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  1. Xanax for Anxiety
    ... I've taken both Lexapro and Xanax with great success and no side effects. Do not get ... not even so sure your "side effects" are due to the Xanax anyways. They sound more like symptoms of Anxiety ... medication, I've had great success with both Lexapro and Xanax . Hang in there, -James...

  2. Increased anxiety on meds
    ... weeks. It also increased my anxiety and my Dr gave me Xanax to take along with it. In the end and this was just...
    ... I do have Xanax in case I have a panic attack, but I'm kind of scared...
    ... My suggestion would be to take the xanax that is why the Dr gave it to you. It was my saving...
    ... I agree; take your Xanax . It's really effective and has minimal side effects...

  3. Hubby is giving me more anxiety!
    ... believe). The only drugs that help me are Valium and Xanax , which I take on an as needed basis..not everyday...

  4. Very Anxious
    ... panic attack because I am running out too early on my Xanax . I am 41 yrs old. When will life feel worth living...
    ... ocean - my dream! I still have panic attacks and take Xanax ......... and cannot get a job which is upsetting and...

  5. Zoloft Side Effects Over Time
    ... and should stop after a few weeks (and she gave me Xanax to tide me over until then), but should I expect the...

  6. Nocturnal panic attacks
    ... the only thing that has been helping me is to take a xanax every night before I go to bed. Usually a months ... am hoping when they kick in I can stop taking the xanax again. If you find something that helps let me...
    ... for three years. They come and go. Dr. prescribed Xanax and I take one half of a .5 mg. Sometimes I even break...

  7. xanax for 12 years - told to stop TODAY
    ... thanks could anyone help please? OMG ... :) Xanax is not for treatment ... thats why you dose increases...
    ... I saying anything wrong ? :) I just comment that xanax is not a major treatment for anxiety ... I can't...

  8. Anxiety, what else??
    ... I had head zaps while coming off Xanax and during my tapering of Xanax. It was weird but ... I was pretty sure it was the meds. I'm off Xanax now for 2 wks and my head zaps are gone. I did also ... twitching, prickly feeling through out my body on the Xanax and while tapering. So most likely it's the meds....

  9. Anxiety Meds
    ... I use xanax whenever i have lots of anxiety...maybe once or twice...
    ... sleepy. I am really sensitive to meds. I also tried Xanax XR and I didn't care for the way I felt on that. I ... have also used Xanax in the past and it's good but not for long term use...
    ... would kill my appetite completly but I am on so much xanax that I can now eat. I am a true beliver give whatever...

  10. Anyone else suffer from life-long anxiety?
    ... something). I have never tried the addictive drugs ( Xanax , etc) because my doctor won't give them to me. I...
    ... inside my throat(rarely happened). Relief after I take Xanax ... My symptoms were little relief after I take...

  11. Citalopram
    ... I'm going out of my mind. Oh an also he put me on Xanax for my nerves. I have no patience and seem to be ovewhelmed...

  12. xanax,lexapro & memory problems
    ... have this proplem? i have been on lexapro 10mg, & xanax .25 for 2 years for gad. lately it seems like my short...
    ... I take 20 mg lexapro and .5 mg xanax . I have found that the lexapro works best for me ... if I take it in the morning and I take the xanax at night to help me sleep. I have been taking them...
    ... problem with it. i take my lexapro in the am too & the xanax in the evening....

  13. xanax and pounding heart
    ... hope i never got a pounding heart rate after taking xanax , it would calm my heart rate. maybe your still having ... tackacardia )can go together. when i first started taking xanax i also took toprel ( beta blocker, blood pressure...
    ... I haven't noticed that when taking Xanax. Infact, Xanax has been one of the most user friendly drugs I have ... are affected by anxiety. How long have you been on xanax ?...

  14. Anyone else?
    ... still going. I feel all my symptoms are from taking Xanax for a year 3 times a day. Something you shouldn't ... for that long time its not recomended. I've been off xanax for about 2 wks and am already feeling better. I still...

  15. I don't know what to do anymore. Please help me!
    ... you can't take it anymore, I advice you to take an Xanax , just when the anxiety go worst ... ;) I know the...

  16. Have you lost your confidence?
    ... today. I just want my life back!!!! I tried prozac and Xanax XR in the past year. Prozac about did me in. Horrible ... there again. I could literally not leave the house. Xanax XR just made me non-functioning. Too tired. Hang...
    ... his sippy cup of Apple Juice and taking my emergency Xanax I had in my purse. I sat there in the parking lot ... know it gave me more energy at the time. I also took xanax then. Hang in there! I would be glad to be supportive...
    ... without a panic attack (mind you I have the emergency xanax in my bag). In the last couple of months I've had ... recently lexapro (which made me a bit manic) and I have xanax in my bag but I don't like it because it makes me...

  17. xanax xr for anxiety/panic disorder
    ... I was prescribed Xanax XR for the same reason as you. I do not generally ... well with Anti-depressants. I also could not take the Xanax XR- I was way too sleepy and in this fog. I went back...
    ... You know to be honest I didn't stay on the Xanax XR very long. Maybe less than a week. I just didn ... tired (without) that foggy feeling I had with the Xanax XR. You might try it at night. One of the problems...

  18. need more reassurance to try Zoloft
    ... recommendation is to ask your doctor for something like xanax or ativan to get through the initial weeks. Ativan...

  19. Can Anyone Help Reassure Me That I Am Not Dying?
    ... ok and you will be. I am. I"m also tapering offf my xanax that I've been on for a year, and I never felt better ... . I think the xanax messed me up bad, moody, feeling foggy, derealization...

  20. I am going crazy, Do I need to go back on Meds HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... I have been off lexapro since April, I take Xanax twice a day, I started to feel dizzy this morning ... feel the panic start. Is this normal? I just took a xanax hoping it will calm me enough to make the dizziness...
    ... went to the Dr. yesterday and he put me on prozac and xanax xr said this is the one that causes the least amount...

  21. ativan
    ... For me ativan works on anxiety, similiar to xanax and such. I take tiny amounts as needed. A .5mg...

  22. OCD behaviors
    ... starting to go to my therapist more often and I do have xanax for panic attacks. I just hope that it gets better...

  23. xanax xr anxiety does it help testimonials
    ... your doctor. You can become physically dependent on xanax , even if taken as prescribed. You cannot stop them...

  24. Weird Driving Anxiety?
    ... have tried -desentization (baby steps) -hypnosis - xanax -low dose of zoloft -beta blockers. None worked. ...
    ... to trial and error. For example, you mentioned the Xanax didn't really help. I take Xanax on an as-needed ... given me back some of my life. If it wasn't for the Xanax , I'd probably be a shut--in or something!!! I think...

  25. First day of Lexapro--help!
    ... decided to start a daily pill again rather than the Xanax which I was taking almost daily to cope. My doc prescribed...

  26. Desperately seeking advice....and a bit of support if possible....
    ... to say take meds cause I myself am tapering off of xanax now and feel I really don't want any meds in my system ... anxiety alot better than before. But without having xanax to get me through I would of never made it. Sometimes ... for long. Just be aware of the addiction of Benzos ( xanax , valium , ativan)etc..I am currently battling a dizziness ... positive is I am healthy. I think my long term use of xanax might have caused my dizziness? Not sure no proof...

  27. I feel Like I am Losing My Mind
    ... said screw it I gotta fight this stuff. I've been on xanax for a year, but decided to wean myself off and that...
    ... might help somehow. I stated that I was tapering my xanax I'm down to .25mg a day then I'll take half of that ... in my body. it's either a withdrawal symptom from xanax or it's normal crap. Before i had anxiety i can remember...

  28. nervous breakdown?? bi-polar??
    ... odiazepines are anti-anxiety medications, such as Klonopin, Xanax , Ativan, and Valium. Some people take a benzo each...

  29. chest
    ... paxil due to weight gain a few months ago, still on xanax , I am noticing my symptoms are coming back but alos...

  30. I think it is rearing its head this time the symptoms are different
    ... since the ssri is causing weight gain, staying on Xanax 0.5 but I have been taking only half of that twice ... panicking over it, I dont know what to do, I ran for my xanax now I feel a little better. I just cant handle the...
    ... the SSRI because of the weight gain and staying with Xanax although that isnt working anymore either. I am at...
    ... Lexapro, Zoloft, Elavil, and I've also tried the Xanax as needed. Let me tell you, Xanax is the worst for ... stressed and wake up with terrible panic attacks but Xanax actually makes them worse later. The attacks are ... a lot less frequent when I don't take Xanax during the day. Sorry to be so negative on everything ... antidepressants and feel like nothing works. And I know Xanax is life saver for some. I just wanted to express...

  31. anxiaty attack and panic attack
    ... because I did not want to gain any weight, I take xanax but fear it isnt working anymore. I may have to go ... back on lexapro and change from xanax to something else that will work. Maybe you need to...

  32. Desperate!!! Has Anyone Felt Like This On Xanax?
    ... dizziness and problems your having is this while your on xanax or not on it. I'v tried Xanax and it worked at sedating...
    ... to much everything makes me feel crappy except the xanax . I wonder if the xanax is giving me this weird feeling...
    ... Hi Hope I have read about ototoxic meds and xanax is on the list. But I've been to 2 ENT docs one which...
    ... Hey, Holly. I'm on Xanax , too, for panic and anxiety. Was just reading through ... think you said you're weaning yourself off of the Xanax , right? Have you noticed any improvement, even just...
    ... updated. Also i decided to take a higher dose of my xanax today just to see the results and it helped alittle...
    ... just posted while you were. lol I am tapering the xanax , but i took a higher dose and do feel alittle better ... wanted to try it to see what happened, my taper off xanax will take me a month, i did it in april and was fine...
    ... anxiety episode of about a month in March. I took xanax .25 twice a day. I did the ENT tests and they think ... shut. Anyway, I started zoloft while I tapered off of xanax and now I'm just on zoloft and taking nasacort at ... standing. So, for me, whether it was getting rid of xanax , starting zoloft or starting nasacort...one of those...
    ... hunt how long did you taper off the xanax ? I am taking .25mg 2 times day now. then I'm going...
    ... suffered like me. I noted that I was tapering the xanax and I am done. I took my last pill tuesday July 1st ... effects from taking benzo's. I am convinced that the xanax has screwed up my brain. I've read that many people...

  33. Having trouble getting off ativan .. your opinion please
    ... fine to stop if only after 3 wks, I'm weaning off xanax right now and that will take me a month or longer...

  34. I am just about at my wit's end. Is it stress or anxiety?
    ... to this job. She's really nice. My Dr. gave Xanax last year .25mg 3/day before a big exam I took for...

  35. can you take xanax with paxil
    ... you that my prescription from a pyschiatrist is both Xanax (.5 at breakfast/lunch/dinner and 1mg before bed)...
    ... interaction or danger there at all. You can take xanax regularly for a few days while your body gets used...

  36. Is anybody else take Klonopin, xanax or other benzo alone ? (without antideoressant)
    ... seems to work fairly well. I have my trusty 0.25 mg Xanax as back-up in case I need it (I rarely do). But I...
    ... My doctor wants me to take just xanax xr for awhile everyday and see how I do. I am scared ... to, because I know xanax works for me when I really need it, and I am scared...

  37. Psychologists
    ... My doctor prescribed me with a medication called Xanax and that does help with my anxiety. Maybe you could...

  38. recurring
    ... running through my body I fight off the medication, xanax that is supposed me to help me calm and sleep. Any...

  39. hi i am new to this board an anxiety
    ... thinking about it but i need some help with this. xanax only goes so far for me. i feel like i need to drink...

  40. Been a while since I have been here need help please
    ... gained too much weight so went to lexapro, came off of xanax until recently, I have been working out at the gym ... it is freaking me out to the point I run to get a xanax , I feel like I am losing it again, my feet and hands...
    ... by the way I have a Dr appt tomorrow for xanax refills and I already told him I came off of everything...
    ... and seen my Dr yesterday, he gave me refills on my Xanax . I guess I will stick to the Xanax for a while and...

  41. possiable anxiety symptoms Help!!!
    ... which were difficult at first) and the very occasional xanax . I was tested for all sorts of breathing disorders...

  42. ugh.. struggling big time.
    ... or two, just until the cymbalta kicks in. Valium, Xanax , Ativan, quite safe for a couple of weeks, and can...

  43. Any help please?
    ... Maybe your doctor can give you some ativan or xanax for short term. I think they work better than valium...

  44. Valium or clonazepam for public speaking?
    ... both are low doses.... 5mg Valium, or 0.5mg Xanax might be more appropriate...

  45. Please help ..... need info...
    ... months ago after 44 years of perfect health I was given xanax and ambian. The xanax worked great, within 30 minutes ... relaxed and back to normal. But, over the months, the xanax stoped working altogather regardless of dosage so...
    ... you. I am trying to tough it out without taking any xanax . I have it in my purse but I am afraid to get started...

  46. Is it Anxiety?
    ... agnostically proscribe a fast acting anti-anxiety med like xanax for weekend etc. and see what the symptoms do if...

  47. popular anxiety meds
    ... most popular with minimal side effects??? I was on xanax but it made me waay too drowsy, and i dont want to...
    ... worked well for me and doesn't make me as tired as xanax or valium. It should be taken on an "as needed" basis...

  48. Zanex
    ... xanax doesn't make you bend elbow ,,,but I have noticed...
    ... I know several people ( me included ) who now take Xanax or have taken it in the past. None of those people...
    ... m NOT jumping on the "You can become dependent on Xanax so don't take it at all" bandwagon in any way because...

  49. Advice for generalized/social anxiety
    ... mixed, and have chronic insomnia. I was put on Xanax three years ago... and sometimes go for days without ... taking a Xanax at all... and I take 0.5mg to 2mg every 6 hours as ... it to help me sleep... the Restoril is a benzo like Xanax and Klonopin and it helps with anxiety at night.. ... Restoril helps at night. The only problem is that Xanax , Klonopin, and Restoril are addictive. I have been ... Zoloft and Paxil seem like a good option... maybe with Xanax or Vistaril as needed, and Trazodone or Remeron for...

  50. what is the thruth on lexapro
    ... but the weight is too much to handle. So I stay with Xanax as needed which is more often than I would like....

  51. Help me I am desperate
    ... you're having. I also suffer from anxiety but take xanax for it which I find works well. I have tried other...
    ... you're having. I also suffer from anxiety but take xanax for it which I find works well. I have tried other...

  52. Getting On a Plane
    ... yes, Xanax ...it works wonders for flying. I actually started...
    ... Thanks all for the advice all. Xanax out of the question due to alcohol abuse (yup got...
    ... planes, airports and the such. I tried hypnotherapy and Xanax , Valium and even homeopathic remedy. Started when...

  53. Needed: Miracle Drug for Anxiety
    ... feeling of well-being & euphoria. Is that what Xanax is? Or...are there new medications on the market...
    ... If you have a history of dependency, Xanax might not be a good forst choice, as you might end ... but would make a more sensible starting point than Xanax etc. Also, therapy is just as important as pills...
    ... Staying on topic...how is Zoloft different from Xanax (if it actually is)...& would that be a good choice...
    ... inhibiting its reuptake, it is an antidepressant Xanax works by binding to GABA receptors in the brain, it ... tranquiliser Totaly different mechanisms of action. Xanax is habit forming Zoloft is not...

  54. Need help with anxiety
    ... A short course (maybe 2 weeks) of tranquilisers ( Xanax , Valium, Ativan) can help you over this crisis with...

  55. herbal supplements for anxiety/panic?
    ... but do not take it with anti-anxiety medicines like Xanax or Ativan. Try drinking chamomile tea. Or valerian...

  56. Massive anxiety...
    ... mention the next couple of weeks. I've been taking xanax to sleep but my supply is running low...I do have...
    ... long. When things get very bad, I have to take xanax too....

  57. Would you guys help me if I try another SSRI??
    ... benefits. It has been so worth it to me. I took xanax to help with the anxiety that was big help also....

  58. Wellbutrin for Anxiety
    ... does not help my anxiety. Drugs like activan and xanax are specifically for anxiety. Wellbutrin acts more...
    ... I can take the 300mg wellbutrin fine with a little xanax during the day, but I don't think my dr. will go for...

  59. Panic attacks cannot drive over certain bridges
    ... My one doctor recommended I take a xanax . I haven't tried it yet. Xanax doesnt make me...
    ... to cross two rivers to get there. I had to take a xanax . I don't think I will ever be able to do that. ...

  60. Nocternal Anxiety attacks.
    ... doctor said it was anxiety, and she prescribed me some Xanax to relax me, which helped (I still take it sometimes ... my life and I can rest easier at night... but the Xanax is always there if I need help sleeping. I heard...

  61. can anbody tell me their fears from anxiety?
    ... made me feel real weird. So I stopped. I have some xanax to take too if need be. I keep that on standby too...
    ... almost overwhelming to survive. i am taking 3-4 mg of XANAX a day to survive, i cannot tolerate any antidpressants ... out on them all. now i'm trying to stay down to 3 xanax a day and by the time my second one is due, i feel...
    ... the way anti depressants make me feel but I do carry xanax in my bag for emergencies. Right up there with you...
    ... don't you get a Rx for an anti-anxiety drug, like xanax or ativan. Yes, doctors will say, Oh you can get addicted...

  62. This Anxiety Is Almost Too Much To Deal With Sometimes!
    ... have to take medication. I am currently on paxil and xanax . I feel so much better. When i first started the paxil...

  63. Xanax experiences?
    ... like for someone with anxiety issues who has been on Xanax . Thank you so much! I talk to my mom about this stuff...
    ... for sure but I think a rebound effect is when the Xanax wears off and the anxiety comes back worse than ever ... ... I think Xanax made me a big hyper and aggressive when I was coming ... have you tried CBT - cognitive behavioural therapy? Xanax is a good short term helper but not a good long term...
    ... My husband has been on Xanax for over 10 years for panic disorder. He has the ... .as long as he stayed home. :(Needless to say Xanax has been a life saver for him but he wishes he would...
    ... Xanax is a great drug for anxiety and panic. I took it for...

  64. Wonder if I should just persevere with an SSRI??
    ... different my anxiety and depression increased but i took xanax with it to help and posted here alot for support and...

  65. Zoloft--How long before it kicks in?
    ... I am gonna try to tough it out. I will just take a xanax if it gets real bad. I don't know.....I am glad you...

  66. maybe someone can help me?
    ... starting paxil and it is working great for me along with xanax . i would suggest you go back to your dr and tell him...

  67. Afraid to take anti depressants
    ... because Ive worked myself up... I have even taken 1/2 xanax and thats not even working!! I really need to do...
    ... because they are a "build up" in your system drug unlike xanax which I was given to get me immediately under control...
    ... meds because i panic on taking any of them. i take xanax and paxil now and i feel good finally. i think the...
    ... go on some Celexa (anti depressant) 20 mg and also xanax to take as needed. I am a paranoid freak about taking ... through my problems without the drugs. I will take the xanax if I need to. I just like knowing its in my purse...
    ... you may want to ask your dr to prescribe you some xanax while you get through this period. be patient and...

  68. paxil
    ... take it when i wanted to quit.also if you can get xanax or valium to help you while you are starting it that...

  69. How to stop Lexapro?
    ... weeks, I had withdrawls but got through them, I have xanax just in case. try that.;)...

  70. Need help through rough times
    ... big mistake. yesterday i just took the whole 20 and xanax and thought i would just sleep a couple hours and...

  71. Clonazepam Dependence Question.
    ... on edge. Next psychiatrist visit I was switched to Xanax which I've been taking for two years now and pretty ... helped me a bit with my question about my dosage on Xanax , I had a pretty long story and a good amount of tabs...

  72. Hopefully someone can relate...
    ... 10mg of Lexapro, and gave me a script for .5mg of Xanax to take as needed, especially to help me sleep. All ... November of 2007 until March. I felt great...def took the Xanax when I knew I needed it...flying, doctor appts, sleepless ... take it. I have to ration out the remainder of my Xanax ...it's the only thing that is helping me get by. ...
    ... unbalanced pretty easy.... been on 2 meds (zoloft and xanax ) and been doing great so far... I'm no expert but...
    ... went four times, i felt it was'nt helping. i'm on xanax and a antidepressant and have been for years. i'm...

  73. Paxil start up ,,, Im having panic attacks
    ... mind just felt out of control. I took a quarter of .5 xanax to see if that helped it did some. I am starting paxil...
    ... when i first started it on the 4th i had to take a xanax about half hour after i took it because of panic/ ... anxiety, I have went all day without taking a xanax .Have had anxiety and the trembling shaky feeling inside...

  74. Xanax withdrawal leads to questions...
    ... our ilness or situaition, but thats an awful lot of xanax everyday. I get scripts for them too and i am afraid ... If your going to take pills for a long while (esp. xanax )---take it as slow as possible Take it slow. I want ... to take 5 or 6 mg of xanax a day. I am 29 married with career and bad anxiety ... these days and i take a lot to be blunt. But yes-- xanax withdawels are no joke (i hear). I was never "my thing...
    ... Chris, If you are feeling pretty good on 1 mg of xanax a day, I think you should not even consider increasing ... given - I'm actually surprised a dr would prescribe xanax on a regular basis for someone as young as you are ... what is best for you. You probably don't need the xanax at all anymore ;) Best wishes, JB...
    ... Depakote, but back to original dosage) and both agreed a Xanax increase is out of the question, so no worries there ... from recent experience) and my father was scripted Xanax also, but was weaned off very very slowly, and he ... said it was no fun. "I want to take 5 or 6 mg of xanax a day" -Boogie I NEVER wanted to take xanax or valium ... handle my life. Yes I have a physical dependence on Xanax , but I am NOT addicted, theres a big difference. ... led to a three day hospitalization. Then next was xanax , again a low dose to start and just worked my way ... high tolerance. To regards on my doctor scripting xanax : I wasnt prescribed that until two years ago. Also...

  75. aniexty over health problem!
    ... i need to relax, but its so hard to do!!! iam on xanax , so i just took one of those to help myself.. do...