Re: Xanax not really working?
Remember, I am not at a doctor, but just speaking from my personal experiences and talks with my doctor.
.25mg is a very low dose. It's actually the lowest dose available.
According to studies done the dose that was most effective for panic disorder in clinical trials was 5.6mg per day. Most people don't get that high and are actually undermedicated because of the stigma attached to the medicine.
No, not everyone needs a dose that high...Some people do fine on the dose that you are on, but the point is, everyone is different and requires different dosing.
You definitely could talk to your doctor about raising the dose. It wasn't until I got to the 1.5-2mg dose that I really started to see a therapeutic effect for my anxiety.
Ativan is 1/2 as weak as Xanax whereas Klonopin is 2x as strong.
.5mg of Xanax=1mg Ativan
.5mg of Xanax=.25mg Klonopin
1mg Ativan=.25mg Klonopin