Originally Posted by Nychick112
Hey.. I have been suffering from really bad anxiety for several years now, and just finally got on medication after refusal. I take Ativan. Xanax and ativan are both used for anxiety, but Xanax is stronger and the probability of becoming addicted to your anxiety medication is higher for Xanax. As for feeling drunk/woozy.. That's one of the big negative side effects definitly. After taking it once in the morning, I now take it a few hours before I go to bed and the tired/woozy feeling usually will have worn off. Hope that helps!
Thanks for replying. But what do I do for the morning when the suffering is at its worse? I have TMJ and TMJD which is a nightmare. I have clogged ears every day of my life and I am literally loosing it. The xanax is OK at night but during the day I feel lousy on it. Any suggestions? I dont want to take SSRI's or anything else that Ihave to be married to. I just want this to go away and I think the clogged ears are a result of anxiety also. That is what TMJD is. It effects the various muscle groups around the jaw joint from stress and anxiety. I took the ativan and it felt worse then the xanax. I am wondering if that was just an anxiety reaction to having to take it. Also, does it cause mucous membrane drying? Like sinus, or mouth? I am curious and would appreciate any help you can relay.