Just my two cents on Zanax and Valium. The feeling tired after 6-8 hours is what it does.
So just be aware of that. That is completely normal. FYI- your doc should have told you that! Mine didn't until I mentioned it and he goes "oh yea completely normal- happens to everyone". Then why didn't you tell me!
So if you take it at 8am, be prepared to feel tired at 2-4pm. Sucks I know.
As someone who has had anxiety most of my life I can say cognitive therapy and learning to fight the anxiety through breathing exercises, etc. have made the most difference.
yes you need the basic meds to get you out of the hole. But learning to deal with the "little attacks" throughout the day without meds helps as well.
Lastly. It took me a while to learn this one. When I would have attacks, etc. I would feel like I was dying, OMG, etc.
But once that is over. You have to remember that you made it through that attack. So the next time it happens you know in your head you have survived this before. Seems to help me to not increase the panic.
Best of luck. Believe me I get it! It's not easy. But you can survive this and come out the other end stronger with the knowledge that you did survive!
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