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sun_flowerchild

988d

I have been sober for almost a year and a half. Part of my addiction was to benzo medications after being prescribed them for panic disorder and anxiety related to PTSD. I was wondering if anyone has tried something helpful for severe anxiety that is NOT a benzo medication or addictive.

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    • SnowRose

      983d

      I'm also on Buspirone and it helps me a lot. My anxiety is down a lot, despite my depression spiking recently. I also recently learned that my Lyrica for pain isn't doing as much as it should. I'd like to get weaned off of it so I can do things like lose weight to help the fibro. I don't know if there will be a replacement med, but perhaps there's a way to treat that holistically.

    • SnowRose

      983d

      I'm also on Buspirone and it helps me a lot. My anxiety is down a lot, despite my depression spiking recently. I also recently learned that my Lyrica for pain isn't doing as much as it should. I'd like to get weaned off of it so I can do things like lose weight to help the fibro. I don't know if there will be a replacement med, but perhaps there's a way to treat that holistically.

    • Wiry

      984d

      Buspirone. It's an old med, only generic, but it is very mild as far as side effects. You have a lot of adjustability in dose and the effectiveness builds up like an antidepressant, but it is a different class of drug, it works more specifically on anxiety. My antidepressant didn't do enough for my anxiety alone.

    • jemappelletony

      986d

      Yes! Buspirone was life-changing for me!

    • Qwert

      987d

      I take several meds that don’t help a lot but thank God for cannabis

    • Ijg107

      987d

      Zoloft

    • Ijg107

      987d

      I have severe anxiety like daily where I can't calm down and I just started on zolofr

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