dont rant to me how addictive it is, ok i know i need it i get severe panic attacks i heard it works i tried something else thats for anxiety and depression it dont work just tell me what to say to my doc i am goin to a new one tomorrow what do i say cant just be like yo doc i need xanax i get panic attacks please its not for drug abuse its for use
31 Jan 2010
all depends on the doctor. Just be honest about the panic attacks and symptoms. tell them you have tried other things and coping mechanisms which havnt shown any promis. then say you want to try a benzo (xanax is one of the worst you can ask for though since its very short half life and very fast onset/strength make it the most addictive... try klonopin or valium first in my opinion)
8 Aug 2011
Ive been thru it all myself. It took a long time, Dr. keep trying all the usual meds they try to push on you. they never worked for me. I would end up in the ER. I thought I was having a heart attack. I went out there so often that finally a Dr. asked me if I had ever tried xanax. He gave me script for ten pills and it was like magic. I had less side effects, it was just all around the best one I had tried. I talked to my Dr. about how well they worked and he agreed to keep me on xanax. Theres no easy way you just have to jump through all there hoops and then if that dont work get a different pill pusher.
8 Aug 2012
Look I Know You Said Not To Rant And Rave About How Addictive It Is But Im Going To,, i was 16 when i first got given xanax i was having severe panic attacks and within days i was taking 40 a day trying to keep up on what ever high i was on a normal xanax perscription lasts for 6 weeks mine lasted me 5-6 days, I WAS 16. I dont have and addictive personality usualy as i had taken other illegal drugs before and never found my self to get addicted. Anyway try lexapro they work and there no where near as addictive. BTW i still struggle with this adiction 4 years on.
9 Aug 2012
Hello azafonte, just be honest with your doc. Tell him/her how you suffer from panic attacks and the other meds you tried did not help. A lot of doctors don't like to be asked for a specific drug as they think you want it to get high. Take what they give then next time around suggest xanax.
Best of luck ... pamee
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