23 year old female diagnosed with chronic anxiety and have had transient anxiety attacks that lead to high heart rate and high blood pressure and fainting. All other medical tests are 100% normal.(heart, lungs, blood, thyroid etc.) What is the best treatment for me? What else do you recommend?
I recommend you see a psychiatrist to figure the reason for your anxiety
Also very effective way of treatment is obtaining a dog (i recommend golden retriever ,prefered a female dog )
Seen it work better than all medications
These drugs can provide immediate help but are not a treatment
PROZAC 20 mg/once per day Oral
ATARAX 10 mg 3 times / day
XANAX 0.25mg once if you have an acute anxiety attack (you will need a psychologist prescription )
Consider finding a therapist or psychiatric to help you. Also make sure you sleep and eat well, as your body being out of balance in any way definitely feeds into anxiety. Also if you have the time/money to get a pet they are proven to help people be calm. I recommend cats or other small mammals like rabbits as they don’t need to be walked.
My opinion is you need to change your lifestyle in terms of eating sleeping and exercising..
Yoga and meditation every dawn are very helpful and proved to help your anxiety ..they are cheap and accessible home done techniques ..
Also finding a psycho therapist whom you can talk with about your worries are helpful.
Avoid caffeine and try walking daily and sleep early..
you are too young to be experiencing these symptoms.
avoid taking medicines as they can make your body dependant.
instead go for good counselling and yoga with meditation.
TO START WITH,YOU NEED A CONSULTATION WITH A PSYCHIATRIST.
START ON ANXIOLYTIC MEDICINES FOR ABOUT 3-4 WEEKS.
ASSESS THE EXTENT OF IMPROVEMENT AND THEN YOU CAN GRADUALLY TAPER OFF THESE MEDICINES
take restyl tablet before sleeping for 10 days.
most of the things will calm down.
see a psychiatrist if this does not help.