Anxiety Medication

Facts about Anxiety Medication

First thing you need to know about anxiety medication is that even though it can relieve some symptoms of anxiety it is not a cure for anxiety.

Second, medication for anxiety has many possible side effects and certain safety concerns.

Third, taking medication for anxiety is a log term commitment and it requires responsibility. This means that medication needs to be taken usually for years and in the exact way as prescribed otherwise it can do more harm than good.

Finally, whether to take medication or not is an important decision. This means that before making it you need to research all your options and educate yourself as much as possible. In other words you need to make an informed decision.

Anti-anxiety medication is not a sole solution for anxiety. Unfortunately many people that suffer from anxiety believe that anxiety disorder can be cured by medication and because of that they are whiling to take it without proper research. What you need to know is that there is no magic pill for any mental disorders including anxiety.

Cure for anxiety is in psychotherapy and it is a process that takes time and commitment. Nobody can hand you cure for anxiety on a silver plate. Psychotherapist can help you a lot as well as your family members and friends but you are the one that needs to work hard on getting better and eventually cured.

Anxiety Medication Side-Effects

  • Over sedation
  • Depression
  • Slurred speech
  • Hallucinations
  • Lack of energy
  • Problems with vision
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Problems concentrating
  • Agitation
  • Aggression
  • Mania
  • Mood swings
  • Confusion
  • Nausea

    There are many other side effects of anti-anxiety medication however the most common ones are numbered above. As you can see some of them are quite serious and even scary. These side effects are one of the main reasons why you should always be under the close health care professional’s supervision when taking anxiety medication.

    Another reason for you not to take medication on your own are certain anti-anxiety medication safety concerns such as risk of addiction, severe side effects (hallucination, mania, etc), drug interactions, overdose, etc.

    Mixing anti-anxiety medication with alcohol, sleeping pills and pain killers is very dangerous and potentially fatal. Because of this any amount of alcohol is too much when taking medication for anxiety and it should be avoided completely.

    It is very important to emphasize that alcohol is not a cure for anything including anxiety disorder. Unfortunately many people that suffer from anxiety abuse alcohol because alcohol reduces some of their symptoms of anxiety and depression. Even though alcohol can give you a little you should always keep in mind that it will always take much more than you are whiling to surrender to it.

    In conclusion, anxiety medication can help you with your symptoms of anxiety but it is not a cure for your disorder. As you can see from reading this article there are many factors you need to consider before making the decision whether to take medication or not.

    Finally, that decision is very important one and if you decide to take anti-anxiety medication you need to be in psychotherapy and under the health care professional’s supervision.

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