If you're suffering from anxiety after a car accident in Atlanta, prescription medication can be used to treat some of your symptoms. It may be a struggle to afford treatments for your anxiety, which is why an Atlanta injury law firm is here to help you when you need to pursue a claim.

Your physician can help determine if anxiety medication is necessary and discuss the potential side effects for each type of medicine. In addition, your physician may recommend lifestyle changes that can help you cope with anxiety, such as exercising and deep breathing techniques.

Anti-Anxiety Medications

Anti-anxiety medications reduce the symptoms of anxiety by depressing the central nervous system.

The most common types of anti-anxiety medications are:

  • Ativan (lorazepam);
  • Klonopin (clonazepam);
  • Valium (diazepam); and
  • Xanax (alprazolam).

Acting quickly, anti-anxiety medications can relieve symptoms within 30 minutes to 1 hour and are useful if taken during a panic attack.

Anti-Anxiety Medication Side Effects

Higher doses of anti-anxiety medications can lead to more pronounced side effects and can affect your day-to-day life.

Common anti-anxiety medication side effects include:

  • fatigue;
  • slowed reflexes;
  • dizziness;
  • memory loss;
  • nausea;
  • confusion; and
  • slurred speech.

If you are dealing with anxiety after a car accident in Atlanta, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical treatment.

Contacting an Atlanta Injury Law Firm

Don't shoulder the cost of anti-anxiety medication on your own after a car accident in Atlanta. If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 1-404-842-7838.

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