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I have been seen by my GP and had a normal physical no

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I have been seen by my GP and had a normal physical no reason for concern. I also spoke with a couple neurologists on this site that assured me it was probably anxiety related. I am not on any medication for anxiety other than xannax as needed which is
maybe once per week at the most. I do drink alcohol a few times per week and could use some reduction in this. I have been getting what I think are brain zaps since mid July. Some days they are a lot some days they are gone completely but I do notice them
most at rest either laying down watching tv or during sleep upon waking or falling asleep. I have a history of turning symptoms into much larger things until all tests prove otherwise. I want to break the pattern but they are not getting better and I am finding
my mind consumed with it. Is this common? How do I make them go away?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.

Dear customer,

Thanks for your question.

To make them go away you need to get your anxiety treated. For treating anxiety you need to tell your doctor about these symptoms that you are having. Occasional xanax may be beneficial for some patients, but since you are having anxiety despite the medication your doctor may suggest a medication which is not addictive but needs to be taken daily such as a Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Taking these medication will lessen your anxiety and all its peripheral manifestations will also decrease.

Take care.