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    Old 03-23-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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    How long before you get "used" to xanax?

    I have been told to take xanax daily now to help with the panic/anxiety. I used to only take it when I was having a panic attack. Everytime i take it it makes me feel really tired and weak. I have been told after a few days you get used to it. Is this true? I can't be this tired and weak everyday!

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    Old 03-23-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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    Re: How long before you get "used" to xanax?

    It does take a few days to a week to get adjusted. When I first started taking it on a daily basis I felt as though I could sleep all the time.

    Old 03-24-2005, 12:40 AM   #3
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    Re: How long before you get "used" to xanax?

    Not long at least for me 3-4 weeks at most. However it takes a lot longer to get unresisting to it. Why take it all the time ? A ssri or a other antidepressant makes sence.You become quickly resistant and when the attack occurs you will need more not to mention it is a addictive. Maybe I am wrong but I have severe anxiety but my physician has said take as needed for severe anxiety on the bottles. I had a real bad summer in 2002 and was taking valium almost every waking moment and even today after only taking 10 in the past year I need 2 10mg just to feel a little relief. Tired is so much better then a attack. Not saying your treatment is wrong, maybe mine is or I am . Most importantly what ever works for you.

    Old 03-24-2005, 08:40 AM   #4
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    Re: How long before you get "used" to xanax?

    to sahaira

    xanax or any new benzo can make you feel tired, drugged or drunk fot the first few days but you will get used to it, reduce the dose until then by cutting the tablet

    xanax all the time is not good for a long period IMO, but OK for a while

    ordinary xanax only lasts 2 to 3 hours

    a longer lasting benzo such as clonazepam may be better

    Old 03-25-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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    Re: How long before you get "used" to xanax?

    hurtinbad is right. don't take them daily or they'll stop working unless you take a dozen. Just take one when you think you'll need one (which is different for different people).
    I think doctors want us to run out of them so we'll keep going back!!

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