I told my doctor I was experiencing increased, chronic generalized
anxiety (I am in the middle of changing careers) and that I'd been self
medicating (my words exactly) with a chemical called Phenibut
being sold as supplement, but that I'd tappered down off the Phenibut because it was causing apnea and enough respitory
depression to worry me. I
walked out with 30 days worth of Lexpro samples and a script for Xanax
I don't probably look like a drug
user which probably made it a little
easier, but my understanding is that there are doctors who believe in
treating mental disorders with medication and those that want you to
simply 'chin-up'. The pro medication doctors seem to be pretty willing
to dole out Xanax prescriptions, it seems to be sort of the anxiety
drug du jour. Its generally considered both safe and reliable.
As for euphoria
, for me it barely even hits the anxiety. I'd taken a
good deal of valium
a few years ago and was expecting (to steal a line
from Bluelight25) more of a cloud of care bears.
I guess this stuff hits everybody differently. For my part (and from
what I've read on boards like dr-bobs and such) I think Valium has more
of mood lifting effect and I suspect thats why it seems to be falling
out of favor.
I'll make a note to look into Lorazepam
though, sounds interesting.