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Saturday, February 09, 2013 panda, Community Member, asks

Q: Non-benzos for postpartum anxiety?

I suffer from grand mal seizures which have occurred in conjunction with treatment involving benzodiazepines and ambient. My paranoia, anxiety, and insomnia (one to three hours per day for the last four days) are severely impeding my ability to function. Anti-depressants have had no effect on my anxiety in the past, except to make me more anxious (particularly a fear of having another seizure). What can I take?
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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
2/17/13 1:07pm

Thank you for your question and welcome to Health Central's Anxiety Community.

 

I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.

 

Because everyone reacts to medication differently, it would be impossible to suggest a certain medication. This is something you would need to discuss with your doctor.

 

However, non-medication treatments, such as cognitive behavrioal therapy have been found to be as effective, if not more so, than medication based treatments. You may want to talk to your doctor and ask for a referral to a therapist in your area that is familiar with and works with this type of therapy.

 

Eileen

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By panda, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/17/13, First Published: 02/09/13