Hi.. I’m really struggling lately with stress and anxiety. I’ve always had depression but it’s been more maniac and often manageable. I’m at my breaking point now and don’t know what to do. I made an appt with my doctor (PA) tomorrow. Will they prescribe me an anxiety medicine? What should I ask for? I’m looking for something low dose and minimal side effects. Help!!

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I do think therapy would help but I do so much to manage my mental health. I work out, I meditate, I listen to positive podcast. I just need a little extra boost.

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Try to find Cognitive Behavioral therapist. They are the best for anxiety treatment. What you are doing is great indeed and you should keep doing that. The thing with anxiety is that certain way of thinking and behavior triggers our anxiety attacks, so let the therapist help you to find this trigger and get out of this cycle. I understand your struggle. Wish you only the best❤️

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I would say ask for a good therapist. And try to relax, it’s all in our head. I went through this. 6 months of therapy helped me and I can tell I’m a totally different person now

I NEVER said it’s not a big deal, so don’t be so triggered by that. That’s purely your way of interpreting my words.
What I mean by saying it’s all in our head is that our emotions and thoughts can affect our actions. Once we notice these patterns, we can learn to reframe our thoughts in a more positive and helpful way.

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I took buspirone for like a year and a half and then tapered off of it as I started not to need it. I was not able to function at work because my anxiety level was so high.

Yeah I really think the best approach is using medication as a crutch until you can get help and take control of your life again.

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I’d recommend see both a psychiatrist and a therapist. Don’t mess with a GP on this. Been there. And meds can be a godsend if it’s a brain chemical issue. Took me a while to find a combination that worked for me, but definitely worth it. Hang in there

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