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Taking more mediction than prescribed is going down a slippery slope. This medication is habit forming and can be terribly difficult to stop, once your body becomes dependant. Taking this med daily will cause dependance in as early as one week. I feel like you are saying it takes 1 mg to work, meaning it takes that much for you to "feel" it. You can get relief from your anxiety without "feeling" the medication. I would advise that you only take this medication as needed, and the dose prescribed. If you need it more often, or the dose does not work, you are supposed to talk to your doctor, not take whatever you want. This is dangerous. There are many meds that are good for anxiety, and if you need it more than one to two times a week, and anti-depressant such as Paxil would be a better choice for you. I would be very careful doing what you are doing.

Actually the Xanax works well for my condition (social anxiety disorder). The issue I'm having is that the doc is not prescribing a high enough dosage, therefore I have to take multiple pills, which is a waste of pills. I need at least 1 MG dose for it to have an effect. Anything less just does not effect me all that much. There IS a 1 MG tab available, I don't know why it's so difficult to obtain. I guess I need to try a different doctor. I don't think this doctor realizes how debilitating the anxiety problem is for me.


I could never take a drug like Paxil (or Prozac), which is primarily an anti-depressant. I'm not depressed, at least not clinically. If do get depressed about something it's temporary and I always know "why". Usually it's caused by some social embarrassment due to the social anxiety problem, for which the Xanax helps diminish. So taking Paxil would be useless to me. Also since Paxil is the type of drug that needs to be taken daily for it to have an effect (at least that's what I was told), I would be doing something totally against the way I feel about prescription meds. Which should only be taken "as-needed". UNLESS it's a life or death situation, like heart medication or something...