This Site and third parties who place advertisements on this Site may collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. The feeling of dependency doesn't bother as we are sometimes addict of certain foods also. My doctor prescribed Xanax for me. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. In short, I have been taking this drug for the past decade responsibly and it has helped me benefit in many situations. I can tell you that if you feel anxious and worried all the time, this could be the perfect med. Review of Xanax Alprazolam Tablets
My experience with it has been nothing but positive. I have never had any negative side effects. It just calms me down a little bit and makes me feel feel a little more relaxed. I have never needed to take a bigger dose than. It has not been addicting to me at all. But that is probably because I have rarely had to take it more than once a day.
A few times when I had bad anxiety, I had to take it twice a day, but those times have been very rare. SteveGriswaldd December 13, Fear of going to the grocery store or being judged, attacked in one form or another. I never felt comfortable or that I fit in anywhere. I have PTSD and severe anxiety disorder. I fear the worse all the time. I didn't get started on benzodiazepines until later in life and they helped me in so many ways.
Xanax works best for me. They have made it so I want to live. They don't make me tired. I sleep at night without having nightmares and wake up ready to face the day. Yes, I have become dependant on them and what is wrong with needing a medicine that has such a positive affect on my life. My doctor is gone so I have no one to help me. No lesions on my brain! Then came the Panic Attacks! I was always hyper, as well as my entire family. I thought it was "Normal". Never understood how others where so "Calm".
I became a Hair Stylist, and began to make lots of money, goergous women,Yes I am straight ,however the attacks kept on coming! I moved from N. Finally I wound up at a clinic. The shrink gave me a little pink pill and for the first time in my life,I felt like everyone else!!!!! I am now 60 years old! If it weren't for xanax,I would be Searching for illegal alternatives. Never take more than prescribed! Also don't mix it with anything.
Others do not work as well. Especially if you're going to work or sleep it makes you relax. But only take it how doctor prescribes for you. Kerad44 November 9, Kris taken for less than 1 month November 6, I can't be given any SSRIs due to bad reactions on my maternal side of the family. Xanax just works for me. Was it overprescribed for years and given to people who had no business taking it? But this drug works wonders for some people. And it's not placebo. Is my quality of life better on them?
They don't make me sleepy or black out. In fact they give energy and on bad days motivation to get out of bed. I'm in good health, sleep 6 to 8 hours a day, and can interact with people better. Are they for everyone? But they've helped me immensely. Took me almost 2 years to figure this out so regardless if I need it or not I take maybe 1mg as a maintenance dose in the middle of the day. Greatly helps to not feel sick.
I also take 30mg of Temazepam at night which I thought would cover me. Liz Lemon taken for 2 to 5 years October 22, I suffered for many years during that time and did not take any medication with the view that I would fix the issue naturally. I tried the natural way for years, avoidance behaviour became the norm and a way of coping. For the first time since my teens when the anxiety began, I finally had relief. I have been taking 0. This medication is now sadly classified as a level 8 drug in Australia due to people who don't need it abusing the drug and ruining it for those who really need it.
My psychiatrist is now trying to switch me to Ativan. I have been taking it for approximately a month now and it makes me feel depressed and empty and I have never had depression. I need 2 mg to ease my anxiety double the dose of xanax and it basically makes me feel like crap. Feeling incredibly overwhelmed and annoyed that this medication which has helped me so much will probably no longer be available in Australia. Emma October 15, Lamictal for Depression Cocktail is a "10"". It will help you -- in the moment.
But literally hours later, the rebound anxiety and insomnia will hit you and make you regret taking it at all in the first place. And before you know it you'll go from half a bar to multiple bars just to sleep at night. Benzos should be used as rarely and as short-term as possible. Even in these cases the withdrawal is VERY real Take my word for it. Cal Student taken for less than 1 month October 3, Anxiety Xanax , Cymbalta , Lexapro , atenolol , lorazepam , duloxetine , venlafaxine , diazepam , More Panic Disorder sertraline , Xanax , Zoloft , Prozac , fluoxetine , clonazepam , lorazepam , venlafaxine , More The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records.
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I was getting more and more agoraphobic and afraid to drive. Finally, I found myself pacing the house, unable to sleep and scared that I was actually going to harm myself. I have been on. Mags taken for 1 to 2 years March 13, I just hate how the media portrays it as a horrible drug. TR taken for 5 to 10 years March 12, Before I could not stay around public but now I am so friendly and sociable. I just just have some little problems like my head hurts.
Xanax alprazolam for Panic Disorder: I take half of. Sometimes my anxiety flares up and I may have to take it a few days in a row. One time when my son was in the hospital due to a bad accident, I took it every day for 8 months straight to calm me. I have bad agoraphobia when it comes to large buildings and needed it to get into the huge hospital. When I stopped taking it after 8 months I had no symptoms at all I am 26 now, and I only take Xanax when I really need it.
The drug has helped me get through many school presentations from high to college. It also helps if you have a long airplane ride. In short, I have been taking this drug for the past decade responsibly and it has helped me benefit in many situations. MrBraadddd February 22, Needs to be removed, gives you more anxiety, you act numb, nothing is interesting anymore. I will never take it again, the worst". Maram13 taken for 1 to 2 years February 19, It not only relieves anxiety but also helps me fall asleep.
Jet jock taken for 2 to 5 years February 19, Xanax alprazolam for Depression: Being said that, stay away from this drug if you can. In the time you build a tolerance, and doses required are much much higher as time passes. You can suffer severe loss of memory and generally my brain can't work properly after too many years under it's effect, it has ruined my clear thinking.
My liver values goes off chart when I use too much, and has became the norm now after few years of use. Go for other medication that doesn't give you that severe addiction. Sorry for bad english. I'm now under Testosterone treatment and after few months I can see my symptoms gets better without the brain fog xanax can give. MicroMacroUniverse taken for 5 to 10 years February 11, DanielWx February 4, Originally I took it for anxiety but now I take it for tinnitus.
I think it can cause tinnitus. I take half of a 1mg pill before bed. I can go without it for days but do get some withdrawal symptoms. It still works after years of use. I am still on my Xanax after about 7 years, maybe more. I've been prescribed 1 mg 3 x's a day, but have never taken that much. I take 1 mg in the morning and 0. I'm just noticing now that I may need to start taking a little more occasionally.
Like an extra 0. I'm contributing this to the fact that I am in perimenopause now, and my hormones are crazy at times and increase my anxiety and panic attacks. Also finding it more difficult to leave the house again. I'm not up to the recommended dosage, so I think I might just need to take a full mg 3 x's a day now. Fox7 taken for 5 to 10 years February 2, Roboslobo February 1, I can honestly say I feel so normal and happy!
I can actually do things I use to do, and alone! I think for rationally and clearly. Only side effect is that it makes you kinda sleepy, but if you keep active and do stuff it wears off and you will feel normal. I actually laugh and have a good time now! Trust me after 20 minuets you will feel relaxed and ready to do anything! Rayraykopie January 25, Xanax XR alprazolam for Panic Disorder: Makaela January 23, I have had severe anxiety and panic disorder for many years.
Tried lorazepam in the strengths of 0. But Xanax 1mg tablet 3 times a day works wonders. Thank God for Xanax". Fun me taken for 1 to 6 months January 6, It was the drug of first choice to treat my extreme shyness. While on it I had troubles breathing.