Is My Anxiety the Result of Medication Use?

Is My Anxiety the Result of Medication Use?Anxiety and panic attacks can be debilitating for someone simply trying to lead a normal life. It is important to examine the potential causes of the anxiety that is taking over your life. There are several causes and factors that could be responsible for your anxiety including some medications.

Anxiety and Medication Use

If you are struggling with anxiety, your medication use may be partially or wholly to blame. Medication and anxiety are closely linked, and even prescription medications can do more harm than good. The following are just a few medications that could be contributing to your anxiety and emotional distress:

  • Diet medications
  • Over the counter cough and cold medications
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Asthma inhalers
  • Pain medications
  • Opiate drugs
  • Depression medications

Do not stop taking any prescription medications until first discussing your concerns with your doctor, but do be aware that your anxiety and your medications may be related. If you have been abusing any medications, you may have concerns with both anxiety and drug dependence that need to be addressed in a drug rehab setting. Self-medicating can prove to be a lot more dangerous than taking doctor prescribed medication, as you cannot be aware of how the medications are affecting your body and your mind when you are not under the care of a medical professional.

How Mental Health and Addiction Rehabilitation Can Help

Drug rehab facilities offer treatment that includes an integrated plan that treats you as a whole person and not just as an addiction or an emotional or mental disorder. Rehab can do the following:

  • Help you to identify the causes of the anxiety you are struggling with
  • Help you to determine a link between your anxiety and medication that you may be taking or abusing
  • Help you with detox and withdrawal to ensure a healthy transition off of the medications
  • Help to guide you towards a life that includes control over your anxiety and the medications you may have been addicted to

Quality rehab facilities and the professionals who staff them offer a safe haven for those struggling with anxiety. They will help you address anxiety, depression and other reasons you may have grown dependent on the medications you are taking.

Getting Help to End Anxiety and Medication Use

Call our toll-free anxiety helpline today. Speak confidentially with one of our knowledgeable counselors who will be able to help you determine the best course of action. Our anxiety and addiction helpline can also help you to determine if entering into a drug rehab facility is the best plan for your unique needs. We can help you with every step of the process, including helping you find addiction treatment that is covered by insurance, and we are here 24 hours a day to do so.