Need advice with Xanax and antidepressants - need the instant relief feeling
I need some advice from people who have had success with antidepressants. I have been taking Xanax on an as needed basis for about two years. My doctor also put me on Zoloft for a while, didn't work, and I have also been on lorazepam and klonopin. My problem is, I feel like I have to have the Xanax because the only thing that comforts me when I start having attacks is knowing that Xanax will give me that quick feeling of relief, that i can literally feel in my body. With the longer lasting drugs like Klonopin, I would feel bettrer in general but would still get panicky every now and then, and knowing I couldn't take the instant relief of Xanax made it all the worse.
My problem now is that I am no longer taking Xanax as needed, I take it pretty much every day to get through, the last few months I have been constantly anxious/nervous. i need to get on something that has more of a long term solution I know, but I am terrified of not having Xanax with me at all times.
My question is, when you go on an anti-depressant or a long acting benzo like Klonopin, is it supposed to completely eliminate your panicky feelings? If so, maybe I wasn't taking a high enough dosage. Also, is it real bad to take Xanax occasionally when you are on another drug?