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jayjay

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Lately, I've been more anxious than usual. My closest friend is slowly withering away from cancer and it's been affecting me negatively; aggravating my H & T. Ironically, it's kept my mind off myself, but I can feel everything from my headaches, nauseau, tinnitus and hyperacusis peaking each day.

My neurologist prescribed Amitriptyline HCL, a mild anti-depressant and headache reducer, which brings me to another issue; ALL MEDICATION SEEMS TO HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON ME. I'm not sure why, and I continually tell doctors but no one is taking me seriously, they just nod and say "uh, huh."

Everytime I take a new medication the same symptoms occur. These are the two things that usually happen:

1. My head and ears immediately start hurting very bad. The H & T spike as well and I'm in a terrible state until the medication wears off and my mind has ample time to recuperate (2-3 days minimum).

2. The medication seems to be working within the first few minutes, then I start feel extreme pain either in my head or ears. The amitriptyline HCL did this and now I'm in another setback. Anway, this usually lasts for severals days or weeks.

Anyway, has anyone receive treatment for anxiety and if so, what types of prescriptions have helped, not helped, etc?...
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Nemi

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Hi jayjay

I have mentioned this before in another thread, but what worked for me, both the anxiety and the pain, was clonzepam. Just take as little as possible, and for a couple weeks... it is quite addictive. anyway worked well for me.
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marv

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A daily session of meditation and whenever you feel particular anxious is very helpful for both the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety. I've meditated for years and have found it very helpful. There are no side effects and it is non addictive :-) Also, you might find either (or both) of 2 guided imagry CD's helpful: Anxiety Relief by Martin Rossman, M.D. and Relieve Anxiety with Medical Hypnosis by Steven Gurgevich, PhD. I have both CD's and recommend them.

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Upledger craniosacral is said to be great for relaxation, and at least the first session gave me long lasting relief:  http://www.upledger.com/
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I sadly started drinking to rid the anxiety of soft sound sensitivity and misophonia. It works when I'm at social events. I don't overdo it to get intoxicated.
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I sadly started drinking to rid the anxiety of soft sound sensitivity and misophonia. It works when I'm at social events. I don't overdo it to get intoxicated.
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CBT, mindfulness meditation, the Linden Method.
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Buspiron is non-addictive and works.


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To JayJay    The drug I use on an occasional basis is a tranquilizer called Florazipan, in the lowest possible dose. Anti-depressants made the ear symptoms worse.  I find the Florazipan helps me get a good sleep and then seems to work through the next day and even into the next night.
I am also sensitive to many drugs so had to try several to find the one for me. I know it's a bummer, but maybe this info is of use.... Good luck with this,    Donna

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have you tried 5htp? it is a natural substance that gives you the neurotransmitter seratonin,

and seratonin helps with pain, anxiety, depression, and more

you can self titrate which is nice

if you are interested you can research more on the web
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