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    Can Paxil and Buspar be taken together for anxiety and panic attacks?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Mental Health
Question: I was prescribed 30mg of buspar and 20mg of paxil together for anxiety and panic attacks. I am only having the because
I have a lot going on right now and just started a new job that i do not want to lose, will the meds together beat the panic attacks so i can work without the fear?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 5 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Paxil and Buspar are an excellent combination to beat anxiety. Paxil is an antidepressant that is very effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and Buspar was developed specifically to treat anxiety. With this combination, you will get better! Even if you do not, there are many other options, such as a different antidepressant in a different class (such as Zoloft, Lexapro, or Effexor). Have confidence! These are great medications for anxiety.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 25 minutes later
How would these medication compare to xanax as far as instantly working or say I take them both tonight before bed, will they get me through tomorrow with little to no troubles?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 14 minutes later
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These medicines do not work that quickly. They may take as long as 2-4 weeks to kick in. Xanax is a dangerous and addictive medication that I would not advice to use.


In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 29 minutes later
So what do I do or how do I keep from having the attacks? This is the best job I have ever had and I can not lose it and thats what I am afraid is going to happen if I have a panic attack in front of anyone.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Unfortunately, panic and anxiety take time to treat. You need to exercise patience. Try deep breathing exercises at work if you are too stressed. In time, the medicine will help.

Please try to find out what is it that is causing this and try to eliminate them , it's a process but in time you'll be able to overcome this.. Have faith..


In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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