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Anxiety, panic disorder, numbness on left side of body, stroke like symptoms. Cure?

Suffer from anxiety panic disorder almost 9 years now I have felt paralyzed unable to move chronic neck pain feelings of stroke lefr face and left side of body numb I ve had ro pull over on he side of e road while driving for the fear of something happening while my kidsare in the car its very emotionally damaging I ve been thru dozens of meds and lorazapam for 8 yrs
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
its very unfortunate that you have been suffering from such excessive anxiety symptoms since last 8 years. It would have been very good if you could have also included the names of the drugs that you have taken in the query. In absence of your previous medication history, it would be difficult for us to comment on the adequacy and appropriateness of your treatment. There are plenty of different drugs available for anxiety and different people respond to different types of drugs. The key to the anxiety treatment is being in regular consultation with your psychiatrist who can change the dosage and medication frequently so that you get the relief. Lorazepam is a shorter acting benzodiazepine and hence clonazepam is preferable over it. Also please consider Cognitive Behavioural Therapy along with the meds. Dont forget to exercise regularly and eat healthy.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sundar Gnanavel's  Response
Thanks for your query. You need a professional psychiatric evaluation for the nature and severity of anxiety symptoms, review of your treatment history and your response to medication. Following this you can be started on long-acting sedatives like clonazepam and SSRI's for long term benefits. In addition, psychotherapy (eg cognitive behavioural therapy) might be useful in your case.
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Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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