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Does Ibuprofen Help Anxiety & Can I Ask My Doctor For Anxiety Medication?

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is useful in curbing the inflammatory response of the body. The inflammatory response can be originated due to any of the causes of infections, emotional or physical trauma, anaphylaxis due to allergy, and sometimes rarely it can be associated with malignancy also. Ibuprofen helps decrease the inflammatory response appearing due to any reason. Various symptoms like fever, rash, pain, shortness of breath, etc. can be suppressed by a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory group of drugs from which Ibuprofen is one of the drugs.(1) It helps in the symptoms generated due to anxiety-like the other antihistaminic drugs but in a different manner.

Does Ibuprofen Help Anxiety?

Does Ibuprofen Help Anxiety?

But Ibuprofen does not relieve the anxiety directly because the receptors on which the symptoms of anxiety are produced are separate from that of acting receptors of Ibuprofen. So, the drug Ibuprofen can be used in association with other anti-anxiety drugs to relieve the anxiety and its related symptoms.

Anxiety is a very common phenomenon seen almost in every individual living on the earth be it in one form or another, in various situations, at various times, due to various reasons. It can affect an individual’s performance both physically as well as mentally and can produce a variety of symptoms. The symptoms of curing intensity can be both physical as well as mental. Physical symptoms include tachycardia, profuse sweating, shortness of breath, rash, erythema, nasal stuffiness, goosebumps, etc. Mental symptoms include thought block, fear, phobia, inappropriate thinking, etc.

For an individual who is suffering from anxiety for once in a while during special situations and is not a regularly anxious person, there is usually no need for medical treatment or to see a doctor unless the individual is very persuading for the treatment. For the individual who is regularly anxious due to a variety of the reasons which is constantly bothering the individual in daily life scenarios, it is recommended for the person to see a doctor for such a problem.(2)

Can I Ask My Doctor For Anxiety Medication?

A doctor or a registered medical practitioner would examine the patient’s trolley and may also give some mental exercises to create an anxious environment and see the individual’s response to detecting whether the person is anxious for he is faking for the medications. A person can also ask the doctor for anti-anxiety medications if he/she feels that his performance is affected due to anxiety on certain occasions and he needs to be at his best, provided the person is not a sports person for whom these can affect the physical ability also and can result in disqualification from the tournament.

Anti-anxiety medications for the physical symptoms like tachycardia involves the treatment with beta-blocker drugs and these act almost instantaneously within few minutes but medications for the mental symptoms had to be taken for a longer period because they start acting after a certain level of the drug is reached in the blood which usually takes about 21 days or 3 weeks.


Ibuprofen is an NSAID that stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and is responsible for curbing the physical symptoms of inflammation like fever, pain, etc. These do not directly affect the anxiety part of the person and is used as an adjunct to other anti-anxiety medications.

Yes, a person can ask for anti-anxiety drugs to his doctor or medical practitioner by telling all the symptoms and if the doctor feels that the symptoms are must be treated then he can prescribe the relevant drugs for the same. But not all the persons having anxiety issues require the medical treatment and can be cured by psychological support and counseling sessions.


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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:May 23, 2020

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