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    Old 10-18-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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    Question What does being in Xanax feel like?

    I'd really like to try Xanax for my social anxiety disorder, but I have no experience w/ this sort of drug. Does it make you lethargic, or does it pep you up? Does it make you crave foods? Does it interfere w/ sleep patterns?

    Kind of hoping I could get some info/feedback about this drug and others similar to it. Please.

     
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    Old 10-18-2003, 11:25 PM   #2
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    For me, Xanax makes me very sleepy & I usually only take it when my panic is very bad. Not on a daily basis. It leaves me shakey when it wears off.

     
    Old 10-19-2003, 06:46 AM   #3
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    Xanax worked great for me.
    Maybe the first two or three times I took it, I got a little tired, but after that I was fine.
    Didn't make me eat more or less, that stayed the same.
    I never got dizzy or shakey between doses.
    But like all drugs, what works for one, maynot work for someone else.

     
    Old 10-19-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
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    Xanex is the best drug for panic disorders. It makes you feel sleepy and definetly calms you down when you are having a attack. Be careful tho, I know alot of people that have gotten addicted to this drug.

     
    Old 10-20-2003, 06:08 AM   #5
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    xanax calms you down. I take 1mg doses when needed for panic/anxiety and aggressive anger (i have PTSD and doc says the aggressive anger is from that as a result of a head injury) It works wonders for me...although i have noticed that ive needed higher doses..could be that im relying on it or my panic/anxiety and all is still not under complete control. I tried klonepin its less addictive but it made me nauseous and (sorry) chronic diarhea. I also had a dose of ativan in IV at hospital and that didnt do anything for me...so xanax is what helps me hte best. I get tired on it when its combined with my other meds (zoloft and keppra) but if i space them all at different times im ok..sometimes i cant though cuz you never know when panic or anxiety will hit. Take care and best of luck.
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    Old 10-21-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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    Xanax is the only Drug been proven by the FDA to treat Panic Didorder(unless others have been proven).

    When I took Xanax it calmed me...never made me feel sleepy,sick,dizzy etc.

    Like Graciecat said,Xanax may work for some but not others.

     
    Old 10-22-2003, 02:10 PM   #7
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    xanax dissolved under the tongue is fastest, until you get used to it, xanax can make you feel sleepy and drunk, if so, reduce the dose for a while

    taken sensibly, its very useful and safe, anxiety sufferers rarely become addicted to it
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