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Side effects of anti-panic attack medicines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My doctor prescribed Lexapro but I'm afraid of the side effects so I haven't taken any yet. I've had 3 panic attacks in the last 2 weeks which have all landed me in the emergency room. I've had a sore throat for 2 months and I'm waiting to see a specialist for that on the 26th. The hospital gave me Vistaril and Xanax for the time-being. I've run out of the Xanax, and to be honest, I'm glad because even though it helped, I don't want to take it anymore because I don't want to become addicted. The Vistaril just knocks me out and dries up my throat, making it hurt worse -- which is not helping my anxiety either. I've been having ridiculous dreams and I wake in the mornings horribly depressed. I quit smoking cigarettes about 60 days ago. I smoked cigarettes for approx. 10 years. I quit smoking marijuana approx. 30 days ago. I was self-medicating with that every day for approx. 6 years. I am male. I am 29 years old. Please advise . . .
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