Finding a non-addictive anxiety medication is a concern for many people who have anxiety or social disorders. In the media, there are always reports of people becoming addicted to their depression or anxiety medication. Luckily, there are three different types of medications that give relief to anxiety and depression sufferers without seriously adverse side effects and addiction:
A beta blocker is a type of medicine that adrenergic receptors. Adrenergic receptors are responsible for all of the things that your heart does. Beta blockers control your heart’s rhythm and reduces high blood pressure. OF course, some symptoms of anxiety are increased high blood pressure and a fast heart rate. By taking beta blockers, you are treating the symptoms that you get once you have an anxiety attack. They do not treat the emotional symptoms of anxiety. Beta blockers can cause you to become sleepy, start feeling sick, get light headed or have a ver4y slow pulse rate.
Busiprone is a medication that is taken to treat the emotional effects of anxiety. In the United States and in Australia, it is taken for short and long term treatment. Buspirone decreases serotonin levels which help to control anxiety. This medication is taken by mouth, and should be taken with food. This drug should not be taken if you have kidney or liver disease, taking sleeping pills, cold medication or pain relievers. You should not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice or alcohol when taking Busiprone because it can have a reaction to the drug. Some side effects of taking Buspirone are dizziness and drowsiness.
Antidepressants are sometimes used to help with anxiety instead of traditional anxiety medication because not only does it help with the anxiety symptoms, but it is less likely that someone will become addicted to the antidepressants. One thing to keep in mind is that it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the antidepressants to start working. When taking antidepressants for anti-anxiety, you should take them upon being prescribed. With typical antianxiety medication, you must take the medication when you start having symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. However, the antidepressants don’t work like that. If you waited until you felt like you were about to have a panic attack to take an antidepressant, then you would be disappointed because the medication would not work at all.
On4e thing to worry about when taking antidepressants is that once you stop taking them, you may experience4 withdrawal symptoms. Antidepressants also make you feel nervous and have been known to give some people headaches. Some patients have report feeling dizzy and an upset stomach. Others claim that they gained weight once taking antidepressants for anxiety.
Another thing to think about when looking for options about managing your anxiety is that antidepressants may trigger depression, make you feel irritable, make you feel as if you have the flu and also give you anxiety.
Regardless of which non-addictive anxiety medication that you choose to take, make sure to let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicines, vitamins, or have a love of grapefruit juice so they may prescribe the best medicine to fit your lifestyle.
Note: It’s always best to consult a doctor for any medication.