Certain medicines may be prescribed
to help relieve your symptoms. As a result, you may feel less anxious or depressed.
may also feel able to move forward with therapy. At first, medicines and dosages may
need to be adjusted to find what works best for you. Try to be patient. Many medicines
can take weeks to be effective. Tell your healthcare provider how a medicine makes
feel. This way, you can work together to find the treatment that’s best for you. Keep
mind that medicines can have side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about
side effects that are bothering you. Changing the dose or type of medicine may help.
Don’t stop taking medicine on your own. Stopping a medicine can cause serious withdrawal
symptoms. It can also bring back PTSD symptoms.
Antianxiety medicine eases symptoms and helps you relax. Your
healthcare provider and pharmacist will explain when and how to use it. It may be
prescribed for use before entering situations that make you anxious. Or you may be
to take it on a regular schedule. Antianxiety medicine may make you feel a little
or “out of it.” Don’t drive a car or operate machinery while on this medicine, until
know how it affects you.