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  1. Fluctuating Heart Rate & Dizziness!
    ... normal?? :) That's what I want to know? If I take a xanax which calms me down my heart rate will be in the high...
    ... right what is happening to me.. Ahhh I wonder why the xanax would help in this situation?? I guess because it...

  2. Anxiety & Flying...
    ... some tips. I know a lady my husband works with takes Xanax before flying and that is the only time she uses that...
    ... I agree xanax is a god sent for flying! I wouldn't fly without it ... fly and have claustrophobia feelings on plane's, but xanax helped all the feelings disappear :) ask you Doctor...
    ... fly but it makes me very uncomfy. Ive not heard of Xanax ... what is it? Can you get it in the UK?...
    ... should see if my doc will give me a portable IV drip of xanax to deal with this every day... It's either that or...
    ... I always take Xanax and work puzzles help....

  3. I am obsessed with my heart!
    ... 1 mg of Clonazepam daily, and occasionally .25 mg Xanax as I need it. In my limited experience, and also...
    ... "adrenaline rush" of waking. I've been taking my Xanax XR in 2 doses, one in the morning and one in the late...
    ... the pill the past few days. I wish I could get the xanax XR, but I have a hard enough time just getting a few ... xanax anymore. I don't abuse them and they really help...
    ... at the moment);) I really wish I would've taken my xanax then--but I do now when I need to. I went out this...

  4. Health Anxiety - I am losing my mind, I think.
    ... choking. I have been on many meds including klonopin, xanax , valium, effexor, paxil, celexa, zoloft, lexapro basically...

  5. Woke up like I had stopped breathing.....
    ... it even more in REM sleep. I usually take a .25mg xanax and I am fine. I have also started to walk on a treadmill...

  6. I need advice on celexa/klonopin
    ... starting a new med? did you have to increase klonopin or xanax ? I feel terrible and dissapointed in myself that this...

  7. What happened ??????
    ... due to panic attacks and insominia. Started taking xanax 1 mg in am and 1 mg at bedtime, this went on for 3...

  8. Xanax
    ... I have a prescription for .25 mg Xanax (it's a pretty low dose), which I take whenever I ... the time you realize you're having the symptoms, the Xanax has to play catch-up, and it only lasts for about...

  9. New To Site
    ... recently was told i have anxiety also and we perscribed xanax and zoloft. I'm 34, have my degree, I'm in Accounting ... my head has not fully cleared up. I did take the xanax and zoloft for about a week.. but after researching...

  10. terrible psych. (long story)
    ... it doesnt last as long as the clonazapan, and that xanax is even more short acting... I dont believe her when...
    ... dose of remeron and ativan and a prescription for xanax which I hear is very addictive. I rushed out of there...

  11. Bloated after eating. Heart Racing! Help!
    ... months!!! Anyone have this with anxiety also? I am on Xanax , but still having problems......
    ... any of you take anything for anxiety. I am taking Xanax , but would rather do something natural. Matbe I need...

  12. Anxiety,Gerd,Paranoia
    ... the digestive issues caused the anxiety. I am taking xanax and it helps a lot. Also protonics....

  13. Stupid heart palpitations!
    ... helps, but sometimes I still have to take a .25 mg Xanax if I'm having some panic symptoms. My symptoms are...
    ... heart. I have been seeing a therapist and taking xanax once a day and no SVT/PVCs since. My dad died when...
    ... The last time I was in the hospital I asked for xanax for chest pain after they had ruled out that I was ... chest pain disappeared within 10 minutes of taking xanax . I spoke to my GP a week later and he agreed with...

  14. Need someone to talk to, please
    ... Hi dinney, HOpefully the Xanax has kicked in for you by now..... I do the same thing...
    ... This is just my opinion, but I have been on xanax before also and when taking it I would feel good and ... anxiety medication, Buspirone, but I had to have the xanax out of my system for several weeks before I could ... relapses of GAD. This is just my own experience with xanax of course, but perhaps you might consider going on...
    ... seems to help a lot, but I still have to take a .25 mg Xanax occasionally. Like last night, about 7:00 (typical...

  15. Panic Attacks Awakening Me?
    ... heart and sky rocketing blood pressure. 2.5 mgs of Xanax calms it all. Does these symptoms fall into a panic ... you could call it, tingling. Last nite after the Xanax , the awful feelings went away but I layed awake for...
    ... same thing happens to me some nights. I also take a xanax and that tends to calm me down a little enough, so...
    ... though. Is Klonopin a drug that could work better than Xanax as I think I am having side effects that arent pleasant...
    ... prescribe it for me. She said she wanted me to stay with xanax because it has a shorter half-life (meaning that it...
    ... Don't want to jinx myself though. I didn't take Xanax as I have a feeling it's causing me problems, so I...

  16. 28 yr old with panic disorder for 11 yrs now
    ... This is the first time I have ever taken meds besdies Xanax once in a while so it's all new to me still. Good...

  17. Too scared to start my Lexapro
    ... that I can't even take the medicine. I even have xanax to take, which I've taken many times before, and it...
    ... very very small (2.5mg) and perhaps take a half of a xanax right before as well. But of course, my obsessive...
    ... so much. I will start tonight (with a half dose of xanax ). Hey, my big move happens to be to Boston, where...

  18. Effects of Anxiety on our Bodies
    ... pressure and heart rate. I do know that 2.5 mg of Xanax makes me feel better but I'd rather not have to feel...

  19. What's the best anxiety medicine out there?
    ... try a few to get one that works for you. For me, xanax has been a miracle drug. However, now I'm having...

  20. What kind of anxiety?
    ... watching tv and the feeling will start to develop. I take xanax and it helps if I can get it before the anxiety really...

  21. anxiety and doom
    ... disorder and am bi-polar. I take celexa, topamax and xanax . i also just started taking abilify which is helping...

  22. I am starting Cipralex after 2 months of hesitation, please advice me here!
    ... ago and never took a tablet! I just took a couple of Xanax tabs when I felt I needed them! (Xanax 0.25) ... Lately ... I realized that Xanax doesnt really help and sometimes on the contrary, ... Today I was in a real bad situation.. Took 1 tab of Xanax but it didnt work, took another and I feel a little...

  23. how many panic attacks have you had....??
    ... about three different meds and just increased to 1 mg xanax 3 x day prn....

  24. How do you cope on the job?
    ... couldn't even consider it. Lexapro and, when needed, Xanax . I've tried to make due with less but with all the...

  25. Can this be anxiety or health related
    ... this. When it happens I reach for a small amount of Xanax which quiets me down and eventually the b/p and racing...
    ... mind, I'd had this happen before, and I too take a xanax and it usually calms me down enough to get me back...
    ... when you wake up feeling like I feel. Like I said, Xanax , just 2.5 mg has helped. Last nite I also noticed...
    ... up feeling like I feel. I usually just take a xanax and hope for the best. I'm trying to limit the amount ... of xanax I take because I know it's habit-forming. So I only ... racing heart problem. Usually, it helps, because xanax also makes me really sleepy. And I also do the deep...

  26. Quitting Zoloft Tomorrow
    ... feelings fade away. Did your doc prescribe a benzo like Xanax or Valium to take until the Zoloft kicks in? If not...

  27. public speaking and anxiety
    ... presentations and to get through them I took about 3 xanax or klonopin which ever it was and did the presentation...

  28. lexapro first dose
    ... I have been taking klonopin for 2 months now and xanax as needed. Yesterday i visited my doc. He wants me ... to get off the xanax (addictive reasons). Now he wants to put me back on...

  29. need answer please......
    ... Dr put me on xanax 1 mg @ 2 times aday this went on for 2 yrs for anxiety...

  30. Do you ever become convinced something bad is about to happen?
    ... or someone close to me who can rationalize 3. Take xanax if it's really bad....

  31. Missed my a.m. Buspar - will I notice anything?
    ... experience the instant side affect of withdrawal. I took Xanax back in 1992 for only two weeks and had serious withdrawal...
    ... Hey Cec I was on Xanax for 7 yrs...it was h*** coming off of. The dose i...
    ... Sorry you had a time with Xanax . Some people have been on it for years and never...

  32. feel like im moving when im still/ scared
    ... throws me into a panic attack.. Medications such as xanax or other benzo's can help relieve vertigo, as well ... sadating making you feel a little drowsy, I myself use xanax if I am having a really bad vertigo day, this seems...

  33. beta blockers? other anxiety meds?
    ... also tried Buspar, and that did nothing. Honestly xanax works the best, but she wont prescribe it since it...
    ... jittery feeling) its a nice combo with my daily dose of xanax that just seems to do the trick.. who knew..:)...
    ... and find another way to get off of it... i also took xanax when i was around 16 and that did get addictive and...

  34. Zoloft and Ativan
    ... am currently taking zoloft and alprazolam (generic xanax ) My doctor saw me have an attack also. I am kinda...
    ... ativan will help in the meantime. I had to take my xanax with the zoloft when starting out on it, because it...

  35. Xanax Dosage
    ... I take 4 to 6mg per day of the Xanax XR (extended release) version. I hope to be able ... d have an out of the blue attack, take a Valium or Xanax , then be fine and not need one for months. It just...

  36. Zoloft withdrawal...
    ... I was on xanax and zoloft for 6 years to treat panic disorder. I ... have the tools to cope. I was on a low dose of xanax .5mg a day and have been off that for a few months ... restless leg, and did not sleep as well. After off xanax I tapered off of ZOloft. I was on 50mg, Doctor said...

  37. who in here is lightheaded and dizzy on a daily basis
    ... this also subsides if I lay down. Now I do take a xanax on occasion to help me along if I am having a day ... dizziness, but isn't completely gone.. I am told the xanax slows down the nervous system and the signals from ... the ear, as well as other sensors. Have you tried xanax ? And if so has it calmed down the dizziness at all...

  38. Non prescription anxiety pills?
    ... I'm using Valerian until I can refill my Xanax . It's worked every time I've used it, either when ... attack coming on or if I'm having one. I prefer the Xanax , though, because it keeps me calm for a longer period ... take the Valerian a couple times a day, whereas the Xanax was an as-you-need-it kind of drug for me....

  39. Ativan
    ... good for me during the day. I had switched then to xanax which I felt to be better for me. Just my experience...

  40. iam scared i m so scared can anyone help me understand
    ... ok your gonna be fine that helps a little. i take xanax but only when i feel i need it not as the doc has...

  41. DP/DR Thread Cont.
    ... scared because this feeling is the WORST! I take a xanax , lay down and it usually goes away but sometimes it...

  42. Anxiety question for all
    ... got back from the dr and she is now putting me on Xanax XR. Has anyone been on this drug? Can you give me...
    ... I started taking the Xanax today and so far so good. I am a little tired but...

  43. Gad
    ... make your anxiety feel a lot better, I was prescribed xanax but never took it cause I am pretty much against medication...

  44. Panic attacks are ruling my life!
    ... ruling my life as I cant go out and worry, I am on xanax and don't feel much but I wont leave the house without...

  45. Subconsious symptoms
    ... and I do breatheing exercises when I can.. I do take Xanax but I dont think a pill is always the best answer...

  46. Anxiety after quitting smoking...
    ... Thanks for the vote of confidence....I was on Xanax for about 1 week, the sall dosage, but I felt worse...
    ... with treatment of antidepressants. I myself found xanax as needed to be very effective, but I do suffer from ... ventilation, to over all panic. So for myself I ONLY take a xanax when I feel I truly need to. I often think to give...

  47. Ativan versus Xanax
    ... Xanax has been proven time and time again to be preferable ... have a propensity for addiction, I would go with the Xanax , it is widely believed to be more effective than Ativan...

  48. My Disease Called ANXIETY..Please read
    ... SSRI's did not agree with me as well. I did give xanax a shot and that seemed to help calm down the vertigo ... really benifical for the panic attacks. I often take a xanax still if the dizziness and panic is really bad and...

  49. Despair
    ... They said i was having anxiety attacks and gave me xanax 5.0mg ive been taken them since...they take away some...

  50. anti-anxiety med withdrawals!
    ... anxiety meds when being tapered off of them? klonopin, xanax , ativan, valium, etc? since i have severe and frequent...

  51. heart paps in early a.m.
    ... does this happen to anyone else? i have been taking xanax as needed for about 2 months for anxiety. the symptoms ... 5 days in there & my dr. put me on lexapro 10mg. & xanax .5 as needed. it has helped all my symptoms except ... with heart racing. this am about 2 a.m. i took the xanax hoping it would stop them, but no such luck! there...

  52. AHH how do I stop this anxiety???
    ... you feel...I've been there many times. I do have Xanax to take when nothing else works, so maybe you could...

  53. dizzyness lightheadeness
    ... I ALWAYS feel like this! I do notice if I take a xanax the symptoms subside alot not too much swaying but...

  54. Xanax. what good is it for?
    ... Xanax is a miracle drug for me! I only take .25 when needed...
    ... I don't know why people without anxiety would want Xanax ! I take it and it makes me feel NORMAL. There is...
    ... have never once in my life felt a buzz or high from xanax ... a little drowsy at first but thats it.....
    ... HI, I totally agree. I have been taking Xanax .5mg in the am and another .5mg at night if needed ... been on other meds alot people say is better than Xanax , and the withdrawl was awful. Al medications are...
    ... doesn't mean it's not potentially addictive... xanax falls into the benzo class of meds... benzos, can...
    ... making them kick their cat. Don't read that crap. Xanax is wonderful for anxiety, it is especially useful ... for panic. I've never had a "buzz" from Xanax , it just makes me feel calm and normal, quite frankly ... have issues with addiction, people who truly need Xanax rarely get addicted to it. There is a difference...
    ... times ...but I always strayed back on it. Then Xanax came along. Yeah, I know another addicting benzodiazepene ... . My shrink changed me from Valium to Xanax instantly and (about 7 years ago approximately) and ... for an extra one as needed. That's 2 mg. a day of Xanax and that dosage is at the bottom of the therapeutic ... Like many have said here...there is no "buzz" with Xanax . Valium always gave me a nice warm blankety buzz. ... Xanax ...if used properly can help panic sufferer's to have ... instead of reaching in my overnight bag for another Xanax ....I turned on The Animal Planet on their limited ... The point here is....I think that even though Xanax can do wonders for panic..there are always other things...
    ... I think Xanax and Ativan are better than the rest of the anxiety...

  55. Cymbalta
    ... hear some personal experiences. Can I continue taking Xanax and having my glass of wine at night? Thanks!...

  56. Xanax - First time use after effects
    ... There is NO WAY you would feel the effects of ONE Xanax tablet days after taking it. Xanax is very short...

  57. effexor & side effects
    ... I wish I had an answer for you but I don't. I take xanax for my anxiety and I have been terribly depressed...
    ... Yes, I am bipolar so I take lithium, lamictal and xanax (for anxiety) as needed. As for Effexor, as you...

  58. withdrawal symptoms ??????
    ... withdrawal symptoms ? I had them when Dr. took me off xanax and put me on ativan....:blob_fire...

  59. constantly anxious
    ... saying its just my anxiety and panic disorder. I am on xanax xr 2mg and a beta blocker to stop heart racing. Im...

  60. Chest and arm pains
    ... having the left arm pains and chest pains again, take a xanax and then everything is fine. I have read previous ... having chest pains, arm pains? I guess since the Xanax is working and my doctor tells me my heart is fine...
    ... of the blue also. My symptoms usually improve with Xanax or whatever benzo I'm taking at the time (I've had...
    ... symptoms I don't get as worked up and will take a .5 mg Xanax that usually smooths everything out. That Xanax is...

  61. Panic Attacks and driving
    ... mouth slowly. If that doesn't work, I take a half a Xanax out of my purse and melt it under my tongue. It takes...

  62. Heart Rate Variations?
    ... mg Clonazepam (1/2 tablet twice a day) with .25 mg Xanax as "backup". I also take Metoprolol and Lotrel for...
    ... palps in a day due to stress, I might take half a Xanax and feel much better. Good luck :)...

  63. If you take Xanax what Dr. prescribed it?
    ... in tears one day. I don't think my GP really likes xanax , so I may have a hard time getting more once I run ... out. I hope not... xanax is the only relief I get from this horrible anxiety...
    ... but back in 94 all the DRs i saw were offering me xanax like it was free mints (didnt take it because i was...
    ... My GP prescribed my Xanax about a year and a half ago. I told him I had been ... having panic attacks and I had taken Xanax before for panic attacks. He was somewhat hesitant ... help for my anxiety, but he continues to refill my Xanax without any problems. I take only one or two per ... really hesitant to see a psychiatrist, since taking Xanax as needed seems to work out fine for me, for the most...
    ... The first Dr who gave me Xanax was my GP. I was in his office for the first time ... because I'm phobic in Drs' office so he gave me some Xanax to calm my anxiety so I could come back another day ... psychiatrist. I dreaded telling her I wanted more Xanax ....I was afraid she'd think I was some kind of addict ... Surprisingly, after I had told her my history and told her Xanax worked best for me, she was more than willing to give ... and that it was "about my quality of life".....and Xanax does give me quality of life....I think it might be ... a little easier to get Xanax from a psychiatrist than a GP, but that's just my...
    ... My GP is just sooo non-judgemental about me and my Xanax prescription. We barely even talk about it! I think...

  64. Anyone take Valium for their anxiety?
    ... I've never tried Xanax for my anxiety because my doctor has prescribed Valium...
    ... I think they are both good. Xanax , in my experience, works more quickly after taking...
    ... Yes, Xanax is faster acting which is good if you need something...

  65. Nervous Breakdown?
    ... problem for 14 years and I take a medication called Xanax as needed. It really helps me calm down and feel...

  66. Anxiety - Stomach Issues .. Advice needed!!
    ... ithdrawals. Paxil gave me the anxiety attack from hell, and xanax gave me horrible withdrawals after taking it only...
    ... She asked about any medication I was on ( stated Xanax and Prozac though im comeing off the Prozac soon)...

  67. Xanax and weight gain?
    ... I know you didn't ask this, but Xanax isn't an AD it's a Benzo which is a different class ... supposed there may be people that have gained weight on Xanax , but I've never heard of anyone who did....
    ... opposite reaction to the same med... i don't take xanax so i can't help you with that particular med, but...
    ... I do not believe that Xanax causes weight gain. It is not an AD, its a Benzo...
    ... I've never gained any weight taking Xanax .....and I've taken it long enough to know...:)...
    ... Hey PinkCat, I have been on .25 Xanax one a day and actually have lost 15 pounds in a month ... which will really help my anxiety and stress. The xanax also helps me to get going and be a little more active...
    ... Lylone, how long have you been taking the Xanax ? :D Thank you!...
    ... bumping this up -- anyone else with experience with Xanax ? Thank you!:)...
    ... i've not gained any weight on Xanax at all. I gained weight on SSRI's, Paxil to be specific...
    ... I am getting close to two months on Xanax and in fact I am able to function enough to handle ... days a week. I think I am going to loose weight on Xanax . I did however notice that when you work out Xanax...
    ... pcf, I have now been taking Xanax for almost 6 months and I have lost about 15 lbs. ... The Xanax doesn't cause weight gain. In fact it will actually...
    ... I take xanax and haven't gained any weight. As a matter of fact ... and sugar). I definetly gained with the SSRI's but xanax is not the same type of med. I wouldn't keep yourself...

  68. what is your xanax doseage?
    ... stressful day 4X. I also take 200mg of Zoloft. The Xanax seems to control the anxiety the best- Zoloft for...
    ... OMG! I feel like a junkie! My Dr has me on 2mg of Xanax XR 2 times a day!...
    ... how i acted at my monthly visits.. before the xanax : jittery, freaking out over everything, tense, always...
    ... my xanax dos. is .25 once a day and another as needed for anxiety...
    ... Good morning everyone, I have been on Xanax 1mg a day. I take half in the morning and the other...
    ... OMG! I feel like a junkie! My Dr has me on 2mg of Xanax XR 2 times a day! You are too funny!:) You made...
    ... Xanax XR 4mg per day....
    ... xanax xr 2mg a day....

  69. going off paxil
    ... I came off Paxil (and xanax ) about 4 years ago. I had been taking .5 xanax up ... daily & also 20 mg of paxil daily. I first came off xanax VERY slowly. .25 per day for a week at a time. Then...

  70. Anxiety...
    ... in. Most days my anxiety runs high so I take my Xanax like I am suppose to most of the time... Janet...

  71. Clonazepam 0.125mg ???
    ... believe this, because it takes me at least 1mg of Xanax to take the edge off my Anxiety. My doctor also completely...
    ... Basically 1 mg of Xanax is the equivalent dose of .5mg of Klonopin. You ... 1/4 of that - but, Klonopin does last longer than Xanax ... and who knows, it might actually work....
    ... Clonazepam 0.125mg isnt that even weaker than 0.25mg xanax ? Stupid pakistan doctors dont have a *****ing clue ... can gouble down 2mg Ativan + 2mg Clonazepam + 2mg Xanax and hardly be faded....

  72. muscle twitches
    ... to be able to sleep. She wouldn't give me anymore xanax , says it's to addictive and would in the long run...

  73. Anxiety and Benadryl...
    ... that are used in anxiety are the benzodiazepines like Xanax , Ativan, Valium, etc. They bring on a calm and sometimes...

  74. What Works Best For YOU?
    ... Xanax has always worked best for me, but there are lots...

  75. Extreme tiredness and anxiety symptoms?
    ... not be so bad. I am thinking of taking half of a Xanax , but know that will most likely get me more tired...
    ... take .25mg of Valium (which works for me rather than Xanax ) I will get sleepy and fall asleep but I don't go...