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  1. twitching, craziness, uggh! for 10 years now.
    ... fluoextine, 20mg a day. I know I need to take Klonopin or Xanax for the twitching. I've had an EMG, 72 hour EEG...

  2. Knowing the difference between anxiety and a real heart issue
    ... burn. The only thing that makes the pain go away is Xanax , but I hate depending on a med! Good luck and your...

  3. Does anxiety ever go away
    ... bad days, but they won't be crippling. I take only Xanax because all of the other drugs out there cause me ... Buspar as well however I think it is weaker than the Xanax and takes some time to reach its full strength. ...

  4. Does anyone clamp their jaws
    ... clentched. It is definitely a symptom of anxiety. I take Xanax now and I don't experience it as much, however, this ... is one symptom that Xanax didn't competely rid me of. I still clentch my jaw...

  5. I need encouragement
    ... Xanax works very well for anxiety and if it was working ... There have been many studies proving long term use of Xanax is appropriate for anxiety dissorder and panic, so ... find doctor who will prescribe it again. Also, Xanax has withdrawl symptoms that may occur even at low...

  6. Anti-Anxiety meds for muscle tension
    ... pain, and facial tingling, I take a 1/2 of .25 mg of xanax , and within 15 minutes its gone. Try it if you haven...

  7. Antianxiety Meds and Pregnancy
    ... I was on xanax when I got pregnant and my Doctor told me to stop ... my xanax that day, so I did.. He also told me that if my anxiety...

  8. Advice needed: Anxiety Meds & Weight
    ... I'm in a constant state of anxiety lately (I have Xanax but I don't want to depend on those every day.......

  9. Xanax question
    ... Xanax half-life is twelve hours. which means every twelve...
    ... much ok to take my new meds then. I was on .5mg of xanax and I havent taken any in over 24 hours. Thanx.....
    ... I am on xanax .25mg and my doctor has told me that it is in your...
    ... Xanax can remain in your system for up to 12 hours, but ... of the person taking it and their liver function. Xanax XR it 24 hours and 8-12 hours of effectivity....
    ... How long until my system is used to not having the xanax ?...
    ... consider talking to your doc about getting back to the Xanax . You are probably having some withdrawl from the ... Xanax as well. You should never just stop taking it. It...

  10. Those of you on beta blockers.......
    ... insomnia too, but I don't mind that I guess. I take a Xanax at night and sleep like 6 hours, and 6am I'm AWAKE ... that I'm not liking, but I'm on day 9, and taking my Xanax for the anxiety of it all, and will continue for awhile...
    ... longer than 6 hours at night, and I have to take the Xanax or I only sleep for 2 hours at a time. I just don ... I probably wouldn't know them either. I wish the Xanax didn't make me goofy. It does help with the anxiety ... type to help with the anxiety instead of just the Xanax . I am thinking of trying another one again, maybe...
    ... off. I wish I could be so calm. As far as your xanax , I take .25mg when needed. Some days I take two,...

  11. Can anxiety mess with your stomach too?
    ... I have major stomach problems when I am anxious. Xanax is the only med that fixes the anxiety and stomach...
    ... only way to help with that problem is medication and Xanax works wonders for me. Since day one I have had almost...

  12. I feel it's truly in my head
    ... have the compulsions. Anyway, I have been taking Xanax for 2 1/2 months now and it has eliminated 90% of ... when fighting off obsessive thoughts. Anyway, the Xanax took the edge off and the meditation has been helpful...

  13. long term xanax use
    ... Willc, I don't take Xanax anymore..because I don't have panic/anxiety problems ... have an attack. I had no negatives at all with the Xanax ...I was tired for maybe the first day and then after ... they felt a difference in the Brand name and Generic Xanax ...maybe that could be the problem....for me it made ... exactly the same. This is just my experiance with Xanax ...but everyone reacts differently to any medication...
    ... amount over 4 individual doses. This helps because Xanax is short acting in a lot of people. Some people have ... a slower metabolism, but for me Xanax is gone in a few hours. Xanax XR is another option...
    ... former doctor told me that he could not prescribe xanax for more than a couple of months and to get it long...
    ... stressors and how to handle them I haven't had to take xanax on a regular basis. Have you tried even seeing a ... haven't. My GP seemed to not question my need for xanax once I was seeing a therapist. Plus with the exercise...
    ... think alot of times we hear these bad storys about xanax or any other drug because people start abusing it...
    ... breathing trouble during heavy esertion when I was on xanax . But while you are on the .25 or .5 pills I was on...

  14. Do I have Depression, or Anxiety? And what do I do?
    ... course of treatment because right now I just take Xanax (to sleep, and when an attack hits) but that's only...
    ... grandparents on my dad's side of the family are both on Xanax , my grandpop on my mom's side has anxiety (this has...

  15. New to anxiety would love some advice!!
    ... other posts, the only medication I could tolerate is Xanax and it wors really well for the anxeity, however,...

  16. Muscle twitches, tremors, etc
    ... for this or if this is just plain old anxiety. Even Xanax is not making this go away. Thanks for your input...
    ... ways to get through anxiety. Benzodiazepenes such as Xanax would help a lot in the correct dose, but you should ... quit the drinking and hopefully a slight increase in Xanax will keep that anxiety at bay. Good Luck....

  17. desperate! more than one anxiety attack per day
    ... I have been on .5 mil xanax twice per day for four months. I cut back to .25 and ... attack that lasted two hours, with a minimum amount of xanax in me. Fifteen minutes after it passed, another attack ... started. I took .5 mil xanax and it subsided, but I was completely drained. I took ... after I woke, another attack began, so I took .5 mil xanax and it has kept it at bay, though my pulse will not...
    ... if you're trying to ween off xanax make sure you talk to your doc about the right pace ... to do it at... xanax is a benzodiazepine and they can be addictive... ...
    ... Attack! I also agree if you are cutting back on your xanax let your Doctor know, so you can cut back slowly to...
    ... sounds to me like you need to increase your dose of Xanax , not decrease it. Xanax will help with the anxiety ... almost all of my anxiety although I have to admit the Xanax XR is not as good as the quick acting stuff. Anyway...

  18. WEIRD headaches. and more.
    ... I'm on xanax and I thought maybe it was the xanax causing the headaches. I get the same thing. Sometimes...

  19. Anyone have nasty side effects from Xanax?
    ... Yes, I posted about this before. Xanax makes me edgy, grumpy, snappy sometimes and I do get ... also. In my opinion though it's well worth it as the xanax is really helping with the anxiety/panic. And, I don ... 't think xanax is suppose to lower your bp or hr - per my doctor ... said it is a very rare side effect(hypotension). The xanax seems to raise my hr also but never over 100 even...
    ... god bless her, and all is good. I have been taking Xanax for over two months now and it has helped me immeasurably ... will start producing more enzymes to break down the Xanax while your brain will decrease production of GABA ... this in turn will mean when you first start taking Xanax , you may find that you need to increase your dose ... care and talk with your doctor about increasing your Xanax a little or spreading the same dose over more times...
    ... So, you think I may actually need more Xanax ? I'm already tired with just the .25, even though...
    ... blocker? Could it be compounding the effecs of the Xanax . I am not familiar with that type of drug at all...
    ... hand for me. LOL. Anyway, Michelle, I hope the Xanax does help you. I know you are probably debating whether...

  20. can you have anxiety without a physical reason?
    ... try and anti-anxiety drug such as a benzodiazapene. Xanax has worked wonder for me so far, but they don't always...

  21. aniexty medication wacking me out..
    ... I have found Xanax to be particular helpful. I take 2mg a day every...
    ... I take xanax everyday. It has helped me to overcome really bad...
    ... tendencies but only when I'm in an anxious state. I take xanax 1.75 to 2.0 mg day and the anxiety is pretty much...

  22. really bad pains
    ... recently started buspar for anxiety, and I sometimes take xanax . Hope this helps!!...

  23. Disturbing thoughts
    ... face my stress filled life again. I finally found Xanax and it has helped me so much I can hardly express...
    ... face my stress filled life again. I finally found Xanax and it has helped me so much I can hardly express...
    ... book, "Stop Obsessing" is worth reading. I found Xanax eliminated or took the edge off the anxiety, and again...
    ... reaction and experienced this for a time and was given Xanax which helped tremendously....

  24. Lozapram
    ... psych. doc. gave me that yesterday because I said Xanax and Klonapen did not do much for me. Has anyone ever...
    ... the generic of Ativan which is a weaker benzo than xanax . I tried it once but the amount I had to take to come ... out of my panic attack was ridiculously high. I find xanax works much much better for me. With any of the benzos ... few days whether it's going to work for you. Was the xanax maybe not a high enough dose to control your anxiety ... didn't work for you? If you were on both klonopin and xanax with no help I can't imagine lorazepam helping you...
    ... just fine for me. Some Drs. don't like to give out Xanax because it is a stronger benzo. I've heard Klonopin...

  25. Dancing Heart - Still Dancing
    ... anxiety also and have had panic attacks. I do take xanax 0.25 mg. twice daily, or I think this is all I would...

  26. is this anxiety?
    ... Are you on any type of medication for this? I take xanax and it does wonders. Oh, my anxiety is the worst...

  27. Medication for anxiety?
    ... Xanax has worked wonders for me and many others on this ... site. Do a search for Xanax and you will find a lot of info. It works almost...

  28. How can I get more energy?
    ... going to try anything other than a benzoiazepine (like xanax ), only because I don't want to commit a year on anything...

  29. PLEASE Help, Anxiety getting worse
    ... longer commute. I don't want to become addicted to Xanax or build up a tolerance, but lately I'm downing them...

  30. For Nuttygirl
    ... blocker? I have severe panic attacks, which I am on Xanax for, trying to figure that out too, since I don't...
    ... to 50mg. I may actually go back up since starting xanax I have had an increase in my heart rate - not super...
    ... attack it causes my heart to go into it. And the Xanax doesn't do much when I have bad panic. Or, I guess ... jut makes my head more calm. My Dr. prescribed more Xanax for me too, so I took that in to the pharmacist and ... told him I want the Real Xanax , not the generic and see if that will make a difference ... and still tired after a week. Hopefully the real Xanax might not do that. She wants me on an SSRI eventually ... too, because she doesn't think just Xanax is enough. I don't know though. Anyways, did you...
    ... and stuff and worry but not so much since starting xanax and I am being checked out thoroughly again by a cardiologi...
    ... the pvc's? I don't like those. How do you find the Xanax and the Atenolol work together? I was wondering when...
    ... or should it have been lowered by now? I took a Xanax too, an hour before the Inderal, so hard to tell,...
    ... with hr in the 90's so the med does help. Do you take xanax regularly or only when needed? My psych told me with ... none of the AD have worked for me I'm going to be on xanax for the long haul and I feel ok with that. I can't...
    ... to 100 if I move around. I haven't been taking the xanax regular, I'm trying, but somedays I'm so tired it ... should try it twice a day though. I got some Real Xanax , but have to go pick it up personally I guess. I ... your anxiety! My Dr. has given me a prescrip for Xanax for two months, and then I don't know what she'll...

  31. Is this chest pain from anxiety?
    ... getting really bad pains in my lower stomache. I take xanax for anxiety, but I was just curious if anyone else...
    ... told me not to take drugs like advil or aleve with xanax so use tylenol extra strength. Give it a try. Also...

  32. New to the board--husband has GAD
    ... diagnosis." So his Primary doctor prescribed some Xanax until he could get in to see the psychiatrist. ... The Xanax did very little to help. He said it really only masked ... psychiatrist on Saturday, the psychiatrist prescribed Xanax XR (extended release) and Lyrica, which is apparently...

  33. xanax use and increased pulse rate
    ... normally keeps my pulse pretty low but since starting the xanax it sometimes goes up in the 90's with very little ... effort. My resting pulse before xanax was in the 60's and now usually the 80's. Some days...
    ... from the generic brand alprazolam to the name brand Xanax and have found quite a difference in the two. I was ... it in half at the indentation, and the name brand xanax snaps in half and is much denser, if that is a word...
    ... Problem is my doc says he cannot keep prescribing xanax oon long-term basis. He suggested I see a psych for ... I have tried a few and cannot handle side effects. Xanax is the best as far as side effects. So, I am stuck...
    ... Problem is my doc says he cannot keep prescribing xanax oon long-term basis. He suggested I see a psych for ... I have tried a few and cannot handle side effects. Xanax is the best as far as side effects. So, I am stuck ... He is a life saver. Also, My sister has been on Xanax for 23 years! It's finding a compassionate Doctor ... what about when it's high? now whats affected? Xanax Rules! No side effects like the other crap, and it...
    ... Problem is my doc says he cannot keep prescribing xanax oon long-term basis. He suggested I see a psych for ... I have tried a few and cannot handle side effects. Xanax is the best as far as side effects. So, I am stuck...
    ... My doc gave me a script of Xanax 1mg a day. I take .5 pills in half as needed. I have ... noticed that on days where i try to not take Xanax i get super shacky weather im nervous or not my body...
    ... My doc gave me a script of Xanax 1mg a day. I take .5 pills in half as needed. I have ... noticed that on days where i try to not take Xanax i get super shacky weather im nervous or not my body...
    ... That is exactly correct. This is also why Xanax should only be used every day as intended and not...

  34. Hi I Am New.
    ... increased anxiety. About seven years ago I was put on Xanax which is in a class of benzodiazepine. For the first...
    ... put me for the first time on a benzodiazepine called Xanax . It in no way was a wonder drug but 3 days before ... doctors don't like to prescribe benzodiazepines like Xanax because they are addicting. Withdrawal is said to...

  35. Need help...drug related weight gain?
    ... medications? I am currently on 150mg wellbutrin, xanax 3x a day (.5mg), and risperdal (.25)...

  36. Which medicine had the least...
    ... Xanax is a wonder drug for anxiety and its only side effect ... need to keep in mind that there is withdrawl from Xanax like any other drug. This one in particular you CAN...
    ... few. vvalium makes me vomit, ativan makes me cry and xanax does nothing for me.:)...
    ... need it and it has ZERO side effects. It works like xanax but I don't think it is as strong as xanax. I just...

  37. Heart obsession----who all suffers from this???
    ... By the way I am medication phobic too. I'll take xanax as needed. I think our MVP has something to do with...
    ... good old anxiety, which I do also have, am taking Xanax as well, so it compounds all those effects in one...

  38. Contantly Worried--Anyone Else?
    ... prevents them from going full blown. I just take a xanax and that usually takes care of it....

  39. Xanax question?
    ... same boat. i just started taking the generic form of xanax too, im on .25 milligrams as well. i would just be ... careful. xanax heightens the effect of alcohol. if you have one ... it out. i knew plenty of people who would drink on xanax to get drunker (i never did this and i would NEVER ... effect on alcohol. just because you cant feel the xanax anymore doesnt mean that it's completly out of your...
    ... but i heard after a a few days in a row of taking xanax it stays in your system but i figured a 12 hour break...

  40. My heart worries are over...
    ... beta blocker, but he said I ALSO need to be on my Xanax , for a long time, and if she won't prescribe me more ... By the way, I am also going to ask for the regular Xanax and not generic. I notice a difference myself, I...
    ... your doctor knows what she is doing. I guess the xanax dosage is different for everyone. I take .25mg once...
    ... rapid heart rates I have I didn't know you can take xanax as needed with them as well. That's good to know!...
    ... feeling OK these days. I was very afraid to take my xanax with my beta blocker because my heart rate was already ... the first day in a LONG time that I didn't take a xanax . I don't think that will be the case today. I am...

  41. Been on lexapro 10mg for 2 days now. Should I stop???
    ... well for me I am on week 6 now. The Dr gave me xanax to help till it kicked in and now I have cut my xanax ... in half. I hope in the next month or so I will be xanax free. Hang in there!!!...

  42. Xanax: Brand Name vs. Generic
    ... wondered about the difference between brand and generic Xanax (alprazolam). I hadn't really experienced the difference ... because I hadn't ever had the brand name version of Xanax . Well, this past prescription I decided to pay the ... Wayne C. Jones, in which he said that brand name Xanax was superior to the generic. I'm not posting this...
    ... I use xanax for esophageal spasms. Several years ago, I was given ... husband called the pharmacy and they assured him it was xanax , but the generic form. I was having a problem with...
    ... know there was still a brand name of the fast act xanax ? i know there is for the XR... IMO the best fast ... act generic xanax seems to be the Greenstone brand.. at least thats...
    ... tolerating. My new P-doc just changed my prescription to Xanax XR I was able to get a generic of Alprozalam ER at...
    ... not too much. Yeah, they still make the brand name Xanax . I only am taking the .5mg pills right now. On the ... back of the pill it says " Xanax 0.5" - I honestly didn't think there would be such...
    ... Yes there is a difference in generic xanax and brand name. The FDA allows generic medications ... she will give me a prescription for the name brand Xanax when I see her next week. I feel I am having withddrawal ... symptoms and have been on xanax for over 20 years....
    ... having some weird side effects on the generic form of xanax too. i dont really like it. it wasn't the "miracle ... disoriented all day. i might try to get on the original xanax ....
    ... a rollercoaster ride. I can't overstate this, Xanax should not be taken as needed, it shoudl be taken ... techniques, eating better, exercise, CBT, etc. Anyway, Xanax and the generic are identical regardless of the content...
    ... caused discomfort due to an inactive substance in their Xanax or generic. My point is this. If the generic is...

  43. xanax use and bp and pulse problem
    ... i have been having similar issues with xanax and excerise lately. i just started .25 milligrams ... yesterday and my doctor said that it shouldnt be the xanax making me feel that way so i took one and i felt ... mins but i didnt feel 100% better. i feel like the xanax has made my anxiety a little worse so then i have...
    ... I've also noticed my pulse seems faster on xanax . I had posted a while back on this. Before xanax I ... pressure to be really low and now I'm off buspar and on xanax and it seems fast - especially in the mornings or...

  44. Just need to talk...
    ... them when I drive long distances. I take a little xanax before I drive any long distance and I do OK. I'm...

  45. pain ~ a few questions
    ... cardiologist and having tests for everything. I am on xanax and it does help. I'm still not convinced that it ... day my anxiety is low or not even there. Even the xanax doesn't help too much on my really bad days unless...

  46. Xanax causing agitation?
    ... back then either. I don't know if it's the xanax , I'm not familiar enough with that drug, but it sounds...

  47. Turning the corner.......
    ... think clearly. When I would have these symptoms, a xanax or klonopin would clear things up. If it was...

  48. OK to take Xanax if you have low blood pressure?
    ... Better to ask a pharmacist but xanax doesn't lower my bp. I had that concern because I ... pharmacist. I do know that because both benadryl and xanax are sedating it might over sedate you. Good luck...
    ... amounts knock me out. I worry that even a little .25 Xanax would cause harm. It's tricky because with the Benadryl ... Obviuosly I would avoid the combo, but what if I had a Xanax and then needed Benadryl. Confusing! :)...
    ... if needed for allergic reactions if you're on 0.25 xanax . I wouldn't worry about the BP though. I think xanax ... keep an eye on it and call the pharmacist about the xanax /benadryl combo. Take Care, Tori...
    ... tell you that there is no contraindication for the xanax and benedryl. I had an allergic reaction to eating...

  49. Another test....
    ... can give you. If you already have a benzo such as xanax you could probably just take that....

  50. fed up
    ... meditation and relaxation therapy. Seriusly though, the Xanax has always been the best solution if you read th threads...

  51. Not worried anymore... Not anything anymore...
    ... draining. I have been to the Doc who perscribed me Xanax and Zoloft. Which after doing alot of research, ...
    ... Anyway, my suggestion toeveryone here is to look into Xanax or another Benzo for the anxiety. If you are feeling...
    ... pack it all in and leave, but where do i go? I take xanax and luvox, now the xanax helps with anxiety, but i...

  52. does anyone experience anxiety with hot flashes
    ... hormone levels. said it was anxiety attacks, gave me xanax for anxiety, which did seem to help for a while. come...

  53. Relentless Stomach Problems
    ... to a lesser extent throughout the day. I am taking Xanax now and it is gone, but has anyone else had the major...
    ... too hurts bad in the morning, and after I take my Xanax it pretty much goes away. Weird, but hey, if it works...
    ... probably the worst part in my opinion. Thank god for Xanax . LOL. Anyway, thanks for the responses, I am noticing ... slight reccurence of the stomach pain even on 1.5 mg of Xanax . May be tim to increase the dosage a little. Thanks...

  54. When anti anxiety meds don't calm....
    ... and was just taken off of it. My doctor has me on Xanax 0.5mg once a day and Klonopin 0.5mg twice a day and...
    ... get another opinion on your drugs. I take 1.5 mg of Xanax and it almost eliminates all anxiety. I am going...
    ... people have a higher tolerance for meds so the dose of xanax you're at probably isn't enough. Also, xanax is short ... remember things so I quit that after a month or so. Xanax is the only med that has ever worked to control my ... your doctor, if he refuses to allow you to up the xanax and quit the klonopin then find a new one who will...
    ... said "nothing, i can not call in or increase your xanax if i have never seen you before" So i almost snapped...
    ... I agree, I was on Xanax .25 twice a day, for about 5 days, and I got anxiety...
    ... Klonopin. After that big episode i had my dr has me on xanax 0.5mg twice a day. But the worst is yet to come. My ... My Dr says she will only go up to 1mg a day on the xanax , and if it isn't working she wants to put me back...
    ... doctor. There are studies everywhere that prove that Xanax is the most effective anti-anxiety med out there and ... resigned to the fact that I will probably have to take Xanax until the day I die. Suddenly withdrawl becomes a ... non-issue and Xanax has very few side effects. Find another doctor and ... your dose increased. I am on 2 mg per day of the Xanax XR and it is working well for me. I am not as impressed ... .5 mg 4X per day. This keeps a constant amount of Xanax in your blood throughout the day and gets rid of the...
    ... these studies that are everywhere that prove that xanax is the most effective anti-anxiety med??? i've also ... read plenty suggesting that xanax is the most addicting benzo with the most severe withdrawl ... any of the side effects of taking, or weening off xanax , but there are a LOT of people who have stated just...
    ... can offer is if you do a search on this forumn for Xanax , you will find a long list of people who have been ... anxiety will come back. I have experienced the Xanax withdrawl first hand due to my doctor not telling...
    ... Paxil, Effexor, Klonopin, Neurontin, ativan and now xanax . I do not suffer from depression, i was diagnosed ... i have no clue what my diagnoses would be. Anyway Xanax 0.5mg twice a day for me is not enouph, but like i ... to a Dr yesterday and he said he does not write for xanax . *i shook my head* then hung up. I am having the hardest...

  55. Anyone taking or have taken BUSPAR?
    ... night, and 15 mg this evening. Can you still take xanax with buspar?:)...
    ... had little effect. I did so much better with the xanax I do suffer from panic disorder so maybe that is why...
    ... night, and 15 mg this evening. Can you still take xanax with buspar?:) I was taking both when I first started ... xanax but my pdoc said to just quit the buspar because as ... But I do know of people taking both. They take the xanax only as needed such as a panic attack. Talk to your...
    ... anxiety- I still get some, but not as bad. My doc said Xanax could be taken for severe panic while on Buspar, but ... avoid it. I have only had to take a small dose of Xanax once since starting the Buspar. I agree, I don't...
    ... I talked about Buspar for anxiety but he put me on Xanax and Lexapro. Once the Lexapro kicked in I really ... do not need the xanax for anxiety anymore. Sometimes you have to try...
    ... luck.the same thing happened with me. Now I take Xanax and it's helped the panic attacks greatly....
    ... but my doc told me to give it time. I can also take Xanax in addition to it and do once in a great while. ... Xanax botheres me because I have heard "horror" stories ... from people going off Xanax ...like dt's but it's probalby different for everyone...

  56. How do I know to go up in Meds or to Change Meds?
    ... treatment ask about taking something(a benzo like ativan, xanax , etc.) in addition to the upped dosage of lexapro...

  57. Is monitoring ourselves part of the problem?
    ... was literally making me crazy. I quit when I started xanax and now only take my BP once per day as my doctor...

  58. Too good to be true
    ... For the past few weeks since starting xanax after so many trial and errors with the SSRI's I had ... had serious problems. I'm thinking maybe my dose of xanax may be too low. My pdoc said to start with this dose ... fluttering. I'm just really disappointed that the xanax was working so well and now not so much. Thanks...
    ... more (like me)... its a real trial and error with xanax .. you dont want to take to much so you get zonked...
    ... attacks in the hospital after surgery, then put me on xanax on an as needed basis. They suggested I take it at ... had the skipping heart thing too. I refuse to take xanax now b/c of it. I wonder if it is a side effect that...

  59. New here, and I got issues. lol
    ... in h e double L. I'm just SO tired of it. I have Xanax (.25mg) that I can take 3 times a day for anxiety ... worst part of this is the 'physical' effects. The Xanax really helps. It's like I can feel this baramater...
    ... This is exactly the question I posed on the Xanax thread about long term use. The verdict is out on ... the long term use of Xanax . Many younger doctors are hesitant to prescribe it ... That should help some too. You can also consider Xanax XR which is the extended release version of the same...
    ... :) Hello! I have had little experience with xanax . I took it as needed for awhile, but had side effects...
    ... your very first panic attack". :) lol I took a Xanax before bed last night, and I haven't had anything...
    ... This is exactly the question I posed on the Xanax thread about long term use. The verdict is out on ... the long term use of Xanax . Many younger doctors are hesitant to prescribe it ... to note that there is a distinct difference between xanax and ssri's so your comment comparing the 2 might be ... a little confusing... xanax is a benzo, which are used to treat the immediate ... makes sense... and it's pretty untrue to say that xanax (or benzos in general) don't have any side effects ... d provide some info... food for thought... if the xanax is working... GREAT... if it's not... i think you...

  60. Bug crawling sensation on skin, can anyone else relate?
    ... help this time. I wanted to know if you can take xanax also with Prozac? Sometimes I get the burning sensation...

  61. spent all weekend feeling
    ... I am on Remeron also & my p-doc told me to take Xanax without waiting for the anxiety the first few weeks ... first. She said I would know when I didn't need the Xanax anymore because it would make me feel too tired. ...

  62. Dispersonalization and Emotional Detachment
    ... while someone else may swear by that drug. Anyway, Xanax has been my savign grace. I have horrible reactions ... to SSRI's or antidepressants so Xanax has really been my only option and it really has worked...

  63. Does Magnesium Help Anxiety
    ... I would look into a Benzodiazapene. Xanax , klonopin, or Valium. These drugs work specifically ... may be useful, but it is not nearly as effective as Xanax in the short term. Good luck....
    ... as bad(meaning the rapid heart rates) I also take a xanax if my panic attacks or anxiety is at a high.. But...

  64. Xanax and Long Term Use
    ... and OCD. I think in that post I went into my use of Xanax . If you want to read that "novel" just search my ... I was like you, nothing else worked for me except Xanax . I took 1 quarter MG twice a day everyday for 7 years ... anxiety problems anymore and I was able to wean off the Xanax with no problems at all. When I didn't need it anymore ... I mentioned that I have OCD for a reason...BTW Xanax does nothing for OCD..but I've had it for so long...
    ... tame the anxiety thing. Thus far, (2 months), the Xanax has been wonderful, but I started working out again ... were able to succeed with a very minimal amount of Xanax . I hope I don't need to up it past what I am taking...
    ... I take xanax , less than 2mg. per day, usually 1.5 or 1.75mg. ... get more anxiety relief. With OCD, you are right xanax does not help but the SSRI Luvox (one of the oldest ... would rather take the Luvox as an augmentation to the xanax than upping the dosage of xanax. It is doable but...
    ... a relief to hear of other people who have been on Xanax for so long and not had to increase in dosage infinitely ... thought, "What if I keep having to take more and more Xanax until no dose will work for me?". This is my major...
    ... come back....but if it does I'll go back on my trusty Xanax because I know it works for me. Good luck to you...
    ... "What if I keep having to take more and more Xanax until no dose will work for me?". This is my major ... I can only speak for myself, but I have taken Xanax for 20 years and never had the need to increase the ... American Psychiatric Association, and he told me that xanax was a good med. for me, as I don't increase the dose...
    ... for your help. Let's see if anyone else has taken Xanax as a long term solution....
    ... Karen, I am so glad you told how long you have been on xanax and what that doctor told you. I am saving that drug...
    ... Buspar first. I have to say I am not thrilled to be on xanax for so long, but it does help a great deal with severe ... and have any trouble obtaining prescriptions for my xanax , I can show them his letter. That is one concern...
    ... i have been taking xanax for a little over a year.. i started out with a very...
    ... is great to hear others who have found relief using Xanax and have OCD as well. You are correct though. I...
    ... Just wanted to drop in and say, I have been on Xanax now for about 18 years and when i was on a higher ... higher! I think once you find the right level, Xanax is a great drug for anxiety! I just wish the Dr would...
    ... hesitant to prescribe Benzos? I didn't think that Xanax had a high rate of bad side effects. I know that...
    ... Thanks Punkdizzle. When I was in the ER I refused Xanax (I had never taken it before and didn't know much...
    ... and asking to please refill their prescription for Xanax because they ran out. I mean I have to laugh at that ... posts. It's great to hear of others who have used Xanax for longer periods of time. I really find the drug...

  65. Paxil and Buspar
    ... she is considering stopping both meds in favor of Xanax , but I am not sure what the outcome of that will be...
    ... taken away from me, but I am afraid of withdrawal from xanax . I have taken it 14yrs. ago for a few weeks and it ... buspar takes to start working. However I went off the xanax way to quickly, actually stopped cold and ended up...
    ... I hope this helps. She decided not to take the Xanax and is using Levbid for her IBS. she says it is helping...
    ... years and I'm much better again. Good luck with your xanax , I've been reading along there also. Take care...

  66. Anxiety and agitation from welbutrin
    ... Usually an anti-anxiety med like Xanax or Klonopin is prescribed in parallel to get you through ... people even stop taking it altogether. Anyway, the Xanax or Klonopin usually helps during that first period...
    ... blue I have these probs ?? thats kinda WeIrD :) xanax or valium does help but its hard to get a dr to prescribe...
    ... you need to seek a second opinion? I would think Xanax would help a lot in the short term, but everyone is ... Klonopin, because for the first week I was tired on Xanax , but now I don't even feel any of the drowsiness?...

  67. Paxil CR Etc.
    ... 200mg for 12 years (along with varying dosages of xanax with it), it apparently stopped working. My panic ... all zoloft and has me on 25mg of paxil. As to the xanax , I take .5mg every 6-8 hours as needed. I've only...

  68. Should a recovering addict take Xanax?
    ... To my knowledge xanax only becomes addictive over months not days or weeks...
    ... In my research I have come to learn that xanax will become addictive to those who have had addiction ... klonopin.......ativan. These meds are not AS addictive as xanax but still have the effect of calming you. The best ... everything and see what he/she thinks. I personally take xanax for my chronic anxiety and panic disorder and can...
    ... problems with addiction before you should tread lightly. Xanax does help with the anxiety problems, but if you also...
    ... or been addicted to anything. But I was prescribed Xanax for anxiety. Unknown to me I quickly became physically...
    ... are different things. Of course you can't come off Xanax in a snap----that doesn't mean you are addicted. ... As far as whether the original poster should take Xanax or not, well, check with your doc. In severe cases...

  69. heart palps/panic
    ... also - what about xanax ? does that last in your system a long time too?...

  70. New to board-Just started Paxil
    ... very many people are prescribed paxil. I am also on Xanax and that seems to help lots! Does anyone just take ... the xanax ? Very nervous about being on the paxil-have heard...
    ... weeks before you feel the full effect. I don't take xanax and really know enough to comment on it welcome...
    ... had extremely bad panic attacks and social phobia's, xanax saved my sanity, i was on it almost 10 years, i've...

  71. Need some feedback. I am devastated!
    ... try a regimen of stricly anti-anxiety meds such as Xanax , Klonopin etc. These drugs are far more effective...

  72. Caffeine and Anxiety
    ... hour I was having a panic attack and taking a .25 mg Xanax . I don't think that because we ask for decaf or because...
    ... have a dopamine deficiency. Right now I'm taking Xanax for anxiety, Provigil for daytime sleepiness (most ... going to be considered by me! I may ask for more Xanax , possible the XR version since the regular is just...
    ... just wanted to respond to Jelibeanz. I think the Xanax increase would help and man does a tan booth do wonders ... listen to music. I think I am going to up my dose of Xanax to 2 mg per day and possibly opt fo the XR as well...
    ... not worried about inducing an attack. I'm at 1 mg Xanax t.i.d. right now. I feel ashamed that I take so much ... and want to increase. How long does Xanax last for you? I get 3 hours or less. Not enough...
    ... this and have found nothing that even compares to Xanax . I just hope it stays legal. LOL. I get about ... four doses is stretching it, so I am considering the Xanax XR. I go see my doc next week so I will talk to him...
    ... Is the Xanax helping, do yo think?...
    ... I took xanax , and only for a few days, .25 three times a day. But ... times worse than before I began, so I got off the xanax , and had about 2-3 days of horrible withdrawals, and ... librium in it, and I did stop taking that, before the xanax , but i don't think it was the librax, which is so ... mild, nothing compared to xanax , which is the best out there for most anxiety....
    ... dosing correct. Maybe XR would help. It releases the Xanax in small amount over a longer period of time. The ... taking a little more maybe 2 mg. What happens is Xanax blocks the gaba recepters in your brain which has ... want to wait until after your workout to take the Xanax as opposed to before the workout, because by the time ... you are done working out there will be no more Xanax in your blood. Good luck all....

  73. i knew i shouldn't have ..
    ... dissorder manifested itself this way. Anyway, I take Xanax and the thought intrusions have virtually disappeared ... dissorder to have. I just hop you find some relief. Xanax is the only drug that worked for me so far and quite...

  74. can someone help me?
    ... wellbutrin xl, effexor, toprol xl for blood pressure and xanax for anxiety, i was wondering because im having bad...
    ... maybe its just the med together cause i also started xanax yesterday as well...

  75. Fluoxetine and alchohol
    ... But now i am not on any SSRI's and am only taking Xanax for anxiety and drink a little too much! Please...