... I have been taking xanax for over 2 years @ .5 mgs supposed to be 3x's daily, but actually only took it twice a day. Just recently had the dosage raised to 1 mg twice a day, due to weaning off of zoloft (still haven't taken the whole 1 mg yet). I'm sorry, but when you have suffered panic disorder w/agoraphobia, ptsd, ocd, gad, and depression for as long as I have (26 years),... (2 replies)
... and Effexor XR 150mg in the morning. That is the dose that worked for me but I've very sensitive to meds. Most people need a higher dose of both the Xanax and antidepressant. The solution for me was the "cocktail" of both meds together. One without the other never helped me at all. ... (22 replies)
... I would continue to take PRN singact if that is working for you. How far apart do you space your doses and how long have you been on xanax? Tolerance starts to creep in when you take the same dose daily. Slowly, you discover that the drug is not giving you the effect that you are use to feeling and so your pdoc or PCP advises you to updose. That is how it all starts. I know... (22 replies)
... dependence issues from taking these drugs longterm over a 20 year timespan. I have been through 3 hellish benzo withdrawals. Xanax after 8 years, klonopin after 9 years, and valium after 3. ... (22 replies)
... In my case, I was on Lexapro and Xanax for severe panic attacks. I never needed the Xanax with the exception of the first week. ... (3 replies)
... It might be enough on its own, when you have detoxed from the Xanax, but you might need an adjuvant medication as well.
There are several that might help - the antihistamine Atarax, in a dose of 50mg three times a day, has been shown to help generalised anxiety disorder. The drug Buspar, in a dose of 15-30mg twice a day has also been shown to help anxiety. neither of these... (3 replies)
... When I quit drinking alcohol in 1994, depression and anxiety ruled its ugly head. Im currently on Lexapro 20mg day and xanax. ... (3 replies)
... I am so glad I found these forums... I feel this same way.. I am currently just taking xanax for panic attacks. I used to be on Lexapro, but took myself off beacause I felt like my life was better and did not want to be on any meds forever... ... (22 replies)
... but Wellbutrin is not really used much for panic disorder. It's more for just the depression. I think your doctor has you on Klonopin for long term relief and Xanax for acute attacks. I tried Wellbutrin by itself and it didn't help. Maybe try an SSRI with it? ... (22 replies)
... I have Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia which is causing me to be very depressed. I have had it for about 5 years. I am currently taking Wellbutrin, Klonopin and Xanax. Why he gives me 2 benzos is beyond me. I think that I am losing my job because I hate to leave the house and often times get panic attacks at work and/or while driving there. So if I don't find a way to fix this... (22 replies)
... sed diazepam and oxazepam in he past with no issues of dependency, and I dont like the "stoned" feeling strong pain killers give. Also, I would probably use the xanax periodicaly, use it for a few weeks when the symptoms peak, then tail it off when they abate. ... (8 replies)
... and I didn't seem to sleep well. But by chance, finally, after being prescribed xanax while I was in extreme anxiety over a trauma in my family, I knew that it was the one that clicked with my own particular chemistry. ... (8 replies)
... tidepressants in general can have some unpleasant side effects. 50 mgs of Zoloft is a relatively low dose, as 100 mgs is the usual therapeutic dose for anxiety, depression and OCD. I took Zoloft for many years at 100 mgs daily. I would say that the Xanax has more potential for harm, as it can be very addictive if taken long term. ... (3 replies)
... I took Lorazapam for my anxiety,and it was great for me.A regular Dr. can prescribe this.
I take Paxil (controlled release,a must)for my depression.My daughter liked Zoloft,but I heard of another who had problems.My sister took Atenolol. and her knee-on-down swelled twice its size.I have taken it for ten years,and had zero problems.My brothertakes it every day also. Good... (3 replies)
... Hello... I have anxiety and panic and depression and bad derealization. I went back to the Doctor yesterday and he wants to up my Zoloft to 50 mg and wants me to take my Xanax on a regular basis. ... (3 replies)
... I recently figured out that unfortunate truth. And I made a big mistake and quit drinking cold turkey. Thank god I had my Xanax with me when I was at work because I collapsed on the third day and almost had a seizure. ... (13 replies)
... Well, my opinion..... I think you should consider trying another SSRI in combination with your xanax. Or condider changing to Klonopin. Klonopin lasts longer in your bodu therefore taking less each day. I too could never take SSRI as I had bad reactions in the past.
I was on Klonopin for a while and found that although it gave me relief from my anxiety it also indused... (1 replies)
... Im 25 and currently take Xanax XR 2MG in the morning. I've done that for about a year. It drops my level of anxiety to the point Im not freaking out the entire day. ... (1 replies)
... house just once in awhile i drive in town but only sometimes i never drive out of town as i also have agraphobia when i went to the ward it wasnt to ween me off xanax it was for my depression .so how would i know when its time to come off the xanax or will i need them for life my dr said i may need them the rest of my life ... ... (0 replies)
... s after surgery i was terrifed i thought i was dieing it was a panic attack ,so from that day on i was scared to be home alone i wouldnt go anywhere i had severe depression ,agraphobia . ... (0 replies)