Just a general question really to anyone who has had experience of medication for anxiety. I suffer from anxiety quite a lot and I eventually got the courage to go to my GP about it a few months ago, but all I was offered was antidepressants. Is this the same thing? The one I was given is supposed to be taken long term and takes a while to have an effect, but I wanted something that I could take as and when I need it, with a more immediate effect, rather than something long term. The idea of taking something that you have to "wean" yourself off sort of terrifies me! Well actually all medicine does but my anxiety is at a point where it's causing me problems. Does anyone know if there is a sort of short term, take it when you need it, anxiety medication? Then I could let my GP know the sort of thing I'm looking for.
Hi and welcome. Some anti depressants are also very good for anxiety, Sertriline is one, they do take a while to work but when they do they do a pretty good job. If it is something like for example exam stress or going to the dentist, just one off type episodes then It may be worth speaking to your Gp again, hope this helps
Thanks Bookworm. I've just realised there's actually quite a lot of posts about this on the forum already. I usually only go on the website using my phone, but I'm on it using my pc now. Didn't realise how much more there was available to see on this website.