affect of calming me whatsoever, tried propananol also. Are there any meds that people find can not cure anxiety but help me to at least try to lead some kind of a "normalish life". I have to ask my daughter to come everywhere with me, which is so unfair on her as she works nights and gets up especially to come to appointments with me. I have to see physch next week. Have heard lorazepam have more of an affect of calming than diazepam. I am not asking much just to be able to visit a friend. I use a walking stick as when the dizziness sets in I freeze. I have been told by a consultant that I suffer from low blood pressure but when had a home kit from drs. it was normal, but with that one you had to rest before taking it, so my dr. thinks I am o.k. !! sorry to rant, but would really love some help and advice. Thank you in advance. Also had counselling, CBT the lot. x
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