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Old 07-11-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Not sure what to do....on Xanax

but my doctor won't renew my script because she said it's too addictive. So she gave me Buspar which I absolutely HATE. It makes me dizzy/nauseous and gives me headaches. The Xanax (1mg) knocks out my anxiety with NO side effects and I'm fine all day. She offered to write me another script for the headaches Buspar was giving me and I told her NO. I don't want to be on multiple meds. I don't understand why she won't give me what actually WORKS. I suffer from anxiety and EXTREME irritation almost daily and Xanax helps me out tremendously. I don't know what to do.

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Old 07-12-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Re: Not sure what to do....on Xanax

Xanax is addictive and my Dr considers it to be short term treatment, Right now I take Adivan which can also be addictive and Lexepro. It takes too weeks for the Lexapro to kick in so I he has me taking the Adivan twice daily and Lexapro once. If I had a doctor I felt wasn't listening to me, I'd maybe switch doctors. If it makes you feel better Xanax always worked great for me, too. Hope you feel better soon.

 
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Re: Not sure what to do....on Xanax

Thanks for your response. I have considered switching doctors lately, so that may be my best bet. I am on 20mg of Celexa but I admit I don't take that like I should, that might eliminate the need for the Xanax since Celexa is the "baby" form of Lexapro. But thanks again!

 
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Re: Not sure what to do....on Xanax

A lot of Drs. won't prescribe Xanax. I saw a woman Dr. who told me to stop taking Xanax and take Ativan instead. Ativan is just as addictive as Xanax!! Anyway, Xanax works well for me at only 0.25 mgs. at bedtime and either none during the day or once during the day. I'm also taking Lexapro 10 mgs. 20 mgs. Lexapro worked great for my anxiety, but it made me really tired & depressed. Im now debating whether to try Prozac <BECAUSE> I gained weight on Lexapro and the 10 mgs. of Lexapro doesn't help the anxiety as much. Try to find a more understanding Dr. I know it's a hassle, but I was able to find a better Dr. and he doesn't make a big deal out of me taking a low dose of Xanax.

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Old 07-13-2009, 05:34 AM   #5
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Re: Not sure what to do....on Xanax

Thanks Sunshine for your response. I am looking for a doctor today.

 
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Good luck. Keep us posted.

 
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