What medicine to take while under anxiety disorder and panic attacks

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I have had panic attacks and I've been suffering with mild anxiety. My doctor said not to take anything that has congestion. Also, she said to stay away from medicine that claims to treat multiple symptom. She said to stick with plain Robitussin cough medicine.

However I have read online that taking Robitussin is bad. What are your suggestions?

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    Hi joey

    If you've had panic attacks and you also suffer mild anxiety and your doc knows this

    I don't understand why she wouldn't treat you with a proper med

    I don't know what cough medicine is supposed to do exactly I doubt it will help

    For panic /anxiety as I've never heard

    Of that

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      Lol you know after reading your post

      A few times I started to work out

      That the cough medicine was not

      To treat the anxiety .... Silly me

      What meds do you currently take ?

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    Hi Joey I'm guessing your GP is steering you away from antihistamines as they make you drowsy especially on top of any other meds.

    Suggest throat over cough sweets and a cough mixture re on ended by your pharmacy. N 

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    Anxiety occurs when a person's capability to get relax ..disturbs. As we know that it is a mental disorder and i believe that solution is also there in the mental relaxation techniques.

    Drugs and all can give you relax for some time. But for long time relief you need to strong your mind first.

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    I have always taken plain Robitussin, and I am still alive. I do not take any with added medicines in it. The DM makes me very anxious. For some reason the decongestants with a D added to them, make my heart race more. Listen to your doctor. She is not going to give you something to make you feel worse. If something does make you feel worse, let her know immediately. Hope you get better!!
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    If the Robotussin makes you nervous. You can try natural stuff. Like I believe Honey or vigin coconut oil is good for a sore throat. Sailine spray they sell over the counter for your sinuses and it is just salt water but does help. There is so many home remedies if you look it up online. Garlic I also believe is a good one my daughter uses. But I just couldnt try it. She eats a whole clove of garlic so many times a day. If you google it they will have information on it.
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    I also do a lot of home remedies. As Valerie said. I also breath steam from a pot of boiled water. This helps to loosen up the mucus in the head and chest. I run a humidifier in my room. Honey is a natural antibiotic. Hot liquids like an herbal tea with honey in it is good also. I do also use Vicks vapo rub. 
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