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Need help finding right medication for anxiety
An_249738 posted:
My husband has an addiction with opioids. He has been taking suboxone to treat his addiction. He started off being on 8mg a day and his doctor has been trying to get him off of it so he is on 2mg a day. The problem is that when he is having a bad day and his anxiety gets out of control he has the urge to start using again but instead takes more suboxone than he should. His doctor suggested trying anxiety medication instead of the so he put him on burspirone. This medicine makes him dizzy and lightheaded. Is there any anxiety medicine out there that has zero to very little side effects. His job requires him to be focused and alert. Thanks for your help in advance!!
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
I'm sorry, but I'm not an MD and your husband really needs an addictions specialist. A referral should be considered.
An_249750 responded:
I was having anxiety and the doctor wasn't really helping so I found a research that was going on and got paid at the same time. I now take Cymbalta and got to try it for free. I am not saying Cymbalta is right for you, but they do a physical and find oout if it is a chemical imbalance (like vitamin deficiency or hormones, etc) then go from there. I work at a job that is fast pace and very busy so I too needed to be focused and alert. I do not see any side effects other then feeling less anxiety. I know when I am off of them I feel the anxiety coming back. Anxiety and depression can be inherited.
longduckdong46 replied to An_249750's response:
I agree with your last sentence about inheriting anxiety and depression.
I take 10mg paroxitine daily and besides a couple of very moderate side effects it treats my anxiety very well.

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