Where Can I Buy ‘Chill Pills’?

Question by help is on its way!: Where can i buy ‘chill pills’?
Everyone keeps saying i should take them but can’t find any of them online and they laughed at me in the drug store when i asked for them and said “We don’t sell them here”.


Best answer:

Answer by Mathieu
That is typically just an expression like “take a chill pill.” But typically the intent is equal to “chill out.”

There is nothing called a “chill pill,” it means a medication that reduces anxiety and relaxes you. There are drugs that do that.

I also must stay that just because “everyone” says you should take them means little. At least some of them are likely just using the expression to make a point (that you need to relax) and unless you happen to hang out with a bunch of doctors they are not qualified to diagnose or recommend treatment.

If you are very anxious and it is having a significant impact on your life you should see your doctor. Anxiety can be a serious problem and can lead to a significantly reduced quality of life. There are several types of anxiety disorders, most commonly is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Here is a link from The National Institute of Mental Health, a reputable American health institute (part of the government), so you can get more information about GAD (and other anxiety disorders) and you can see if it describes you at all:

Your general physician may be willing to treat or he may refer you to a psychiatrist, a specialist in treating psychiatric (“mental”) disorders.

Treating anxiety typically consists of therapy and/ or medication. Depending on your preference and the severity of the problem (which only a doctor can determine) will dictate the most appropriate treatment.

Since you are interested in the medications here are several of the most commonly used:

Antidepressants (also approved for anxiety disorders):
Prozac (fluoxetine)
Zoloft (sertraline)
Cipralex/Lexapro (escitalopram)

Although if you are 24 or younger antidepressants may not be a good option however they may be appropriate, especially Prozac.

BuSpar (buspirone) is often a highly effective treatment with actions similar to antidepressants.

Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine that may be helpful for people with mild anxiety. It can be taken as needed or daily.

Benzodiazepines are basically what a “chill pill” is. They provide rapid relief of anxiety, agitation, and irritability. These medications work in 20-60 min depending on the specific drug. These drugs can be abused and are schedule IV controlled substances. Typically these are only used short term or as needed but long term use is appropriate in some people.

Examples include: Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Valium (diazepam), Rivotril/Klonopin (clonazepam), and Serax (oxazepam).

I would imagine part of the reason the people at the pharmacy laughed is because they may have thought you wanted benzodiazepines and were drug seeking. And because, like I said a “chill pill” is just an expression.

So if you think you may have an anxiety disorder please see your doctor, typically treatment is highly effective.

But it might be that “everyone” is just joking and don’t think your are really anxious and, like I said, don’t take medical advice from “everyone” and don’t get buy things online, there are a lot of scams and you may end up buying something that does not work or is illegal to buy.

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