Anxiety medication

What is Anxiety medication?

An anxiolytic (also antipanic or antianxiety agent) is a medication or other intervention that inhibits anxiety. This effect is in contrast to anxiogenic agents, which increase anxiety. Together these categories of psychoactive compounds or interventions may be referred to as anxiotropic compounds/agents. Some recreational drugs such as ethanol (alcohol) induce anxiolysis. Anxiolytic medications have been used for the treatment of anxiety and its related psychological and physical symptoms. Anxiolytics have been shown to be useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Light therapy and other interventions have also been found to have an anxiolytic effect.

Beta-receptor blockers such as propranolol and oxprenolol, although not anxiolytics, can be used to combat the somatic symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiolytics are also known as minor tranquilizers. The term is less common in modern texts, and was originally derived from a dichotomy with major tranquilizers, also known as neuroleptics or antipsychotics.

Questions and answers on "Anxiety medication"

Can you take Buspirone and Propranolol together in the same day. Both of these have been prescribed to me for anxiety. My dosage for Buspirone is 5mg twice a day. Also, Propranolol dosage is 10mg twice a day. They we're prescribe on different visits, but they aren't working that good by themselves. I occasionally get the rapid heart beat and I believe part of the benefits of Propranolol is for this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
In-depth Consultation and regular Follow-up required

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks very much for your question.

Yes, you can take Buspirone and Propranolol together and in the same day. Buspirone is a long-acting anti-anxiety medication, whereas propranolol is a beta-blocker...

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29 years old male. ( married one kid)
Received unprotected Oral Sex for 5 minutes did not ejaculate from unknown person. (4 July 2012)

Here is the symptom history

Tingling in feet hands head and other parts of body (starting day 1 for 7 days) Resolved after taking additional Anxiety medication Neuxam
1- Itching in Testes and Urethera (on and off in first 6 weeks)
2- Inflammation in testes or penis (3 weeks later)
3- Premature ejaculation (3 weeks to 6 weeks)
4- Severe Inflammation in Penis and Scrotum (at 7 weeks ) resolved after taking Novidat (Antibiotic for UTI) and Falgyl in 2 days
5- redness of scrotum (at 8 weeks) taking Ciproxin (Taking Sitz Bath) and resolved after one week also took voren (anti Inflammatory)
6- Inflammation of Rectum (difficulty passing stool (at 9 weeks) continued for one week and reduced itself treated with a Cream
7- Pain on ejaculation (at 9.5 weeks) happened for 3 to 4 times by performing sex or masturbation
8- Inflammation of Knees and joint pain (at 10 Weeks) resolved itself
9- Feeling of tiredness and fatigue (at 11 weeks) continued increases after ejaculation
10- Chest( on heart side) and back pain (at 11 weeks) some times mild, some times increases (I have a history of Panic Attack with chest pain in feb 2011)
11- Hip Joint pain (at 11.5 weeks) continued
12- Heel Pain (at 12.5 weeks)

at almost 3 months (on 1 October 2012) following symptoms are happening (others symptoms are not recurring)
1- hip joint pain, Feeling of mild paralysis in hips
2- knee joint pain, light inflammation after ejaculation
3- chronic fatigue which increases after ejaculation feeling very heavy while standing
4- Heel Pain
5- Chest( on heart side) and back pain (Probably due to anxiety of non Diagnosis, but may be some other reason as it is not going away after taking anxiety medicine)

Urine Analysis clear at 1 week and 3 weeks
HepA/B/C/ HIV clear at 1 week and also again clear at 12 weeks
Uretheral Swab and culture, and Semen analysis and Culture Clear or normal at 8 weeks

Consulted with two urologists (for Penis/ Scrotum/ Prostrate issues) and one Gastroenterologist for Rectum inflammation

No Diagnosis by any of the doctors! Please advise What doctor to see, what further tests to perform, what type on infection or disease this is. Please Help
Have mental Issues
panic attack ( chest pain ) in Feb 2011
Delusions in March 2012
taking medication Zeldox/ Ziprawin, for delusion
anti depressants
anxiety medication Neuxam

doctor1 MD


I am sorry to hear about your problem. I think you have seen few experts and have had required investigations and treatments which worked as well.
The main worrying thing was HIV infection which has been ruled out. I think your main problem here is anxiety/depression. In my opinion...

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Is there an anti anxiety medication that does not cause blurry vision?

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Brief answer....given below
Detailed answer....
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understood your concern very well.
Blurring of vision or double vision is definitely a problem with anti anxiety medicines and the only other medicine which has least blurring like BUTREN,has...

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I am taking 15mg of Mirtazapine at night for sleep. I woke up at about 6 am with a panic attack. Should I take a xanax or should I take the 10 mg of buspar instead?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Xanax for immediate help for panic attack.

Detailed Answer:
Hello -

I'm sorry that no one has responded yet. For immediate relief of a panic attack, take the Xanax. Xanax is a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication that works quickly but for short term. Buspar is an anti anxiety...

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dear sir, i have got irrational thoughts in my mind, because of which i often feel anxiety with small things for the past 4 years. and when it is severe i feel pain in the center of my brain. because of this, i have got irregular sleep. can you help me?
I do not know whether it is

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You should start anti-anxiety medication.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on that, you seem to be suffering from generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)....

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I am taking 40mg per day of Citalopram for depression. Although it seems to have thwarted some of my depressive symptoms, I am concerned that my perceived increase feelings of being tense and irritable have been increased by my use of Citalopram. Could it be that I am hypomanic and the Citalopram is aggravating symptoms of hypomania that I have never acknowledged in myself before but, instead, have just considered myself a rather anxious person?

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Detailed Answer:
Hello Mark,

In some people citalopram can cause a sort of restlessness or agitation. It is more common when people first start taking it, but it is possible in some people for it to continue. The "daughter" compound of citalopram which is called...

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Hello - I'm experiencing nausea. It may be related to a peptic ulcer (diagnosed) brought on by stress. I'm out of town looking at homes for my retirement. :{ ! I'm prescribed an antacid - omeprazole, but occasionally have nausea during high- stress situations, such as Christmas! (Maybe it's related to making big money decisions! I've read about supplements: vitamins A and E; and zinc (a-84). Any suggestions?
Thank you - XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take stress relieving medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
I have gone through your details and i appreciate your concern.

For explaining your treatment i have to initially give you a briefing about the cause of your problem.Our nervous...

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I'm wondering if stress and social anxiety could cause these symptons being that all of the tests and dianostics that I've gone through hasn't shown anything and I do have a high level of stress with my profession.? I'm not sure what is related but I'll start from the beginning. Two years ago I was stung by a bee, two days later i felt something in my throat on the right side and also started to sweat out of my armpits during the day. My Dr. put me on amoxycylllin for two weeks it didn't help. He said the bee sting was just a coincidence. I didn't feel sick or have pain just the feeling on my right side of something in my throat when I swallowed. It didn't impede my breathing or anything just felt like something was there. After 2 weeks the feeling didn't go away and the sweating continued. The sweating only happens during the day in my armpits, sweating through my shirts, my hands and feet sweat a little, but not much. I never sweat out of my armpits like this before for no reason and it hasn't stopped. I don't take any meds, I am normally healthy, with no other symptons. The only diagnoses they've found is epstein barr virus but it's not current it's from some time ago. The ENT went up my nose with the camera and didn't see anything, I was sure he would because of this lumpy feeling in my throat. But he saw nothing. He put me on 2 more courses of antibiotics, said it was probably an infection. He couldn't expalin the armpit sweating. The antibiotics didn't stop anything. He sent me for multiple xrays, scans, mris, brain, sinus, abdomen, upper endoscopy, lower endoscopy, multiple blood tests, and brain mri, nect ct scan, sinus ct scan, chest x ray etc and found nothing. He asked me about stress and also about seeing a neurologist. I do have stress but nothing I can't deal with. I finally said nothing was wrong with me and moved on, however the sweating and feeling in my throat never stopped I just learned to deal with it. Now a year and a half later the feeling in my throat, the sweating in my armpits during the day is still there and more apparent, and I have a blockage feeling in my ear, that gives me headaches and dizziness. The feeling are all on my right side, my ear, headaches, feeling in my throat, the fuzziness in my eye, and the tightness in my right side stomach. The feeling on my right side also affects my voicebox at the end of the day almost like I have a minor laryngitis like my voice is strained. I went back to my ent and my internist who prescribed me more antibiotics which didn't help. my ent told me its probably a ear infection. I had more blood work and nothing came up and he sent me for a ct of my sinuses again which didn't show anything. So that's why I'm here asking you what you could recommend or any tests you would recommend to rule out all of there reasons why I would at 38 years old all of sudden start to sweat profusely during the day out of my armpits? I went to allergist and they didn't find any allergy with bees, or anything accept a little allergy with dust mites, but he said that wouldn't give me the symptons. I went to two dermatologists and they didn't know why I would start sweating all of a sudden at 38. They prescribed me heavy deodorant. I just don't know how I'm feeling fine for 38 years and all of a sudden I get a lump feeling in my throat which is only a feeling all the tests, scans, mris etc, didn't show anthying, and also at the exact same time my armpits start sweating everyday and these symptoms haven't stopped for over 1 and half years. Now my ear is blocked, I get headaches, and dizziness all on my right side of my body. All symptons are on the right side of my body, accept for the sweating is in both armpits.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I could be anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns.

From the available description it can be stated that it is anxiety.

My take on your symptoms as follows

Presence of armpit sweating...

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About 10 days ago I started having a periodic, once every hour or so twitch/spasm in my left chest. I can't really say if its on the outside, muscle or inside heart area. Since then the twicth has continued at about the same rate and has also been accompanied with some discomfort, mainly to the touch from just below the left breast around to under the left armpit. I am not experiencing classic heart attack symptoms like trouble breathing, crushing chest pain etc. and the symptoms dont seem to get worse or better with rest or activity. I am experiencing some significant anxiety, not sure if it is being brought on by other symptoms or if it is part of symptoms. Overall I am a healthy and of normal weight person, with slightly high blood pressure, a history of generalized anxiety, no family history of heart disease and I have been under a bit more stress than normal lately.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Anxiety is the most probable cause.

Detailed Answer:
I read the description of those symptoms carefully. I understand that you must be scared of the possibility of a heart condition.

I do not think that is the case though that description doesn't look typical for a heart issue at...

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These are the symptoms i had post sex. Rash, sore throat, Penis chancre, lasted for aproximately 2 Weeks immediately after these subsided i had Flu Like Illness. Stuffy Nose, swollen Lymph all over, night sweats for 2 months, White Tongue with Lessions On Side. White Line on inner Cheek. discloration Of Toenails immediately after these symptons subsides. Gastro Intestinal Problems Confusion And Continued Malaise since First Set Of Symptoms, Stiff Neck, Shortness of Breathe ear Ache blurry symptoms reocurring throat issues. The girl I had Sex With Recently Got Over Flu And She was Complaining About Stiff Neck. And Throat Issues. I had a 6 week 12 week 17 week hiv1/o/2 icma antibody test poat exposure negative. And then a 21 week hiv ag/ab negative. Then i had a 28 week hiv1/o/2 antibody test and finally an 11 month hiv1/o/2 antibody test all negative. Still to this day im suffering from tongue lesion on side of tongue, lymph node swelling behind left ear and under left jaw and blurry vision. The girl i slept with unprotected had told me she had just gotten over the flu when i met her and she continued being somewhat ill during the time we dated IF not hiv what other virus could cause this or should i continue to test for hiv. Are the test reliable? It seems to much of a coincidence that i would get sick approximately 2 weeks after having sex with this girl who i found out later was promiscuous..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
All test are reliable and it can be due common viral infetion.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to H.C.M.

I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

After going through your history and your symptoms one thing is confirmed that you are HIV free.

You seem to have got...

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