.) We have a mental illness and we need medication to treat it, just as anyone with a medical illness.
Insomnia, Diarrhea and Loose stools , Dry mouth, Fatigue, Indigestion, Shakiness (tremor), Loss of appetite, Increased sweating, Tingling sensation in my hands (paresthesias), Headache (Migraines), Abdominal pain (stomach pain), Constipation, Hot flashes , Nervousness, Hyperactivity, Anxiety, Agitation, Hostility and Aggressiveness, Suicidal thoughts, Chest palpitations, Panic attacks, Shakiness, Internal restlessness and Jitteriness and Acne (boils). I might add a comment or two later on, but now its time to feed the pups.
Expand...i myself take seroquel and have found it brilliant; smaller dose of 200mg slow release and i have not had the side effects i have read others with higher doses have experienced.
have experienced some parathesia, took a few weeks to get used to the drug and found the slow release much better than the immediate release one which really knocked me luck in relating with your psychiatrist and finding the perfect match of meds. Wouldn't you rather live a life without anxiety and be able to sleep? I hope that you do not worry about getting "addicted." A lot of people need medications to be able to live a normal life.
While I don't have anxiety bad enough to treat with meds, I have a friend who's done well with Effexor for her anxiety. I know he has mentioned this a few times now but I am such a WORRY wart.
Ativan also can help, so if you're able to talk to your doc and/or psychiatrist, ask if they would be possible drugs to help. In addition; I am supposed to be taking klonopin at .5mg 2x’s a day but I am fine during the day, it is at night I go through the sleepless hell that I just wish would go away.