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#1 of 6 Old 05-07-2005, 01:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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What is the best drug for anxiety? It would have to have few side effects and easy to stop. So not Paxil or Effexor!!! This is for a friend, so breastmilk contamination is not an issue.

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Kava-Kava, Velerain,
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Well, she did try kava-kava, but it took so much to work that she started showing signs of overdose, so she's had to stop that. At this point she' s more interested in a prescription anxiety drug, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy. I've done a little bit of research so far, and Buspar looks promising. Does anyone have experience with Buspar? She doesn't have any panic attacks, it is more like a generalized anxiety.
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Is she trying to go natural? I know GABA is a biggie for anxiety if she wants a natural approach. I'm leery of pharma drugs so don't know much about them. I've never heard anything BAD about Buspar though. Here is a link to some patients feedback about Buspar.
http://remedyfind.com/rm-3933-Buspar.asp
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I took generic Ativan for awhile. It can be addicting I have been told if you take high dose. I only took 1mg and no problem. I took it when I was going through a really stressful time and was having midnight stressed out wake periods. Helped me alot and had no problem stopping it when my problem was resolved.
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Lexipro. Been taking it for 8 months and have had NO side effects. If I miss a dose or are late taking a dose, I do not have weird symptoms like I did with Effexor and Paxil.
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