First of all let me assure you that if you are taking any anxiety medication now, or have taken it in the past, it won't harm you or you recovery. It would be wrong to suggest that any of the commonly prescribed drugs were completely useless, however, many were developed as anti-depressants, sedatives and for other conditions and as such, have no therapeutic impact on anxiety conditions.
You see, the part of the brain responsible for the development and perpetuation of an anxiety condition is not 'reached' by these drugs in order to have any curative affect.
My name is Charles Linden and I was YOU once. For 27 years I suffered with high anxiety conditions and existed on a constantly changing cocktail of anxiety medication... but not any longer.
Let me assure you that no drug can erase the anxious behavior and neurological reactions that cause your condition and until it is possible to do so, there will only be one solution.
You see, no drug can or will ever be developed that can accurately pinpoint the EXACT neural pathways, in your brain, responsible for an anxiety disorder and selectively (and accurately) erase them.
The drugs you take aren't that targeted.
The section of your brain responsible for anxiety disorders is influenced solely by behavior and while drug therapy can be beneficial in true, clinical depressive disorders, they have a very superficial impact on anxiety conditions like yours.
Anxiety sufferers often say the 'soporific' (making you feel sleepy) affect of anti-depressants and other commonly prescribed drugs can 'knock the edge' of their anxiety, BUT this holds no curative benefits to you - as soon as the anxiety medication is reduced or stopped, your anxiety will flood back.
Similarly, tranquilizers will allow you to experience temporary relief from some of the more acute symptoms, but these, like other drugs, don't 'solve the problem'.
Both anti-depressants and sedatives can also cause added side affects which may be interpreted by the sufferer as a worsening of their high anxiety condition and may even cause added anxiety as these symptoms are interpreted as illness or threat.
The side effects of anxiety medications can be as bad as the anxiety itself and many sufferers experience withdrawal problems and/or 'rebound anxiety' when they cease taking their pills. Rebound anxiety is what can happen when an anxiety medication is ceased - the sufferer may experience a sudden and intense re-emergence of their anxiety and often panic attacks will happen as the body fights to regain equilibrium...
You see, doctors are limited by time and subsequently, they prescribe drugs instead of discussing other options with you.
Most of our clients come to us having tried drug therapy first, because it is perceived by many to be the ONLY simple, accessible option available.
Many clients come to us while still taking medication. This has no affect on the curative affect of the TRUE anxiety elimination method - whether you are currently taking medication or not is irrelevant, by implementing the advice outlined in our program, you will soon be at a point where you can stop taking your pills with minimal withdrawal.
The Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium etc) are most commonly prescribed, followed by chlordiazepoxide (Librium, Librax). Clonazepam (Klonopin). Although one of the more commonly prescribed drugs, they seem to carry the most side effects and withdrawal problems. Benzodiazepines are fast-acting, sedative medications and may take effect within an hour or less. The most common side-effects are drowsiness, coordination problems, fatigue, and mental confusion. Benzodiazepines should never be combined with other medications.
Benzodiazepines can cause dependency and tolerance issues. They carry the potential for abuse and acute withdrawal problems. Usually prescribed for short periods because of these concerns they recommended to be used for several days or weeks, however, this is often ignored by practitioners. An effective treatment? NO!
Long-term Benzodiazepines use is not recommended, however, some patients who are deemed to require long-term treatment, are often inappropriately prescribed pills for long periods. Always consult your doctor before ceasing benzodiazepines and never stop abruptly.
Withdrawal symptoms commonly occur on cessation; these may include anxiety, shakiness, headache, dizziness, insomnia, loss of appetite and even, fever, psychosis and seizures. It is advisable to use a structured program of gradual withdrawal such as the one outlined in our program in order to avoid or minimize withdrawal issues and rebound anxiety problems.
Whilst benzodiazepines are used as the 'first line' by doctors, other treatments such as Buspar (buspirone), the beta-blockers (propranolol, atenolol), Neurontin (Gabapentin), tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs and MAOIs are also often prescribed.
Buspar is often used for generalized anxiety disorders. Buspar is chemically similar to some antidepressants. Beta-blockers are used mainly for heart conditions (such as high blood pressure), but are also commonly prescribed for anxiety. Anti-depressants such as the tricyclics, SSRIs and MAOIs are also commonly prescribed.
No matter what you may have been prescribed, it is NOT the solution... it may give you temporary relief from some acute symptoms, however, it will not provide the curative treatment you require in order to permanently eliminate your anxiety, panic attacks, OCD or/and phobias.
The anxiety disorder will still exist beneath the thin skin of drug treatment and one day it will have to be uncovered again.
The ACTUAL solution will surprise you. It is so very, very simple and requires NO medicinal or psychological intervention at all.
There is a way to withdraw anxiety medication completely, ridding you of the side-effects and removing your anxiety disorder completely - Since 1997, we have helped tens of thousands of people to do just that and here is the great part...
YOU DON'T INCREASE YOUR ANXIETY - YOU FEEL LIBERATED AND HAPPY - IT'S EASY TO DO - YOU DON'T HAVE TO FACE YOUR FEARS
Our anxiety elimination technique is guaranteed to eliminate your anxiety completely or you pay nothing.
Don't let anyone tell you that you need therapy or medication to cure anxiety disorders... you may feel desperate and prepared to take anything to make your life easier and the anxiety more bearable, BUT trust me, medication isn't the solution.
I have treated tens of thousands of people - people just like you and I - with the same anxiety, symptoms and thoughts... the same worries and concerns.
Allow us the opportunity to help you to recover and you will soon see how what we do works better than anything else out there.
Author of The Linden Method® and
CEO of The Linden Centers
"Charles Linden is the world's most influential authority on anxiety."
"I took a range of medication over the years and regret it now! I found out to my detriment that it just masks the symptoms and isn't a cure. Then I discovered Charles' Method and the world changed for me."
Corryn Longue, CA.