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  1. xanax ?
    ... Has anyone heard anything bad about xanax recently? Reason why I ask, Ive been on xanax for ... be hard I assure you to find some doc to prescribe xanax to a 30 yr old w/o them thinking there is mischief ... Do not, I repeat, do not go cold turkey with Xanax . Your doctor needs to have you on a slow taper down ... including seizures). I know first hand. I was taking xanax 3x a day for 6 months and had severe withdrawals ... had me go cold turkey. That was back in 1982 when xanax was fairly new....
    ... bad?? what were his exact words? Did he say, " xanax is bad." I've not heard anything, no, the drug...
    ... All I continue to hear is positive things on Xanax (kinda surprised if he said it was "bad"), as long...
    ... I went off xanax cold turkey and was taking seriquill instead. I was...
    ... tapering you.. is 1mg per day is a relatively low dose of xanax .... and most psychs don't taper anything below 3mg ... ward or detox center and ask when they start tapering xanax ... you might put your mind at ease....
    ... tapering you.. is 1mg per day is a relatively low dose of xanax .... and most psychs don't taper anything below 3mg ... ward or detox center and ask when they start tapering xanax ... you might put your mind at ease. Good Idea thanks...
    ... I also might add that I don't think Xanax is a bad medicine at all either... that's just the ... withdrawal symptoms" (when ppl go off such a low dose of xanax or a similar benzo) are actually often just rebound...
    ... bad?? what were his exact words? Did he say, " xanax is bad." I've not heard anything, no, the drug...
    ... he needs to first assess if you are READY to go off Xanax - doesn't sound like you are. And does he have a back...
    ... Xanax is a very very addictive drug. I would not take it ... that is NOT addictive. I applaud him for stopping the Xanax ....just not abruptly....taper, taper, taper.........
    ... to this thread that less than 5% of people who take Xanax abuse it. Dependance and Addiction are two completely ... are dependant on it to function. Same goes with Xanax and other benzos. Many people take it everyday to...
    ... want to ever go back to the state i was in before xanax .. I couldnt drive, go into stores,drs offices, little...
    ... any reason as to why all of a sudden he thinks the Xanax is "Bad"? Did he say what he wants you to take...
    ... any reason as to why all of a sudden he thinks the Xanax is "Bad"? Did he say what he wants you to take...

  2. Aches?.....Anyone on MEDS....
    ... never had luck on them for my anxiety...I just take Xanax now when I'm feeling bad from anxiety. Xanax is a...

  3. The perfect anxiety pill!
    ... see a therapist and she gave me a small script of Xanax for really bad moments - of course I took those regularly ... depressed" and I said, "I'M NOT!"...Anyhow, he said Xanax was not good and I should be on Klonopin. So I've...
    ... Xanax and Klonopin are pretty much top-notch anti-anxiety ... pills.... A psych I visit rates Xanax as his #1 choice. I don't think you'll find something...
    ... Xanax and Klonopin are pretty much top-notch anti-anxiety ... pills.... A psych I visit rates Xanax as his #1 choice. I don't think you'll find something ... Ativan and see what he says. I may switch back to Xanax until finding a new doc. One off the topic thing...
    ... Xanax feels very similare to alcohol, without the mass amounts...
    ... of how I feel. You asked, why ssri's instead of xanax , etc., and I feel the reason is that with ssri's, ... but never got it before I read that book. With xanax and all benzo's they DO help a lot in making anxiety ... that harmful. This is why SSRI's over Benzo's such as xanax are (or so I feel) a better way to go. Then you have ... some wont. Benzo's are addictive. From what I read, xanax is the most and if on it regular then you come off ... off it slowly. I also, read that if you have taken xanax on a regular basis for even 5 days that you should ... and different for every person. I have my trusty xanax by my side which "comforts me" during my times of...

  4. Lexapro Withdrawal??
    ... Sleep is also an issue, and I have to seemingly take a xanax to get a good nights rest. I also feel fatigued,...
    ... said there is nothing wrong, and he prescribed me Xanax . Docs love these pills I guess. I woke up today...

  5. Niravam?
    ... It's a quick dissolving form of Alprazolam (eg. Xanax ). The quick dissolving form gets into the bloodstream ... doesn't... you could always try the XR version of Xanax and see if that works out better for you....
    ... working out for you? did you change from niravam to xanax xr?...

  6. A typical day for me
    ... thing. 9) Pop an Atarax (for sleep) and sometimes a Xanax because if I don't, I usually end up waking up at...

  7. Please Please Please Someone Answer Me
    ... that I was going to have a heart attack. I took a xanax and within 20 mins I felt better. What was that and...

  8. Celexa / Citalopram
    ... I am being prescribed Xanax . I just tried Ativan, but it made me dizzy, and just...

  9. Question once again, important.
    ... been in good health, I'm a bit afraid... even 1 mg of Xanax didn't help me,... any comments, everyone...? Thank...
    ... xanax , a valium type med is very helpful but you may need ... your anxiety worse until then try to get some more xanax , if doc is reluctant, say you need it until the zoloft...
    ... also on Zoloft 50mg and Xanax 0.5...

  10. Possible Solutions To HELP my anxiety
    ... this anxiety out well of course i am also now taking xanax and it helps a bit...

  11. Fidgeting and Anxiety
    ... legs anyone else feel this way. I was going to pop a xanax but I kept telling myself I'll make it home I also...

  12. Why ONLY morning anxiety?
    ... wakes me up and continues through mid day. I take 2mg xanax and that only takes the edge off....anxiety is still...
    ... with cstomers/kids so i think I will have to stay on xanax permanently...
    ... all day too, not only in the monrings, I am on xanax and want to try klonopin, i am trying to find a med...

  13. I feel like something is wrong...please tell me if you get this!!
    ... lingering for about 9 moths also, I usually take a Xanax to contorl this...Best of luck!...

  14. hello new to the board..and well...scared
    ... Thought for sure I had heart trouble. With the help of Xanax and Inderal (a beta-blocker) I got over that bout ... . I used the Xanax for a couple of months but I was on the Inderal LA ... the psych ward! Anyway, like you I was prescribed Xanax and Lexapro. I decided, (well, my anxiety decided ... I've been trying to deal with this with just the Xanax and faith. Does the Xanax work at all for you? I...

  15. does lexapro help with anxiety
    ... think, but for now the root of my prob is anxiety and xanax relives it, I just hope i dont get hooked to it since...

  16. What is Buspar?
    ... to do. My doctor wont prescribe me a benzo (eg Xanax ) because she says I am too young (19) for a medicine...
    ... why dont you find another doctor that can prescribe xanax or soemthing better than buspar, I tried buspar but...
    ... Hi xanax helps me but I only take it as needed...
    ... well keep on taking them, like I said i only take xanax as needed and it helps my anxiety and makes me happy...

  17. Getting a Haircut and Anxiety
    ... I have to take a Xanax before every hair appointment. What really sucks is ... when I have to take a Xanax before getting a massage or a facial. Those things...
    ... I can you take some xanax before you go to the salon...

  18. Work Worry
    ... meeting, regardless of how informal, without taking a Xanax . I'm short of breath and restless when I know I have...
    ... word for word, especially the part about needing a Xanax for the smallest meetings, fear of losing my once ... advice to you is don't worry about having to take a Xanax to get through stressful days at work. I have been...
    ... went to my 2:15 meeting after taking half of a .25 Xanax ... go the hot flash and was afraid to have a full...
    ... There are a couple of other medications besides Xanax that can help with blushing...I know beta-blockers...

  19. Need some advice...
    ... Hi emily... Xanax is what works for me, taken only as needed....
    ... dont ask for a benzo by name, especially dont ask for xanax , let doc decide which one be reassured that anxiety...

  20. BEST Anxiety MEDS
    ... hey guys aside form xanax what medicne do you find helps you anxiety??...
    ... xanax and the other benzos help everyone a beta blocker ... together unless a doc knows you very well, asking for xanax is like waving a red rag in front of an angry bull...
    ... had such a hard time getting a small prescription of xanax to see me through till my paxil kicks in!...
    ... plus asthma, i threw all my toprol away and just use xanax when neeeded, helps anxiety...
    ... I think xanax i good as long as you take it as needed...
    ... well it is easy to get addited to xanax so people that have addiction poblems in my opinion ... should not take xanax ....

  21. Crazy anxiety
    ... everyone around me and have finally begun to take my Xanax as prescribed. I didn;t want to due to all of the ... them. Tonight for the first time I actually took my Xanax as prescribed 3 .05 not even 4 hours apart because ... coming back high like my body isn't metablizing the Xanax well and I may need to come off of it...I am a mess...
    ... other meds that don't have the short half-life that Xanax does. Just a thought....

  22. Some questions about anxiety
    ... having classic symptoms. You need something like Xanax or Ativan (that is what I am taking) to help with...

  23. Please Tell Me I Am In The Right Place....
    ... are suffering. What works for me is keeping a few Xanax in my purse and if I have a panic attack in public ... car, or anywhere I need to remain calm, I can melt a Xanax under my tongue and feel better in minutes. I don...
    ... we need treatment for. Christine...I just take Xanax as needed and that has been my lifesaver. I've tried...

  24. please some advice
    ... your anxiety. It will help...I still have to take Xanax when I get an overload of anxiety or a panic attack...
    ... your anxiety. It will help...I still have to take Xanax when I get an overload of anxiety or a panic attack...

  25. sleep and xanax
    ... tingling is often caused by anxiety, xanax is a short acting benzo that will help you get off...

  26. longterm health anxiety
    ... still uncomfortable in any new situation. I also take Xanax on occassion (.25 mg.) I think this website has really...
    ... drugs on the market so i stopped t and started taking xanax as needed...

  27. Low dose Xanax at bedtime for anxiety/sleep
    ... Xanax isn't "dangerous". It just needs to be used carefully ... headaches from it and valium. Read the other threads on xanax , it will help....
    ... psych doctors will not taper their patients off of Xanax if their dosage is 3mg or less. You're taking 1...
    ... Hi and yes xanax can be very addictive, what i do is take it when needed...
    ... I have been taking xanax for about 5 months now. I only take it when I feel...
    ... Hi, I have never taken xanax but I would like to share my story with you. My mother ... who suffered from depression was put on xanax to help her cope with a family member's death. The ... ever had any problems abusing drugs stay away from xanax please! I know lots of people who take it and never ... taking this drug. If you find yourself reaching for a xanax everytime something upsets you throw it in the trash ... lung cancer and the first thing my mama wanted was a xanax ! She is an addict and can never take it again. Hopefully ... her anxiety during this time. My daddy has taken 2 xanax every night for years to sleep and has never had a...
    ... and dependance. And anyways, if the doctor gave Xanax for depression, I would question the doctors knowledge ... anti-depressants. .5mg is a LOW dosage of Xanax . These types of stories aren't really needed, they...
    ... cents here. I have nothing bad at all to say about Xanax , it's the one and only thing that ever helped me. ... panic/anxiety problems anymore, but when I did I took Xanax ...1 quarter MG. twice a day every day for 7 years...

  28. High dosage of Zoloft?
    ... SSRI isn't enough, and a benzodiazepine like Valium, Xanax , or Klonopin (what I'm on) needs to be added. If you...

  29. Chest pains
    ... case hi anxiety isnt anything fun, I have ben takin xanax but it drugs me up i just got anxietrol a natural...

  30. Any anxiety "survivors" out there?
    ... benzo's to young people more freely because he gave me Xanax . He did explain to me that some people...not all ... appointment with my Doctor. I did and went back on the Xanax ...this time I took 1 quarter mg. twice a day everyday ... to try something different...why I don't know, the Xanax worked like a charm...but I get and idea in my head ... made me feel like a zombie...so it was back to my Xanax . My Doctor, God bless him never once said "I told ... could try something else and he say to me "Doesn't the Xanax work" I'd say yes and he'd just shake his head and ... for you is what you should do...for me it was the Xanax for others it's one of those things that didn't work ... the attacks where just gone again. I weaned of the Xanax with the help of my Doctor and I haven't looked back...
    ... carried three things with me at all times...my bottle of Xanax ...although I would never take more than those 2 quarter ... I never had one single problem at all with the Xanax ...I've heard some people say that it made them tired...
    ... Great post Graciecat!! I think Xanax is the best medication for panic disorder too...at ... stress, but thank goodness there is a medication like Xanax to help us through it...and good people like you too...
    ... Great post Graciecat!! I think Xanax is the best medication for panic disorder too...at ... stress, but thank goodness there is a medication like Xanax to help us through it...and good people like you too...

  31. panic disorder and pregnancy.
    ... you took -- I asked the doctor whether if I took a xanax and my blood pressure improved, if that would mean ... diuretic (I would have preferred a prescription for xanax !). I wish I could be of more help.... :)...

  32. Beta blocker, Xanax, AND Lexapro????....
    ... all 3 are often taken together the xanax and inderal always help and can be taken only as needed...

  33. anxiety and crying
    ... benzo's to young people more freely because he gave me Xanax . He did explain to me that some people...not all ... appointment with my Doctor. I did and went back on the Xanax ...this time I took 1 quarter mg. twice a day everyday ... to try something different...why I don't know, the Xanax worked like a charm...but I get and idea in my head ... made me feel like a zombie...so it was back to my Xanax . My Doctor, God bless him never once said "I told ... could try something else and he say to me "Doesn't the Xanax work" I'd say yes and he'd just shake his head and ... for you is what you should do...for me it was the Xanax for others it's one of those things that didn't work ... the attacks where just gone again. I weaned of the Xanax with the help of my Doctor and I haven't looked back...

  34. Out of Effexor
    ... ve never taken Effexor but I did at one time take Xanax . Everyone was oh so happy to share their horror stories...

  35. Anxiety & Muscle Aches
    ... a terrible reaction, etc). I'm just surviving on Xanax , and barely surviving at that. Xanax wears off rather...

  36. Has anyone else made this decision?
    ... pregnancy. I am doing great now thanks to lexapro and Xanax , but the thought of not being able to take them absolutely...

  37. New user, looking for reassurance.
    ... anxiety disorder around this time and used zoloft and xanax until I found solace in a new girlfriend. I was panic...
    ... zoloft and xanax should help again and would be cheaper in generic...

  38. How Can One Tell?
    ... for some like me, an occasional benzodiazepine (like Xanax ) taken as needed for particularly bad days is all...

  39. Anybody???? Concerns about shortness of breath and very fast heart rate
    ... a doctor and see about getting a prescription for xanax , a tranquilizer, just to see if this makes a difference...

  40. does any one suffer from this
    ... my heart is fine. It is just anxiety, if I take my Xanax at night this doesn't happen, if I try going to bed...
    ... try but zoloft If I'm right is an anti depressant, Xanax is a benzo (like a tranquilizer)....

  41. Anxiety/Panic attacks
    ... do before my next flight is get a prescription for xanax , a tranquilizer that acts very quickly, in case I ... I'll try deep abdominal breathing first). I took xanax a few times before I went on paxil and was VERY anxious...
    ... Xanax , Valium, Klonopin, etc. are all really great meds ... give them a chance...you'll feel much better. I take Xanax for panic attacks or when my anxiety is making me ... understand your phobia of meds, but once you take the Xanax , you will relax and feel better....

  42. Do SSRI's Cause This???
    ... I'm not on any SSRI but I do take Xanax for my anxiety. My anxiety is also 99% health related...
    ... have more anxiety, but I never knew why. I just take Xanax for my anxiety now and it works the best for me....

  43. anxiety is ruining my life
    ... would escalate to a panic attack if I didn't pop a xanax in time. However, since I started Lexapro I am...
    ... worry - benzos are good to take as needed. Xanax , Ativan and Klonopin are the main benzos prescribed...

  44. Anxiety and Pneumonia
    ... I have had major anxiety since and I to was put on Xanax and now moved to Klonipin and wondering how to stop...

  45. Your Most Common Anxiety Symptom/Feeling?
    ... only meds i take is xanax , but only if i have to,, i hate taking it,, I shake...
    ... Constant butterflies. Always on the edge. I take Xanax - .5's 3x a day....

  46. ALPRAZOLAM 0.5mg for Anxiety
    ... not sure if that is withdrawl, thats how I am off xanax , that is all anxiety symptoms to me. When I took...
    ... I was recently given .5mg of Alprazxolam ( xanax ) for anxiety. I have only used them on the weekends...
    ... Never just stop cold turkey on any drug. I was on Xanax for 6 years and I stoped, but with the approval of ... my doctor. Xanax can be a very bad drug to just stop taking, no matter ... what dosages. You will have some withdraws, xanax is highly addictive. Of course, once you stop taking...

  47. Headaches with XANAX
    ... I get headaches from Xanax , I take .5mgs a day. It is a side effect and it will...
    ... I was on Xanax 1mg for about 6 years, I don't remember if I got headaches...

  48. I don't know where to turn anymore
    ... days but I’ve never went to the hospital and I have xanax that I’ve never taken. I just can’t have that...
    ... I think if you tried the xanax ...maybe 1/2 the dose you have, you would see how much...
    ... I totally agree, take the Xanax . It is a lifesaver for me. If it is too strong at...
    ... probably try taking something. The good thing about Xanax is that you really can't become addicted unless you ... take them every day and wait for them to work, but Xanax is almost like aspirin - you just take it when you...
    ... I agree. I have been off and on Xanax my whole life. If your symptoms of anxiety or depression ... get some meds. Prozac is the safest SSRI, and althou Xanax cacn leads to more harsh withdrawl effects...It's...
    ... days but I’ve never went to the hospital and I have xanax that I’ve never taken. I just can’t have that...

  49. Effexor?
    ... I take Xanax only for my anxiety. It's similar to Ativan. Is...
    ... t feel addicted to it. How long have you been on Xanax , do you take it on the regular basis or just as needed...
    ... Hi again Anna :) I've taken Xanax , this time, for about a year on an as-needed basis ... I'm going to get one, so I just head it off with a Xanax . I keep some in my purse just in case. I can...

  50. Feeling like I'm going crazy.
    ... Hi ellz: If I were you, I'd take a benzo like Xanax , Ativan or Valium to get you through this very stressful ... time. I take Xanax and it makes my panic attacks go away and I feel normal ... for you? I've had anxiety for many years and taking Xanax as-needed works the best for me (none of the AD's...

  51. Klonopin ?
    ... longer lasting benzo than some of the others like Xanax , Valium, etc. I take Xanax so I really can't say...

  52. Does anyone else feel bad all day?
    ... feel like crap/tired. i try my best not to take my xanax b/c i only have 6 left. does anyone think maybe if...

  53. Can anxiety cause night sweats?
    ... Last night was terrible - I resorted to taking a xanax so I could get back to sleep. I do notice that when...

  54. Okay~what is IT?anyone know?
    ... You can't take the vacuum, but you can take Xanax with you. That's what I do. I don't always need...

  55. Missing a klonopin?
    ... you stopped taking it. .5mg of klonopin=1mg of xanax . Every psychiatrist I've talked to says anything ... 3mg's or less of xanax , they don't taper. I think you'll be fine. ...

  56. Anxiety: First time on a forum....
    ... You and I know it is not that simple. He gave me xanax to take and I reluctantly took one and it no doubt...

  57. **Lexapro?? Does it help??**
    ... m dying everyday and I'm getting by with just one Xanax a day. Thats a big accomplishment for me as I used...

  58. Question
    ... anxiety? I have found that treating my anxiety wity Xanax , taken as needed, is the best solution for my problem...

  59. Need a Sounding Board
    ... because my issues are mainly with anxiety. I take Xanax for my anxiety. I was depressed several years ago...
    ... interim period (until March). The medication I take is Xanax , and I think it is perfect for this situation. If...
    ... way confused me. I went to the doc and was given Xanax for the panic attacks. It works pretty well, but I ... off -- it's highly addictive. In addition to the Xanax I was given Effexor -- it's an anti depressant. I ... it for three weeks and was able to stop taking the Xanax a week ago. I'm slowly but surely feeling like my...

  60. Xanax Question...
    ... shapes and I know one time when I was taking generic Xanax my Pharmacey changed compaines and the color was a...
    ... type of question, yes there are several different xanax generics, sometimes both will be identical, made by...
    ... I take generic Xanax and one pharmacy chain I use has the oval tablets...
    ... I feel completely better now. I'm only needing the Xanax once a day now but I wanted to be sure I wasn't taking...

  61. Fear of Making Decisions/Independence
    ... years of anxiety and trying different things, I take Xanax as-needed. Let us know if we can answer any questions...

  62. Is this anxiety?
    ... hormonal during that time of the month. I also have Xanax on hand if I feel overwhelmed....

  63. Anyone In ENGLAND - meds? please read!
    ... is, is anyone in england on any valium type meds eg xanax ? because im always on these boards, and a lot of you...
    ... to help. After being on a trillion, I found that Xanax is amazing for panic attacks. I am also getting Milnacipra...

  64. medicine induced anxiety??? Help!
    ... work and I also gained a lot of weight. I only take Xanax now as needed. You should ask your doctor how to...

  65. Can your cycle bring on anxiety?
    ... especially right before my period. Thank goodness for my Xanax !...

  66. all night and all bloody day
    ... emotional stuff you need to deal with, but I think taking Xanax or Klonopin on a regular basis for awhile would really...
    ... did it...my doctor is willing to keep refilling my Xanax because now he knows that's what works for me. Maybe...

  67. Anxious and face is showing it..please read
    ... When I still worked in an office, I kept a supply of Xanax in my purse in case I was overcome by anxiety. My ... then I would go to the ladies room and put half a Xanax under my tongue to melt. It works quicker that way ... your doctor and request a short-term prescription for Xanax , Valium, Ativan or one of the other benzos. They...

  68. What medication (if any) has helped you?
    ... xanax has heped me but it seems the longer I have taken...

  69. How Old were you when Anxiety Started
    ... I'm 22. I was prescribed xanax about 3 months ago but refuse to take it because i...
    ... on that for 6 years and now i am 46 and just take xanax when i need it....
    ... when I had my first panic attack/anxiety bout, took Xanax for about 9 months. I had minor issuses for the last ... with anxiety w/o the panic for the last year and on Xanax again. I have come to realize that it is a cycle...
    ... the anxiety for one year next month. I started on Xanax in January, just a couple weeks after my first panic...
    ... began taking Zoloft...tried many drugs since then. Xanax as-needed is the only thing I take now for anxiety...

  70. do you think that blood pressure medicine could be giving me anxiety attacks?
    ... I didn't have problems with my bp until I started xanax for my anxiety and lamictal as a mood stabilizer....

  71. Prozac and Anxiety
    ... I don't want a temporary fix to the problem like xanax or valium. I want something that will correct whatever...
    ... starting at 2mg with the liquid) and also taking a daily Xanax XR tablet until the prozac got to a dose that aided ... the anxiety. So I took the Prozac (and the Xanax daily)and over the course of a few months I started ... really better. I am up to 17mg and have dropped the Xanax after months of daily use with no withdrawals whatsoever...
    ... more normal? I was just proscribed Lexapro and xanax . I don't want to be dependant on medication for the...
    ... Have you thought about trying the extended release Xanax ? I took 1MG for 8 months straight. I have not quit...
    ... dose of an antidepressant and slowly increase it xanax or any other valium type med helps to reduce early...

  72. New to the World of Anxiety!
    ... anxiety attacks. In any event, the doc prescribed Xanax but said to just take it "when I need it". ??? Is...
    ... annoyed, but ya get me drift, that your doc gives you xanax like a sweet! (read the i want xanax thread thing ... ever since. glad you got help so early. take the xanax when or if you feel anxious. take care...

  73. HELP..scary symptom???
    ... a full panic attack even though I had taken .25 of Xanax two hours earlier. That would have been my 5th trip...
    ... every panic attack, you could simply have taken more xanax and relaxed your way thru the panic attack, about...

  74. Crazy week
    ... jump out of my skin. I finally gave in and took a .5 Xanax , waited a couple of hours, nothing still symptoms ... my Psyc. said she would just like to see me take my Xanax as prescribed, catch 22. Maybe I am stubborn, I have...
    ... stop the anxiety by cutting off its fuel supply your xanax dose is only small, but you are lucky in having a ... many now wont maybe try zoloft later but stay on the xanax if you do...
    ... food, and for the most part I was fine. I took a .5 Xanax but split it in half and took one early and the other...

  75. Another Dizzyness Post
    ... pressure every morning. I also have a brand new bottle of Xanax that I have just refused to give in to. But I've also...