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  1. Medication question
    ... My question is regarding possible side effects of xanax or ativan. I've tried several SSRI's, but had to...
    ... I took Xanax for years and never had any problems with it at all...
    ... I used to take xanax , but it left me shaky after about 4 hours when it ... benzo, you do not notice it has worn off like the xanax & it does have a longer life in your system each day...
    ... My question is regarding possible side effects of xanax or ativan. I've tried several SSRI's, but had to...

  2. first time seeing a psychatrist
    ... junk, because they think that I'm an addict (1 mg. of xanax a day), or that I have tendencies of an addict, because ... father was an alcoholic. I have tried SSRI's, but xanax is the only thing that works. Thankful that I have...
    ... the following week. I ran out of my month supply of xanax (1-2 mgs daily). The psychiatrist that I saw said ... an average of 3 drinks a week) & taper off of the xanax (how??? you won't prescribe anything???). It was the...

  3. Agitation and irritability..............
    ... things going on........the flying thing........the Xanax issues............the stress of vacation and also...

  4. Multiple Problems, Advice Please
    ... diagnosed with Anxiety disorder since age 16. Been on Xanax off/on for years which seems to help short term. ... hypertensive. Which does not help. I'm currently taking Xanax .5mg 2x/day Diovan HCT (for hypertension) 80mg 1x ... ambien for starters..... i've heard that long term xanax use can make you very unsteady/unbalanced and out...

  5. The different phases of panic
    ... sure what is going on BUT I have learned to try a Xanax when that symptom pops up and now know that if it...
    ... feel! I'm afraid of sleeping when I don't take my Xanax (which is the only time I take it, since I seem to...
    ... feel! I'm afraid of sleeping when I don't take my Xanax (which is the only time I take it, since I seem to...

  6. is it normal?
    ... nothing serious. Does taking something like Lexapro and Xanax help? I only take Xanax when needed....
    ... I had before my insurance stopped. I am taking .25 xanax when needed..I was prescribed paxil then they changed ... help with panic attacks? Is it ok to take Lexapro and Xanax ? I am sooo stressed I'm at my wits end. Does stress...
    ... I had before my insurance stopped. I am taking .25 xanax when needed..I was prescribed paxil then they changed ... help with panic attacks? Is it ok to take Lexapro and Xanax ? I am sooo stressed I'm at my wits end. Does stress...

  7. Withdrawal- How long do you give it?
    ... Everyone is different. Do you have anything like Xanax or Klonopin for these attacks. It seems like that...

  8. Any Advice???
    ... doc. on Thursday. Old one refuses to prescribe .5 of Xanax anymore even though it has worked wonders for me....
    ... if you take xanax responsibly be sure to tell him, also say you are ... doing a recovery course and need the xanax to be able to get out and do things and go places ... xanax has a bad name as an addiction risk, any other valium...
    ... know what to say to this. The whole time I was on Xanax I saw my Doctor every three months..he would give...

  9. panic attacks and drug addicts
    ... that I have the tendencies of an addict (1 mg. of xanax ) a day????? He said the he doesn't prescribe that ... loser specialists. He told me at 33, I shouldn't be on Xanax . Avoid psychiatrists imo....
    ... addictive personality." From what???? Taking 1-2 MGS of Xanax to control anxiety????...

  10. Pa questions
    ... for causing compulsive eating try to also get some xanax or any other valium type med as these always help...

  11. My Final Thread.....Cured from Panic Attacks.... Good Luck!
    ... almost everyday. My doctor suggested starting on Xanax , but knowing how addictive the drug is, I said no ... However, I never heard anyone saying "I have taken xanax for a year and it stopped my panic attacks. I am not...

  12. need some advice to keep fighting this
    ... diagnosed 8 months ago. I am now on 10mg lexapro and 5mg xanax at night, I was doing great on the lexapro for a month...

  13. Start to Fall Asleep - Wake up in a Panic
    ... would die. I see a pdoc and he has perscribed me xanax to take for it. Now I sleep through the night. It...
    ... are going to have to take something probably like Xanax for your anxiety and panic--ask you doctor....

  14. The flying subject again..........
    ... full blast and enjoyed the scenery. This is where Xanax definetly comes in handy. Be sure to chew gum, lol...
    ... food for thought. Several people did recommend Xanax . Personally, I was relieved to find out that I can...
    ... lots of xanax or any other valium type med before and during the...

  15. My Top Anti-Panic Tips
    ... single hardcore tranquilizer around with you like Xanax . And carry it and carry it. Don't use it. The psychological...

  16. Electric shocks and prickling - panic related?
    ... TOTAL insomnia. The symptoms lessen slightly with Xanax , but are still pretty debilitating. Anybody experiencing...
    ... to tigerboxer, you need more xanax , taken every 2 hours or so...

  17. Effexor side effects
    ... ride it out, although some doctors will prescribe xanax or another benzo to help you get thru the withdrawals...

  18. Withdrawal or Breakthrough Anxiety?
    ... I am at wits end with this Xanax XR and wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this ... ........ I was up to 4mg per day of Xanax (regular) then my doc switched me to Xanax XR and...
    ... to take only once a day. When I was taking regular Xanax I asked me Doctor about the XR version and he told ... patients were having better luck staying on the reg Xanax ...not upping their doses, but just spreading whatever ... I did and it worked great for me. I took regular Xanax everyday of my life for 7 years and I never upped ... you. Did you ever try to just spread the regular Xanax dose up throughout the day? I'm sorry I couldn...
    ... 4mg of regular xanax every day is a high dose with the eventual risk of ... addiction, xanax is best taken only as needed, anxiety sufferers all ... and their anxious days I also am confused as XR xanax is supposed to last all day, its lots more expensive...

  19. Stream-of-Consciousness PA
    ... AT least that one is a lead up and I can take a Xanax and get rid of it. It's the super fast ones that...
    ... attacks, its not effective against them" I keep xanax around for my panic attacks but I don't take it daily...

  20. Update on Lexapro
    ... s high for me. My new doc gave me a script for 10 Xanax to do me in emergencies, and I feel great. I love...

  21. a psychs opinion of babitril for panic attacks
    ... then its action through GABA is roughly the same as Xanax or any BDZ. The drug company spin is that this may...

  22. pregnant and panic. what do I do?
    ... stop taking my meds. I was on lexapro 20mg and .25 xanax when needed. I havent had a panic attack since, but...
    ... taking 20mg of Prozac and I used to take 0.5mg of Xanax . Now I only take 0.25mg of Xanax day by day and I ... problem for me to take these medications including the Xanax . I really want to believe him, but I am still very ... scared, that is why I’ve lowered the Xanax . I am trying to keep positive that Prozac is ok during...
    ... stop taking my meds. I was on lexapro 20mg and .25 xanax when needed. I havent had a panic attack since, but...

  23. I hate that Extended Release Xanax !
    ... XR version, but when I was still taking the regular Xanax I did ask my Doctor about it and he told me I'd be ... better off to just stay with the regular Xanax . He told me that it's supposed to last all day, but ... so expensive. He told me spreading out the dose of Xanax I was taking would probably work just as well if not...
    ... thats for sure!! I'll be on the normal version of xanax until i'm ready to wean off. I just came off a lonnnnng ... life..........I worry about becoming addicted to this xanax . My life is full of worries. I just wanna sit down...
    ... but i wouldnt recommend this one over the regular xanax , I did fine on it, but was afraid of becoming addicted ... obviously isnt working for me in this type, but in reg xanax that would be plenty. But so now I just have to wait...

  24. new 2 the board...PAD for 10 months now
    ... worked and I am currently not taking anything but xanax when needed...I have a family history of panic starting...
    ... worked and I am currently not taking anything but xanax when needed...I have a family history of panic starting...
    ... these are 2 different types. always carry some xanax tablets when out and disolve 1 under the tongue if ... people with your problems often dont take enough xanax , tell us how much you take, have you tried the new...
    ... worked and I am currently not taking anything but xanax when needed...I have a family history of panic starting...

  25. how do you feel tapering off xanax?
    ... I'm not on Xanax , but I am on a similar medication. May I ask ... feel constant low grade anxiety while tapering off xanax ? I cut my dose 2 weeks ago and keep feeling like...
    ... luvmyboys, I weaned off of Xanax with no problems, I think the key was that the most...
    ... Katyana, Xanax isn't an antidepressant like celexa is. It is a benzodiaza ... out and do things all the time, but when I take the xanax I get tired. Then it's hard to get up the motivation ... depression is a side effect of it. I had to start taking xanax in order to get off remeron which caused great anxiety ... I am feeling mild anxiety that is relieved with a xanax . Maybe I should stay on this dose for a few months ... scope results tomorrow (he's the one who gave me the xanax ), but he's a gastroenterologist, so I don't know if...
    ... Gastroenterologist would know anything about weaning off of Xanax or not, I would hope that since he gave it to you ... always went to my GP, he's the one who gave me the Xanax and the one who helped me wean off of it. Good...
    ... and I don't think he really knows how to wean off xanax . He told me to just take two a day (.25) for a week...

  26. Im On Zoloft, Off Xanax, What Is The Average Amount.......
    ... Just wondreing, I have been off of Xanax since July 15 2003. I was on Zoloft when I quit the ... Xanax and am still on the Zoloft. Is there an average dose ... doctor. After all she is the one that put me on the Xanax and it was very hard to get off of. Any ideas? Thanks...
    ... this will probably further reduce your anxiety xanax is useful but best taken only as needed, rather than...

  27. Lexapro and panic
    ... it made my panic shoot WAY up. Where I take .25 xanax as needed (maybe 2-3 times a week), I took 1 - 1.5...
    ... it made my panic shoot WAY up. Where I take .25 xanax as needed (maybe 2-3 times a week), I took 1 - 1.5...
    ... lexapro i went to the er with a really bad panic attack xanax wouldn't stop. it was like pure speed. i'm now on...

  28. Panic info
    ... Information Act indicates that no evidence exists XANAX (benzodiazepine) and other Panic Disorder meds cures...

  29. Having trouble with Paxil CR
    ... I went to a therapist who perscribed Paxil CR and Xanax to deal with my anxiety. He started me on 12.5 mg...
    ... I to am on Paxil CR and Xanax. The Xanax was the extended relief form which did not seem to ... panic attacks, I am up to the 25 mg now and with the Xanax I have really noticed a decrease in the anexity and ... something else. But back to your problem. Maybe the Xanax dosage is not high enough. The Paxil CR will not...
    ... to jefbeck, more xanax may have reduced the paxil early side effects, and ... the patients mind if you have or can get enough xanax , you can rely on just it for a while and maybe try...
    ... to jefbeck, more xanax may have reduced the paxil early side effects, and ... the patients mind if you have or can get enough xanax , you can rely on just it for a while and maybe try...

  30. Panic Attack in a commercial airplane, anyone?
    ... care etc. One very good solution for me was to take Xanax before a flight. Works like a charm. I have them...
    ... care etc. One very good solution for me was to take Xanax before a flight. Works like a charm. I have them...
    ... NOT dispense prescription medications, which Valium, Xanax , etc. of course are. Be sure and bring your own...

  31. Completely frustrated
    ... like the equivalent of what nyquil will do to you. Xanax also really knocked me out good, but I got off of...
    ... off to let you fall asleep. Klonopin is similar to xanax & they say it's not as addictive....
    ... feel great and they don't destroy you. I started with Xanax 8 years ago and then went to Klonopin after a few...
    ... off to let you fall asleep. Klonopin is similar to xanax & they say it's not as addictive. Lori: Did ... years. When I first got treatment and took .25 of xanax it was like the first relaxation that I had in years...

  32. KayT, are you OK?
    ... bit rough today, I am on 25mg of Zoloft and 2mg of Xanax Xr. I saw the Pdoc he is having me drop the Xanax...
    ... PA are really bad right now. I popped a half of a xanax & it sure helped calm me down. I could feel the dep...
    ... PA are really bad right now. I popped a half of a xanax & it sure helped calm me down. I could feel the dep...
    ... probalby could take more Klonopin, I just grabbed for the xanax as it is fast working & I needed something like NOW...
    ... have not changed from my 25mg of Zoloft and 2mg of Xanax XR and am calling the doc this am to see what he thinks ... ...and not the meds.......although I do think the Xanax XR makes me feel spacey and funny with my thinking ... with each med change I feel worse again...........the Xanax XR is really tough to taper down from............I...
    ... 5..........so he put me on a work schedule with my Xanax XR..........I was taking it 1mg in the am........ ... noon (I'm sure my body wanted it's morning dose of Xanax XR that I hadn't taken). Thanks for letting me...
    ... your dilema. I think taking most of your dose of xanax at nite, is leaving your body feeling the effects ... during the day. See, that is why I couldn't take xanax on a regular basis. I would react as soon as it wore...
    ... even worse ( I know it was from the lack of 1mg of Xanax in the am that my body was so used to having) he told ... Ambien, down to 25mg of Zoloft and down to 2mg of Xanax from 4mg and for a short time 5-6mg..........so I...
    ... track, just have to find the right times to take the xanax where you don't feel drugged all day, yet not shakey...
    ... track, just have to find the right times to take the xanax where you don't feel drugged all day, yet not shakey...
    ... the time I get up. I've never been on ativan, but xanax makes me shakey like that. Thanks for thinking about...
    ... the time I get up. I've never been on ativan, but xanax makes me shakey like that. Thanks for thinking about...
    ... ...........my doc changed my dosing times for the Xanax XR and it really made me feel bad...............since...
    ... term memory issues..........he says that is from the Xanax ..........sooooooooo............I explained to him ... that when I increase the Xanax I feel better but spacier.........and when I decrease ... headaches etc........... I am holding steady at 2mg Xanax XR per day.........1mg am and 1mg pm..........and ... to try a low dose if it would help me taper off the Xanax ............so I have teh Effexor and am supposed to...
    ... and concentration issues going on........if I up the Xanax I feel spacier...........if I decrease it I feel withdrawal...
    ... flying but has to for his work occasionally, he uses xanax , he never takes any meds, hates them, is an "all natural...
    ... trying to find something to help me be able to stop the Xanax XR......but that she didn't think Effexor was it. ... ........once I get back it's back to dropping the Xanax down....... As far as the Xanax goes........I think ... they seem........... The pdoc suggested I up the Xanax for the plane ride........I haven't decided on that ... .I worry that the next day when I don't take more Xanax that my body will want more..........like it has been...
    ... going through some interdose withdrawal stuff with the Xanax XR.......I know how to fix it......take more..... ... ahead and give my body what it is asking for (more Xanax ) and see if I level out or should I just tough it...
    ... be able to fall asleep & then have to take a half xanax . I am about fed up with trying AD's. Right now ... don't know what to tell you about taking an extra xanax for the plane ride, you are right, the next day your ... drinky poo on the plane! (LOL) instead of the extra xanax !!...
    ... days that today I decided to crack and take a .5mg of Xanax XR in the afternoon to see if it would help...... ... breakthrough anxiety or interdose withdrawal from this Xanax . We'll see how I feel tomorrow, if it helps fix me ... it won't kick in by later this week, so I took the Xanax route in order to see if that helps for now.........
    ... KayT You are SO not a wimp. If the xanax helps you, then take it atleast until you get back ... about it. You could still try to do w/o the extra xanax , but then if you start getting way anxious, take it...
    ... thing that gets me everytime.......... As for the Xanax , I am going to keep it at an increase of .5mg until...
    ... now with the fear of flying. I also will pop a half xanax at times even though I take a full Klonopin at bedtime...
    ... and advised me to take it in the am to replace the Xanax ..........his reasoning is that Ativan does not last ... giving me the hangover feeling I get when I take extra Xanax .........I am going to try and wing it w/out the Ativan...

  33. diazepam=xanax?
    ... or a generic version of valium, its just as good as xanax for panic attacks, xanax has been highly promoted...

  34. Panic Attack/Anxiety or Side Effects from the medication ?
    ... been the one for you. I tried a lot of them before Xanax . Benzo's are bad news in that they are so addictive ... now when I take it, it does nothing in comparison to Xanax . I have a bottle of them sitting here thinking that ... I am going to taper off of the Xanax to Valium then off to nothing but so far can't think ... of a good reason why. Xanax works for me. *if it ain't broke don't fix it* comes ... lot of options. To cut down from massive amounts of Xanax I do imagery, Yoga, walking, herbs, and most important ... take the PO rural test (chose to take) without meds. Xanax will interfere with your memory and the most important...

  35. Hi, Im New Here, I Have Panic and Anxiety
    ... anyone but it is my story. I have a question about Xanax addiction withdrawal. Has anyone here ever had to ... go through the withdrawal process from Xanax or other Benzo's ? Here is a rundown of my situation ... the past 8 or 9 years. In March 1995 I was put on Xanax and another drug which I can't remember what it was ... called. For about 7 years the Xanax did a very good job. I was able to live a pretty normal ... another one and another one so I increased the dose of Xanax I was taking. It got to the point that no matter how ... much of the Xanax I took it was not helping. We ended up selling the ... decided that part of my problem was being caused by the Xanax . My body had reached the point that no matter how ... much of the Xanax I took I was going through withdrawal. I then started ... to tapper off of the Xanax and after a month or so I stopped taking it. That ... to go through it. Since I have stopped taking the Xanax I have not had any anxiety or panic attacks but find ... of going anywhere. Has anyone else gone through the Xanax or Benzo withdrawal and if so how did you do and how...
    ... anyone but it is my story. I have a question about Xanax addiction withdrawal. Has anyone here ever had to ... go through the withdrawal process from Xanax or other Benzo's ? Here is a rundown of my situation ... the past 8 or 9 years. In March 1995 I was put on Xanax and another drug which I can't remember what it was ... called. For about 7 years the Xanax did a very good job. I was able to live a pretty normal ... another one and another one so I increased the dose of Xanax I was taking. It got to the point that no matter how ... much of the Xanax I took it was not helping. We ended up selling the ... decided that part of my problem was being caused by the Xanax . My body had reached the point that no matter how ... much of the Xanax I took I was going through withdrawal. I then started ... to tapper off of the Xanax and after a month or so I stopped taking it. That ... to go through it. Since I have stopped taking the Xanax I have not had any anxiety or panic attacks but find ... of going anywhere. Has anyone else gone through the Xanax or Benzo withdrawal and if so how did you do and how...
    ... have you talked to a doctor since you went off the xanax ?...
    ... Chantel, :) When I decided to get off of the Xanax my doctor told me that I needed to take it just take ... do. I was on a low dose of Zoloft when stopped the Xanax so im sure that helped some. If I knew that the Xanax ... me what it did I don't think I would have taken it. Xanax is a drug to be used short term and I dont think all ... lol. From what I have read the longest time to take Xanax is somewhere around 4 weeks. Thanks for the reply...
    ... Hey Nuke...I have been through the whole Xanax withdrawl and it was horrible. You never did mention ... dosage you was on when you starting weaning. I took Xanax for 9 years and I have to admit that it actually gave ... time the 9 years was up, I was taking almost 4 mg. of Xanax and 150 Zoloft. The main reason I wanted to start ... baby girl who is now 3 years old. I have been off of Xanax and didn't have a panic attack ever since. Recently ... immediately went to a different doctor and he too swore by Xanax . I have never taken anything else but that for my ... try not to even take that unless I have too. Yes, Xanax is a powerful drug and extremely addicting, but it ... very good for panic also, but since I've dealt with Xanax before, I think this time I know not to use and abuse...
    ... Hey Nuke...I have been through the whole Xanax withdrawl and it was horrible. You never did mention ... dosage you was on when you starting weaning. I took Xanax for 9 years and I have to admit that it actually gave ... time the 9 years was up, I was taking almost 4 mg. of Xanax and 150 Zoloft. The main reason I wanted to start ... baby girl who is now 3 years old. I have been off of Xanax and didn't have a panic attack ever since. Recently ... immediately went to a different doctor and he too swore by Xanax . I have never taken anything else but that for my ... try not to even take that unless I have too. Yes, Xanax is a powerful drug and extremely addicting, but it ... very good for panic also, but since I've dealt with Xanax before, I think this time I know not to use and abuse ... being cut they could not help. As far as the dose of Xanax I was on, it changed daily. It depended on how I felt ... Today was a bad day for me. I wanted to take a Xanax so bad. I felt so unsteady and thought I was going ... have a panic attack but I didn't and I did not take a Xanax . I do take Zoloft but the dose is small. I think if...
    ... being cut they could not help. As far as the dose of Xanax I was on, it changed daily. It depended on how I felt ... Today was a bad day for me. I wanted to take a Xanax so bad. I felt so unsteady and thought I was going ... have a panic attack but I didn't and I did not take a Xanax . I do take Zoloft but the dose is small. I think if...
    ... Hi nuke, how much xanax were you taking? its a useful med but shouldnt be ... and get back to work. some antibenzo groups say xanax causes panic attacks but I dont believe this...
    ... direct yourself. As far as drugs, I vote Klonopin vs. Xanax , less side effects, lasts longer(about 6-8 hours)...
    ... Hi nuke, how much xanax were you taking? its a useful med but shouldnt be ... and get back to work. some antibenzo groups say xanax causes panic attacks but I dont believe this I was ... taking 0.25mg when I quit the Xanax . I agree, I don't think the Xanax caused any of my...
    ... disorder require benzos. I went through 3 benzos. Xanax was way to fast acting and made me too tired. But...

  36. Paxil is evil!
    ... to become dependent. However I did get addictied to Xanax and the withdrawal was very hard to deal with. I am ... new here but will be posting my story soon. Avoid Xanax if at all possible or if you end up taking it you ... should only take it short term. Withdrawal from Xanax or other Benzo's can be very painfull. Barry...
    ... and panic attack sufferers seldom become addicted to xanax if its prescribed and taken sensibly, you can become ... dependant on xanax but this isnt the same as being addicted generally ... theres far too much mass hysteria about xanax , it has been widely promoted for panic attacks, but...
    ... ............now I am on 25mg of Zoloft and 2mg of Xanax per day..........and feeling better then I was......

  37. Just started having panic attacks, looking for help
    ... getting panicky. My doctor won't prescribe me anymore xanax and that seemed to help me through the real tough...
    ... getting panicky. My doctor won't prescribe me anymore xanax and that seemed to help me through the real tough...
    ... try amazon or a library IMO you need some more xanax , or any other benzo or valium type med, to calm you ... the zoloft is working, you may still need occasional xanax , etc Try other docs, older docs are generally less ... anti xanax.ask for some other benzo as xanax has a very bad reputation for being addictive, the...
    ... after only being on Zoloft for 6 days. I have three xanax (0.25 mg) pills i'm saving one for a horrible attack...
    ... getting panicky. My doctor won't prescribe me anymore xanax and that seemed to help me through the real tough...
    ... That I Can Do To Get Them To Go Away Is To Take A Xanax And An Anti-nausea Pill And Go For A Looong Drive...
    ... along can help, other times you need a benzo like Xanax or Valium to help out. Regular internists sometimes ... act like you are asking for heroin when you ask for Xanax (it is addictive). But, if you are taking Xanax for...

  38. Done with lexapro..wellbutrin help PLEASE!
    ... when we uped it to 15.He gave me diazepam?Is this xanax ? So we are trying that for a couple weeks...also i...

  39. Help with xanax, what is this pill?
    ... so that me now.... I see everyone writing about xanax . How is this pill?It has never been offered to me ... this would work better?What are the side effects of xanax ?Any info or opinions would help me.Thank you all and ... keep smiling....gossgal My experience with Xanax is that they are different from Valium in that they ... it to have your teeth done, Valium is better than Xanax as it has short term memory loss properties. What ... the time such as gas, shots, etc. Side effects of Xanax , see Benzodiazipane addictons, serious stuff...
    ... xanax , ativan and klonapin are all benzo or valium type ... sleepy your dose is too high and should be reduced xanax has been heavily promoted for panic attacks but the...
    ... xanax , ativan and klonapin are all benzo or valium type ... sleepy your dose is too high and should be reduced xanax has been heavily promoted for panic attacks but the...

  40. Extended Release Xanax
    ... I take Xanax XR three times per day.........as studies have shown ... is smoother for me..........when I was on regualar Xanax I felt dropped or low when it began to wear off.. ... ........the Xanax XR doesn't give me that dropped or worn off feeling ... I had to experiment a bit before figuring out that Xanax XR three times per day was what works for me........
    ... to expect. I still have a LOT of the fast-acting xanax , so I guess i'll just keep it handy for now in case...
    ... Hi, I was recently switched from regular xanax to xanax xr. I dont like it. I am supposed to take it in ... doc to ask to be switched back and he said that the xanax xr is the same thing and insinutated that i want the ... "high" feeling of the regular xanax . No. What I want is when i get an anxiety attack ... have something help within the normal 10-20 min that xanax did. I will be seeing a new doctor since only after...
    ... My doc prescribed 1mg xanax xr. I was also on 1mg of the regular xanax. I took ... the regular xanax twice a day most times, on real bad days 3 times. ... to get them filled the pharmacist warned him that xanax xr can be addicting because some people take two pills...
    ... XR isn't working for you. When I was still taking Xanax I asked my Doctor about the XR version and he told ... He told me to just stay on the original version of Xanax and split my dose up and spread it out over the course ... he told me that splitting the original version of Xanax up throughout the day would have the same if not a ... supply of XR costs, but when I was still taking regular Xanax a 30 day supply of the generic form of that was less...
    ... XR isn't working for you. When I was still taking Xanax I asked my Doctor about the XR version and he told ... He told me to just stay on the original version of Xanax and split my dose up and spread it out over the course ... he told me that splitting the original version of Xanax up throughout the day would have the same if not a ... supply of XR costs, but when I was still taking regular Xanax a 30 day supply of the generic form of that was less ... version works better. Hi Gracie, You are right, Xanax XR does not come in a generic form nor does it last ... feeling when it begins to wear off.........the regular Xanax did that to me.......... My concern now is how ... to go off the Xanax XR.......it does not come in a .25 dose and cannot ... Paxil...........it seems now as if the 2mg per day of Xanax XR is making me groggy/hungover feeling as well as...
    ... could give you some suggestions on weaning off of the Xanax XR, but I really don't know what to tell you. I weaned ... off of the regular Xanax with no problems, but I have a feeling it would be ... What I will tell you is that when I weaned off of the Xanax I did it almost the same way the pharmacist told you...
    ... XANAX XR helps patients focus on everyday living, instead ... help in certain people.Can't take SSRI'S so titrating xanax xr from 4 to 6 worked for me, everyone is differnent...

  41. please tell me what this means
    ... ....... I am down to 25mg of Zoloft and 2mg of Xanax XR per day.........the Ambien is gone now........been ... dropped from 100mg of Zoloft to 25mg...........4mg of Xanax to 2mg Xanax XR and 10mg of Ambien to none..........

  42. Has anyone read this book - Dont Panic???
    ... meantime, i'm gonna take the extended release version of xanax until I can get this phobia and panic disorder under...

  43. worried about heart rate
    ... i'm gonna ask for a new plan. I dont want to take xanax everyday for the rest of my life...nor the beta-blocker...

  44. Panic attacks are out of control !!!!!!!!
    ... this. Here's the deal. He has prescribed 2mg of xanax per day. I was doing fine only taking 1mg a day ... making me anxious to known i'm having to increase the xanax (as directed). I'm now up to 2mg per day and i still ... feel panicked. The xanax is calming things somewhat, but not like it used to...
    ... will help to calm the heart and goes well with the xanax , but the dose may need to be upped the xanax should ... lasts about 2 or 3 hours it helps to carry a few xanax tablets and disolve 1 under the tongue if hit by a...
    ... control. Also, do you think I should break the xanax up into .5mg at a time? My doc had said 2mg per day...
    ... I'm not a Doctor, and I only took 1/2 MG. of Xanax a day, but it worked much better for me if I cut the...

  45. Propranolol for Panic Attacks
    ... usually prescribed are anti-anxiety drugs such as Xanax (the "gold standard" for anti-anxiety drugs, and hence ... these are the more common ones). I've been on both Xanax and Ativan (on and off, more off than on) and find...
    ... usually prescribed are anti-anxiety drugs such as Xanax (the "gold standard" for anti-anxiety drugs, and hence ... these are the more common ones). I've been on both Xanax and Ativan (on and off, more off than on) and find...

  46. Pins and Needles in face and head!
    ... thought o.k. now I am having a heart attack! Grabbed my xanax and was about to call an ambulance but thought I should...

  47. Question about Paxil
    ... some more time. I am also taking a low dosage of Xanax along with the Paxil. Good Luck,...

  48. paxil, paroxetine, aropax, etc
    ... At one point i was on xanax and paxil and was doing fine with depression and anxiety ... a while my body was becoming very dependant on the xanax and i found myself slowly upping the dosage. Well ... help at all with panic attacks and depression. The xanax just took over. I think it may be difficult for ... that neurontransmitter more active. Benzos such as xanax increase the availability of GABA, which quiets all...

  49. It depends on the person...........
    ... the answer to the problem and ended up on 4-6mg of Xanax per day, 100mg of Zoloft per day (which is double ... ...... I am now down to 25mg of Zoloft, 2mg of Xanax XR and off the Ambien.........and I feel much better...
    ... xanax ix similar to valium and ambien is a strong sedative...

  50. New guy here
    ... for a 2nd time around. Also, what exactly does xanax do? Is it temp relief for panic? thanks for anyone...
    ... Cindy I would be more than afraid to take Xanax if I weren't already addicted. Granted, it stops panic ... would rather go through heroin withdrawls again than Xanax . Why start? It is such a strange drug that it actually ... depression, which I quit, I would have never have taken Xanax , which they gave me to counteract the side effects ... of Prozac. Xanax should be banned IMHO....
    ... Martica mentioned that have had great success with Xanax . I took a very low dose everyday for seven years ... my panic disorder and nothing else worked for me. Xanax gave me my life back when nothing else did. Everyone...

  51. Do not be afraid to live with taking meds its better than pd
    ... stop? You are not an addict if you take klonopin or xanax long term. You are treating an illness. Pdocs know...

  52. Do these meds really help or what?
    ... try a homeopath. My doctor had me on eight mg of Xanax a day along with 80 mg of Prozac. Well, I knew that ... while reading someone else's post. I was taking the Xanax for sleep. Each night I took them and then zonked ... When I got off of the Prozac I was hooked on the Xanax . The bottle and the doctors orders stated, "Take at...
    ... 8mg xanax is very high and such a dose should be taken in divided ... or so hours, in general its not advisable to take xanax before bed, unless you cant sleep, even though, Xanax...
    ... 8mg xanax is very high and such a dose should be taken in divided ... or so hours, in general its not advisable to take xanax before bed, unless you cant sleep, even though, Xanax ... having anxiety attacks and headaches in the daytime, Xanax withdrawls. Then by bedtime I ate the eight (now down ... and body were tired. However, if I didn't take the Xanax , nothing put me to sleep. I have never taken Lexpro...
    ... try a homeopath. My doctor had me on eight mg of Xanax a day along with 80 mg of Prozac. Well, I knew that ... while reading someone else's post. I was taking the Xanax for sleep. Each night I took them and then zonked ... When I got off of the Prozac I was hooked on the Xanax . The bottle and the doctors orders stated, "Take at ... of people from endless suffering. Withdrawals from Xanax definately include panic attacks, so like you said...

  53. Anyone have tingling numbness and burning in face and neck during a panic attack?
    ... imipramine which worked in the past and have some xanax . Thanks for your help, I will be popping in and out...

  54. info on celexa and klonopin
    ... my opinion is positive but impartial. I was using Xanax before Klonopin and the Xanax made me dizzy among...
    ... don't have any from the Klonopin, but did from the xanax . The xanax left me shakey & hyper when it would wear...
    ... Klonopin works great for me. It is similar to xanax , but lasts longer & you don't get that shakey feeling ... when it wears off. Xanax kicks in within 10 to 15 mins, but for me, Klonopin ... regular basis, supposed to be less addictive than xanax too. It is a benzo, where as celexa is an anti...

  55. Switched From Xanax To Ativan .. advice pls
    ... Hi, Just wondering why you switched from xanax ? Was it not working for you? Xanax works GREAT for...
    ... I was on Xanax .5 twice a day .. I was only taking .25 twice a day...
    ... She told me she didn't want to keep my on Xanax due to the addiction potential ..I was on Klonopin ... has made me feel "heavy" and hasnt worked like the Xanax did .. I hope it works out .. ty for the replies...

  56. Can anyone help me taper xanax down?
    ... Hi, I just recently went off of xanax after 4 years. (I'm back on btw, because of recent...

  57. 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...
    ... ambien is similar to a benzo and along with the xanax may well be making you groggy, these meds act quickly...
    ... out that it is also sedating..........and mixed with Xanax and Ambien can compound the grogginess and tired feeling ... .........Although I am sure the Xanax and Ambien alone make me feel pretty relaxed..... ... stop taking it.........so that will put me at 2mg of Xanax XR.........which he says he is going to change to...
    ... out that it is also sedating..........and mixed with Xanax and Ambien can compound the grogginess and tired feeling ... .........Although I am sure the Xanax and Ambien alone make me feel pretty relaxed..... ... stop taking it.........so that will put me at 2mg of Xanax XR.........which he says he is going to change to...
    ... me on days when I take the Zyrtec to skip a dose of Xanax ...........but that concerns me that I might have withdrawal ... stuff, so I only took .5 instead of 1mg this am of my Xanax XR..........I hope this works..........I don't want...

  58. Personal Questions......
    ... down battle, until 5 years ago started steady with xanax ....was panic free for a long time. I had tried everything...
    ... untill after the drug use. I am on lexapro 10mg and xanax .5. I have only just tried my first med 8 months ago...

  59. Is it genetic?
    ... doesnt need it anymore. I know a cousin of mine is on xanax for her panic disorder....

  60. Hi, I'm new here
    ... you all, Have you tried quick acting meds. like Xanax or Ativan? Mind you, these are very addicting if ... and they are in your system within 20-30 minutes. Xanax gave me my panic filled life back!...
    ... back then including: Faverin, Zoloft, Anafranil with Xanax and then Efexor with Xanax. Now I am taking Prozac ... and Xanax but on low dosages as I am trying for another baby...
    ... back then including: Faverin, Zoloft, Anafranil with Xanax and then Efexor with Xanax. Now I am taking Prozac ... and Xanax but on low dosages as I am trying for another baby ... Zoloft (SSRI) through-out my pregnancy, I quit the Xanax immediately when I found out I was pregnant. I had...
    ... Zoloft (SSRI) through-out my pregnancy, I quit the Xanax immediately when I found out I was pregnant. I had...
    ... The one thing my OB said was that benzo's (ativan, xanax , etc) were a strict no no during the first trimester...

  61. Benzo's for panic
    ... As a matter of fact, he had to talk me into taking xanax for the long term. I'm one of those worry-wart kinda ... out later this year that suppose to work better than xanax with no addictive potential. The next time I go in...
    ... out later this year that suppose to work better than xanax with no addictive potential. The next time I go in ... really. Do you know what its called. I've been on xanax on and off for 5 years. It really really helps me...
    ... venting. Its just frustrating I just know that Xanax gave me my life back. I was so bad at one point I ... became agoraphobic. Xanax was the only thing that helped me. Yes, this drug ... isn't it? I will admit that when I weaned off of Xanax I was taking 3mg. daily and it took me almost a year...

  62. combining different meds and natural remedies
    ... Thanks for that info. I don't take SSI's, but I am on xanax . My doc has me taking 1mg a.m. and 1mg p.m. I was ... onsidering taking the SAMe for my daytime does and skip the xanax a.m. dose. And then I could have the a.m. and p.m ... . covered. SAMe 9:00 a.m. and the 1mg xanax at 5:00 p.m. Is that enough time in between to minimize ... were they? 3) are you taking an anti-anxiety med ( xanax or klonopin?) I do intend to discuss this with...
    ... Maybe i'll wait before combining anything with the xanax . I don't know what class of drug the Sam e is in ... . All I take right now is the benzo ( xanax ) 1mg per day. I was trying to supplement with something...
    ... to think there's something wrong with me. I took Xanax everyday for seven years and never once upped my dose...
    ... Graciecat, I'm just curious....what dosage of xanax did you take for 7 years? Did you spread it up throughout ... supplement with something else that is less addicting than xanax . My doc is a true believer in meds and wants me to...

  63. Symptoms - Heart Pain, Difficult Breathing, Fainting, Chocking, Weak, Go Crazy...etc
    ... down from 100 mg to 25mg so far), the Ambien and the Xanax eventually..........for now I think he just wants...
    ... down from 100 mg to 25mg so far), the Ambien and the Xanax eventually..........for now I think he just wants...

  64. Understanding panic/anxiety attacks.
    ... new girlfriend, you get the picture, who prescribed Xanax , as many as you want to take a day. He bragged to...
    ... new girlfriend, you get the picture, who prescribed Xanax , as many as you want to take a day. He bragged to ... please let me know. How much are you taking of Xanax ? I was on it for 7 years. It was one of the hardest ... weeks. Just depended on the situation. I know that Xanax is one of the most addictive drugs around today, but...
    ... want to jump out a window. My doc has me on 2mg xanax per day. 1mg a.m. and 1mg p.m. I really would like ... replace the a.m. does with something else other than xanax . I don't mind doing xanax at night to give me a restful...
    ... want to jump out a window. My doc has me on 2mg xanax per day. 1mg a.m. and 1mg p.m. I really would like ... replace the a.m. does with something else other than xanax . I don't mind doing xanax at night to give me a restful ... that your still having panic attacks while taking Xanax . When do they usually occur? Xanax does not stay ... are other meds out there that aren't as addicting as Xanax and some SSRI's like Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor..can help ... that. You never did say why you want to cut down on Xanax . Is it because you know its addicting or because...
    ... it doesn't matter how long it takes to wean off the Xanax , the slower the better.............I am down to 2mg...
    ... purrsia, what was your formula to get off xanax ? I was on only a 1mg daily for 1year and took me ... really taper off completely. But after 6months of no xanax , my stress came back once I was in full gear at work ... been 5 months now). is there another drug like xanax that i can take or this is my destiny? i really appreciate...
    ... purrsia, what was your formula to get off xanax ? I was on only a 1mg daily for 1year and took me ... really taper off completely. But after 6months of no xanax , my stress came back once I was in full gear at work ... been 5 months now). is there another drug like xanax that i can take or this is my destiny? i really appreciate ... God bless you. It took me one year to wean off of Xanax . I was on 3 mg. I tried cutting .5 every couple weeks ... There are alot of meds that you can take for panic. Xanax and Ativan are the two fastest acting pills though ... to 30 minutes to start working. Thats why I liked Xanax so much, but it doesn't stay in your system very long ... you'll know. Maybe, when you tapered off your Xanax , you wasn't ready yet. This med. although extremely...
    ... extremely helpful. My doc wants me to take the xanax twice per day - 1mg in the a.m. and 1mg in the p ... m. dose. I don't take the 1mg in the a.m. because xanax is addicting and I dont want to put that much of the ... something else (less addicting) to supplement with the xanax so that I can stay on the xanax once per day schedule ... . So to answer your questions, YES xanax works! But I dont want to take more of it. Do ... knowledge of natural supplements that work well with xanax that can help panic attacks. I must admit that xanax ... later this year. My doc told me it works better than xanax and is NOT addicting. I'll get the name of it the...

  65. Sleep Patterns???
    ... Zoloft first and the Ambien and leave me with the Xanax and see how I am doing...........then we go from there...
    ... swore never to take it again.......but now I am on Xanax which is just as bad if not worse as far as being ... tossed and turned........and I had taken my .5 dose of Xanax and 10mg of Ambien before I went to bed.............

  66. panic with bowel movement? Anybody else?
    ... bad phobia. It was horrible. Now its better with xanax and the panic's not there. It is still very hard for...
    ... feeling pretty sick though. I have started to taper xanax and don't know if that's why I'm so nauseous or not...
    ... nauseous to begin with. All this time I was tapering xanax and was doing good, but now I am feeling very nauseous ... don't know if I have a virus or withdrawal from the xanax or if it's all the stress catching up to me. I just...

  67. Anyone have these? teeth ache, upper back pains and chest tightness!
    ... my neurologist. He said he wasn't going to fill my xanax prescription anymore even though I really only use...

  68. Update continued..............
    ... there done that........... So I am still on 2mg of Xanax XR per day, 10mg of Ambien at bedtime and 25mg of ... about 4 weeks ago I was on 100mg of Zoloft, 4mg of Xanax and the Ambien..........I see progress..........just ... He did say that he is no hurry to take me off the Xanax ...........but does want to take me off Ambien and...
    ... re weaned, or does he just want to keep you on the xanax ? I had a horrible nite last nite, thought I'd end ... down & nap, but couldn't so I got up & took a half xanax & the rest of my meds & went to bed. Slept 13 hours...
    ... woohoo.........still on 25mg of Zoloft and 2mg of Xanax per day..........that's a big drop considering that ... around four weeks ago I was on 100mg of Zoloft, 4mg of Xanax and 10mg of Ambien a day.......... The Pdoc phoned ... leave me on the 25mg of Zoloft and start weaning the Xanax or I can just do what he says and hope it doesn't...
    ... my body can tolerate better.......... As for the Xanax XR, I really would like to get it down to maybe 1mg ... ......so tapering off will include adding regular Xanax to the mix (it dropped me when it wore off and the...
    ... I had the same problem with regular xanax , like you I knew when it wore off & it left me shakey...
    ... right now is not with the Zoloft........it is with the Xanax XR......because I feel as if my thinking is affected ... just feel a bit drugged and wonder if getting the Xanax dose down would make a difference......... The ... with those two doses.......then to take .5 of the Xanax XR every other day for a while......then every third ... I think someone on here had tapered off regular Xanax that way.........by spreading out the time gradually ... can't think straight at times and it seems as if the Xanax is what is doing that to me........I have calmed down ... now and I think my body doesn't need that much Xanax anymore and so it is making my brain processes slower...
    ... quick update. I slowly moved my afternoon dose of Xanax XR closer to my night time dose...........until last...

  69. Help, they're starting again
    ... much of anything for my panic attacks but I am on xanax also, so it is hard to determine. My Psychratrist...

  70. lexapro info please!
    ... no better. Im also on 2000mg keppra(seizures)/1mg xanax xr/zanaflex(muscle relaxer)/and just also started...
    ... no better. Im also on 2000mg keppra(seizures)/1mg xanax xr/zanaflex(muscle relaxer)/and just also started...

  71. Flying, How???? help....
    ... My son takes xanax when he has to fly, it's the only time he takes any ... to him. This last time he had to fly, he said the xanax was the answer & no panic attack....

  72. benzos
    ... in fact are only taking the equivilant of 0.5mg of xanax in 24 hours which is very low dosage. This amount ... took the "general lowest dosage recomendation" of xanax for panic disorder, not anxiety disorder, equivilant ... would be 8mg of ativan strenght in 24 hours or 4mg of xanax . I have been on 4mg of xanax and other medications...

  73. losing my mind
    ... is the first choice lasting longer then Ativan or xanax . These can be used in combination with an anti-depressant ... If that does not do the trick, then I would go with xanax only because it has a long time of usage by sufferers ... over ativan. Xanax only lasts for 5 - 7 hours where klonopin can last...
    ... panic attacks for some but not all, valium type meds, xanax , etc wortk for everyone but can be hard to get as...

  74. Panic/Anxiety Attack Recovery
    ... periods??? My doctor also wrote me a prescription for Xanax in the event I have another severe attack I can take ... prescription and don't plan to either because I know Xanax is a seriously hard drug to kick once it's taken. ... this, I still have to go to work everyday, so taking Xanax would not be in my favor IMHO... Thanks!!! ...

  75. Obsessing???
    ... to reduce it down to half and switch my 1mg dose of Xanax to bedtime and then .5 in the morning and .5 in the...
    ... feel? He is also in no hurry to get me off the Xanax ..........he says as long as I keep it at a steady ... .......he did say he may switch me to the regular Xanax instead of XR......... Well, better run, have to...
    ... must stable again. What ever you do, don't drop the xanax on a regular basis, you will really feel the effects...
    ... info, Have a great Saturday, Kaytee:-) PS The Xanax is not going anywhere until all the rest is out of ... going through...........I did ask the pdoc if the Xanax was what was mood swinging me and he said no, not...
    ... to reduce it down to half and switch my 1mg dose of Xanax to bedtime and then .5 in the morning and .5 in the...