Anxiety medications are definitely the most widely used medications. The most popular of these medications are Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and many others that are not so common but still occasionally used. These are a sedative based anxiety medication so the most common side effect with these medications will be sedation which slows your senses down and makes you feel like a zombie. So unless you enjoy feeling like a lazy bum, I would suggest passing on these types of anxiety medications. Sedative based anxiety medications are typically used for people who are anxious about a taking a test or getting a promotion, etc. They are not recommended for people who have a chemical imbalance as they do not effect the part of the brain that causes anxiety when you have an anxiety disorder.
Now if you’re like me, you may have a disorder and require an SSRI or beta-blocker type medications. I only suggest using them while talking to someone about what causes your anxiety or following the steps outlined in the natural anxiety cure products available on the internet. I reviewed the top 3 and most effective on this site. The trick is using the anxiety medication to get rid of the anxiety completely so you can focus on getting over the situations that make you unnaturally anxious. It has worked great for me in the past and if nothing else has been working for you, then that might be your next step.
The main point of this post though is to show you some of the side effects certain medications can cause if you do decide that taking meds. is your only option but please make 100% sure that there is nothing else you can do to get rid of your anxiety. I’m not posting the side effects because I want to scare you away from taking medications, I just want you to be aware. Most of the side effects will go away after the first few days of taking your medication.
Side effects of benzodiazepines include:
- Poor balance or coordination
- Slurred speech
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory problems
- Stomach upset
- Blurred vision
What are your experiences on Prescription medicine? Any side effects we missed? Leave a comment below and let us know.