Medication

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I don't think I can fight anxiety by myself anymore. Which medications do people find most useful. My anxiety goes hand in hand with OCD.

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    Medication varies from person to person.. What works for some may not work for others. I have bad OCD myself which causes anxiety. I've tried citalopram (celexa) and tjay was a nightmare personally for me. But for some it works. I have klonopin and Valium to take "as needed" which I use very sparingly. I myself am terrified of meds. They help a lot of people but the unfortunate party is that you have to find which one works right for you which can be a lot of trial and error..
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    Hello. I have struggled with severe anxiety for about 2 years. I think it started due to life events, but ended up being a physiological thing - I had severe adrenaline rushes every day, worst in the morning and very slowly decreasing as the day went on. I used valium for a while but personally would not recommend it (it works in the short term but makes things worse after a while as you grow tolerant to it). I have also been non-tolerant to SSRIs like citalopram (I tried several and they made me more anxious). A month ago I started on lyrica (pregabalin) and it has been amazing; I feel like a different person. Admittedly I only have one month experience of it, but I would have to recommend it - I have almost no anxiety now after being afraid to leave my house before I started it. I hope this helps. Best wishes to you.
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    Get into therapy and have the ohyschiatrist deciede what he/she feels is best for you. The same way you go to the regular doc for an infection is the same you need to go to a psychiatrist for exam sort a speak.
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    Everyone reacts differently to medsĀ 
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    Thanks everyone. I'm currently in the doctors waiting room waiting g for my appointment. I'm scared because th y always make me feel I'm being neurotic and I should be better at coping.
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