Besides Benzos (Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, etc.) What Is Something I Can Take to Calm My Anxiety?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Apr 25, 2016.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      I think I have built up a tolerance for klonopin. It doesn't last long for me now, especially with a new medication I am taking for depression. The medicine works great on depression but not on anxiety. I'm looking for something long term that I won't build up tolerance to. I have actually habituated to tinnitus the past few days (maybe it will bother me later this week) but its only been replaced by other obsessive thoughts about my health which I don't even want to mention so I won't give people more things to worry about. I would prefer it not make me drowsy all the time. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow so if you have something I can suggest, it would be great. The last time I went I got muscle relaxers and whatnot which helped but made me tired and gave me a dry mouth. The doctor meant well and tried her best to calm me down about tinnitus.
       
    2. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

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      01/09/2013
      Kava kava is good. L-theanine may work. Valerian root helps some.
       
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    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

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    4. Mikie_Mike

      Mikie_Mike Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral Ear Infection/Prescription Drugs?
    5. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      East Coast USA
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      1998
      If you have serious unchecked anxiety, then you need to make serious structural changes to your life to keep it in check. Playing whack-a-mole with drugs is not a successful long term strategy.

      What are your diet and exercise habits like? What's your sleep schedule like? If you're doing anything other than sleeping the same 7-9 hours every night, exercising 3-5x a week, and eating a diet based on healthy whole foods with no processed garbage and limited sugar, then you've probably found the cause of some of your anxiety :-P
       
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