Anxiety Information

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Anxiety is both an emotional feeling and a disorder. Anxiety is a normal feeling and can be brought about by changes, uncertain situations, the knowledge that something is about to change, or an experience of uncertainty. However, when anxiety interferes with a person’s ability to function in everyday situations or to participate in the daily activities of life, anxiety is then considered a disorder.

Anxiety disorders may bring on symptoms such as restlessness, fatigue, a chronic feeling of being edgy, a lump in the throat, difficulty concentrating, being easily distracted, irritability, insomnia, impatience, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, stomach aches, diarrhea, headaches, muscle tension, and anxiety attacks, which can feel very much like heart attacks. Anxiety disorders may be constant or may come in periods of dysfunction. In some people anxiety is always there but at varying degrees. Chronic anxiety disorders do not typically improve without professional intervention.

Though doctors and researcher have tried to understand why some people have stronger anxiety emotions than others, they haven’t been able to determine the cause of anxiety disorders. When anxiety arises in an otherwise emotionally healthy person, this causes hormones to be released that indicate to the body it may need to flee or fight. This is known as the flight or fight response. It is a primitive yet intricate part of the human make up. The anxiety is response is normal when threatened or when the perception of being threatened arises, however, chronic anxiety is not.


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Possible causes of anxiety disorders include chronic illnesses, specific illnesses such as hyperactive thyroid, severe stress or chronic stress, a reaction to trauma, heredity factors, and personality traits. Post traumatic stress disorder can often mimic anxiety disorders and it can be very difficult to tell the two apart in some cases.

Risk factors for a chronic anxiety disorder are somewhat vague, although they may include a stressful lifestyle, a familial anxiety disorder, poor nutrition, a long term build up of stress, a personality disorder that is more likely to lead to anxiety disorders, and a serious or long term illness or injury. Chronic anxiety disorders tend to happen much more frequently in people with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, and osteoarthritis.

Diagnosing chronic anxiety usually entails an office visit with either a physician or a mental health professional. A psychological evaluation can help determine whether a patient is suffering from chronic anxiety or a lesser degree of anxiety. A physical examination is recommended to rule out any physical causes for intense anxiety. Most physicians and mental health professionals will not diagnose a chronic anxiety disorder unless the patient presents with life affecting symptoms for at least six months or more. Short term chronic anxiety is not the same as chronic anxiety disorder. Short term anxiety is usually diagnosed through an evaluation, and often the patient can determine the cause of their anxiety.

Treatment for anxiety is determined by the severity of the anxiety, and whether it is considered chronic or short term. Medications such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication may be prescribed to help the patient relax in order to deal with the cause of the anxiety. In short term anxiety, anti-anxiety medications usually work well enough. In chronic anxiety, antidepressants may be used along with anti-anxiety medications. Medication is not always the first choice when dealing with anxiety. It may seem like the easiest, but unless the cause of the anxiety is determined, the patient will never recover and live with only a normal or moderate amount of anxiety. Psychotherapy or talking therapy is a more direct method of dealing with the anxiety, whether it is long term or short term. Psychotherapy can often help alleviate the anxiety through discovering the root of the problem or by teaching the patient new coping skills.

People who suffer from anxiety are more likely to develop other health problems. Anxiety sufferers tend to be less healthy overall, even catch more colds than those with average levels of anxiety. Those with anxiety disorders may not be able to function normally, enjoy a day at the beach or even take their dog for a walk. Daily activities can cause too much anxiety for serious cases.

Dealing with anxiety is difficult, and the patient needs to learn to take one day at a time in order to develop better coping skills slowly. Celebrating the small achievements is likely to lead to larger ones.

Anxiety medications for sale

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Atarax

10mg, 25mg
Atarax, which is generically prescribed as hydroxyzine, is commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, provide relief from intense short term stress, and can be used to treat allergies, especially those which affect the skin.
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Buspar

10mg, 5mg
BuSpar, which is generically prescribed as buspirone, is commonly used to treat anxiety and patients who suffer the effects of anxiety attacks. BuSpar is a short term anti-anxiety medication aimed to rebalance chemicals in the brain that may attribute to severe anxiety and anxiety attacks.
$0.63

Compazine

5mg
Compazine is the brand name for prochlorperazine, a versatile drug used to treat several different illnesses. It is given to control severe nausea and vomiting, including that which is caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is also used to treat some mental illnesses, especially schizophrenia and anxiety. It is available in tablets, capsules, syrup, injections and suppositories.
$1.08

Cymbalta

20mg, 30mg, 40mg
Cymbalta, which is generically prescribed as duloxetine, is commonly used to treat the symptoms of major depressive disorder, or can be used to treat nerve pain in patients with chronic conditions, in particular diabetes.
$0.89

Effexor

37,5mg, 75mg
Effexor is generically prescribed as venlafaxine and is commonly used to treat the symptoms of major depressive disorders, anxiety disorder, and panic disorders. These disorders are typically caused by an imbalance in the brain which Effexor tries to correct. Effexor is a selective serotonin and norephedrine reuptake inhibitor, also called an SSNRI.
$0.56

Lexapro

10mg, 20mg, 5mg
Lexapro, which is generically prescribed as escitalopram, is commonly used to treat anxiety and depression. Lexapro is a member of the family of drugs known as SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
$0.85

Paxil

10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg
Paxil, which is generically prescribed as paroxitine, is commonly used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, and premenstrual dysphoric disorders. Paxil is a member of the family of drugs known as SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
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Sinequan

10mg, 25mg, 75mg
Sinequan is also generically prescribed as doxepin and otherwise prescribed as Adapin. Sinequan is commonly used to treat depression as well as anxiety which is typically associated with alcohol withdrawal, manic depressive disorders, and serious psychiatric conditions. Sinequan is tricyclic antidepressants which affect the chemicals in the brain that are believed to be off balance in these conditions. It is vital that a patient who is beginning a tricyclic antidepressant is carefully monitored to avoid the development of suicidal thoughts or behaviors. While these behaviors can occur at any time during treatment, it is most prevalent during the initial 12 weeks of treatment.