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  1. help me please......
    ... aids also and they didn't work for me either. I take Xanax for anxiety and have been using these to help me sleep...

  2. Insomnia
    ... I feel tired but cant' get to sleep. I do take a Xanax quite often rather than a sleeping pill. sometimes...
    ... I feel tired but cant' get to sleep. I do take a Xanax quite often rather than a sleeping pill. sometimes...
    ... take the Ambien anymore and he doesn't like me taking Xanax on a nightly basis. Personally I don't care if I become...

  3. racing mind
    ... for me to fall asleep. :) My doctor prescribed Xanax , when my mind starts going and it's keeping me up...
    ... still have no cure. the closest thing to help me was Xanax . it helped put my mind at ease. i told two doctors ... that the xanax helped but both refused to put me on it saying it...
    ... thinking about everything and just fret until I pass out. Xanax is good, but it makes me overly groggy. Same with...

  4. Sleep Meds starting not to work.
    ... would be even worth a try, but after the continued xanax use which got old, i gave it a shot .. to my amazement...
    ... melatonin would be helpful.. How long did you use xanax for, and are you able to get deep sleep now with the...

  5. Nightmares, Nightmares, Nightmares!
    ... attacks, they're called. What worked for me was Xanax . I went to my regular doctor, and he sent me to a ... story short, the psychiatrist told me to take .5mg Xanax every night before bed. It worked. I still can't ... believe it. Its been two years since I stasted on Xanax twice a day (I also take it once daily for panic attacks...

  6. sleep /help
    ... have wrote these threads. I have been on Ambien and Xanax for over a year. My Insomnia is Chronic now. I had...
    ... have wrote these threads. I have been on Ambien and Xanax for over a year. My Insomnia is Chronic now. I had...

  7. anxiety and sleep
    ... from during the day, for which I take Alprazolam ( Xanax ). I tried Ambien and Lunesta, neither of which worked...

  8. Brain EXPLOSIONS!
    ... I feel hopeless when it happens . Sometimes I take xanax (which was perscribed for me after my injury to my...

  9. ambien cr.
    ... haven't taken one yet. i've just been taking 1mg xanax per/night.... But I will test the waters Friday...

  10. Nothing works anymore - ideas??
    ... Klonopin might do the trick... and sometimes even Xanax can be added to the cocktail to enhance the drowsiness...
    ... whenever I get up to therapeutic dose..... I have tried xanax - regular and ER and ativan and no help...a little...

  11. Night sweats...bad
    ... didnt have any sweats til last night. i am taking xanax and zoloft...i've been on them for yrs. I do take...

  12. help me I am loosing my mind with no sleep
    ... GAD full force. I took "Mylans" brand of geeneric xanax the last two days & all it did was calm me. When I ... have taken other brands of Xanax it actually would help me to fall asleep. Lets see ... again NEVER slept at all. I took .5mg of that generic xanax again & all it did was calm me a little...no sleep...

  13. Most TERRIFYING sleep paralysis ever
    ... me to death! But do that, and take a breather, or a xanax or anti-anxiety drug! It does get better. Why...

  14. Long term sleep meds? Lunesta problems
    ... trying to correct you. Just thought it should be noted. Xanax , Klonopin, Ativan and Valium are anti-anxiety meds...

  15. Unable To Fall A Sleep....
    ... different types of meds ranging from ativan to valuim to xanax to anti depressants to try to help the anxiety. The...
    ... diagnosed" with anything but severe anxiety disorder! The Xanax worked great for me but of course is very addicting...

  16. Anyone Have/Had this type of Sleep Problem?
    ... prescribed me 10 days of Ambien, and then a week of Xanax . I'm off those drugs with no problems for the last...

  17. I'm new here. Looking for help!
    ... before I go to bed. Sometimes, a friend gives me 1/2 Xanax if I notice an uptick in any anxiety. Lately, none...

  18. Addiction to Sleeping Pills
    ... meds are benzodiazepines (tranquilizers), such as Xanax and Valium. Those meds are physically addicting,...
    ... meds are benzodiazepines (tranquilizers), such as Xanax and Valium. I'm not sure - the name of the medication...

  19. Oh god somebody help please...
    ... by taking a benzo drug to help you sleep. (benzo= xanax , klonopin, ect) Benzo's reduce anxiety a lot. They...
    ... what you mean but the thing is that i already AM on xanax , it helps me relax but something is still preventing...
    ... alterations and it causes them more worry. So could the Xanax actually be contributing to the problem? They are...

  20. Insomnia - is there help besides medication?
    ... s before you decided to cut them off? I've been on Xanax (.5mg) since this last Feb. to get me to sleep and ... a state of GAD from day one! Now, I'm still on the Xanax , but the same doesage sometimes does'nt work for more ... and a half. Then after waking up, I had to go to the Xanax , and laid there an hour waiting to get back to sleep ... My question is,, if I were to somehow get off the Xanax at this point (in view of how long I've been on it...
    ... s before you decided to cut them off? I've been on Xanax (.5mg) since this last Feb. to get me to sleep and ... a state of GAD from day one! Now, I'm still on the Xanax , but the same doesage sometimes does'nt work for more ... and a half. Then after waking up, I had to go to the Xanax , and laid there an hour waiting to get back to sleep ... My question is,, if I were to somehow get off the Xanax at this point (in view of how long I've been on it ... because sleep is so vital to it. But as far as the Xanax , I do know that it sounds like you have developed ... to it since it is becoming less effective. However, Xanax normally does have a short half-life so it isn't meant ... t as strong as benzos. You really haven't been on Xanax very long or a large dose; however, caution and tapering ... will take to sleep natural again after you get off Xanax ; even experts really don't know but the general thought...

  21. Any success using Valerian root as a sleep aide?
    ... u can not use valerian long term. thats why im on xanax , 2 go 2 bed, cause i deal with bipolar....

  22. using Ambien while pregnant
    ... ambien is a stronger med than xanax and your problems from it are are typical try a ... bath before bed usually helps, also try warm milk xanax is a short acting valium type med, it helps you get...

  23. Can't Stay Asleep, Am I Addicted To Xanax?
    ... probably be a good idea to try to wean down on the Xanax ......
    ... at all, I lay awake all night long if I don't take Xanax and Ambien. This only gives me 3 hrs. maximum of...
    ... and maybe I should just take a small dose of the Xanax a couple times a day just so I can function, and EAT ... says not to worry about how I'm going to get off the Xanax , but rather to just take it so I can start to function...
    ... says not to worry about how I'm going to get off the Xanax , but rather to just take it so I can start to function...
    ... I'm not trying to tell you to get off the Xanax during the day. But with regards to your taking it ... think that your are probably right that the problem is Xanax 's short half-life. From where I'm sitting, it looks ... 1. Continue like you are doing 2. Increase your Xanax at night to see if it will hold you longer 3. Slowly ... wean down the bedtime Xanax and hope you can sleep. 4. Wean down the bedtime ... Xanax while either increasing your Valerian Root or try ... acting at night for sleep. There is a long-acting Xanax or there are other tranquilizers that have longer...
    ... I became addicted to Xanax in 1985. I finally got off it after about 18 months ... was taking 6 a day by the time I quit. One mg of Xanax is equivalent to 10 mg of Valium (if that gives you ... . I had to go to a drug rehab to get off the Xanax ; they gave me decreasing doses of Valium for 10 days ... what happened when the doctor that prescribed the Xanax suggested cutting my daily dose in half (vomiting ... insomnia). This was the same doctor that told me that Xanax was not addicting! I say, don't trust your doctor ... Suggest you get your doc to start weaning you off of Xanax right away. And since your hearing is returning, ... that jittery anxiety that your feeling is part of the Xanax withdrawal syndrome. The 10 days of decreasing doses ... of Valium made the withdrawal from Xanax bearable and manageable....
    ... had tried a couple times taking only 3/4 of the .5mg Xanax I've been taking for sleep and sometimes even 1/2...
    ... and take that an hour before you want to sleep (no xanax ). IF THAT WORks FOR YOU, go ahead and take your prescriptio...
    ... to taper my dosage down. I was taking valium, not xanax , but I was experiencing the same thing. Once I got...
    ... atmosphere by then)! Have tried Melatonin with the Xanax in an attempt to wean off the Xanax. However, I did ... doctor had told me the same thing when he put me on the XANAX )!!! I will look into the Tylenol PM (hope it's strong ... scared that I've become physically dependant on the Xanax to get to sleep and that no matter what (with or without ... feels I should be taking even a higher dose of the Xanax and that me not wanting to is just "resisting" getting...
    ... down and stopped? I know Valium is less potent then Xanax , but can you still just stop "cold turkey" that way ... staying asleep? I don't mind taking an occasional Xanax to get me through the day, I would rather take it ... I just want to be able to sleep again without the Xanax . By the way, I read that "Magnesium" (in a water...

  24. chronic insomnia please help
    ... I immediately jerk back awake. I take Ambien and Xanax right before bed and this will give me approximately...
    ... I immediately jerk back awake. I take Ambien and Xanax right before bed and this will give me approximately...
    ... I immediately jerk back awake. I take Ambien and Xanax right before bed and this will give me approximately ... after many years of being on the drug. Ambien and Xanax are also the type of drugs that can worsen insomnia...
    ... Hi KayKay5, I've been on Xanax (.5mg) since February to help me sleep. It was two ... catagory (see: "CAN'T STAY ASLEEP, AM I ADDICTED TO XANAX ?"). It's been getting worse for me with the jerking ... ve read confirms that no matter how much you take,, Xanax only will work for three or four hours. I don't take ... and 2:30am). So I decided to go to bed without the Xanax , since I felt calm enough to do it. I did take a couple ... all the anxiety came into play. I had to take a Full Xanax in order to calm down and get back to sleep! I was ... later, fearing that my body is now dependant on the Xanax to sleep! I did'nt feel I needed it (for that one...
    ... me quit both of those meds but put me on Zoloft, Xanax and Ambien. So, if it was the Lexapro that was the...
    ... host of anxiety and sleep problems since getting off Xanax in 1986. I've also apparently exacerbated the problems...
    ... desperate need of a good nite sleep I would try another xanax just to help. This is an increasing problem that I...
    ... host of anxiety and sleep problems since getting off Xanax in 1986. I've also apparently exacerbated the problems...
    ... they tried me on restorial(med acting benzo),Valium, xanax , and everything. I got an appt with a pscharist and...

  25. Anyone try ambien?
    ... dose is not high enough? I took 10mg. I have taken Xanax and Klonopin before with absolutely no effect - I...

  26. Lunesta hang-up?
    ... make me feel like I had a buzz. I also have taken xanax at 1mg , I get 4-5hrs sleep, I rather use the xanax ... attacks. I don't want to become immune or tolerant to Xanax , since its the best thing I have ever used for panic...

  27. Question about Desyrel
    ... better (and I'm not saying it works well) is to take a Xanax with it. But the doc wants me off the Xanax because...

  28. Can't fall asleep or stay asleep, HELP!!
    ... anxiety, stress and panic! I found that taking .25mg of Xanax finally helps me to kind of fall asleep, but I'm up ... I don't want to become heavily dependant on the Xanax so I tried "VALERIAN" capsules which I take three...

  29. Trazadone
    ... groggy in the morning. After taking that, I was given Xanax , but that did not really help either. Now, I take...

  30. HELP!!!!!:( been up for 40 hours no sleep!!!
    ... or not NIghtime Midol. Dr's have given me Valium, Xanax , Ambien, muscle relaxers. Valium stopped working after ... the second night, Xanax actually made me hyper and Ambien was way bad for...

  31. Whats My Problem????
    ... for those havent stopped it. ive also tried taking xanax , ambien, and benydrayl to combat these spells, all...

  32. lack of sleep
    ... anxiety, stress and panic! I found that taking .25mg of Xanax finally helps me to kind of fall asleep, but I'm up ... I don't want to become heavily dependant on the Xanax so I tried "VALERIAN" capsules which I take three...

  33. restoril and it's side effects
    ... i take 300mg wellbutrin, 50mg. dexedrine and 2mg. xanax before bed to help me fall and stay asleep i tried ... like i was in a fog..as soon as i resumed my 2mg. xanax at night, the next day the fog cleared up!! the last ... this? even though i do not experience hangover from xanax i like to take a break every now and then to prevent...
    ... restoril is a benzo, similar to xanax and unlikely to cause different dreams...
    ... i take 300mg wellbutrin, 50mg. dexedrine and 2mg. xanax before bed to help me fall and stay asleep i tried ... like i was in a fog..as soon as i resumed my 2mg. xanax at night, the next day the fog cleared up!! the last ... this? even though i do not experience hangover from xanax i like to take a break every now and then to prevent...

  34. Ambien
    ... Tolerance? BAD drug. Ambien cannot compare with xanax for insomnia. I've tried everything over the decades ... and xanax is by far the best drug - as long as you leave it ... over! LOL It is really terrific. :) I take a little xanax around 4 am if needed to return to sleep....

  35. xanax to get to sleep
    ... xanax is short acting and will help you get off to sleep...

  36. What to do about dependancy?
    ... days traight. Then tylenol PM the next night, then Xanax the next night... All in a week and a half. I am also...
    ... days traight. Then tylenol PM the next night, then Xanax the next night... All in a week and a half. I am also...

  37. Problems with Lucid dreaming
    ... whole thing starts all over again. If I take .5 mg of Xanax I can go right to sleep. The problem is that I am ... a pilot and cannot fly if taking Xanax . (I guess it is more important to the FAA to have ... me sleepy in the cockpit than well rested but have Xanax in the system). When I was younger, I used to ... because I think that I have died. Before I had the xanax , I woulg go thru a 3 day cycle of sleep deprivation ... be addictive. Currently, I am just taking the xanax and not flying. Tonight I am going to try to take...
    ... you need a new doc, but anbien is closely related to xanax so no flying on it I would think..... get someone...

  38. Hubby with really bad sleep problem....
    ... this and very stressed out. The doctor also gave him Xanax to take each morning. For the sleep problem the doctor...
    ... sleeping pills eventually lose their effectiveness, xanax will help him get off to sleep reassure him that...

  39. every night, same thing
    ... helped you? I already take enough vicodin, oxycontin, xanax , effexor. and really don want to have to take some...
    ... helped you? I already take enough vicodin, oxycontin, xanax , effexor. and really don want to have to take some...
    ... helped you? I already take enough vicodin, oxycontin, xanax , effexor. and really don want to have to take some...
    ... work anymore either. My doctor told me to take my xanax right before bedtime, and for 4 straight nights, I...
    ... Be careful with the Xanax too, it's habit-forming....

  40. Getting off of Ambien
    ... for almost 5 weeks. I did it by taking .5 mg. of Xanax a night, then tapering that to .25 mg. of Xanax per...

  41. Sleeping pills, Melatonin or Elavil?
    ... an antihistamine. I have tried melatonin, Elavil, Xanax , and the list goes on and on. Actually, my regular...

  42. Ambien Problems
    ... hour b4 bed, then another 1/2 mg melatonin and 1/2 mg xanax at bed time. i usually sleep between 6 and 8 hours...

  43. Looking for help!!!!
    ... shrink finally okayed to put me on a steady dose of xanax , with the ambian at night. my sleep problem is behavioral...

  44. ambien's great, but im off it
    ... lungs I can't take it either so I am stuck. I take Xanax at night, the minimum dose and it shuts off my brain ... really big day coming up I take an Ambien and not the Xanax . Maybe you could ask your Doctors about Xanax or one...
    ... Ambien CR is the only thing that has worked for me, Xanax doesnt even phase me, they have perscribed muscle...

  45. One month on Ambien..........
    ... ........I think between the Ambien and the 2mg of Xanax XR, it is starting to make me a bit lethargic feeling ... I have a feeling it's either the Ambien or the Xanax making me feel this groggy sedate feeling and am hoping...
    ... ........I think between the Ambien and the 2mg of Xanax XR, it is starting to make me a bit lethargic feeling ... I have a feeling it's either the Ambien or the Xanax making me feel this groggy sedate feeling and am hoping ... still going to have daytime drowsiness, due to the Xanax . Do you take Xanax more than once a day? Can you change ... the times you take the Xanax so that it would limit the amount of daytime drowsiness...

  46. Seroquel for sleep?
    ... night for sleep along with 25mg of paxil and .75mg of xanax a day. the xanax doesnt help much for my constant...

  47. What's better?
    ... psychotic), 100mg prozac (anti-depressant), and 4mg xanax a day (benzo). plus soma (muscle relaxer) and a few...

  48. Ambien Problems
    ... this wasn't suppose to happen with this drug. While Xanax does not make me sleep as well, I least I'm alert...
    ... this wasn't suppose to happen with this drug. While Xanax does not make me sleep as well, I least I'm alert...
    ... this wasn't suppose to happen with this drug. While Xanax does not make me sleep as well, I least I'm alert...
    ... kind of tired.I am the opposite here i guess.I took xanax many times and just felt awful the next morning and ... didnt want to take it all day long only at night so xanax wasnt good for me.I found though after my zoloft was...
    ... since my son died. Its 4:00 am now. I do take some xanax during the day for panic (did even before son died...
    ... since my son died. Its 4:00 am now. I do take some xanax during the day for panic (did even before son died...
    ... since my son died. Its 4:00 am now. I do take some xanax during the day for panic (did even before son died...

  49. Dreading The Night Time.......
    ... as long as I can. Usually about 1 or 2 am. I take xanax for anxiety - no longer works. I might get a few hrs...
    ... ten minutes before i'm ready to goto bed i'll take a xanax . i know you feel like the xanax isn't working, i ... recognize that my anxiety was blocking the effects of the xanax . there were days when i had to take three or four...
    ... like there is a window opportunity from when you take xanax to sleep. If I wait to long after taking it, sleep...

  50. body temp extremes during sleep
    ... was on climara patch - now off it - no diff. I take xanax and pepcid at night. I can't sleep - I am 49 and plan...

  51. Topamax for sleep
    ... remember. So far neither has worked. I was detoxed from xanax a year ago and haven't been able to sleep since then...
    ... I must start out by saying I was addicted to xanax for many years and have been off for one year now...

  52. Has anyone ever used seroquel for sleep?
    ... [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=7]I detoxed from xanax a year ago and I am still having trouble falling asleep ... half way descent night of sleep since then. I used xanax for about 10 years as a sleeping pill(s). I think...

  53. Ambien causes panic attack?
    ... i do suffer from anxiety disorder and take 4mg of xanax a day to address that. it's possible that you may...

  54. Trazodone-please help
    ... ambien (10mg is the max. dose approved in the US), 1mg xanax , 100mg prozac, 300mg soma - all of which cause drowsiness...

  55. really need some help/advice for insomnia
    ... 20mg/night of ambien to help me sleep, along with 1mg xanax and a bunch of other stuff that's supposed to make...

  56. ok - where are all my TRUE insomniacs?
    ... i always am... i take 20mg of ambien at night and xanax . i'm still wide awake several hours after taking...

  57. Legal?????
    ... I'm a slow learner!!!!) that you can order Valium, Xanax , Temazepam, etc,. online. Is this legal? Has...

  58. Ambian Anyone???
    ... for years and I used to just take a few prescribed Xanax for sleep but now by doc decided to try this route...
    ... For long-term insomnia treatment (Ambien, Xanax , etc. are not recommended for long-term treatment...
    ... and a refill but really have gone back to taking the xanax (2 mgs every night at bed) to help me w/sleeping. ... ambian was "healthier" as is made for sleeping help as xanax really isnt and can be more "addicting". From what ... really isnt good for your kidneys etc. Not that taking xanax every night is good for me either but I used to do...
    ... that every month. Trust me as I have been there with Xanax and finally came clean. My doc was more than willing...
    ... concerned about taking it long term as all drugs ( xanax etc) are not supposed to be long term but everyone ... seems to wind up on them for years. I myself did the xanax thing for sleep for years plus other things. Anything...
    ... pretty much everything else, including Ativan and Xanax . 2mgs of Xanax worked, but these days I'm trying...
    ... dose is higher. i used to take 10mg a night plus xanax to help me sleep, my neurologist is having me now ... 20mg (two 10mg pills) every night, along with the xanax , but i still don't get a full night's sleep. the...
    ... I have stopped for a while now and am back to my Xanax which had always worked well for me but my doc wanted ... stop that and try Ambian after several years of using Xanax as sleep help. Anyway, the dosage for Ambian was ... suggested to him that I felt more comfortable taking the Xanax as I had been for a few years, he just put me back ... the Ambian. At least for a while...my doc thinks Xanax is too addictiing....yeah like Ambian isnt right?...
    ... very very addictive - as are the benzodiazepines like xanax , ativan, klonopin etc. Once hooked it is extremely...

  59. Vivid Dreams and Restlessness
    ... 300mg just to help me sleep. now i take 20mg ambien, xanax , soma and a bunch of other stuff that makes me drowsy...

  60. Looking for advice for Medication
    ... finding what works best (Alprazolam - generic for xanax ), I stick to it; It certianly takes that edge off...
    ... My wife takes xanax for Panic Disorder so I am very familiar with it. ... job of relaxing me and helping me to fall asleep. Xanax is definately one possible medication that I will...

  61. Insomnia/Anxiety/Depression
    ... Restoril for 2 months now at about 30mg a day plus xanax as needed. My sleep with the restoril at first with ... before I moved out to the couch at 3:30 AM. I took a xanax as I was getting myself worked up and took one more ... about not sleeping however. I could try using the xanax to control the anxiety about not sleeping. ...

  62. wakeing up tired
    ... taking sleeping pills (rohypnol, imovane and even xanax ) but the side-effects are just life-imparing ... I...

  63. sleep paralysis?
    ... thing I've found out so far is that meds. such as xanax have been know to enduce this .. I do have quite...

  64. NO SLEEP FOR 3-YEARS.....HELP PLEASE!!!!
    ... sleep or won't sleep for long. Right now I'm on 3 xanax , 1 rispedal and 1 restoril at night, this I have just...

  65. Sleep Paralysys?

  66. lexapro or ultracet affect sleep?
    ... I was having a lot of trouble sleeping so Dr added Xanax to list of meds. My question is, does anyone know...

  67. Magnesium?
    ... have insomnia and sometimes I have to take low dose Xanax to fall asleep. Sue...

  68. Strange noise when almost asleep
    ... things, valerian root, melation. My Dr put me on xanax with lexapro (anti depressant). I have not noticed...

  69. Can't Sleep well for 5 years
    ... give me are:- 1. Anafranil 25mg 2. Diazepa 5mg 3. Xanax 1mg 4. Prothiaden 75mg 5. Amt 50mg Note: Still have...

  70. Hyperness while sleeping
    ... doctor doesn't know. He's tried Soma (muscle relaxer), Xanax and Klonpin (anxiety meds) and nothing works. I've...

  71. I want Meds! I don't understand why my docs do not want to give me sleeping tabs!
    ... doctors to give me something. So far they've given me Xanax and usually only a few pills. I told them I'd rather...

  72. Please list your Ambien experiences
    ... over and exhausted the next day. I simply switched to Xanax and now only take 1/2 an Ambien if I cannot sleep...

  73. ambien and aspirn
    ... aspirn thinning your blood. Also a buddy gave me 2 xanax for exchange for 2 ambien, so that night i took 1 ... ambien 10mg and 1 xanax .25mg together,,,,, and wow it was a cool feeling...
    ... helpful in encouraging sleep. Be careful with Ambien and Xanax . They are both very addictive despite what a doctor ... Also, mixing two CNS depressants like Ambien and Xanax together is a bit dangerous, especially if you start...

  74. AMBIEN? This Was Emailed This Morning:
    ... Also, I noticed you mentioned taking Xanax in a different post...that one is a benzodiazepine...
    ... can't sleep without it)! It IS addictive for me but Xanax is not. I recall begging for Ambien last year before...
    ... some degree, BUT between the three choices of Ambien, Xanax and Atarax, I'd chose the Atarax or any antihistamine...
    ... to your brain...it will fight the intruders(ambien, xanax ) intil they are weak, then a stronger dose will be...

  75. So Sick and Tired of this Insomnia
    ... in all these years I've never had to take 2mg of Xanax to sleep. Tonight I think I'll try 2 Tylenol PM's...
    ... they didn't faze me. So, depressed, I took 1/2mg of Xanax and it worked. Slept til six am. I awoke still tired ... got me irritated which made it worse. I took 1mg of Xanax (grrrrrr)and slept til nine. As usual, when I do...
    ... face it down...when tolerance develops and taking the Xanax won't even make you sleep. What a nightmare; I should ... long for you since you haven't developed tolerance to Xanax yet; tolerance is a sign of a severe addiction. People...