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  1. Restless/Jump out of body feeling?
    ... some simular symptoms, but not since i have been on Xanax ...
    ... vibrating. i have'nt had those feeling as long as i take xanax . its really weird how anxiety can affect your whole...

  2. thankyou to all from a new member
    ... got into see a psychiatrist last week who described xanax . I was terrified to take it as i had a horrendous ... see me again next week and said will prescribe the xanax for the initial two weeks then wants me to go on Lexapro...
    ... of support here. I'm sorry you are feeling bad. Xanax isn't an SSRI, so you shouldn't be afraid to take...
    ... the knowledge that SSRI's and medications such as Xanax do work, but we all have to be patient...the very ... waves but others could swamp an aircraft carrier! Xanax is good for the bad times and it does help me get...

  3. Weightloss
    ... Does anyone know if Xanax causes weightloss? I know Ive lost alot of weight ... to having dentures put in, but I'm wondering if the Xanax is contributing to it too. Hope...
    ... slimfast shakes per day. Now that I'm off that and on xanax my regular appetite is back and I've actually gained...

  4. Heart question on when your having an anxiety/panic attack....
    ... day I run in the 120's all day long!! If I take a xanax my heart slows down into the low 100's.. So I am guessing...
    ... having the treadmill stress test, but I took some Xanax and it wasn't bad at all. I wasn't on my beta-blocker...
    ... was misinterpreted, haha. (can happen) I am taking Xanax right now, just started, hoping it helps, but so far...

  5. Anxiety is back a year after surgery
    ... tachycardia and a trip to the ER, where I was put on xanax . I was on that and then klonopinf or a couple of...

  6. Lunesta and Xanax?
    ... now I'm prescribed Cymbalta, Remeron, Ambien CR, and Xanax . I'm fine:)! Your doctor is the one with the...
    ... I take Xanax and at night Advil PM. I would call your pharmacist...
    ... Well when I filled it together with my xanax and another med I take that they have in their computer...

  7. Dancing Heart
    ... me. I don't think you have anything wrong. I'm on xanax for my anxiety now. I take them before I go to bed...

  8. Increased meds today......need advice
    ... I took Xanax for 1 week at 1 mg per day. This is a really small ... amount of Xanax . I quit for two days and the panic and withdrawl ... check with your doctor about this. I have been taking Xanax now for 2 months and it is working really well. I ... That is why SSRI's are called antidepressants and Xanax , Klonipin etc are antianxiolytics. Find a doc who...

  9. HOW much longer...............?????
    ... get through the first month of hell. Anyway, I take Xanax now and feel like it is helping big time. Good luck...
    ... when i was taking prozac, i was on high doses of xanax too! but i did have higher anxiety at first and it...

  10. Too scared
    ... name it, I've had it. My doctor put me on Zoloft and Xanax . My problem is that I am too paranoid to take them...
    ... your doctor about mixing the 2 meds together..I take xanax , also, and it REALLY works for me! It's the best...
    ... hold off on the Zoloft for a while simply because my xanax is working for me now. I think I just have so much...
    ... both. My original doc had me on paxil, buspar and xanax but I never started the paxil becaue I'm not depressed...

  11. Hearing Voices At Night

  12. please...racing heart every nite
    ... it will happen over & over. i'm on lexapro 10mg & xanax .50 at nite. i don't know if this is happening all...

  13. flying. help.
    ... XANAX !! I wouldn't fly without it!! It works great:)...
    ... looking forward to going on vacation again - with my xanax of course ;) You might ask your doctor for something...
    ... about the flight (6 hours)... Did wind up taking Xanax , which helped tremendously & someone else on the board...

  14. Help, I need suggestions for calming down...
    ... Fear and anxiety. Anyway, see if you can't get Xanax or another Benzo type drug to help you ease your tension...

  15. Meds for anxiety patient with high BP
    ... am on Atenolol and Lisinopril for HBP. I am also on xanax and paxil (and being weaned off of zoloft currently...
    ... who have benefited from Propranolol. I take it with Xanax and can tolerate it rather well...

  16. Rib and Chest Pain
    ... anxiety which causes frequent panic attacks. I take xanax as SSRI's have caused me more problems than anything...

  17. Long Story................
    ... After finally getting on a regimen of Zoloft and Xanax (with buspar being added later), I finally started ... kind and compassionate. She allowed me to take extra xanax until I could "even out" again. I did so and when ... stable for a few weeks, I tapered back down on the xanax . (I NEVER went over 1.5mg a day even when the anxiety ... zoloft, but not much help. So she changed me back to xanax with 100 mg of zoloft (1/2 what I'd been taking) and ... have also been sick with a cold). I take my .5mg of xanax 3x a day, even when I feel like I can deal with not ... rollercoaster ride. Even though I've NEVER abused the xanax , I still feel like I need a little extra here lately...
    ... ever worked was paxil. I took it for 6 yrs and also xanax as needed. Toward the end I went into major depression ... suicidal so they took me off the paxil and eventually the xanax . I went almost 3 yrs without meds and did ok until ... SSRI trial as they make it much worse. I'm back on xanax . My doctor prescribed 0.5 3x daily but I find it wears ... to a point where I feel somewhat normal again. The xanax helps but wears off too fast. So I know exactly how...
    ... incredibly nice and understanding. He kept me on the xanax as he believes the antidepressants are for people ... I'm able to deal with it and move on. I take less xanax than was prescribed - he wrote 0.5 3x day and more...

  18. Over 3 weeks on Prozac - still feel bad
    ... need. I feel so edgey and jittery and need to take Xanax every day to take the edge off so I ca actually function...

  19. This is confusing.....anyone with thoughts?
    ... upon the advice of my psychologist who prescribed Xanax and told me to quit the Buspar which I did - still ... Atenolol 25mg. Since stopping the Buspar and using the Xanax my BP is good but now my pulse seems higher. Not really ... Anyone notice their pulse seems a little higher with Xanax ? Since these meds are CNS depressants I guess they ... to use but wondering why the Buspar did and not the Xanax ? hmmmmmmmm - anyone? :) Thanks, Tori...
    ... Hmm. How much Xanax are you taking? I am taking 1.5 mg per day and I ... of stress. Maybe you simply need a larger dose of Xanax . I would be hesitant to think that heart disease...
    ... and SSRI like Paxil or other newer antidepressants. Xanax actually attaches to gaba receptors in your brain ... to relax your central nervous system. Essentially, Xanax does exactly what alcohol does to the brain, but without...
    ... I am on a beta blocker (bisoprolol) and xanax and my heart rate is all over the place. I had no...

  20. Too much
    ... awwesome for stomach anxiety. Drugs like Benzos: Xanax , Klonopin, etc. are for anxiety and that alone and...

  21. ativan
    ... quivalency charts I've seen, Klonopin is twice as strong as Xanax , and Xanax is twice as strong as Ativan; therefore ... this based on your Klonopin dose: 3mg Klonopin=6mg Xanax 6mg Xanax=12mg Ativan 3mg Klonopin=12mg Ativan ... make it smaller so it doesn't look so large: 1mg Xanax =.5mg Klonopin 1mg Xanax=2mg Ativan 2mg Ativan=.5mg...

  22. Benzodiazepines and driving
    ... I have no problems taking xanax and driving.. I would see how your body reacts to ... the xanax first. If you have no sadation problems then sure ... , why not! I find xanax very useful for some of my driving phobia's.. Just...
    ... I also drive while taking xanax . I take 0.25 4x day. It's not such a large dose that...
    ... I also drive while on xanax .. 1mg x 4 times a day... when i first started taking...
    ... I take .25mg xanax once or twice a day and I have never had any problems...

  23. Starting My Magnesium!!
    ... results.. Does anyone know if it's okay to take your xanax with these supplements? The pharmacist said it "shouldn...
    ... boxerlover, Taking the xanax and magnesium together won't be a problem. I know...
    ... as helping anxiety, nothing. Do you not take your Xanax daily? I have only just started, so can't tell a...
    ... Michelle~ I take my xanax as needed and these days have been alot!! I would ... choose xanax over the beta blocker myself, that is just my own ... one of the side effect suffers.. Try giving the xanax a few days to see if you notice any difference. If ... just to function feeling so off balance.. I hope the xanax helps you!! Hugs back!! Boxerlover:)...
    ... really isn't too much on the interaction thing. I take xanax and she said to just space it out alittle (for absorbtion...
    ... feeling OK, I guess. I have actually had to take my xanax at least twice a day lately. I don't know what is...
    ... I take 10mg Lexapro with .25 Xanax on the side when I really need it. Is this ok to...

  24. Verge of Panic Attack As I Type.. :(
    ... can't I realize it's all in my head? I took half a xanax , not helping. Help me please. Am I okay?...
    ... unpleasant sensations but you will be fine. Also the xanax will help as well, but even without it you'll still...

  25. Weaning Off Of Xanax
    ... similar experience? Also which is worse? Getting off the Xanax completely? Or living with high anxiety and/or panic ... Jacckey97's posts everyone seems very pleased with Xanax (except that it's short acting). Has anyone tried ... of it and then decided it was better to go back on Xanax and stay on them? My doctor said that most people...
    ... Hello, I think Xanax has very positive place in treatment for those with ... effects. (Anyone ever hear of that?) When I first took Xanax like with you it was very effective. I had very few ... years. I stayed employed for over five years while on Xanax . I have had some very stressful things happen and ... mild panic attacks” One may question prescribing Xanax for mild panic but it seems it did help you and you ... told by my doctor it takes about a year to wean off Xanax (3mg/day) without uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms...
    ... would like to know if others have chose to stay on Xanax knowing the withdrawal or think they are worth it...
    ... I do take xanax , and have been on it for years (over 5), on an as ... tells me not to go through the panic, but to take the xanax , and it certainly does even things out, so you can...
    ... that is probably why I only need the lower dosage of xanax . It is prescribed for well-being and peace of mind...
    ... though our dosages are so different. I think taking the Xanax makes me a better single Mom also. I'm not afraid...
    ... A, When I first started taking Xanax about a month and a half ago I started to immediately ... them for the rest of my life. I started taking the Xanax again, and as before felt immediate relief. Anxiety ... disabling disease for which there is no miracle cure, but Xanax takes the edge off for me, so I am going to take it...
    ... the positive feedback if I do need to stay on the Xanax . I'm sorry you suffered with anxiety for 20 years...
    ... experience was. I am new to dealing with this anxiety and Xanax itself. ALL info helps! Thank you so much....
    ... best times to practice. Good luck tapering off the Xanax . Let us all know how it works out because there isn ... t a lot of info on the effects. I have read that xanax has no long term effect though, so you may end up...
    ... Hi-I have also been on xanax for 3 years; started after a major panic attack on ... That was in April. At this point, I want to come off xanax and I have heard it will take up to a year. I'm trying ... t sleep longer than 4 hours. If I miss a dose of xanax I start to feel "fuzzy" in my head and VERY anxious...
    ... shocked at how my doctor has handled my anxiety and Xanax dosage etc. She tole me that many doctors view Xanax ... this IS NOT SO (of course I assume some people abuse Xanax just like any other medication, but I'm not referring ... to anyone in that type of situation). That Xanax is truly a life saver for many with anxiety disorders ... never long term. The other time was when I stopped Xanax cold turkey. I was awake for more than 48 hrs at a...
    ... 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 withdrawals, ... more the xanax being more powerful and shorter half life giving me...

  26. Can anxiety make your breathing feel weird?
    ... but ordered the tests mostly to pacify me!!! I take Xanax .50 mg in the morning and .25 mg at night and feel...
    ... take your medicine on a regular basis or ask about Xanax . I only take a total of .75 mg per day and feel great...

  27. Hoping this Klonopin will work full day 1
    ... for breakthrough panic. I was on 6mg per day of Xanax XR (half in the morning, half in the evening), so...
    ... this. I was wondering about how one switches from xanax to another benzo. I may talk to my psych next week ... about switching because as for me the xanax lasts only about 4 hours and then my anxiety comes...
    ... up. Klonopin makes me feel entirely different than Xanax XR. With Xanax XR I felt somehow slightly more relaxed...
    ... that doctors will give out any other benzo besides xanax and not worry about the addiction? Just curious. Since ... I began xanax 0.25 4x day about a week ago I am almost back to being ... with AD's or anything else they've tried, only the xanax helps. I'm so afraid my psych will want to try yet...
    ... Some docs feel that Xanax is the most addictive. That is debatable, even among ... person feel normal, some claim that for drug abusers Xanax gives them a "buzz". So basically the junkies are ... ruining it for those of us who really benefit from Xanax . There are still some psychiatrists out there who ... are holding the line, though, and say "Look, Xanax is the most effective benzo for anxiety, especially...
    ... I have been taking Xanax for a month and a a half now and it has worked wonders ... normal", again. My P-Doc is definitely and advocate of Xanax for Panic dissorder and anxiety and he prescribes ... are others that have posted that have been taking Xanax for 5-10 years with no problems. I would say if the...
    ... worried about them, I didn't have that feeling with the Xanax XR, Xanax XR just made me feel TOTALLY normal. I...
    ... I am going from regular Xanax to Xanax XR next visit and my doctor says that I should expect ... helpig me to achieve this then I am going to take it. Xanax has not had any side effects except it has helped ... but I am super reluctant to have anyone take the Xanax away from me now. Not because I need it as in an ... are many great P-docs that totally subscribe to the Xanax for life theory. You just need to find one. SSRI...

  28. What are some recommendations besides medication?
    ... instead of more anxiety and panic. I have found that Xanax takes the edge off for me and quite honestly even ... wrong, all of the above mentioned things help, but Xanax prevents me from being floored and I can breath a...

  29. In relation to my anxiety
    ... you something to take only if needed like ativan or xanax . Talk to your doctor, there's always a solution! ...

  30. What is anxiety NOS???
    ... this type of anxiety. she told me to go off of my xanax and just go on zoloft. i have been getting bad fluttering...

  31. Went to Dentist, YEAH!!, and Throwing the Ativan away!!!
    ... absolutely nothing. I'm now going fully with the Xanax , starting tomorrow, taking it twice a day, and hoping...
    ... your tooth. I hope your doctor will give you the xanax since you know what works for you. Anyway - I was...
    ... Monday I will ask her about having a beta blocker and Xanax . Do you only take the Beta Blocker when needed, or...
    ... Ativan isn't of much use. If the Xanax doesn't work (and hopefully it will), ask your doctor...
    ... techniques such as meditation really help, but alos the Xanax should really help. If the Xanax is not helping then...

  32. I have to go to the dentist today!!!!!
    ... Stepmother is mad I went off the Zoloft and said that the Xanax /Ativan is very addicting and I need a chemical to ... That made me feel really low. I told her that the Xanax worked well in the past, and what is wrong with a ... addicted. However, I would like to start taking the Xanax daily, but am trying to wait until next Monday when ... Ativan. I want to take the Ativan instead of the Xanax , because the Ativan makes me more tired and I'd rather...
    ... for some valium but I told him I would just take my xanax the next time. I have been in there about 5 times ... since. I take .5mg xanax about a half hour before I get there. I also get...

  33. Ativan Side Affects?
    ... feel really sleepy and drugged. I did better with xanax .. Just my experince! Hope you get better results....
    ... I too have been having a good day! I just stated Xanax XR today...so we will see!!!!...

  34. OK, You all kne by now.............
    ... makes you feel better. I am on klonopin - does xanax work the same?...
    ... .5mg of Ativan when needed and will be on .5mg of Xanax XR starting Sat. Keep the faith you will get thru...

  35. OK, what is the benificial........
    ... Thus far, Xanax XR (the extended-release) but today I'm switching...

  36. Bata Blockers
    ... beta blockers and still have anxiety. I also take xanax ....

  37. Symptom question for all....
    ... and am taking Buspar 3x's a day and I take half a xanax at night only for a couple of weeks the xanax. ...
    ... and was layed off from my job. My doctor put me on Xanax because I had so much anxiety after getting layed ... She said after 2 weeks you cannot "just stop" taking Xanax . I had NO idea it was soooo addictive to your body ... tell everyone unless it's LIFE OR DEATH do not take Xanax for more than 2 weeks. I don't think anyone realizes...

  38. new meds (again)
    ... Yes, I have taken Xanax for over a year. Some people 'need' benzos daily...

  39. Well, I'm hopeless,,,,,,
    ... with rapid heartbeat and major skips. So I took a Xanax and called the Dentist and rescheduled. All this ... over AN X-RAY!!! I could just cry, except the Xanax kicked in, haha. Anyways, what is with this intense...
    ... for Thursday afternoon, so I will definetely keep my Xanax going, and am going to call a friend to take me there...

  40. Why SSRI's for anxiety?
    ... years now and about 15 years ago i was taking 6mgs. of Xanax a day for anxiety and was doing fine until i had to ... i have been up and and down... Now i know they say Xanax is addictive, but i have been on it for 20 years now...
    ... I have been taking Xanax for almost twenty years now, My Aunt has been on them...
    ... not helped me, some made it worse. The benzos like xanax are specifically for panic and anxiety so I don't ... depends on the person, not everyone is going to become a xanax /ativan/klonopin, etc. junkie! Funny that a lot of ... better I am doing now that I found a doc to prescribe xanax . With all the SSRI's I was worse and the side effects...
    ... need it. The only thing that is helping me is the Xanax . The Prozac has killed my appetite, to the point...
    ... need it. The only thing that is helping me is the Xanax . The Prozac has killed my appetite, to the point...
    ... slightly worse than anxiety, but I have been taking Xanax for a month now and it seems to be working very well ... even at low doses. How well is Xanax working for all of you and how much are you taking ... You name it and I have tried it. Anyway, so far Xanax is the only thing that has given me any relief. I...
    ... Oh yea, Xanax even clearaed up stomach problems linked to anxiety...
    ... meds help to keep you from having incorrect levels. Xanax is a guick fix and was never intended for long term ... becoming afraid of experiencing a panic attack and taking xanax and adderall to ward off their feelings and become ... over long periods anymore. If you really need the med xanax , a psychiatrist can and usually does prescribe, or...
    ... morning. It is getting better each day. I am also on Xanax XR once a day but will not be taking that anymore...
    ... he is the one pretty much trying to get me off of Xanax , Now i do agree with some of what Angeleyes had to ... Anyhow, If i can't talk my Psych into keeping me on Xanax ... I will move in with him and make his life hell...
    ... doctor will tell you "oh, you have anxiety, here's some xanax ". And you take the xanax and it helps you. So you...
    ... attacks and have valum available as a last resort, xanax knocks me out completely. I tend to have adverse ... didn't experience the "panic" Good luck with the xanax issue. As with any profession you need to find a...
    ... leave us? For a long time my Dr had me on Prozax and Xanax . All i could think to myself was, Ones an upper and...
    ... Hey Guys, I have now been on Xanax for close to a month and a half. I am taking .5 mg ... expereienced before. I am planning on getting on Xanax XR after I am through with this prescription simply ... if your doctor is not willing to allow you to try Xanax or other benzos then maybe it is time to seek a second ... anxiety, panic, and phobias and he lives and dies by Xanax , and I have to admit it is working wonderfully for...

  41. GAD: Getting through until the meds kick in
    ... weeks until the SSRI really begins to work. I'm taking Xanax for sleep but really don't want to use it much during...

  42. I week on Lexapro
    ... effects that I have had with an SSRI. I also take xanax to help with anxiety which hopefully I will be able...
    ... is starting to mellow out and I do not have to take Xanax daily. If it get to be too much call you Dr and...
    ... then stick to the meds designed to fix that problem. Xanax , Klonopin, Vallium etc. They ARE addictive, but so...
    ... anxiety. It does take a few weeks to kick in and I had Xanax to get me through when I really needed it. It has ... that it is a very rare occasion that I have to take a Xanax . I just quit smoking on 9/11 and my doctor said that...
    ... past couple of months and for the most part have used Xanax (.5 mg) as needed to help me out. For the most part ... improvement during the day but I continue to take my Xanax or Klonopin without hesitation until the Lexapro has...

  43. Xanax XR
    ... I take regular xanax not the xr but I'm sure someone here can give you ... more detail. From my exp. with xanax , it works well, better than ativan by far for me. ... doctor for that instead of the regular. With regular xanax it wears off quickly - like 3-5 hours depending on...
    ... Xanax is waaaaay better than Ativan, it's generally considered ... stronger. The XR lasts longer than the original Xanax . I've had good results with Xanax XR (though my psych ... After a few days, your body will get used to the Xanax XR and you'll just get the calming effects....
    ... I am an extreme mediphobe, and I am taking Xanax now. It is the only one that doesn't lay me out with ... means an expert, but so far it is working great. Xanax XR is simly the extended release version of what I ... taking and it should work even better than the regular xanax . I have to take it 4 x a day in order to keep my...
    ... great! It takes a little longer to work than regular Xanax but stays in your system all day - great drug in my...
    ... How do you compare the dosing of regular Xanax to Xanax XR? I've also read that some people need to take...
    ... I've never taken either Xanax or the Xananx XR before. I have taken Ativan and...
    ... So today was my first day of the Xanax XR. So far I feel pretty good. I'm kind of tired...
    ... jackey, Hope the Xanax XR keeps working well for you today....
    ... beginning to get frustrated with my regular release Xanax . My days have become very long and very stressful ... hope I'm not one of those people. It's just that Xanax only lasts 3 hours for me so 9 hours of relief is ... functional, but I'm not sure he'd like to push the Xanax too much. :( I'm sad that I need medication to help...
    ... Hi Jealibeanz- No I am only to take the Xanax XR once a day in the morning. I think the regular ... Xanax could be taken a couple times a day. So far today...
    ... I know exactly what you mean about the regular Xanax . I too am going through a stressful period in my life ... the morning anxiety is beginning withdrawal since Xanax is so short acting. I’m hoping the doctor puts ... me on something like Xanax XR. It seams more logical. I really don’t want to...
    ... PLEASE read my new thread "weaning off of Xanax ." It should give you some idea about taking the med...
    ... Thank you for your advise on coming off the Xanax . I am on .5mg...I think that is the lowest dose....
    ... later, but keep us informed. I am on the regular Xanax and am considering switching to the XR version. Did...
    ... would talk to him again about possibly increasing your Xanax dosage and/or making it more regular so that you don...
    ... it's been almost 2 weeks now since I've started the xanax xr and I have to say....I am feeling better. I haven...
    ... .5mg. This is the first time I have ever been on Xanax . They never even tried me on the regular one. So...
    ... Seems like Xanax is the best anti anxiety med out there. I know a lot...
    ... term. I started a thread for the long term use of Xanax and got some positive responses, check it out. I ... Your liver is building new enzymes to digest the Xanax and that can cause the need to increase the dose....
    ... Third day on Xanax XR. Seems pretty good, but I don't buy for a second...
    ... My questions are, will the supplements work with Xanax ? Second, i've been doing some research, and I ... they take it. Exercise is important to me, so will Xanax affect it? I have mild-moderate GAD with no panic ... nessesary to have to pay for a therapist to be prescribed Xanax ? Thanks :). I forgot to add. I've been doing research ... SSRI's, but I see so many people having success with Xanax , which is a Benzo. I don't have full-on GAD, but I...
    ... helps a lot with my anxiety. I have only been on Xanax for about 2 months maybe pushing 2 1/2, but since...
    ... mild case of GAD. I would not suggest you take the Xanax unless you are having full fledged panic attacks on...
    ... Is Zanor SR the sams as Xanax , or is it a different drug? Just curious. Let me...
    ... I have been taking Xanax XR for a couple weeks now and i am wondering does ... lasting as long as it is suposed to work. The regular Xanax seemed to be just as effective if not more. Has anyone...
    ... haven't been posting in awhile. I am still taking the Xanax XR .5 mg. I am starting to agree that it does not...
    ... Klonopins half life is longer than xanax , even the xr version and its pretty potent, less rebound...
    ... OCDENGINEER that sounds similar to the indian version of xanax xr which is called zolax xr I have tried both immediate ... release xanax in doses from 0.5-1.5 mg and Xanax xr in doses of 2mg Xanax regular works way quicker ... fastest relief for a panic attack I have tried Xanax xr is not as fast acting but does last longer 10-12...
    ... ocdengineer- I do think I need to up my dose on Xanax XR. I go to the doctor at the end of the month and...
    ... I am thinking I may go back to taking the regular Xanax 4x per day again. It was more difficult habit wise...
    ... progress. I started taking an extra .5 mg of regular Xanax before bed and it has made a big difference. It is ... thread for awhile so we have some long term info on Xanax use....
    ... Have you tried taking the Effexor with the Xanax until you get through the initial side effects? That ... cause me more anxiety and my OCD gets much worse, so Xanax is my wonder drug, but maybe Effexor is yours and...
    ... Like several other posters on the board I take Xanax and it is what works best for me. I'm on a low ... felt drugged for couple of days until it wore off. Xanax is much better - although I understand it is supposed...
    ... went to my doctor today and spoke with him about the Xanax XR and he has said that he has also found that a lot ... so I am going back to the old regular verison of Xanax . .5 mg 4X per day. This is what worked the best ... the best now. I will still keep you all posted. Xanax is habit forming like most other anxiety and depression ... harmless. I was doing some research and ran across a Xanax addiction page where people were taking 40-50 mg of...
    ... I am only on .5mg of the xanax xr and it seems to me that it is wearing off around ... doctor on Monday and I am going to ask her about the xanax if that might be better for me rather than the xr...
    ... Bulletinboard25, Hoew much xanax XR are you taking? Just curious because I am taking...
    ... wreck like it was a real big deal. And why? Because xanax changed my brain chemistry to be super sensitive to...
    ... just by reading some of the posts on this board, Xanax has shown to have helped quite a few people. Your ... a hormone deficiency and Progest cleared it up. Xanax , however, is not an easy drug to stop taking, so when...
    ... just by reading some of the posts on this board, Xanax has shown to have helped quite a few people. Your ... stopped my anxiety and nervousness in one week.>> Xanax , however, is not an easy drug to stop taking, so when...

  44. Klonopin users---when do you take your med
    ... psych yesterday, he is going to try to switch me from Xanax XR to Klonopin with Ativan for any "breakthrough"...
    ... d probably need to because I'm switching from 4mg Xanax XR. I'm supposed to take it on a regular basis but...
    ... as strong. Since Klonopin is twice as strong as Xanax , he started on you a dose that is right in line with ... what you were taking. 1mg Xanax =.5mg of Klonopin 4mg Xanax=2mg of Klonopin I...

  45. Very discouraged lately ...
    ... tried to relax a little, ended up taking a .25 mg Xanax , and went back to bed. After an hour or so I was...
    ... think that is when my panic attacks happen. Does your Xanax take the pvc's away, or at least help? Best wishes...
    ... in a panic and my heart was racing. I took 1mg of Xanax and it did almost nothing. I took one more then finally...

  46. Anyone try ANXIETOL 7??
    ... be quite rough. Did your doc give you a benzo like Xanax or Valium to take the edge off until (hopefully) the...
    ... it's doing anything) and my psych switched me from Xanax XR to Klonopin with Ativan for breakthrough panic...
    ... slowly and also possibly continuing a benzo such as Xanax , Valium, Ativan, whatever, on an as-needed basis....

  47. Xanax not really working?
    ... I have seen you on several posts.........is Xanax all you are taking? Are you having GAD or panic.. ... suggest that if it is affecting you daily and the xanax is not covering it you need to try and AD.......you ... but once you find one that works you may not need xanax atall. HUGS!:)...
    ... effect for my anxiety. Ativan is 1/2 as weak as Xanax whereas Klonopin is 2x as strong. Basically: ... .5mg of Xanax=1mg Ativan .5mg of Xanax =.25mg Klonopin 1mg Ativan=.25mg Klonopin...
    ... that will work. I'd call and ask about upping the Xanax . Xanax is usually very effective, but your dosage...
    ... Ok I have a question, I am taking 1 mg of xanax in the mornings and 1 mg in the afternoon, is this...
    ... DR but IMO if it is helping you are fine!! I took Xanax years ago......25 once a day with paxil........when ... there for more than 10 years........I was on the xanax for 3 years and never needed to increase it.........
    ... took those combos at the same time? Wellbutrin 300 Xanax 1-2mg daily Ambien CR...

  48. Klonopin questions.............
    ... Does Klonopin kick in fast like Xanax or does it take a while before it gets into your system ... something to relax me. My MD gave me Klonopin after 3 Xanax failed to work for me. I just want to make sure this...
    ... what dose you each took? Also is it stronger then Xanax ? Thanks again:)...
    ... I took just 0.5 mg pills not sure about the xanax never took that...
    ... I don't know if Klonopin is stronger than Xanax . They're the same type of medication, so I wouldn...
    ... Klonopin is twice as strong as Xanax. .5mg of Xanax =.25mg of Klonopin...

  49. Anxiety and Smoking (Cigarettes)
    ... makes me insane. They do say that welbutrin and xanax or klonopin helps. Have you tried any of these?...
    ... better for a couple of months. The side effects from Xanax are much better to deal with than smoking. It was...
    ... needed some help I went to the Dr and he put me on xanax and lexapro, they are working soooo well for me. ...

  50. Alprazolam question? (xanax)
    ... Hi Gimli. .5mg of xanax is not a large dose. I have .5mg pills that I also...
    ... I also take a beta-blocker and xanax . I'm suppose to take 0.5 as needed 3-4 times daily ... take the other half of your beta-blocker? The 0.5 xanax is a pretty common dose so don't worry!...

  51. Does anyone feel like they're on a boat
    ... I couldn't tolerate the side effects. I only take xanax when needed, which DOES relieve these feelings to...
    ... to side effects can not take them. I was tried on Xanax and it does help. But the docs don't seem to care...

  52. My Doctor is .............
    ... and I have a bad tummy non-stop. :( i'm taking xanax to control the anxiety from the prozac.... oh lord...
    ... x daily......last year my dr tried to switch me to Xanax XR.......WHOLY COW!! :) I lasted thru 10 days of totaly...
    ... went to mine this morning and she has now put me on Xanax XR. So I guess I'll see how this one works tomorrow...
    ... Did you go to a new doctor, or the same one for the Xanax ? And yes, you are correct, we will get over this...
    ... Yea it was the same doctor who gave me the Xanax . I think this is the 4th drug I am going to try ...

  53. Any ladies have worse anxiety during PMS?
    ... ways to control it but have to break down and take a xanax . Thank god, my job has been flexible and I can work...

  54. not sure remeron is helping
    ... your doctor for temporary help like ativan, valium or xanax in very low dose until the Remeron kicks in. Just...
    ... with me & I've been on the Remeron since May. I took Xanax the first few weeks as the psych doc said anxiety ... beginning- she said I would know when I didn't need the Xanax anymore because it would make me too sleepy- that ... happened, maybe because I always used a very low dose of Xanax ( 1/2 of a .25 mgm tab). The doc added Buspar about...
    ... anxiousinnj - do you take busapr with the xanax ? I posted earlier this weekend about anyone who may ... doctor wants me to stop the buspar and continue with xanax and add lexapro or paxil. If you do take both, has ... you're not suppose to? I love the way the buspar and xanax work together and would like to stay on them without...
    ... 3 times per day. I asked my doc if I could take Xanax if I really was jumping out of my skin & she said ... would not be depressed ! Have you taken both the Xanax & Buspar ? Together at the same time or different...
    ... notice an improvement. I am taking a low dose of Xanax XR also for the first few weeks. I haven't had any...

  55. Can anxiety make you feel like you are in a dream?
    ... sense. I was taking ativan but did much better on xanax . The ativan made me feel very drugged and out of it ... . The xanax just calmed me down, stopped the hyperventilating...

  56. anxiety for days
    ... medication and possibly giving you a benzodiazepine like Xanax or Valium to help you until the Celexa kicks in. ...
    ... start the med again and request something else like xanax , etc. to get you through. It may also just be situational...

  57. Weight loss from anxiety?????
    ... slimfast optima just to get the nutrition. I'm on xanax now so my appetite is coming back some. It's hard...

  58. Anxiety and Pregnancy
    ... control of my life so I went on the meds. Prozac and Xanax (as needed because the Prozac is giving me an increased...
    ... safety during pregnancy. I have cut way down on the Xanax use but will still use it occasionally when needed...
    ... tomorrow and I think I will need to take a 0.25mg dose of Xanax to be able to get there, I'm fine in meetings....it...

  59. is this anxiety???
    ... an ear, nose and throat doc. the ER doc put me on xanax , but, i'm WAY too paranoid to take it. i'm not allergic...
    ... do take the xanax , its safe and will help you a lot, it may sedate you...
    ... ve been checked out right? Nothing found? Try the xanax , even cut the tab in half and see how much better ... you feel! I just got back on xanax due to extreme anxiety after years of being off of ... too but it came to a point where I needed relief and xanax is helping me. Let us know what's happening and...
    ... while back and from my own experience do take the Xanax . Its better to be on Xanax than to be smoking. I...
    ... thanx everyone. i took a .25 mg xanax last night, and i actually felt relaxed...even today ... attack a couple of weeks ago, they gave me .5mg of xanax and that made me feel loopy and out of it...so hopefully...
    ... checking for blood clotts, everything! So the .5 mg of Xanax made you feel loopy huh? My doctor has just givin ... me .5 mg of Xanax XR, I haven't taken it yet because I am afraid I will...
    ... psychiatrist and she actually told me to stop taking my xanax and just go on zoloft. that sounds odd to me. she...
    ... dreadfully afraid of meds too. a psychiatrist prescrbed xanax for me over a week ago and i just worked myself up ... did not get much better all day. finally i took a xanax last night and straight after i took it had dreadful ... as the psych and the pharmacist pointed out to me xanax is in the valium family so it is not going to give...
    ... Today is day 6 on Xanax XR and up to today I have had no problems at all. ... could take an ativan if I get an attack while on the Xanax but isn't this to much medication for one day??:)...
    ... the ativan and maybe ask for a higher dose of the xanax . Keep me posted on how you are doing. missy...
    ... Jackkey97, How much Xanax are you taking now? If it is a low dose, then it ... to feel normal again. I am thinking of taking Xanax XR as well to substitute for the regular Xanax. Was...
    ... I also felt that once i started getting used to my xanax and my drowsiness wore off it made me feel normal...

  60. What should I expect from Klonopin?
    ... Hi all, Is the Klonopin better to take than Xanax when you have anxiety that keeps creeping in ? I am ... May--may need a change on that as well). I have used Xanax in the past as needed--very rarely but it always made ... me feel "normal". My psyche doc allows me to use Xanax if I really need it & she has given me a generous ... Klonopin was a benzo also-- how is it different than Xanax ? thanks ~ anxiousinnj...
    ... sure what the difference is either. I've only take Xanax one time (script from the emergency room) and then ... he changed it and put me on Klonopin. I thought the Xanax was great. Maybe when I voiced my opinion to him he ... then changed it. How much Xanax where you on to make you feel "normal"?...

  61. Agoraphobic Dave's Intro
    ... disorder. I'm not going to say you should get off the xanax only because although I have a medication phobia I...
    ... Take care, keep posting, and make sure to get your Xanax refilled so you don't go off it cold turkey....

  62. Saw a new doctor, new meds...
    ... doctor wants me to stop the buspar and take paxil and xanax . I'm freakin' out! I have big medication phobias....
    ... over my med phobia tonight and I took half of the 0.5 xanax at 4am........just couldn't sleep with so much anxiety ... still very concerned with taking buspar, paxil and xanax . I'm going to try and cut back on the buspar with ... the help of xanax and then after I'm off try adding paxil. I hate that...

  63. just started taking zoloft
    ... so quickly to give you an SSRI. I really like my Xanax , and react really well to it. I had many side effects ... get relief from an SSRI, but instant relief from my Xanax , and within two months I'm weaning myelf off the Xanax...

  64. xanax tapering advice!! please help here!
    ... wouldn't steer you wrong. That is a VERY small dose of Xanax and it's probably not going to bother your body much...
    ... the aches went away without ever having to take a Xanax . Your dose is very small....if you take it slow, you...

  65. Question about heart racing...
    ... really doesn't want to. I am going to go get some Xanax today, very short term she told me, funny though, ... still skips when I'm on the Ativan, we'll see on the Xanax . I went off the Zoloft, and have developed a major...

  66. New Ativan User
    ... think 1mg is too high a dose to start. I am taking xanax which is similar, and i try to take the very least...

  67. Tranquilizers or SSRI's?
    ... mild tranquilizers, they don't like to prescribe the Xanax , Ativan or Klonopin because they can be addicting...
    ... My doc put me on Xanax and I read all this stuff about getting addicted and ... I freaked. But Xanax really worked for me!!!! I asked for an SSRI cuz ... of an being addicted and he gave me Lexapro and the Xanax until it kicks in. And the Lexapro has been working ... about way he explained it to me. I was started on Xanax for smoking cessation and it works well with me. ...

  68. Remeron anyone?
    ... depressant. My doc told me to take up to three .25mgm Xanax a day during the first few weeks. In fact she told ... the AM & then see how the day went. I did use the Xanax a few times in the beginning. I still get the urge ... to take a Xanax frequently, but I am avoiding it because of the Buspar...
    ... exacerbate the anxiety. And, you know you can take a Xanax if you get increased anxiety that first week or two...
    ... Xanax as a long term solution is the absolute best drug...
    ... ocdengineer, Yes i agree ther's nothing like good old Xanax . I have used it sparingly in the past, like 1/2 of ... My p-doc did give me quite a generous supply of Xanax with refills- but her plan was for me to get onto ... along with the Buspar. She didn't want me to take Xanax for the long term as you tend to need a higher & higher...
    ... know where she is coming from on that one. I was on xanax 14yrs. ago for about a month and I will never forget...
    ... I just started Remeron (60mg) added to the already xanax I have been taking for about the past seven years...
    ... just excercise, try to eat and sleep well and I take Xanax and/or Ativan on as needed basis :)...

  69. High Anxiety on Prozac?
    ... once the body got used to it? My doc told me to take Xanax too at least until the Prozac really kicks in (he...
    ... will feel less anxious soon. I am basically taking Xanax to combat the anxiety from the prozac. Before I went...

  70. Please Read~If you are a Dizzy Suffer!
    ... have had my anxiety for 3 years and have had .25mg of Xanax perscribed. I only take it every now and then but ... there is something major wrong. I took one of my xanax . The rest of the time up until now I have not had ... I went to my doctor and he wants to change me from Xanax to Zoloft! I don't want to do that because with my ... xanax I take it as needed and it work straight away, I don...
    ... other is 100 times worse also!! :) Do you find the xanax calms things down for you? meaning you feel these ... sensations less after taking the xanax ? Has it been mentioned to you that it's all anxiety ... mentioned possiable ear realted? I find if I take a xanax same as you .25mg the feelings are less intense. I ... edge off the dizziness. I was told that benzo's like xanax are used to treat inner ear disorders as well it helps...
    ... Hi Boxerlover, Yep the xanax takes the edge off but I do still feel off balance ... somethimes I go months with out having to take my xanax , this can be bad though because you forget how bad...
    ... self help books.. I did 2 years of therapy and take a xanax when days are bad.. I am like you I had a time where...
    ... again about the heart issues again.. But when I take a xanax the heart rate goes back to normal. So I am thinking...
    ... this is sinus? Are you on anything other then the xanax ? My doctor suggested last week went I went to him ... we try Zoloft - but this is a daily thing. I like xanax cause I take it when I needed it. I must admit of...
    ... Yesterday like I said was a great day, I had not taken my xanax for 4 days which was good because prior to that I ... to breath through it but to not escape so I took my xanax - it took an hour to work and it was a bad hour! ... moment and I want to stop that and if it means taking a xanax each morning for a week or to I am going to do that...
    ... well.. an hour feels like forever! I agree if the xanax is helping why stop, I take mine as needed also but ... as well due to feeling very anxious. I think the xanax and the therapy is the right track... You will begin ... to see as I did that the xanax blocks the anxiety and panic attacks, and what happens ... and learning how to deal with it your need for the xanax will no longer exist. Meaning you will learn to handle ... many things are being brought out in therapy that the xanax can be very helpful to the recovery of your disorder ... block the anxiety and the panic. I say continue the xanax if you feel it is helping you, why suffer.. That...
    ... and it slowly resurfaced. I have taken one of my xanax this morning - even though I was feeling not to bad...
    ... again about the heart issues again.. But when I take a xanax the heart rate goes back to normal. So I am thinking ... been doing to get better? Ive never taken Zoloft or Xanax , are they beneficial?...

  71. Anxiety , Heart, pleas help!
    ... general feeling of being unwell.. but yes I am 20 and on Xanax .. did i read wrong or did anxiety cause your heart...

  72. Bad day with my HEART!!
    ... right for you as well.. Sometimes a prescription for xanax or ativan is used to decrease the side effects from...
    ... the same effects. I had success 15 years ago with Xanax , I got over my panic attacks within 6 months and no ... many anxiety suffers can't take the SSRI's, only the Xanax , etc. I don't have any depression, and I don't know...
    ... I take xanax . It really does work wonders for me. I don't know...
    ... so I never continued treatment with them.. I am a xanax user as well and have to say it helps with my panic ... be very sedating to me. So my Dr. switch me to the xanax which was better for me. I could function on the xanax ... so much with panic disorder. I think you can use a xanax or ativan with this drug if I am correct? If anyone...
    ... Hey, do you know what the difference is in Ativan or Xanax . I haven't tried the Ativan, but I have used the ... Xanax before (15 yrs ago) and it worked, but she wasn't ... wanting to give me the Xanax this time? I hope it does the same at the Xanax....
    ... tired all the time, but I don't remember it with the Xanax . It is hard to convince your Dr. that all you need ... is Xanax , and no, I am not going to abuse it. Funny too, cause...
    ... I didn't have to get used to the xanax . When I finally got over my fear of taking it I just...
    ... Michelle~ Funny the Dr. prescribes ativan but not xanax , it's the same class drug, with the same potential ... I felt drugged, tired and couldn't function.. The xanax did the total opposite. You mentioned perhaps a beta...
    ... with her nurse to please substitute the Ativan for Xanax . Of course, it has been so long ago since I took ... the Xanax , but I don't remember having that "drugged" feeling ... the Zoloft, at least not until they prescribe the Xanax , and then when I go back in a week and a half, then ... can tell the Dr. what I did and tell her whether the Xanax /Ativan alone is helping or not. She also said at ... SIGH! I'll let you know what my Dr. says about the Xanax . In the meantime I think I am going to think about...

  73. fear of sudden death??
    ... population has one in their life time. They gave me Xanax and told me to follow up with my Doc. Well my doc...
    ... called 911. The docs said I had anxiety and put me on xanax ; after a while my doctor switched me to klonopin....

  74. doctor wont perscribe xanax
    ... seems that a lot of GPs just dont like to perscribe Xanax . I had one that did and I knew how well Xanax worked ... addiction". When he left his practice and I ran out of Xanax I decided to just go to a psychiatrist because I dreaded ... just a few pills. I had absolutely no problem getting Xanax from my psychiatrist. She said it was a question of...
    ... issues, I have terrible anxiety. I asked my doc for xanax and he was concerned about me taking it everyday plus...
    ... my doctor agreed to give me a small, small dose of xanax . he perscribed only .25 milligrams and only gave me...
    ... him/her....your problems and let them perscribe the Xanax you need. If you can take the Xanax regularly for...
    ... the same problem. I have these anxiety attacks and Xanax is the only thing that helps me but the dr dosen't ... nothing. Like taking candy. When you feel so bad and Xanax helps you to feel better so fast why can't we have...

  75. Message for Boxerlover227
    ... have it. It is very rare. Plus, I don't think that xanax would help. I think the fact that xanax helps should...
    ... bad there isn't one pill that will work for us all. Xanax has really been a lifesaver for me, but even that...