... anxiety because I'm anxious all day long
4 Oct 2012
I have to say it does depend on the severity of the person's panic/anxiety, I was on xanax but choose to get off of them for personal reasons, I am now on klonopin 1mg 3x daily, at the time I was on xanax I was on 1mg 3x day... hope that helps, all I can say is take them and if it is enough to keep u comfortable then stay with that dose!! xanax is a very stong medication, so if this dose works I myself wouldn't ask to up it! good luck
7 Oct 2012
if you are getting relief of your symptoms at that dose interval then good.it is not for others to determine what works for you individually,that dose will metabolize fairly rapidly. 2 hours and of course that will differ person to person.i have been on xanax for ten years, ive experienced low dose and high dose pratfalls,less is more(dont build up a tolerance ) if its calming you;then its working.
15 Oct 2012
I think some people were missing here that your current dose isn't working since you're "anxious all day." If you're taking 125μg every 4 hours then that's approximately 0.75mg per day, even less assuming you aren't waking up to take it on this schedule. It's the lowest dose that people are usually instructed to even attempt taking. When I first got on Xanax my psychiatrist prescribed 0.25mg tablets to take 1/2 to 1 tablet up to twice a day as needed. So a total of 0.5mg per day but as little as 0.125mg at a time. It didn't work for me either. A lot of people are not sensitive enough for this to be a working therapeutic dose for them so you should talk to your doctor about your symptoms and a possible increase. I eventually got to 0.5mg 4x a day and that's when I found relief and ended up at 1mg 3x a day. It's different for everyone. Go up as little as needed. The key is to find the lowest therapeutic dose that works for you and stick with it as long as possible.
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