I very strongly do NOT believe in treating anxiety problems with benzodiazepine sedative tranquillizers such as Alzam or Urbanol : they have a significant risk of causing dependency when used for more than a couple of months. There are two more useful approaches. One is, if one wants to use meds, to use drugs also used to treat depression ( of which Serdep is just one of many ) This is especially useful when the anxiety includes panic attacks.
These have their own possible side-effects, and for Serdep these can include weight gain, sweating, and blurry vision. Discuss this with your doctor, & a referral to a psychiatrist for a fresh second opinion and discussion of treatment option could be useful.
Another approach, which can be used along with med or instead of them, would be so see a good modern psychologist able to provide proper CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) a form of talking therapy which can be very effective, doesn't take forever, and has no side-effects. It can teach you ways of controlling your anxiety you can continue to use after therapy ends.
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