I did not feel like it helped but it made me sleepy. I began taking all three doses at night to help me sleep. I felt very rested during the day and able to cope with my anxiety. After a few weeks I tritated down until I was off the medication. I see my doctor this week and I want to discuss taking zanax as an sleep aid. Is it all right to take 3mg nightly or 3mg at a time? What is the common doseage of Zanax for women who are 60 and older?
29 Oct 2011
Well that is a pretty big starting dose. Usually is started at .5mg or 1 mg. I started taking it in 1994 to help with sleep, at .5 mg, & now am at 3mg at night along with 2- 25mg of benadryl... Don't think it will really hurt you, but doubt your doctor would approve of you starting at that dose to sleep. That would have to be his decision. If not try adding a couple of benadryl to help you sleep. Some people find 2 or 3 benadryl works as well as xanax Welcome to the site also...
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