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Re: Hi Old Friends! I have another AD question....
      06/30/07 07:05 AM
Dr. Spice Yamin

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Hi Hawkeye,

Thanks for your response! I am a psychologist, but to be honest, they really don't teach us anything about medications. Plus, I work only with Children, so the types of drugs that I am familar with aren't used in adults more often than not.

I am going thru my regular MD which is a problem, but my insurance doesn't start up through my new job until August 1st- so right now psychiatrists aren't covered.

I did ask about Buspar, but they said that the side effects make it harder to take- whereas the newer SSRI's work for anxiety and have fewer side effects. Who knows though, b/c my experience was TERRIBLE!

I do have some Xanax that I was supposed to take as needed (this worked prior to the Zoloft when my anxiety attacks were once a week tops)- but at this rate, I'd need to take them daily and my doctor said that that is not a good idea. Plus, they make me incredibly tired so I avoid taking them as much as possible. It's really hard for me to function at work on Xanax.

I did order some books for amazon so we'll see how they work. However, being a psychologist is a downfall b/c when I went to the doctor she was like wow, you are an expert on anxiety. You know exactly what to do.

But NO, I know exactly what to tell people what to do. It's much harder to do it on yourself. Despite all the relaxation techniques in the world, I still have a general sense of uneasiness and worry.

Thanks for the suggestions. I really dont' know what to do about this.

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Dr. Spice Yamin
06/29/07 04:24 PM
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