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Prednisolone is a good drug, but it has a tendency to increase anxiety disorder. Mostly after 5-10 days when prednisolone will leave the body, the anxiety symptoms will return to normalcy.
Xanax is a good drug to control anxiety but taking it regularly may lead you to the problem of dependence. This is a disorder of anxiety and occurs cause of imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. especially serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine to some extent. Medicines are the best options to take care of these symptoms. Paroxetine is the most popular medicine and my drug of choice. I generally prescribe my patients 12.5 mg per day at night which takes care of anxiety symptoms. Also certain medicines like propranolol and clonazepam can be given as required when there is a panic episode or expected situation where panic attack can appear.
Do meet your doctor and discuss these treatment options.
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Dr. Srikanth Reddy