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  1. just to ease my mind
    ... into a full blown panic attack...but i had taken a xanax earlier in the day and had so i avoided a potentially...
    ... be many causes, if its from stress or anxiety then xanax will help a while by relaxing the muscles all valium ... type meds are also muscle relaxants carry a few xanax tablets with you so you can disolve 1 under the tongue...

  2. Best "starter" panic/anxiety medication
    ... the benzodiazepine family. A similiar med would be xanax . Both of these will stop the panic attacks and other ... better choice because it has a longer half-life than xanax . I'm seeing a behavior modification specialist...
    ... Having been on Xanax , Paxil and Celexa at different times, I would say...

  3. Xanax Xr - Just got it...
    ... situation likely to cause a panic attack ordinary xanax starts acting quicker so can be dissolved under the...
    ... take both...Can you take both, I already have some xanax (.5) left over. In the event i start having a panic ... attack is it ok to take a regular xanax on top of xanax xr? Of course not at the same time...

  4. worst panic ever last night
    ... week then bump up to 25. Also, you should have a Xanax or Ativan to use during the weaning period....

  5. depression/anxiety question
    ... cant even say myself which it was..but now im only on xanax til i can get an appointment with a pdoc...and im ... much more comfortable JUST being on the xanax alone...
    ... are very sensitive to these antidepressant meds xanax as needed will help a lot, but also learn to relax...
    ... psych ward for four days...im on zoloft now..and more xanax to ease the anxiety...im doing ok...ty for the feedback...

  6. my heart keeps pounding...I'm scared!
    ... if you need a quick help, then ask your doctor for xanax or something like that. Good luck, I know exactly...

  7. Wont take Xanax anymore
    ... amount? What do you mean by making you feel "odd"? Xanax is a benzo... therefore some of the side effects can ... night could just land you in worse shape than the Xanax ever thought about doing... please think about what...
    ... I took Xanax for years and never felt any of things you said you...
    ... Benzo's etc. Why don't you try Buspar instead since Xanax is too heavy for you, maybe you don't need a heavy...
    ... I took Xanax for years and never felt any of things you said you ... probably bringing on more side effects and heaviness with Xanax . It simply says on the bottle and in the R/X direction...
    ... Hi...please dont think i mix alcohol with xanax !!!!!! Xanax makes me feel crap...like a vegatable ... now drinking every other night with a whisky as my xanax ..far far safer!..and it works without making you stop...
    ... I'm not going to argue with you. Xanax worked wonders for me, never felt strange while I ... I still don't think drinking...with or without Xanax is the right way to deal with this issue, but it's...
    ... been drinking for 15 yrs and just stopped to try the Xanax , you sound as if your going through detox withdrawals ... from the alcohol. Which Xanax won't quelch those withdrawals first. Speaking of...
    ... I actually weened off alcohol before taking the xanax for the fear of the detox. Yes very aware of liver...
    ... healthy and work out. but i really want to just try xanax and pop a pill, its so much easier than drinking 6...
    ... alcohol isnt harmful unless taken to excess. As said xanax does work but you just wanna chill and not move and ... cannot see any other benzo doing any different,as xanax did what it was sposed to do except if taking too...
    ... >>As said xanax does work but you just wanna chill and not move and ... cannot see any other benzo doing any different,as xanax did what it was sposed to do except if taking too...

  8. Aniexty help/support please.
    ... help, also seeing a psych is of doubtful benefit xanax will help you thru the tough times try a long soak...

  9. Zoloft Side Effects
    ... doctor put me on Zoloft and I also take 0.50 mg of Xanax every night to help me sleep. I also take Xanax during ... really tough days. I am worried about addiction to Xanax , but at this point, I just want to be able to function...

  10. new and have some questions
    ... again...went to the dr and he pt on me lexapro and xanax ...this was two days ago....do your symptoms get worse...
    ... when put on meds. Your doctor probably gave you the xanax to counter-act that effect. I know my doctor did ... these "starter symptoms" should diminish. Just take xanax when it gets too bad. You will be fine -- these meds...
    ... we all always deal...ive decided to just halve my xanax and take it every four hours or so...just to try and...
    ... hi jgosset the xanax will help but try to take it only as needed, not all ... to work and can have early side effects which more xanax will reduce dizzyness and vision problems are common ... fight back, dont pretend its not happening, take a xanax and breathe deep and slow, then get on with your day...
    ... a pdoc and start some counseling..im still on the xanax ...still have the dizziness.so i have to hang in there...

  11. Seroquel
    ... want to pursue this or not. I belvie I will ask for Xanax to be take as needed. I believe the doc will do that...

  12. question about benzodiazepines?
    ... your pants pocket would be fine. When I was taking Xanax I always carried them around in my purse and they...

  13. Beat anxiety without drugs.
    ... me...nothing did....so after 20 years i am now on Xanax and life is great..i'd forgotten what it was like...
    ... effect side of drugs...it took me 2 weeks of having Xanax before i got the bottle to try them for fear of side...

  14. anyone ever had these symptoms with paxil
    ... you seem to have CR if its expensive, generic xanax probably would work about as well and should be lots...

  15. Will It ever Get Better
    ... now. I have tried Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, and taken Xanax for emergencys. Recently my anxiety has gotten out...
    ... work, effexor and mirtazepine are 2 klonapin and xanax are valium type meds and work for everyone if the...

  16. Valium?
    ... Well today is my first time taking valium (took xanax for a while). I just took .25 mg of valium to calm ... other posts that you have to take more valium than xanax to get releif is this true?...
    ... Valium and Xanax both belong to a family of drugs called benzodiazepines ... . Valium is a low potency benzo and Xanax is a high potency benzo. So yes, when compared to ... Valium, you would need smaller amounts of Xanax to get the same therapeutic effect....
    ... larger numbers of valium equal smaller numbers of xanax as with all these meds, you can be strongly sedated...

  17. No More Paxil
    ... anxiety then an SSRI is not the first line of treatment. Xanax or similar med should be prescribed. Im not knocking...
    ... about asking my doctor what he thinks about me trying Xanax ....
    ... about asking my doctor what he thinks about me trying Xanax ....

  18. Bad Week
    ... they are not working. She told me not to take my xanax prn and prescribed me 1mg of klonopin. Has anyone ... than anxiety. I do all the time but when I take a xanax (when) I feel better....
    ... I take Xanax when I need it. Also taking Prozac. I have a friend...
    ... klonapin and xanax are both valium type meds with little difference between...

  19. MY ADVICE to anxiety long termers
    ... aswell not working!......i read this board and saw xanax as a great helper..so asked my doc for it..i have ... terrible affliction which is most probably genetic. If xanax shortens my life (no proof it ever will unless i take ... so to all the people who feel there is no hope TRY xanax ......My doc also says even if you took 30 .25's in ... Just to add if you not agree with long term xanax ....its doing more harm sitting indoors scared out...
    ... Hi Phil, I'm glad that the Xanax is working for...by the way it's the only thing that ... there is nothing that works for everyone. About the Xanax , I'd almost bet everything I own that you'll get negative ... one day, just the way it came...I weaned off of the Xanax and didn't have a problem doing that either. I ... ..and probably why I never had a problem with the Xanax and why I was able to wean off with no problems. ...
    ... not too effective at all. Anyway, be sure to use the xanax only as prescribed and you will not have a problem...
    ... feel grrrrrrrrrrreat thanks to a little pill called xanax :D...
    ... Fred, please be careful mixing the alcohol and xanax when you get behind the wheel of an automobile : ... ) When your body adjust to the xanax and it doesn't give you the feeling you are experiencing...
    ... posts that I am also a long term anxiety suffer and Xanax has been the only thing that has helped me. It allowed...
    ... Hi. I also take Xanax . Although I haven't had to take it in 5-6 weeks, ... again. Anyways, good for you and keep taking the Xanax as prescribed. Do whatever helps you. Andrea...
    ... aswell not working!......i read this board and saw xanax as a great helper..so asked my doc for it..i have ... terrible affliction which is most probably genetic. If xanax shortens my life (no proof it ever will unless i take ... so to all the people who feel there is no hope TRY xanax ......My doc also says even if you took 30 .25's in ... Just to add if you not agree with long term xanax ....its doing more harm sitting indoors scared out ... and take on the world! Also suffer panic attacks.... xanax , the only helper indeed!. But, did your doctor tell...

  20. I need advice ASAP! I am freaking out
    ... Well, it probably isn't smart, but I decided to give xanax a shot to help me through this. I just switched over...
    ... shouldn't have a problem switching from Ativan to Xanax they are the same benzo group. Coming off SSRI's ... upon starting. I have switched in the past between Xanax to Klonopin and back to Xanax with no problem....

  21. Immediate Advice :(
    ... Hi, I am currently on 2MG Xanax XR once daily, however, I have "emergency" Xanax and...
    ... Don't feel bad that you need the Xanax to help you calm down. That's what it's there for...

  22. Help quick!!!
    ... currently taking remeron, but i think im going to ask for xanax again, because i have been like this for the past...

  23. 2 questions!!
    ... and now i feel horrible, what should i do? I have no xanax or anything to help me I feel tired and drained and...
    ... self limiting and wont do you any harm get some xanax or similar, these valium type meds are all very helpful...

  24. xanax..have questions concerning speediness or not working
    ... can't really answer your question. I used to take Xanax myself and they only calmed me down for a few hours ... lasted. You should really ask your doctor. Maybe Xanax is not working for you, I don't know. Have you tried...
    ... I have to agree with Madj, it's possible that Xanax is just not for you. I took it for years and it never...

  25. Head Feeling Extremely Weird
    ... talk to your doctor and maybe have him prescribe you xanax for when it gets really bad (like last night). You...

  26. 6 days on Paxil
    ... thought my head was going to fly off. I took alot of xanax the first few weeks. Seemed to help with the bumpy...
    ... I have had it a very long time. I have been on Xanax for at least ten years and Zoloft along with it for...

  27. Anxiety and Fluorescent Lighting
    ... morning, in fact, so at my desk I had to take some extra Xanax . Not much, just enough to make me relax a bit. ... Prior to taking Xanax , my symptoms were agitation, problems with concentration ... Guess we are just overly sensitive! Thank heavens for Xanax and other meds of that ilk!...

  28. ZANAX...i got it...BUT
    ... don't have to wait until you have an attack--in fact Xanax taken on a regular basis will keep you from having...

  29. Can Xanax simply wear off after years of use?
    ... not been to a therapist for over two years and get Xanax from my primary. I cannot afford to go to my primary ... What I need someone to tell me is if they think the Xanax withdrawal or whatever this is, could be helped by ... point, do people think I would be better off without Xanax than with it? Could Xanax be causing this exacerbation...
    ... I was never on benzos (like xanax ) for years at a time but i have heard that these type...
    ... To be very frank if his/her answer is..."Take more Xanax " I'd find another Doctor. My Doctor was very smart ... heart that's the reason I never had a problem with the Xanax . Also you say that your Sister is a Nurse....I...
    ... so finally, the psychiatrist simply put me back on Xanax . My sister, although she is very knowledgable about ... in the past told me to simply wean myself off the Xanax and how to do it. I simply cannot figure out if I...
    ... But, in answer to your question--it isn't that the Xanax wears off your body has just become tolerant of it ... . The doctor can now either increase the dose of Xanax or switch you to another medication for awhile. After...
    ... :) Hi.............I've been on 4 miligrams of Xanax for 21 yrs now..No kidding.....I think your body may ... t wear off........I do fine just knowing I have my xanax with me at AL TIMES...Its like an American Express ... panic disorder up the wall.....It safe to say the xanax is still with you..........Take care........bbear...

  30. Paxil And Weight Gain!
    ... I don't know if this is common for others or not. Xanax doesn't have either effect....

  31. Hello Everyone....
    ... drugs. I take Zoloft 25 mg. once a day along with Xanax 0.5 mg. three times a day for my anxiety/panic attacks...
    ... Everyone is different. Make sure you have a benzo, like Xanax handy to help you through the short term side effects...
    ... week to be increased to 50mg on the second week and xanax 0.5mg three times a day. Well, let me tell you, on ... hard to convince of this!! So I continued on the xanax , only taking it twice a day, which seems to have calmed...

  32. Stupid Question but need answer ASAP
    ... i was playing DDR (dance dance revolution) and my xanax fell out my bottle into my pocket. I gathered as many...
    ... be anything wrong with it...I know they say that if Xanax is kept somewhere that's to hot they aren't as potent ... not a Doctor or an expert by any means, but I took Xanax for years and if I still took them and was in your...

  33. it's getting really weird
    ... just came. I had a little bit of a rest took 1/2 xanax and went to the back drive(I picked her girlfriend ... my english I am german! I am on Zoloft 0.50 and on Xanax when it gets severe! I try now Effexor-would love...
    ... to be upped occasionally it never works at all xanax is usually helpful but you may need a higher dose...

  34. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    ... lastnight was the craziest night in my life. I was taking Xanax for the last 2 weeks, right? Last Wednesday I started ... because the doctor said it's better for long term. Plus Xanax is addictive. My doctor and people on this health ... forum have said don't all of a sudden stop taking Xanax ..ween yourself off. I didn't listen! I stopped taking ... went to a medi clinic and the doc said to take the Xanax right now, and to keep taking one every second day ... what happenend. I have felt perfect ever since. Xanax is CRAZY! How the heck was I supposed to know that...
    ... slowly. How long and how much have you been taking Xanax ?...
    ... xanax is very helpful and most panic attack sufferers are ... too sensible to become addicted to it xanax in huge doses is popular with heroin and illegal drug ... the paxil is probably the cause of your problems, xanax helps you get used to the paxil and I suggest 2 or ... 3 doses of xanax a day what xanax dose do you take?...

  35. Valium
    ... I can get a higher dosage for Valium or maybe try Xanax . Is it possible to take a small amount of Xanax everyday...
    ... I can get a higher dosage for Valium or maybe try Xanax . Is it possible to take a small amount of Xanax everyday ... anxious? Thanks! Hi Fred, I took a small dose of Xanax everyday for years and I never needed to take more...
    ... Thanks. I think I'm going to ask for Xanax when I see my DR next. The Valium works for a little...
    ... actually, xanax wears off quicker than Valium, but hits you faster ... the Valium when your having a panic attack. .5mg of xanax is equivalant to 10mg of Valium (stick with me on ... my long math process here ;) ) so .25 mg of xanax (the smallest dose of xanax) is = to 5mg of Valium ... When I was having bad panic attacks, I took .25 xanax and every once in a while would have to take .5. ...

  36. Can P.A. & racing heart last days?
    ... day now. I had to take a half klonopin & a whole xanax to settle it down to get to sleep. Has anyone else...
    ... they a everyday thing? I also take konopin daily & xanax for emergencies. I did up the xanax & the klonopin...

  37. New here & needing advice please!
    ... it! Good Luck to All! p.s to the person who is on Xanax - beware, they work almost too well and are one of...
    ... heroin is very good for anxiety and panic attacks xanax and the other valium type meds are safe for most anxiety...

  38. Fed Up!
    ... this. Right now I'm on Alazopram (I think that's Xanax ??) Anyways, my doctor started me also on Paxil because...
    ... conjuction with a benzo, yes your on the generic for Xanax , to offset the jitterness, and pronunced attacks....
    ... 5mg of Paxil two days ago. Now it seems that the Xanax has stopped working. I'm in a ton of pain right now ... understand why Paxil would make it worse??? Why isn't the Xanax working? I can't lay down, sit up, walk, nothing ... without pain..this is ridiculous. The Xanax worked great until I started taking this stupid Paxil...
    ... better on ordinary paxil for adjusting the dose xanax does help you get used to paxil and your xanax dose ... upped, you may need to stop the paxil and just rely on xanax , a larger dose of xanax is often needed, remember ... tense up or fight back, if severe, disolve an extra xanax under the tongue the early side effects from antidepress...
    ... started me on Paxil so I could ween myself off the Xanax , because I heard that's only temporary relief. It ... doesn't even seem like the Xanax works now since starting Paxil 2 days ago. I can...

  39. Generalized Anxiety
    ... and cbt therapy do nothing for me. Right now I'm on Xanax (.25mg's twice daily) and it allows me to feel like...
    ... and tried everything bar meds...now i am going on to xanax and hoping this will help....

  40. Getting xanax tommorrow
    ... advice from experience: At first I approached the xanax like it was a miracle cure that would solve everything ... with the anxiety in addition to this as some day the Xanax isnt going to be there. Take it like your doctor says ... first hand experience as I found myself running to the Xanax at the first sign of anxiety. After a few months my ... always cautioned people who mentioned they were on xanax only to take it when you cant control the anxiety ... therapeutic methods of dealing with anxiety while using xanax to control the real severe episodes. You feel a lot ... knowing you can use therapy to deal with anxiety and the xanax will help for the real bad periods when you just cant ... dealing with the severe periods and dont need the xanax as much....
    ... around people. thats my main problem and looking for xanax to solve this. when im drunk, im not nervous and dont...
    ... prescribed hydroxyzine for me to take for mild anxiety and xanax to use in the case that the anxiety is really bad...
    ... metabolizing of medicines. I would suggest you take a xanax a couple hours after you wake up, then one in the ... you'd just take it and sleep. Fred, when I was on xanax when it "worked for me", I really utilized the calming ... know you are going to be anxious, try taking your xanax to kick in an hour before you need to deal with them...

  41. Your personal coping tips and techniques
    ... from panic attacks severly. The doctor put me on Xanax and Tofranil, and I was on that for quite awhile....
    ... go away, I promise. I'm glad you were able to stop xanax with no problems, and it's a simple blood test to...

  42. checking symptoms
    ... diagnosed me with anxiety & panic disorder with the aid of xanax . I had been to the ER with my first panic attack ... week later. He gave me a very low-dose script of xanax and told me the next time I had an episode to take ... likely panic. I've remembered that. If the valium/ xanax makes you feel better for a bit it's most likely all ... attack or pancreitis or an ear infection, taking a xanax is not going to make those symptoms go away. I ... believeing that I'm fine (as you can see I did with the xanax and the zoloft) until I believed it. I am fine.....
    ... diagnosed me with anxiety & panic disorder with the aid of xanax . I had been to the ER with my first panic attack ... week later. He gave me a very low-dose script of xanax and told me the next time I had an episode to take ... likely panic. I've remembered that. If the valium/ xanax makes you feel better for a bit it's most likely all ... attack or pancreitis or an ear infection, taking a xanax is not going to make those symptoms go away. I ... believeing that I'm fine (as you can see I did with the xanax and the zoloft) until I believed it. I am fine.....
    ... increased anxiety (about a week or two so I kept the xanax handy), decreased appetite (about a week or so also ... had mentioned my whole "brain trick" when I took a xanax . Do you feel releif when you take your valium or...
    ... increased anxiety (about a week or two so I kept the xanax handy), decreased appetite (about a week or so also ... had mentioned my whole "brain trick" when I took a xanax . Do you feel releif when you take your valium or...
    ... EXACTLY caused my problems to subside, but a mix of xanax , zoloft, getting my thyroid squred away & switching...

  43. Is Xanax good for.....
    ... I don't know if they are, but I was taking Xanax for panic attacks (not anymore). If I was you I would...
    ... or GAD...not any one thing..I had it all. I took Xanax and they did help me. I tired SSRI's, SNRI's and ... remember what works for one doesn't work for all. Xanax was the only thing that worked for me, it gave me ... a handle on things. Once I did weaned off of the Xanax ....
    ... anxiety as that is a long term maintenance treatment and xanax can be highly addictive. Xanax is prescribed more ... get addicted after a month or so. From what I read Xanax is notorius for addiction problems with long term...
    ... except alcohol but that just ruins you the next day.. xanax has got to be the next option....
    ... take the xanax . just remember they are highly addictive for some ... having a good day or a good week, just don't take the xanax . Nothing worked for me like xanax did. I took ... it some days. I agree with the other poster that xanax alone will not fix your problems, only mask them. ... When you start taking xanax , you really need to also work hard on relaxing techniques ... knowing there is a drug that can make it better. Xanax was a life saver for me... it kept me in my marriage...
    ... you off of it you may find yourself unable to cope. Xanax isnt something you will be taking for years and you ... or later the doctor is going to ween you off of it. Xanax is the most potent drug in the Benzo lineup and my ... starting to fall into the pattern of running to the xanax at the first sign of panic/anxiety and was not using ... and group therapy as the primary tool. For me the xanax just helped the acute anxiety while I was finding ... addicted and find themselves in a much worse situation. Xanax can make you feel a little bit 'too good' and it can ... Klonpin and take it now and then. It is less potent than Xanax but it lasts longer. My doctor says he has a rule ... where he refuses to keep people on Xanax longer than 4 months accept in real severe cases....
    ... Xanax is the drug of choice for generalized anxiety and ... panic disorder. I have been on Xanax for many years. I take it three times a day. I also ... they work for you take them. You are not taking the Xanax to get high--it doesn't make you feel that way anyway...
    ... that is a good assessment. I've been on and off xanax since l986, never got dependant on it until about ... just take it once a day and it has the same effect as xanax . I would love to switch over then try to wean from ... a longer half life type drug. The xanax has worked well for me, but yes sooner or later one...
    ... that the doctors seem to be very uneasy about giving Xanax and Ativan to people with long term problems, because ... get away from the Ativan and certainly won't invite Xanax in as a replacement....
    ... taper from there. The Ashton Manual talks of this. xanax is one of the hardest to come off of I've been told...
    ... about 2 months now. I would break it down like this: Xanax made me more relaxed and calm than Klonopin but the ... effects go Klonopin made me feel more sleepy than Xanax (everyone differs though) and I didn't have the brain ... fog or spaced out feeling that I often got while on Xanax . For me Klonopin is a toned down version of xanax...
    ... after you take 1 xanax , for how long will you feel normal...
    ... GrizzlyMike makes some excellent points. I was on xanax for many years, it went bad (toxic) on me, after 6 ... my body physically addicted to the drug. When xanax gave me seizures towards the end, and I went through ... tests, including MRI's, only to find out it was the xanax and then have to go through a very long painful detox ... know how to taper and just pulled the plug on the xanax and put me on a super high dose of klonopin to stave ... seizures and the cross-over to klonopin and off of xanax was akin to a total nightmare, physically and emotionally...
    ... I've taken xanax now for 15 yrs for GAD and panic, it has helped tremendousl...
    ... So I guess the wise thing to do is don't think of Xanax as the end all and be all of anxiety management or ... make you 'better'. I hear a lot of people say that Xanax will fix their problem and make them better. It makes ... Thats what it is there for. To anyone starting on Xanax I would just offer the advice that its not going to ... the things that cause the anxiety as some day the Xanax will not be there and you will be in a load of a mess...
    ... dependant on it? Anyway, to answer the main question, xanax has worked well for my generalized anxiety. The dosage...
    ... that SOME people become dependent on or tolorant to Xanax within a short period of time and yes SOME people ... didn't happen to me. I took a quarter of a MG of Xanax twice everyday for almost 7 years...I had half MG...
    ... do not have any addiction or any problems stopping xanax , even when they have been on it long term. In my...
    ... to have too many side effects. I'd rather just take Xanax as needed...it seems a lot more effective. Free ... enough and I didn't feel much. But with my current xanax dosage, I feel very, very relaxed. It's such a nice...
    ... this condition. In fact the drug company that makes xanax came up with the label of "panic disorder" in order ... health insurance companies to approve their drug, xanax . After all, the docs need something to write down ... except antibiotics) is always a good idea. The generic xanax (alprozalom) (sp) comes in a tiny white chalky pill ... dose. What your dr. is trying to do is just keep xanax in your system all the time so you feel better and ... dr.'s are more willing to give a refill on it, as xanax most dr.'s won't just give automatic refills and you...

  44. Is it possible to have an anxiety attack for many days in a row????
    ... halter monitor. In the midst of all this I was put on xanax and zoloft. NOw I am just scared and feel weird. This...
    ... halter monitor. In the midst of all this I was put on xanax and zoloft. NOw I am just scared and feel weird. This...
    ... panic state the best treatment is large doses of xanax or any other valium type med for a while, if you have ... ordinary xanax this only lasts a few hours and a high dose would...
    ... hr monitor hooked up to me. I have been taking 4 xanax a day and that seems to help a ton. I would like to...
    ... your question Yes ii can last for months. I also take xanax and when I do I to feel pretty good. I also have the...

  45. Lexapro: very very bad reaction
    ... help with my anxiety and panic issues. I was taking xanax (.25mg 1x daily) and felt I was relying too heavily ... knee to my feet) feeling kind of weird. I took a xanax so I just wouldn't worry about it since this was ... and it was spreading. At this point I took another xanax (I had never taken more than .25 in one day before ... but I was still terrified. I had already taken 2 xanax and I still felt on the verge of another panic attack ... . I ended up taking 2 more xanax that night in order to get to sleep. My doctor ... one or two more Lexapro, but I was gobbling up the xanax in order to make it through the days. He gave me...

  46. Klonopin again
    ... went to a agoraphobic support group and heard about Xanax . Tried it - nothing. Then Klonopin - bingo! Worked...

  47. benzo side effects
    ... more answers here.. I'm thinking about going on xanax or ativan but i'm very nervous. I had horrible, horrible...
    ... I've been on xanax , ativan and also klonopin. Benzos are only suppose ... specifically destroy benzos, so your blood levels of say xanax will be a lot less after the liver "attacks" the drug ... been on it for a while, same thing happened to me on xanax . It's grown back now and thick again, but being...
    ... have both side of the story...so to speak. I took Xanax everyday of my life for seven years...I had 1/2MG ... other 1/4MG in the late afternoon early evening. Xanax was the one and only thing that helped me...I tried ... low dose...I don't know. Anyway I no longer take Xanax , or any other kind of medication for that matter. ... then...with the help of my Doctor weaned off of the Xanax with no problems at all...IMO the key to weaning with ... I'm in no way telling you that you should take Xanax , but I just wanted you to know that not everyone has...

  48. 15 years of panic attacks-now I'm free
    ... I lost years of my life when the docs put me on xanax only to have it go toxic on me after years and as ... convulsions I got when the unknowing docs just stopped my xanax cold after years, only to have the klonopin also go...
    ... Hi klonapin and xanax can be relied on too much with results like yours...
    ... started making progress hry33. Had I never taken a xanax , I would have been better off, but then we can't go ... take back the past. When xanax goes bad on you, it brings more panic attacks to manifest ... at any given time then before you are on xanax . Start with "baby steps", don't push yourself unless...

  49. Is anyone taking Zoloft, Atavan and Topamax??
    ... take Ativan or the other drug you mentioned. I take Xanax with my Zoloft. I have actually lost a little weight...

  50. OK guys (and gals) I need some input here
    ... than just panic attacks) Paxil - 20mg once a day Xanax - .5 mg 4 times a day (I only take as needed though ... to switch to another SSRI, or something else. The Xanax works great when I'm having a panic attack or am really...

  51. Please Help Me!
    ... those times. Alprazolam is the generic name for Xanax . I take that... and it helps me tremendously. There ... your system even faster than those 20 minutes. The Xanax itself won't make your chest pain go away, no. But ... can be pretty secure that he's correct. Taking the Xanax will more than likely calm you down quite a bit, and...
    ... up and this is probably causing your pain. I take Xanax and have taken it for a long, long time. It has been...
    ... trying to go to sleep. It is the pitts for sure!!! Xanax does help, but I also get anxious side affects when ... the xanax wears off, have had that problem with it for years ... Klonopin, but it takes longer to take effect, so I use xanax in an emergency when I just can't take the palps any...

  52. is it ok if.....
    ... Is it ok if i take a xanax (.25) after i work out, today i felt kinda panicy...

  53. Has anyone experienced this?
    ... jasmine panic attacks can be very frustrating, xanax will help if you disolve a tablet under the tongue...
    ... some coping skills for dealing with your anxiety, Xanax absolutely is a wonderful little helpful pill for...

  54. Do the meds cause weight gain?
    ... curb your appetite. Well, not mine! I also take Xanax (just a pinch) when needed. Haven't been using that...

  55. New with questions.
    ... tab of the lowest strength at bedtime. I also have Xanax for daytime if I need it, but I don't know when the...

  56. Is there a difference?????
    ... Hi...I've noticed many on the board take xanax ...I also have been on it for quite sometime now.. ... ...I've heard people speak of xanax xr??? I've never heard or xanax xr! Could someone ... shaped ones.........Like I've said never have heard of xanax xr...Sorry I don't mean to sound stupid or anything...
    ... Xanax XR is a time released version of Xanax . When I was still taking medication I asked my Doctor ... first thought. He told me that just staying on reg. Xanax and spreading the dose out though out the day seems ... what I continued to do. Also, if you're taking reg Xanax on an as needed basis and you start to have an attack ... gone within 15 minutes or so. You can't do that with Xanax XR...it's time released, so if you feel really panicky ... to release more. It's much more expensive than reg Xanax also, they don't make a generic XR so the price is ... around $50 for 30 pills, where as when I was taking Xanax I was taking the generic and I was paying less than ... Doctor decided that I should just stay on the reg. Xanax but some people take the XR and have great success...
    ... Xanax XR is a time released version of Xanax . When I was still taking medication I asked my Doctor ... first thought. He told me that just staying on reg. Xanax and spreading the dose out though out the day seems ... what I continued to do. Also, if you're taking reg Xanax on an as needed basis and you start to have an attack ... gone within 15 minutes or so. You can't do that with Xanax XR...it's time released, so if you feel really panicky ... to release more. It's much more expensive than reg Xanax also, they don't make a generic XR so the price is ... around $50 for 30 pills, where as when I was taking Xanax I was taking the generic and I was paying less than ... Doctor decided that I should just stay on the reg. Xanax but some people take the XR and have great success ... Thanks Gracie.........I think I will stick with my reg xanax , lol.....I only pay $10 a month for the generic brand ... never knew they even came out with a time released xanax ......My Doc never has said anything about it...must...
    ... Thanks Gracie.........I think I will stick with my reg xanax , lol.....I only pay $10 a month for the generic brand ... never knew they even came out with a time released xanax ......My Doc never has said anything about it...must...

  57. confused about meds
    ... told by my doctor to not take buspur while taking xanax ..The pharmist however told me that I could continue ... taking the buspar along with the xanax ...has anyone taken both? I want to take the buspar ... three times aday like I was and the xanax when I need it which sometimes is three times a day...

  58. What 2 do about Panic attacks???
    ... psychologist, and that person could get you on some xanax to take as needed to calm your nerves a lil. you...

  59. Not For The Faint Of Heart - Questions
    ... now a case of finding whats best...gonna be using Xanax next and i am looking at this as a cure as it WILL...
    ... agree about the drug companies. When I was taking Xanax ...I took the generic version....I paid less than ...
    ... all your doing is sitting on the computer relying on xanax to stay sane, i don't think thats trying as much as...
    ... sychiatrist, cardiologist, hypnosis, taken paxil, diazapan, xanax , seroquil, and zoloft in the course of 5 days. now...
    ... inbalance in the brain????Not sure...but apparently the Xanax replaces something thats missing....
    ... do something i didnt think would work!!!!!!I KNOW xanax will be my life changer...just hoping my Doc feels...

  60. Bad Dreams Help...
    ... I am no remeron, and that night i took a xanax (.25). Yeah it was very scary, with one paticular...
    ... Dear immortal19, I would not take remeron and xanax at the same time and if you are make sure your Doctor ... Remeron is a basically a sedative sleep agent and xanax is also a sedative of different properties but very...
    ... more stronger, they often wake you, I dont think the xanax has anything to do with it most eventually get...

  61. Help - Is Switching Generic Alprazolam Ok?
    ... The generic Xanax (Alprazolam) that I took most often were the ones...
    ... I've been on xanax for over 20 yr'snow.....I was taking it when up john...
    ... generic form has the same effect as the 'regular' xanax . THe shape or even the color (cause i have received ... penicillan. Its just a cheaper brand. But be careful with xanax . I have been on them for about five years. But about ... seizures. It took me nine months weaning off the xanax with another benzo. It was very difficult. But I ... made it through it and am back on the xanax but have controlled my intake on them. I just wanted ... to tell my story just to make all xanax users aware of how addicting it can be ... which doesn ... I hope I didnt bring anyone down. ----A fellow xanax user...
    ... over thirty years ince age 17. Have been taking 3mgs. Xanax for about ten years. Lately, attacks have come back ... bedtime. My question is this: I was told before that Xanax had simply stopped working for me, that the receptor ... in my brain for Xanax had switched off and yet, you say you have been taking ... for twenty years. Do you think it is possible for Xanax to simply stop working? I cannot take sSRI's, all ... it doesn't seem to be working and neither does the Xanax or deep breathing. Someone, please help or give me...
    ... I took the name brand Xanax and it worked excellent. I then switched to generic ... Xanax and it worked fine. I then switched drug stores when ... we moved and they gave me a different generic Xanax and it didn't work nearly as well. It didn't seem...
    ... [QUOTE=KShortie;1183536]I took the name brand Xanax and it worked excellent. I then switched to generic ... Xanax and it worked fine. I then switched drug stores when ... we moved and they gave me a different generic Xanax and it didn't work nearly as well. It didn't seem...

  62. Need help
    ... keep weaning myself off and should try an occassional Xanax instead. However others say that I might be a person...
    ... doctor ever prescribed you any "tranqulizers" like Xanax or Klonopin, anything like that? I know you are already...
    ... Yeah, we talked about Xanax but i know that it can be pretty habit forming and...
    ... Xanax can be habbit forming if you are not carefull. When...

  63. Have i just found the cure?
    ... reading on the net and here it appears a drug called Xanax is THE cure or helper for me......i am getting quite ... prescribe me anything that i will take...BUT this Xanax looks perfect. Now if a can get something that ... feel once i experienced good living i can drop the Xanax off after i my brain cant supress how good its to...
    ... Phil Xanax did me justice. I took the extended release pill...
    ... talking about my privates...ROFL :D I take it Xanax works immediately and can be taken in the way i desire...
    ... chill man, i'm glad to hear your excited about xanax , but it sounds like your gonna be poppin xanax all ... that. you need to cut the boose out 100% and use the xanax responsibly. i wouldn't be surprised if the boose ... is ADDING to your anxiety. xanax did work wonders for me, but i took it on an as needed ... was having one, i would either take .25 or .5 mg of xanax . and yes, it did work. but you need to understand ... your first priority. but i am gonna tell you that xanax is hard to get off of, even if your not addicted. ... was crappy. not that i "needed" or "wanted" more xanax . just after a day or so of not taking any, i could...
    ... I'm in no way going to put Xanax down, because it's the one and only thing that ever ... but works well for others also. I took 1/2 MG of Xanax everyday for a very long time....1/4MG in the morning ... problems at all. BUT, not everyone is the same... Xanax literaly saved me, but some do have problems with...
    ... Xanax works great for me. Alcohol does too, but really ... worse the next day. My doc will not give me any more xanax until I have been off alcohol for 6 months (3 months ... to go) Alcohol doesn't mix well with xanax . But, with xanax you will not need alcohol. ... It seems to me a xanax risk of addiction is much better than alcohol. I...
    ... you have a smart Dr for not giving you any more xanax . its only adding to your problems. i don't even...
    ... chill man, i'm glad to hear your excited about xanax , but it sounds like your gonna be poppin xanax all ... that. you need to cut the boose out 100% and use the xanax responsibly. i wouldn't be surprised if the boose ... is ADDING to your anxiety. xanax did work wonders for me, but i took it on an as needed ... was having one, i would either take .25 or .5 mg of xanax . and yes, it did work. but you need to understand ... your first priority. but i am gonna tell you that xanax is hard to get off of, even if your not addicted. ... was crappy. not that i "needed" or "wanted" more xanax . just after a day or so of not taking any, i could ... Nice post Mario. I can't agree with you more. Xanax is nothing to play around with. YOU'RE HOOKED WHEN...
    ... subject unless i have had experience with it. i used xanax to HELP me get through anxiety, not as something where...
    ... ringing set me off, basicaly everything scared me. Xanax helped me when nothing else did. I guess what I was...
    ... you have a smart Dr for not giving you any more xanax . its only adding to your problems. i don't even ... alcohol makes the problem worse as in the next day. Xanax does help me 100%. I still have some from a March ... the doctor, if you are using alcohol, stay away from xanax . The good news is xanax can really help which is ... someone desparate to stop drinking. I also like xanax because you don't have to take it everyday. I...
    ... reading on the net and here it appears a drug called Xanax is THE cure or helper for me......i am getting quite ... prescribe me anything that i will take...BUT this Xanax looks perfect. Now if a can get something that ... feel once i experienced good living i can drop the Xanax off after i my brain cant supress how good its to ... for you. Try not to drink with it and don't let the xanax become a cruch. Sometimes you will have a little bit ... though and not rely on anything to get you there. Xanax does work, it can give you back your life, just be ... medications. For some there is no other answer then Xanax and I know what it is to feel hopeless and suffer...

  64. I had a panic attack!
    ... just going to say that. maybe if they give you some xanax , take .25 AS NEEDED. if you get really really stressed ... say maybe talk to a counslor, but no daily drugs. xanax on the other hand, i think would be ok, because it ... calms you. my mom takes xanax when she goes on a plane. good luck :)...

  65. Xanax withdrawal?
    ... most likely coming from the paxil, get back on the xanax as these valium type meds are good at reducing early ... side effects, your doc should have kept you on the xanax at least until the paxil starts working which can...
    ... I actually started it on the 5th day of being off Xanax and I already had this light headedness. Money ... I'm really trying to find the best alternative to Xanax . But then again, I really did well on the Xanax Xr...
    ... I actually started it on the 5th day of being off Xanax and I already had this light headedness. Money ... I'm really trying to find the best alternative to Xanax . But then again, I really did well on the Xanax Xr ... I also think that if you were only taking 1mg of xanax xr a day and doing fine then you had found your answer...
    ... ended up on Klonopin (which has a similiar effect as Xanax XR) and am doing much better. Xanax XR can be habit ... I took it some time ago for my anxiety, but if the Xanax XR was working at 1mg, I would ask your doctor why ... he/she is switching you to Paxil. If it is because Xanax can be habit forming or have withdrawal symptoms,...
    ... Sick, After being on the Xanax XR for so long we both thought maybe I should try ... tapering and started Paxil 5 days after I got off the Xanax . Well after 10 days of hell and a weird feeling where ... guys think the XR is harder to get off than regular Xanax due to it always being balanced thru your body 24 ... now, I hate to say I have no strength to get off the Xanax . Just happy where I am. :) Thanks for the responses...
    ... Sick, After being on the Xanax XR for so long we both thought maybe I should try ... tapering and started Paxil 5 days after I got off the Xanax . Well after 10 days of hell and a weird feeling where ... guys think the XR is harder to get off than regular Xanax due to it always being balanced thru your body 24 ... now, I hate to say I have no strength to get off the Xanax . Just happy where I am. :) Thanks for the responses ... XR to only last a few hours longer then the regular xanax . Regular xanax about 6-7 hours and XR was something ... srri's and I have tried enough to vouch for that. Xanax on the other hand goes right to work on the disorder ... . The rule of thumb is 3mg of xanax for anxiety and 4mg plus for panic attack. You are ... thought. Unlike the srri's that effect the liver, xanax leaves the body quickly and the liver enzines acually ... kill the xanax properties. What ever works for you is what you need ... went from serzone to effexor to celexa and it took xanax at that point, because I was so screwed up, about...
    ... smoking(good), Paxil I wasn't on long enough, while Xanax XR does the trick. Thank you...

  66. Xanax advice?
    ... That's a Xanax question I can't answer. I know that you aren't supposed...
    ... not experience any problems with it. I have taking Xanax off and on for several years now and my Dr advised ... me that Xanax has a very short effectiveness window of approximately...
    ... You should be just fine. I think with xanax the tendancy towards physical dependance increases ... a week so don't worry about it at all. I've taken xanax on an as needed basis for about a year now. I have...
    ... possibilities of the dangers of withdrawal are higher. Xanax is probably one of the most dangerous benzos to go...

  67. I am sad
    ... to get rid of my fear and couldn't. I even took a xanax before I got their and it did not help obvioulsy. ... ..Why would this have happened and why didn't the xanax help me? Please respond.....I really fell terriable...
    ... to shannon take more xanax next time and dont worry about it...

  68. Anxious, scared, happy sad....
    ... soooooo tired of this. I don't want to plan doses of my Xanax to get through a car trip! I want to plan what sightseeing...
    ... your trip that's much shorter. I saw you mentioned Xanax ... I tried to use benzo's to relieve my anxiety for ... make things worse in the long run. If you've been on Xanax for a long time then that could be contributing to...
    ... I don't drive. I haven't since 1999. I take the Xanax as needed. I'm gonna need it Saturday......
    ... to ammy the answer is lots of xanax , taken every 2 hours, if you have the normal version...
    ... anxiety, and depression med there is. I've been on Xanax as needed since 2001. I'm housebound. I've worked...
    ... somewhere, even 1/2 mile down the street and Im taking a Xanax for that 5 min excursion. And I dont even dream of...
    ... because I know it needed to be done. And yup... I took a Xanax before I went. Even carried the bottle in my pocket...

  69. How long on meds?
    ... disorder for 18 years now. The past 5 years I've taken xanax off and on and the past 3 years .5 daily. It really ... if its from the original disorder of w/d from the xanax . I've been told to expect some w/d. I haven't raised...
    ... I've "technically" been on Xanax since 2001, but I wasn't taking it "regularly". ...
    ... I was on Xanax for 7 years. I took one quarter MG in the morning ... a drug in no way means that someone else will. Xanax was the one and only thing that ever worked for me ... other people. What I'm trying to say is, if the Xanax works for you then it works for you. Like I said ... got a handle on things I was able to wean off of the Xanax and I haven't looked back. If you want to go off...

  70. please read and give me your thoughts...long
    ... given lexapro and allegra. Neither worked for me, but xanax sure did. I am now on paxil, still dizzy, but a little...
    ... it is as addictive & it lasts longer than ones like xanax . Sometimes just coming here & talking is also...

  71. Xanax XR and alcohol
    ... do you still need to be on the xanax , maybe you have now learned to cope better with the ... these meds for years many drink socially when on xanax , but do experiment first at home to see how the alcahol ... effects you, also take less or no xanax on the day of the meetings...
    ... do you still need to be on the xanax , maybe you have now learned to cope better with the ... you and your Doctor decide it's time to go off the Xanax just make sure you get a weaning schedule from him ... ...you can't just cold turkey the Xanax ....
    ... even though you are not suppose to drink while on Xanax a glass of wine or a beer, etc. once in awhile was ... a time it can increase the sedative effect of the Xanax --cause you to pass out etc, this is REALLY dangerous...

  72. Update: Long time no talk to
    ... withdrawal was the worst. Then I was switched from Xanax XR to Klonopin and am still on 2mg a day of that and...
    ... Sickman, I took your advise on that one and got off the Xanax XR). I think for me I just had to hang in there ... consistent and then see where I was at. Switching from Xanax XR to Klonopin was a breeze and getting down to a...
    ... Sickman, I took your advise on that one and got off the Xanax XR). I think for me I just had to hang in there ... consistent and then see where I was at. Switching from Xanax XR to Klonopin was a breeze and getting down to a...
    ... I have a question regarding the Klonopin. The Xanax XR made me very groggy and it seemed as if I was in ... t mess with my thinking process near as bad as the Xanax , is the culprit??? Better get going, Have to get...
    ... I have a question regarding the Klonopin. The Xanax XR made me very groggy and it seemed as if I was in ... t mess with my thinking process near as bad as the Xanax , is the culprit??? Better get going, Have to get...
    ... figure is that if my experience with Paxil, Celexa, Xanax , Xanax XR, Zyprexa, Zoloft and Klonopin can help anyone...

  73. Is xanax really that bad?
    ... Well there are two different views about Xanax . There are those who will tell you that the devil ... they didn't work. I never took more than 1/2MG of Xanax a day...in fact I never took a whole 1/2MG at once ... just telling you that I did. BTW, I no longer take Xanax I weaned off of it with no trouble at all, while other ... s hard for me to know if I'm the exception to the Xanax dependency thing, because I seem to be the only one ... you'll find that you don't need or want to take the Xanax to help you sleep....
    ... hard time with panic attacks, so my doc prescribed Xanax . I never became dependent on it, and like Gracie ... with Paxil. Not everyone reacts the same way to Xanax . I know some people who have tried it and said it...
    ... I started taking xanax in 1998. .5, 4 times a day.. then 3 then 2 and then...
    ... I've been on 0.5MG of Xanax for 2 years. It's "supposed" to be 4x a day, but ... person differently. I've heard people say that Xanax knocks them out, makes them sleepy as all get-out...
    ... I agree with Graciecat concerning Xanax and the others. You have to take what works for you ... would be a better choice for long duration but if xanax is only thing that brings you relief then that is...
    ... I've heard people say that Xanax knocks them out, makes them sleepy as all get-out...
    ... I agree with the other posters. I have taken Xanax off/on for over 15 years. It has been the ONLY drug ... the same thing, the people who become "addicted" to Xanax are people who don't have the chemical imbalance in ... dose for over 10 years. I have also been weaned off Xanax without serious side effects. If Xanax is working ... excited about things that would scare you without the Xanax . It helps you maintain control over yourself. Just...

  74. Pain In My Temple!
    ... here and there. I have taken a few motrin, and my xanax , like I usually do, but to no avail. I don't konw...

  75. need advice please...
    ... ...due to possible side effects? i have heard of xanax , klonopin and ativan. any suggestions? i just don...