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Depression

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Posted by: Ntefo My email. fofi.mofuloane@webmail.co.za | 2020/06/23

Q.

Panic disorders

I have panic disorder 4 years now I'm taking adco alzam 1 per day it works and i realized that after certain hours it comes again when I have to ea its a match I feel like something is blocking my throat like I'm asking that what should I do to try control it with something else maybe. during my periods its worse. I even get cold. n for me when I'm overexcited it worsens I don't which situation should I be

Expert's Reply

A.

Depression expert
- 2020/06/25

Hello Ntefo,
Sorry I cant respond by e-mail, and we don't recommend that readers provide their e-mail addresses here, as there can be some nasty people out there who could try to take advantage of vulnerable people.
Panic Disorder is very unpleasant, I know, and it can be very effectively treated : but Alzam is not the right and generally recommended treatment for it.
Alzam and its family of drugs known as benzos  can help at first, because, rather like a large drink of alcohol, they can be calming of anxiety symptoms quickly, within minutes,  whereas the best treatments take 2 to 3 weeks to show their full benefits. There is a real risk that if one carries on taking any of this group of drugs, one can become dependent on them, and find it hard to stop taking them, and they can reduce your ability to concentrate or to drive safely .
Far more useful are the drugs also used to treat depression, which can be really effective against anxiety as well. Some forms of counselling, if available, can also help.   Ask the doctor you have been seeing to put you on an antidepressant instead, and also to advise you, if you've been using Alzam for years now, on how to gradually reduce the doses, and eventually stop that drug --- it is not a good idea to stop such drugs suddenly, as that can cause unpleasant withdrawal effects.

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