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  1. what is this icky feeling???!!
    ... no medication, i am prescribed xanax for nitetime panic/insomnia. I just started a new ... calm, I thought) until 3:30 am I finally took some xanax . So, now I feel extra bad becuase I am exhausted...

  2. Seeking Ativan users
    ... really needing to find others who also take Ativan (or xanax or any other benzo) for anxiety. Can I be dependent...

  3. Woke up feeling this way...hasn't stopped since
    ... me up for a 24 hr Holter monitor, and called me in Xanax for the anxiety. I took 1/2 of a .25mg pill ev 6 hours ... as needed. The Xanax helped tremendously but if I tried to not take the ... feelings came back. The doctor wanted me to stop the Xanax for the Holtor monitor so I stopped taking it. That ... to pass out in front of everyone. I had to take the Xanax . It helped me again. I called my doctor almost crying ... and he said I could continue the Xanax but to still go for the Holter monitor. The results ... can take a whole pill daily. He said if I need the Xanax I can take that as well. I started the Celexa yesterday ... and I needed the Xanax this morning. The mornings are the worse for me because...
    ... blood pressure med (which I might stop) plus either xanax or valium, (with fingers crossed) I've slept two nights ... Lexapro to start. I hate taking pills. I hate taking Xanax /Valium but have not had side effects. I don't know...
    ... high pulse specially when that was happening. The Xanax always helps, but stopped it comes back. So the doctors...

  4. I Need Some Advise Please!!
    ... know its not good for me but its better than paxil or xanax . our society has conditioned us to belief that meds ... med but i cant see how its anyworse then meds like xanax ...

  5. What do I do Now?
    ... and that's the biggest problem I have. Glad though Xanax and Valium are my friends. I, for obvious reasons...
    ... Ambien but I am reluctant to take it so I've been using Xanax -.25 mg....
    ... CR every other night... In between, I'd take a .5 xanax ... Now, once in awhile I still will take an Ambien...
    ... inside so with a little help from a small dose of Xanax I manage to go on. Of course it's not every day but...

  6. Could I be misdiagnosed?
    ... basically for anxiety, also....like a long-acting xanax , really---or so I've been told. Maybe you should...

  7. scared andd nervouss !!
    ... THE WORST DISEASE. IWENT ON AN ANTIDEPRESSANT WIYH XANAX AS NEEDED AND I AM GREAT. WHEN I GO OFF MY MEDS, IN...

  8. Klonopin vs. Ativan
    ... to get thru his time, which helped much better than Xanax , since it took the edge off more & "distanced" myself...
    ... Klonopin lasts longer in your system than ativan or xanax . Talking with a therapist would be great for you...

  9. HELP! I suffer from sever anxiety so confused
    ... metaboizes mediation very fast so in the past taking Xanax XR 4 times a day and if I need a little boost .25 ... xanax , Melatonin at night for sleep but over the past month...

  10. VERY NERVOUS - Klonopin doesn't work! Need long term solution
    ... for a few months, unlike other benzos. 0.5mg of xanax chills me out beyond belief. Life slows down, I can ... declined, opting for klonopin because it lasts longer. Xanax works but is too short acting, but even if every benzo...
    ... acting benzo so you may need to take a higher dose. Xanax and ativan didnlt do a thing for me. I take Klonopin...

  11. Benzos...
    ... have a couple of questions about medications like Xanax , Ativan, etc...I guess benzos in general. I have been...
    ... Dear Painaway, i have had experience with Valum and Xanax but never had the negative problems you have described...

  12. tried Kloponin
    ... which in turn trigger new panic attacks. Also Xanax didn't do anything for me :( even after increasing...

  13. Medication...
    ... Monday. My question is, does taking medication such as Xanax make someone stop worrying?? i feel like i should...

  14. will a doctor prescribe xanax to an anxious person?
    ... know if its nessersary to go to the doctors to get xanax or is there a way of calming myself down on my own...

  15. Desensitization/Unconditioning
    ... Hi KW123 In answer to your questions. Yes, I take Xanax 1 mg 3 times a day BUT, I have taken them since I ... of them ( you have to wean 1/2 mg every 3 weeks for Xanax ) Back in the 80's when Xanax came out it was AND ... with many other disorders but, as it stands today Xanax is ONLY for Panic/Anxiety.:( If you have a Library ... there ) look in the PDR ( Physicians Desk Reference .) Xanax has a VERY SHORT half life ( the time it really works ... ). Many people dislike Xanax because of its' addictive nature ( hence the LONG...
    ... terrible and my dizziness is horrid 24/7. I take a Xanax and feel a little better but the constant what if ... out of my skin. Terrible way to live. I also have Xanax to get me through the rough spots. Good luck and lets...

  16. Anxiety with High Blood Pressure Episodes
    ... when I was having Anxiety/Panic problems I was taking Xanax and had to see my Doctor every two months) this time...

  17. Anxiety and Pregnant
    ... the last 10 years. I have been on and off effexor, xanax xr, ativan, and tried lexapro. Effexor and the xanax...
    ... postpartum anxiety/panic disorder. And was put on Xanax XR and Prozac which was a great combination. After ... number four and went back on the prozac and occasional xanax when I needed it. I delivered that little guy about...

  18. Have questions about Lexapro??????
    ... What were symtoms? What dose are you on? Are you on a xanax or quick relief med with your panic attacks? All this ... does seem to help. I am on lexapro and xanax as needed. Let me know....

  19. xanex or buspar
    ... Xanax is good for the short term lasting about 3 hours. ... system. I have also had panic attacks in the past and xanax is good for those in the short term. If the buspar...

  20. weakness in both legs(why)
    ... Like I Am Going To Fall. It Is So Scary. I Am Taking Xanax For Years Now And It's Not Helping Any. I Also Feel...

  21. I tried Ativan, and I don't think it worked...........HELP
    ... try xanax , it has a different effect...

  22. Does this sound like anxiety problem?
    ... one's blood pressure? Relief for this is 2.5 mg of Xanax that seems to help. Is this anxiety? It happens...
    ... ...who was diagnosed with anxiety years ago...and xanax (plus a high blood pressure pill) is what is helping ... her. She's been taking a .5 mg xanax at bedtime for years, now. It helps her sleep better...

  23. how long does it take for xanax to work?
    ... stomach I find that if I havent eaten recently the xanax hits me faster. If you are taking a lower dose with ... fast acting anxiety med but the differance between xanax and other benzos is xanax is awesome for a fast acting...
    ... Yes, xanax is one of the fastest acting anxiety drugs. It will ... which can cause some bad problems...I believe for both xanax and ativan no grapefruits/grapefruit juice should...

  24. Severe anxiety?
    ... anything. I was smart about it though, when i was taking xanax and it wasn't working, i tried some more, a higher ... withdrawal symptoms. Man, everyone i know who takes xanax for anxiety takes them like candy, and i feel bad...

  25. Does anyone know of any herbals, nonrx drugs for social anxiety?
    ... theanine, but didnt find it did anything for me... I take xanax whenever I go to a party with my husband because I...

  26. Daily anxiety. What are your everyday symptoms?
    ... doctor yet? I'm on Atenolol for the pals and I take .25 Xanax as needed or a night to help me get to sleep. Hang...
    ... to go through all that again. I was on Lexapro and Xanax as needed. Do you feel bad all day long or just when...

  27. Scary Episodes at Night :( will someone please help
    ... usually involve me having a bad day mixed with taking xanax or klopin in a higher dose before bed. my husband...
    ... and B. dont remember anything. Benzos especially xanax in higher doses with someone that has a low tolerance ... cause black out moments. I have taken large doses of xanax during a major attack and wake up the next day not...

  28. Celexa and sleeping issue
    ... is" an issue for me, too. I tried the Ambien CR, xanax , etc.... I find the Celexa "hypes" me up a little...

  29. Anyone been on Klonopin? Please help...
    ... one half, when needed. It acts like a "long-acting" xanax , which is a benzodiazepine. I think it's a good drug...

  30. bad anxiety and now pregnant
    ... calmer:) Once I gave birth, I was able to take my Xanax again:) I did not breast feed!...
    ... been on for 15 years. I am currently on Luvox and Xanax . The Xanax is on a need be basis, but I take the...

  31. New to anxiety/insomnia; not sure how to start handling it
    ... it makes me think about it more. They gave me some xanax but I'm scared to become addicted to painkillers....
    ... problems. I've had insomnia and anxiety all my life. The xanax is not a pain pill. It is anti-anxiety medication...

  32. Buspar Question
    ... takes a while to get in your system, its not like xanax and ativan that helps right away. Is this correct...

  33. Length of anxiety attack
    ... thinking something is terribly wrong. I take a half of Xanax , fall asleep, and wake up feeling better with blood...

  34. xanex withdrawls
    ... Hi, I weened from 8 mg's of Xanax a day to 2 mg's. If I stop cold turkey I get terrible ... slowly so you might have some anxiety, after all, Xanax is for anxiety so your body knows it is not getting...

  35. Can anxiety mimic BiPolar Disorder?
    ... my personality was being on Zoloft. I am getting Xanax and a beta blocker for my anxiety today and am very...

  36. Can xanax be taken with nexium?
    ... I do take Nexium and Xanax , with no regard to timing....

  37. Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and now gastritis. IS IT RELATED?
    ... panic attacks. The doctor prescribed Wellbutrin and Xanax . About a month ago, I started having pain on the...
    ... anxiety and depression. I was put on Zoloft 50mg and Xanax .5mg (when needed). Recently I was having horrible...

  38. Valium
    ... how long the duration or effects Valium has? I know xanax is about 4 hrs but what about Valium?...

  39. is anxiety contagious?
    ... friend with major anxiety issues. she has been on xanax , adderall and several other medications. i've been...

  40. Always worried
    ... 40mg (dr just increased me from 20mg to 40mg) and Xanax as needed. The Xanax helps but it is not something...
    ... it scared me enough not to take it again. I have xanax , but only take it when I am over my anxiety limit...

  41. What's the problem here?
    ... its effectiveness. But as far as my experience with Xanax went... I want to have something for an as-needed ... ve tried Ativan before, which didn't help me. This Xanax seemed to work OK. I know there's also a zillion ... up to my psychiatrist? Should I tell him about the Xanax or will he think I'm doctor shopping?...
    ... klopin at night before bed with my 5mg lexapro and xanax AS NEEDED for major attacks only. I would first ... your benzo intake and klopin are longer lasting then xanax . And dont mention specific drugs ....

  42. panic and anxiety
    ... and none have helped. lexapro, paxil then finally xanax . I felt immune to xanax and it didn't help me even...

  43. Are these anxiety/panic attack symptoms too?
    ... was on a few SSRI's ( lexapro, paxil) and a benzo ( xanax ) They all felt like they didn't help, but i have to...

  44. Paxil to Celexa
    ... what works best for your system. Did you give you Xanax (alprazolam) to help you until the zoloft kicks in ... ? Xanax is what I call a quick fix...it will last for about...

  45. Dealing with Anxiety w/out Meds...Please share
    ... realized I only really need the anti-anxiety meds. I'm on xanax now. Anti-depressants take a while to build up in ... root that is supposed to suppress anxiety. I prefer xanax ....
    ... journal, perhaps. p.s. Like "Topamax" just said, xanax can be a life-saver. You can take them "as needed...
    ... give an anti-anxiety medication, such as Klonopin, Xanax , Ativan, etc (not an antidepressant) a shot. I...

  46. Side effects of anxiety meds
    ... from withdrawal (I've taken valium, lorazapam and xanax ). Now the SSRI's made me fat and sexless....

  47. Who takes Xanax or Vicodin and takes a SSRI?
    ... Many people who are on an SSRI take Xanax . I would check with your PDOC before adding any medications...
    ... did at one point in my life only it was Valium not Xanax along w/ Vicodin and Lexapro. I was a walking zombie...
    ... I take xanax when needed and I also take lexapro. I have also...

  48. can a benzo just stop working?
    ... i have been on the same low daily dose of xanax for GAD for a about 3yrs now and it seems like it...
    ... happen to have an idea how much longer it lasts the xanax ? i only get about 4hrs max out of xanax... when it...
    ... these medications. I didn't have this experience with xanax , because I only took it when I had a panic attack ... a month. I can't remember how high you can go on xanax ....
    ... Dr he told me that the normal prescribing dose for xanax for panic is 5 to 6mg a day. i have no idea for...
    ... suddenly stopped being as effective. My doctor put me on Xanax which works much better. I think it's all about your...

  49. lexapro and wellbutrin combo
    ... m just gonna ride it out on the 10mg and take the xanax at night before bed since that is when i usually have...

  50. What Are the Best Antidepressants for Anxiety?
    ... increased my valium. I'm not on any AD's now, just Xanax . The Xanax is working well problem is it makes me...

  51. Tired of anxiety
    ... anxiety since I was 15. I have been on a dose of 6-8 mg Xanax for about four years. Last march I started cutting ... have not slept at all. I don't plan on going back on Xanax ever. I hate that drug, it is the most addictive drug...
    ... Well, if you've been on Xanax for all that time, it seems natural to me that once...

  52. Paxil making me gain way too much weight need help
    ... is this! can I wean off the paxil and just take the Xanax when needed? I take .5 mg of xanax twice a day for...
    ... going off the Paxil. I am sure he will keep you on the xanax but also have you try another SSRI. Ones that...
    ... would prefer to come off of it altogether and take the xanax . but I suppose I can switch without a problem....

  53. how to move taking lexapro mid morning to nite?
    ... email][email protected][/email] Ps i am now on xanax 0.25 mg i jsut took it ofr my first time tonight and...

  54. What is the best SSRI at NOT producing sexual side effect??
    ... Zoloft and did not seem to work for me. I had to take Xanax with Zoloft just to control the anxiety. I have...

  55. just wondering if anyone here has ever had a seizure or passingout spell from panic??
    ... jan 2006 i got my first BIG attack and was put on xanax 1 mgs 3 times per day it helped save my life i been ... on xanax ever since same dose same amount ,ok my question is ... coming closer together any advice would help.or can xanax make you have a seizure i have called many mental...

  56. Anxiety medication causing weakness?
    ... causing weakness. I first starting taking .25mg of Xanax at bedtime to help sleep and after a month or so of ... body weakness the next day. I finally stopped the Xanax and it went away for the most part. I no longer take ... Xanax but started Pexeva two days ago and the weakness is...

  57. My doctor switched me from Lorazapam to Xanax
    ... Xanax lasts longer in your system. You may need to take ... switched me to Klonopin - which I really like. I took Xanax a while back and if I recall I liked it better than ... Ativan were you taking? What did prescribe for the Xanax ?...
    ... I was on 1 mg of Lorazapam and now I'm on 1 mg of Xanax . The Keppra gives me more anxiety than I had and ... Lorazapam should help but it doesn't so he put me on Xanax , saying that might do the trick. I took it last night...
    ... Ativan has a longer half life than Xanax . When I first started having anxiety, my psych put ... me on .25 Xanax . It was effective but only lasted a few hours. I think ... Xanax is more potent and is said to be the most difficult ... lasts 8-12 hours in my system. That's much longer than Xanax . I take either .5mg or half of that with a pill spitter...
    ... Actually if I am not mistaken both xanax and ativan are both short acting meds-very similar ... relief of anxiety or help to fall asleep.Both ativan/ xanax are also quicker to kick in than lets say clonazapam ... affect.But there is no huge difference between the xanax and ativan from what I have been told and experienced...
    ... Xanax last longer in your system than ativan. Ativan, Xanax and then Klonopin....

  58. How long does Effexor Withdrawl last?
    ... them ever helped me anyway alls i take for panic is xanax which helps calm me down my niece though has been ... they were horrible im glad im off all anti d's now xanax may be addicted but as long as they help me im going...

  59. Anxiety and Bad Sleeping Issues
    ... been the only med that's worked for me so far. The xanax wouldn't get me over the edge but would heal the bad...
    ... anti-anxiety meds for years: valium, ativan and now xanax . The ativan worked for a while but then stopped. ... I took xanax for the first time last night and slept like a baby...

  60. Anxiety about being alone.
    ... something is wrong. Maybe you could go on a low dose of xanax or something, just to get you through the week. I...

  61. Out of meds, recently relocated, and can't find anyone to prescribe!!
    ... of you have advice and preferences? I never tried Xanax or Ativan-------- So, we moved and my husband left...

  62. Throat.. feels constricted & tightened all the time...???
    ... years now, havent had to take any meds except for xanax here and there for about 5 years, but lately whenever...
    ... me on z-pac for sinus , lexapro, and give me a few xanax .. since i have horrible anxiety in my past.. and i ... panicked for the last week about this feeling. The xanax seems to help alot, but still its there but in mild...
    ... me what to do... or might make it go away. i have xanax and lexapro i just started the lexapro yesterday...
    ... exacerbate current ones.....start the lexapro..take xanax as needed. I know how hard it is to deal with it...

  63. which is better klonipin or xanax??? for panic.
    ... I have seizures (undiagonosed still) and also took xanax for the past 3 months until about 2 days ago they ... and start always from stomach cramps. I liked the xanax too because it made me feel good almost instantly ... because I was scared it might not be as good as the xanax and that it would make me sick, it made me mildly ... like it and if not go back to your Dr. and request xanax . If your Dr. is unable to cooperate I would think...
    ... longer in your system and I took it less often than Xanax ....

  64. Clonzipan
    ... until Zoloft starts to work. Klonopin works like Xanax but stays in your system longer. I actually like it ... better than xanax . The problem with these meds is that some people...

  65. Obsessive Scary Thoughts
    ... eventually went away, but now its back, and worse. My Xanax has even stopped working as well as it used to......

  66. Clonazepam (klonopin) vs. Alpralazam (xanax) Need Help
    ... I take klonopin. I like it bettr than xanax . I use it for anxiety, panic and potential seizures...
    ... like any other benzo other than klonopin like valium, xanax ,and ativan.But I've been on klonopin fo oh....11 years ... now.I take 2 to 3 miligrams a day.Its better than xanax or any other benzo because its the least addictive...
    ... noticed that I don't have as much anxiety, but with the Xanax I liked the feeling of feeling good. Like a sense...

  67. What is Going on with my body? Is this really Anxiety?
    ... my stomach has been cramping up a lot lately. My xanax works but I don't want to be on it I feel like my...

  68. xanax and colds???
    ... has actully given me scripts for both albuterol and xanax at the same time....
    ... I take xanax daily, and until now, where I improved my living conditions...

  69. Has anyone out there used Paxil for a long period of time?
    ... if I started to come off of it slowly. I also take xanax on a daily basis and need to wean off of that also...

  70. Question on how to approach my doctor
    ... chest is being squeezed. I'm nervous to "ask" for xanax for fear my doctor just won't give it to me (it's ... how to talk to my doctor to make her understand that xanax might be the med for now. Have any one on here find...
    ... and Klonopin then I do see why she wouldn't give you Xanax . It is the same class of drugs. Klonopin lasts longer ... for you and the ativan doesn't help. Could we try xanax . Are you going to therapy at all? I gather from...

  71. has anyone gained weight taking paxil?
    ... med that would work for my anxiety besides lexapro & xanax any not cause weight gain also....
    ... me a bit of energy. FYI: I gained weight on just xanax alone....
    ... I complained to my doctor and he switched me to Xanax (for anxiety) and I stopped gaining. IT WORKS GREAT...

  72. ANXIETY DEPRESSION OCD story
    ... fell it is never going away. I am currently only on xanax (becuase there cheap and effective) I have been on...

  73. Is it true that
    ... the anti anxiety medications such as xanax and zoloft are easy for the body to get immune to...

  74. why does lorazepam make me nauseous
    ... suggest talking to your doctor about similar drugs like xanax ? However, xanax and lorazepam(ativan) are just crutches...

  75. Who has been on Ativan, Xanax, Valium etc long term?
    ... luck. S. forgot to mention---I've been on Ativan, Xanax , at one time Valium, and now a low-dose klonopin ...
    ... I've been on Lorazapam, Ativan and now Xanax for about five years now. Can't imagine life w/out...