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Anti-Depressants for Panick Attacks

Post: #1
08-19-2014, 01:49 AM
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Anti-Depressants for Panick Attacks

Has anyone else been put on anti-depressants for panick attacks. I was told about 15 years ago that I would need to go on them for the rest of my life. I tried about 6 different ones and could tolerate them. They made me groggy and like a zombie.

Instead I opted for Ativan when needed and it did the trick. I am doing a lot better over the past 3 years and only have to take a small piece of Ativan about once every 3 months or less. I really feel that Doctors have prescribed anti-depressants to too many people and for things that don't need anti-depressants. I am not putting down those who they have helped in any way. They just were not for me.

I also did a program where I for one week did things that scared me and made me panick. This was non drug related. It did help a lot.



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Post: #2
10-13-2015, 09:33 AM
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RE: Anti-Depressants for Panick Attacks

I have refused to go on medication for panic attacks. I try my best to control them myself. I agree that doctor over prescribe medication and not just for panic but for so many other things. So many people are on anti-depressants. They just have to go to the doctor and ask them for it and they get it. No questions asked and if you can't get them from a doctor they are readily available on the streets which is very scary. It is a sad situation. Sounds like you have your attacks under control. A small piece of Ativan every 3 months or less is good. I wouldn't mind something like that. I just don't want to have to depend on meds like so many people that I know do.



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Post: #3
12-29-2015, 03:14 AM
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RE: Anti-Depressants for Panick Attacks

Try to stay away from prescribed meds for panic attacks. Ive been able to hold back my panic attacks by exercising daily. Practicing deep breathing and meditation twice a day for about 10 minutes. I was originally on xanax , and it just made me a zombie.



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