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Anxiety effects many people. Anxiety is difficult to deal with and can impact daily lives and activities. For instance, a simple walk can turn into an anxiety attack. Your thoughts about bad things might take hold. Specifically, thinking about all the things that could occur with cars, bicycles, allergies, stop signs, streets, people, etc… It is important to understand and narrow down what is causing your anxiety. Anxiety could be caused by hyperthyroidism or other endocrine problems.* Too much or too little calcium, low blood sugar, and certain heart problems have an impact on anxiety.* An evaluation by your doctor should determine if any of these conditions are present.*
Anxiety Medication Benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers. They typically bring relief quickly, within 30 minutes to an hour.* Benzodiazepines work by slowing down the nervous system, helping you relax.* It can have unwanted side effects though. The higher the dose, the more intense these side effects typically are.* some people feel sleepy, foggy, and uncoordinate.* This can cause problems with work, school, or everyday activities like driving. These effects can last well into the next day.
Anxiety Medication Antidepressants
Antidepressants do not work as quickly Benzodiazepines. It can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to begin relieving anxiety symptoms, which may not work for you.* Antidepressant use for anxiety is limited to chronic anxiety problems that require ongoing treatment so these medications are treated differently. physical dependence can occur with antidepressant medications and withdrawal is still a issue..*
Other Anxiety Medication and ideas
Buspirone is a anxiety drug that acts as a mild tranquilizer. Buspirone relieves anxiety by increasing serotonin and decreasing dopamine. It is slow to be absorbed in the body. It can take upto two weeks to start working. Buspirone is not as sedating and it doesn’t impair memory and coordination.* In addition the withdrawal effects are minimal. Best of all dependence on this medication is low.*
*Also exercise and therapy can help alleviate anxiety symptoms.
Some Side effects
Anxiety medication can be helpful when used properly as prescribed. Only use these drugs if prescribed and monitored by a doctor. Again it cannot be stressed enough, the drugs should be monitored by a doctor. They can negatively effect a persons thoughts and behaviors if used improperly. *Consult with your doctor about using these drugs*
*WebMD.2020. Understanding generalized anxiety disorder. Retrieved April 10, 2020 from https://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/understanding-anxiety-treatment#1
*Helpguide. 2020. Anxiety medication. Retrieved April 9, 2020 from https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/anxiety-medication.htm
*Healthline. 2020. Drugs to treat anxiety disorder. Retrieved April 8, 2020 from https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety-drugs