Xanax is the only thing I take right now. I got off the
antidepressants last spring when I started to feel like they weren't
helping any more (Elavil)I have tried other antidepressants recently
but I can't tolerate the side effects. I can cope with the depression
better than coping with the side effects of the antidepressants. One
Anxiety is something I can't cope with...and the Xanax is what works
best for me.
I am prescribed 0.5 as needed but only up to 2 a day. I don't take
them unless I am starting to feel overwhelmed or start getting
that "jittery" feeling inside (I call it getting the heebie jeebies)
Also, If something is going on in my life for a time that is very
stressful, I take the Xanax as soon as I wake up in the morning, and
lay in bed for about 20 minutes. I helps me to stay calm all morning.
I know some say the pill only lasts for 4 hours, but if I jump start
my day like this, I do feel calm for the rest of the work day.
Xanax really helps me to get a grip and calm me down enough to be
able to focus and concentrate. I feel no negative side effects from
them at all. As long as they are taken as perscribed..
Also, like Bill said, even cutting one in half will really help take
the edge off.
Everyone is different though. So, just pay attention to how you feel
when you take them at first. Be at home in a safe place or with
someone until you know how they are going to affect you.
Well, that's my experience with Xanax. Hope it will help you in some
way. Take good care!
--- In depression-anxiety@
> I take xanax as needed for anxiety also. Right now it is all I have
> until I get health insurance. It is different for everyone. But for
> I am on .5 mg which i can take two times a day if needed. If I take
> full pill, I am the happiest person in the world and then I get a
> little nap. So most of the time I take 1/2 of a pill. I feel good
> within a few minutes. The anxiety goes away, I am outgoing, and very
> happy. I am not saying it always works that way. If I am very
> depressed when I take it, I am not always happy, but either way, it
> takes the anxiety away, which is awesome. I love my xanax, just be
> careful. It is highly addictive. Use it as sparingly as possible.
> I first started it, I took it at night to go to sleep. Not
> a good thing, especially if using it as a sleeping aid. Anyway, just
> be careful and that little pill can be your best friend. LOL.
> --- In depression-anxiety@
> > Hey I just got prescribed zoloft to take everyday and xanax to
> when I feel a panic attack coming. I have never taken xanax before.
> I'm curious how it makes you guys feel? What effects it has on
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