For the past few days xanax has been working great for me..but today at about 11:15 I took .5 MG and I still had the anxiety until about 12:30. After that I felt fine..but I'm wondering if anyone else experienced this?
For me it depends on how bad my anxiety is...If it is horrible then it seems to take a while longer but if its only mid range then it kicks in about 30 min later. I also only take half of a .5 because I really worry about getting knocked out and not being able to take care of my kids...and even that half will put me to sleep at times..lol. I have heard the same thing that Graciecat said about putting under your tongue though I have never tried it either.
I used to take Xanax before I became addicted to it and had to stop.. (then went on Paxil for 4 years and it was a godsend... for me) but I used to put it under my tongue because it would enter the bloodstream faster and work in about 16 mins -vs- the usual 30 or more when taken orally into the stomach. Hope this helps.. also consider the amt you are taking, the smaller amt the smaller the effect.