by the time i am up an hour, i have sweaty palms and pits.......even on my xanax. i dont want to be over medicated, but should ask for something else too????
I hope you are feeling better by now. I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice or tell you whether or not you should ask for a change in your medication.
I would suggest keeping a journal, writing down information about your anxiety, when it happens, what happened shortly before you felt anxious, what you ate or drank, and what you did to help yourself feel better (such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, taking a walk, etc.) You can then share this information with your doctor and together you can decide what you can do to help alleviate some of the anxiety.
While medication is helpful to many people with anxiety, remember, it is not a cure. There are still many things you can do, such as those listed above, to help control symptoms of anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has also been found to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and has been shown to be more effective than medication in the long-term.
Do you currently have a therapist? If you do, you can talk about CBT. If not, talk with your doctor and ask if he (or she) knows any therapists in your area that practice this type of therapy.
For more information:
Five Minute Meditation
Yoga: A Natural Prescription
Three Breathing Techniques for Anxiety
Frequently Asked Questions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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