Drugs-Forum  
Home Wiki Studies Forum Groups Blog Video Images News
Go Back   Drugs Forum > DRUG-FORUMS > Downers and sleeping pills
Mark Forums Read
Register Tags

Notices

Downers and sleeping pills Anxiety Meds, Sleeping Pills and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 18-07-2011, 14:04
manhuco manhuco is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: 10-07-2011
Male from United States
Posts: 3
manhuco should urgently read the rules & received reputation comments.
Anti- Anxiety Medication and drowsiness

Hi

Which anti-anxiety medication produces the least drowsiness ?

Thanks in advance.

Be well
  #2  
Old 19-07-2011, 14:01
welshmick welshmick is offline
Account Awaiting Email Confirmation.
 
Join Date: 09-05-2008
Male from United Kingdom
Posts: 205
welshmick needs to post very carefully to avoid a ban by negative reputation.
Re: Anti- Anxiety Medication and drowsiness

For me Diazepan, not too much maybe 5 - 10 mg.

Unless you put alcohol with it (Don't do that).
  #3  
Old 19-07-2011, 15:38
Mindless Mindless is offline
Straight out of Trumpton
Co-Moderator
 
Join Date: 23-02-2011
50 y/o Male from United Kingdom
Posts: 1,628
Blog Entries: 3
Mindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forumMindless is living in mutualistic symbiosis with drugs-forum
Points: 7,647, Level: 12 Points: 7,647, Level: 12 Points: 7,647, Level: 12
Activity: 20.0% Activity: 20.0% Activity: 20.0%
Re: Anti- Anxiety Medication and drowsiness

Hi Manhuco,
that's a tricky question as there are several different classes of drug that can be used to treat anxiety.
Antidepressants, especially SSRIs, can be used for generalised anxiety. A few years ago, I found paroxetine useful in dealing with social anxiety.
Antihistamines can be used for sporadic anxiety. There also Azaspirones (Buspar), Beta Blockers, and the lovely lovely (but addictive) benzodiazepines.
I have seen phenothiazines used to treat anxiety, such as thioridazine (melleril).
I don't need anything to treat anxiety, but I do take Bisprolol 2.5 mg daily following a heart attack a few years ago. This beta blocker does chill me out a bit, and causes me no drowsiness.
Different folks will have a different experience of each drug. If it is benzos that you are referring to, some are more sedating than others, and some have a longer half life (so you may be feeling the effects the next day).
Also, check out this thread:
http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28102
  #4  
Old 19-07-2011, 16:05
Ellisdeee Ellisdeee is offline
Titanium Member
 
Join Date: 07-04-2011
Male from United States
Posts: 392
Ellisdeee must live here.Ellisdeee must live here.Ellisdeee must live here.Ellisdeee must live here.Ellisdeee must live here.Ellisdeee must live here.Ellisdeee must live here.
Points: 975, Level: 4 Points: 975, Level: 4 Points: 975, Level: 4
Activity: 1.9% Activity: 1.9% Activity: 1.9%
Re: Anti- Anxiety Medication and drowsiness

I have been recently prescribed Valium for intense anxiety. Mostly seeked it out because of overwhelming physical feeling from anxiety. Also because I tried (given to me) my mothers Xanax months before I seeked the script and that was my #1 issue as well, I wanted something that worked but didn't put me to sleep whenever I took it. .25 - .5mg of Xanax (Alprazolam) knocked me on my ass. Also, the doctor did not suggest me Valium, I did specific research of all the common benzo's and also other classed anxiety drugs and presented the Doc my information and specifically asked for Valium based on my conclusions. He ended up agreeing with the points I made regarding it.

I have found 1 - 3mg of Valium (Diazepam) works really well for my anxiety and takes away most if not all the physical feelings and racing mind mentality. 4 - 5mg can help if the physical feelings are reaching an overwhelming state. 6mg+ starts to give me that heavy feeling like I need to find something soft to fall on before I pass out. But I do find that 1 - 3mg doses I could still probably do any activity I normally did. Which was my ultimate goal in getting a far less potent benzo, anxiety reduction without the drowsiness. I also (from the same doctor) am prescribed Trazadone and take 50 - 75mg daily. Those have a drowsy effect attached to them so I can say with certaintly I feel like Valium is something very do-able and usable for a day-time, middle of the day, scenario and shouldn't cause excessive drowsiness. To make an example I was able to take 2mg and clean my house for 3 hours. I also am quite sensitive to drugs because a lot of people don't seem to have the response I do to these things at low doses. I was prescribed 90, 2mg pills, instructed not to take more than 3 a day or I would run out, but should also use them situationally. To take 2mg if I am quite sure something will be giving me anxiety in the near future, and told I should take 4mg if I am in the middle of overwhelming physical feelings anxiety related (my own wording). This seems like a great and workable plan for someone who deals with frequent and randomly timed anxiety.

Valium is one of the least potent benzo's and my doctor worried least about prescribing it in telling me addiction was more common with the more potent benzo's. I also reassured him that I never had pill addiction problems either, which is true, so I was glad I got something effective that wasn't with held but that is something to keep in mind if you do seek a benzo. You have to trust yourself to be responsible with your script. It is easy to want to get recreational when you have 90 Valium pills, but my God they do wonders for my anxiety, I have felt like a new person lately being able to ward off heavy anxiety when it is not wanted and getting in the way.

Post Quality Evaluations:
useful information

Last edited by Ellisdeee; 19-07-2011 at 16:17.

Share this on:

Tags
anti anxiety medication, antianxiety, anxiety, beta blocker, drowsiness, drugs, drugs forum, drugs-forum

Thread Tools


» New Threads
Adderall, hydrocodone, restoril
Last post by Randyc44
0 Replies, 1 Views
Escaping hell: getting off...
Last post by tcttuck
1 Replies, 49 Views
Down syndrome and Weed
Last post by Stickemupz
16 Replies, 1,335 Views
How Hard was it for you to get...
Last post by TrippingChalk
18 Replies, 1,171 Views
How long does 60 MG Morphine ER...
Last post by oshngrl
3 Replies, 525 Views
Painful spot but no redness after...
Last post by Waiting For The Fall
5 Replies, 176 Views
Lets say it takes an hour for tea...
Last post by BellTower72
13 Replies, 345 Views
IV doses... minimum amount,...
Last post by Waiting For The Fall
1 Replies, 50 Views
Elimidrol?
Last post by badhabit
7 Replies, 3,883 Views
How can you be sure that you'll be...
Last post by Hover
7 Replies, 464 Views
» New Wiki Articles
GHB
NET

Sitelinks: Information:

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:22.


Copyright: SIN Foundation 2003 - 2014, All rights reserved