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I just got a prescription for Xanax (.25 mg tablets). I want to try taking one later to see how I feel but I wanted to know what I can expect? What dose do you take and how tired does it make you? Can you drive or, for example, go to work while you are taking it? I am only planning on taking 1 .25 mg tablet, do you think that is enough to cause side effects like drowsiness?
Hi,

I take Xanax daily anywhere from .25mg to .50mg per day. My anxiety has been really high the last couple of weeks but before this I was only taking it a couple times per week. I do get drowsy still even when I take the .25mg. I would take being drowsy over anxiety anyday though!
For me, Xanax has let me live my life and take care of my daughter without the hassles of anxiety. I am also involved in therapy but am in the process of switching therapists, this guy and I are not clicking very well at all.
When I first started the Xanax I felt extremely tired but that has gotten better although I do still get the tiredness when I take it.
Good luck with the Xanax, I hope I answered some of your questions.
When I was taking Xanax I took .25 MG twice a day.
Even from the very first pill I never felt tired, I drove, went to school and went to work while I was on it without any trouble.
Like I said I never felt tired while I was taking it, I just felt normal and able to get on with my life.

I have talked to others who said when they first started taking it they were a little tired but that went away in a very short time.
Everyone reacts differently so if I were you I wouldn't drive until you know how it's going to make you feel.
I take xanax .25 in the morning and then again in the evening. It makes me feel really relaxed and it does make me feel drowsy. I wouldn't drive until an hour or so after you take it for the first week or so.
I think anything that relaxes me, makes me sleepy so if you are the same then they might make you feel kind of drowsy.
It beats feeling anxious though!

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I also started taking .25 Xanax last night, was a little concerened about side effects but I did not get sleepy and overall just had a relaxed feeling.

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good too :), hopefully this is a good start of things to come, I hope you also have similar results
I have a prescription for Xanax .25. I take it as needed and usually only take 1/2 a pill. That seems to work for me. I place it under my tounge so it will work faster and within 10 minutes I start to calm down. Within 20 minutes I'm pretty tired at just that small amount. However, it's just a tired feeling... I could take a nap, but I also can stay awake with no problems. Basically for me it feels like I'm 1/2 hour past bedtime. It does it's job though and lets me feel "normal". Good luck!
I take Xanax XR 1mg daily and it doesnt make me sleepy or any more tired than I normally am.
I love the extended release that is what mine is and it lasts from 16 to 18 hours, I am doing really good so far.

I wish you all the best, OH and I forgot to mention before I was put on the Extended realease I was on the .25 mg as needed and I took them when needed and it never made me sleepy or anything.

GOOD LUCK
Finally! Someone else who is on the Xanax XR! I too, take 1mg of the extended release xanax every morning and it's absolutely fabulous. Lasts all day, no fatigue no side effects, no breakthrough periods of anxiety. Never have increased the dosage. Something to think about, the XR is supposed to be less addicting because it's a slow release, longer lasting and has no :high" feeling associated with it.
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I just got a prescription for Xanax (.25 mg tablets). I want to try taking one later to see how I feel but I wanted to know what I can expect? What dose do you take and how tired does it make you? Can you drive or, for example, go to work while you are taking it? I am only planning on taking 1 .25 mg tablet, do you think that is enough to cause side effects like drowsiness?


You may get drowsy but that effect eventually wears off. It would be best, too, to take it as needed instead of everyday to avoid severe dependancy and/or tolerance. Science has discovered that constant exposure to a drug effects the receptors in a negative way, something called deregulation in which the receptors become desensitized and sometimes even die off. New ones can develop over time, it's a long process though.

So be watchful of your intake of benzos. There is a free online manual called the Ashton Manual for more information.