I’ve been getting a ton of emails lately asking about anxiety medications. Mainly things like:
- What are the long term effects of anxiety medications
- Have I ever tried Ativan
- How to stop taking anxiety medications if taken already for a while
All fantastic questions. Trust me, back in the day I was one of the most confused person in the world when it came to what type of anxiety medication I should take, and if there was an alternative that was more natural.
I certainly touch on the subject of long term effects of anxiety medications in the video below, and yes I’ve taken Ativan before. I thought I literally couldn’t live without it, until I actually started to live without it. There was no real strategy to it or anything really, I just made a decision and stuck to it no matter how bad my symptoms of anxiety got.
Do I recommend that to people with severe anxiety?
I believe it takes a combination of seeing the big picture, and your long term goals. The big picture means how it is preventing you from doing some of things you want to do right now, and long term goals as in do you want to be relying on a pill forever, and living in fear for the rest of your life.
It truly takes a strong decision, and a great support team by your side to rid yourself of taking anxiety medications.
With some of those points touched on, let’s get to the video and gain a much deeper understanding when it comes to medications for anxiety: