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Old 09-13-2010, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What is a good secondary medication to add to Zoloft? I'm looking for a good anxiolytic to compliment the 200 mg of zoloft.
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I'd say Klonopin.
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Thanks, but how about an anxiolytic thats non benzo?
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Hmm. Someone else would have to help you out, sorry.
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Lyrica,l-Glutamine(precursor to Glutamate,precurser to GABA),l-Theanine.
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Lyrica,l-Glutamine(precursor to Glutamate,precurser to GABA),l-Theanine.

Thanks. Have you had success with any of those added to zoloft?
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Oh. If you want to go the non-prescription way, ya l-Theanine helped me some. I don't have any experience with the other two mentioned.
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Lyrica was effective but can cause weight gain. It's really hard to stop eating once you start. Your body adapts to it over time so it's good to take breaks. I like Source Naturals l-Theanine w/holy basil. Also thier b vit. w/herbs.
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Is Lyrica the same kind of med that gabapentin is? Because gabapentin didn't do shiii for me. Would I have the same effect from Lyrica? Also have you ever tried picamilon?
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Wellbutrin. Not really an anti-anxiety med, but the combo is apparently very good and improves confidence, motivation, etc., and can reduce anxiety (variable).
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I have started today taking sertraline for the third time. I really think that I would not find better SSRI/antidepressant. But I prefer the 50mg dosage, higher dosages are making me feel like time-bomb or volcano

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Thanks, but how about an anxiolytic thats non benzo?
Buspiron, hydroxyzine or pregabalin. None of these is considered to work well on social anxiety. The truth is that we don't have any anxiolytic which is good for SA and non-addictive. I'm using hydrozxyzine to feel calmer and/or go to sleep and to fight GAD. For social anxiety I'm using lorazepam but very rarely, because it is very addictive.
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Yeah I was either thinking of trying Picamilon or hydroxyzine. Does anybody know anything about Picamilon? It seems like nobody has even heard of it.
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I didn't heared much about picamilon. Personally I don't believe that picamilon is working, but I didn't tried.

You can try kava-kava, it is legal in the US I think. In Europe it get banned due to some liver problems includning some deaths.

I think the best solution are benzos, but when used only ocasionaly.
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Are people scared of benzos because they're addictive? I just take it like I'm supposed to and never had a problem. I guess people who have had addiction problems may take more of it just to get that "high" feeling. Also, I haven't gained any tolerance to it really. When I first took it, it was more sedating, but now it just reduces anxiety.
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I never get addicted to benzos, but I used to drink a lot of alcohol so I don't want to take the risk.

So I'm taking benzos rarely, but I love to know that I have them
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Are people scared of benzos because they're addictive? I just take it like I'm supposed to and never had a problem. I guess people who have had addiction problems may take more of it just to get that "high" feeling. Also, I haven't gained any tolerance to it really. When I first took it, it was more sedating, but now it just reduces anxiety.
No I'm scared of cognitive problems such as memory loss and cognitive slowing. Also I want to find something that reduces my anxiety over a prolonged period of time without having to up the dosage. In other words I don't want to feel anxiety free one day when I take the benzo and then the next day have that terrible anxiety again.
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No I'm scared of cognitive problems such as memory loss and cognitive slowing. Also I want to find something that reduces my anxiety over a prolonged period of time without having to up the dosage. In other words I don't want to feel anxiety free one day when I take the benzo and then the next day have that terrible anxiety again.
Oh. I guess it's different for everyone. The amount it reduces my anxiety has stayed pretty constant. Klonopin has a pretty long half-life.
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What does zoloft do?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sertraline
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No I'm scared of cognitive problems such as memory loss and cognitive slowing.
I'm the largest known benzo consumer on SAS by far. Anybody think I'm mentally slow and suffering memory loss?

OK, those who disagree with my world view and debate me on S&C may think my view is nuts, but I think I argue it in a fashion that demonstrates considerable mental capacity.
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