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    bbwlover1975 posted:
    ya i have a few questions?

    I have very bad anxiety for years! too where i can't even leave my house! I take medicine for hypertension anti-depression and anxiety!!!

    i take zoloft 50mg once a day clonazepam 1mg
    3 times daily and gabapentin 100mg 3 times daily and something called lasik once daily in the morning!!!

    I was wondering if there is anyone out there who can help? or give me sum insight! or any ideas on the matters cuz it sucks!!!

    if there are any doctors or other people who can help!! would love too hear back thanks a million!!!!

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    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    Whoever is ordering your medications should have done a complete physical and continue to monitor your electrolytes because you are on a pill that some people call a "water pill." This is how the BP is kept down, but it can also affect your electrolytes which, in turn, can bring on anxiety and depression.

    Certainly at that level of meds you should have received some relief, but meds don't comprise a complete treatment plan and you should be in cognitive therapy.

    Please consider your options.


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