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9.2/10 Average Rating

159 Ratings with 109 User Reviews

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Review by pnuttdean (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Suffered from post traumatic stress disorder for over 17 years. This was the best thing to keep me from having anxiety, triggering a panic attack. Other meds made it worse. Especially if you take an antidepressant like Lexapro. Lexapro alone will not work. Together with the Xanax and Lexapro is the best combination for PTSD!

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April 21, 2015 6:40 PM

Review by Whistlersgoo (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

I had the worst anxiety imaginable that manifested to agoraphobia and I was a prisoner for years. It's a long story but Xanax saved my life or rather gave me my life back. In any event, those that suffer daily anxiety or GAD (general anxiety disorder) are better off using an MOA inhibitor as a maintenance medication and Xanax as an emergency medication. I'm on effexor daily 150Mg. that took about 10 weeks to start working but when it did is too was a miracle. I did have side effects when I started but my doctor told me to "hang in there" because the side effects are usually just temporary and they were with the exception of weight gain in which I control with exercise and diet which gave me another side effect, better health!

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April 15, 2015 12:21 PM

Review by Bonniebleu (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

I'm tried other anti-anxiety meds., but Xanax is the only one that keeps my panic disorder in check, and I'm had several others prescribed that were no effective. I take 1 mg. 3Xdaily.

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April 7, 2015 4:05 PM

Review by BellaLuna003 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

I take a small dosage as needed and it's very helpful in keeping my anxiety under control.

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February 5, 2015 9:30 PM

Review by MeSklawz:

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10

Xanax works almost immediately when I'm having a panic attack. I have tried a lot of different "newer" antidepressants and they always have weird side effects. Then the doctor says to keep taking them for weeks to work.

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January 25, 2015 4:07 PM

Review by BigMoma46:

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10

I have been on Xanax 1mg twice a day and it has been a God send. I suffer from panic attacks and actually had to be hospitalized, I was placed on Klonopin and then I was switched to Xanax first at 0.5 mg than to 1mg it's a wonderful medicine however be very aware of this medicine being very addictive.

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January 15, 2015 5:43 PM

Review by Theresapillforthat:

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10

I first started taking 0.25 mg. It worked like a miracle pill. I was also having trouble sleeping. I tried everything antidepressant, Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril you name it I tried it . Now after 3 hrs on Xanax I use a 1 mg pill before bed and I sleep like a rock and very rarely do I have a attack during the next day. If I do I take 0.25 mg and in 15 min I'm fine. For me it took care of both sleeping and panic attacks!

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January 14, 2015 10:49 PM

Review by Crystal Ball:

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8.0

I had severe anxiety and panic attacks and have tried antidepressants that didn't work and gave side effects for not being the correct medicine. Wild thoughts, voices and fear consumed me. I started with 0.25 then slowly came off of it. Taking too long made me mentally slow. Tried tapering off and taking as needed until I worked through the fears and anxieties. Ultimately our minds are trying to make decisions, fighting ourselves and indecision creates mental turmoil that only we can correct by making a choice and moving forward.

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January 10, 2015 7:42 AM

Review by jreppoh:

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9.0

30 years of Xanax at 1mg 3x a day. I miss the passion that my husband and I have but my body is numb. I have a my perfect husband so I pretend. Xanax will RUIN your sex life and take a lot from you if you take it for years like I have. They hardly work at all now and I am having lots of problems trying to stop. Beware because at first they are wonderful.

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December 18, 2014 5:16 AM

Review by JG-Swam (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

I have been taking Xanax 1MG twice daily as needed to help cope with my severe panic disorder and anxiety attacks, which have been impacting my sleep schedule drastically. Take the correct oral amount daily, and you will see positive results in no time! If you feel like your having complications, contact your doctor immediately! Everyone's tolerances are different!

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November 13, 2014 1:39 PM

Review by eyakalot:

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10

I have a panic disorder and have been taking Xanax for over 20 yrs now. Never had to increase my dose and finally can live a normal life. The doctor had tried all different medications and this is the only one that worked.

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October 29, 2014 4:48 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Just got prescribed 0.5mg of Xanax. Within a half hour the intrusive thoughts and panic attacks stopped. Taking sparingly, only when needed. Definitely a good thing to take at your worst moments, but not good for regular use.

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September 18, 2014 4:36 PM

Review by Feline1978 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

I have panic disorder and Xanax has helped me greatly. The only problem that I have experienced is that I have become resistant to it. Rather than .25mg helping, I need to take 3 to calm down. My doctor only allows me 30 .25mg pills per month, so I'm petrified that at some point, I am going to have an attack after I have run out of meds.

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September 3, 2014 10:05 PM

Review by Cortneyrb:

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10

I take 0.25mg three times a day for panic attacks. I wish I could say Xanax stops the panic attacks completely, but it only lessons the symptoms until I feel okay enough to calm myself down with breathing exercises. Other than that--- Xanax is a miracle.

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July 8, 2014 7:11 PM

Review by NotBillGates (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

The only medication that stops my paralyzing panic attacks. Generally works within 10 minutes. Side effects are non-existent.

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April 27, 2014 12:30 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

A miracle pill for the worst of panic attacks. Nothing compares to the effectiveness of Xanax.

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April 1, 2014 8:11 AM

Review by Harrold_haisma (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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6.0

I have been on Xanax for about 8 months after a very difficult period in my life. Xanax helped me very well in the beginning of threatment but quickly tends to lose its beneficial effects. The development of tolerance is a major issue with all benzodiazepines and seems to build fast with Xanax / alprazolam. I had to increase my dose from 0.5 mg twice a day to 2 mg three times a day. Tapering off can be difficult.

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February 5, 2014 1:40 PM

Review by SapphireBeast67:

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10

I had a breakdown in my doctor's office after my Klonopin stopped working. She said I needed something stronger for my daily panic attacks as I could not even function at my part time job that was only three days a week. I am on 2mgs twice daily. It's affordable and helps like no other medicine I've tried. I take it with chamomile tea to relax if I've had a stressful day. Or if things get too hectic at work I may take half of one. It also cured my insomnia. I feel like a normal person now.

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January 28, 2014 9:26 AM

Review by reima lehtonen (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

This is only what helps me.

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January 19, 2014 10:04 PM

Review by lucky nj (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Between being at 3 terrorist attacks 911, Madrid and the 1st Trade center I have had severe panic attack and depression. Xanax is a great cure for the craziest things that life throws at you.

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November 27, 2013 9:41 PM

Review by LB40 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Take 1 or 2mgs at one time, as needed, for panic attacks. Most of the time I will have a panic attacks, for no reason or triggers. For Some panic attacks I do have a trigger. Large Crowds, NO WAY. People I know, that haven't seen in years. The only medicine that helps with panic attacks! I take Valium 10mgs, four times daily. Anxiety and panic attacks are different. Panic effects your whole day. Anxiety attacks, the Valium is in my blood.

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October 11, 2013 2:34 PM

Review by Bearcat315 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Xanax nullifies panic attacks within minutes. This is one of the best medications to treat panic disorder. It works fast but also wears off fast. It's good for acute anxiety

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October 10, 2013 5:08 AM

Review by Dannnypist:

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10

I've had panic attacks for over 10 years I do not know what triggers them I don't know when they're going to occur but they do on a daily basis. The only medication that I ever had that truly worked was Xanax. This is the true panic disorder medication and should not be taken lightly because your body does become accustomed to it. Example after using it for a year I noticed I needed to increase my medication. I went from 0.25 mg milligrams 2.0 mg milligrams every 4 to 6 hours. Use wisely.

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September 30, 2013 3:24 PM

Review by Di V:

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10

No side effects besides drowsiness. It puts me at a calm to help me think clearer.

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September 8, 2013 4:39 PM

Review by Sporto:

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9.0

I have panic disorder when I'm under stress and it has been very helpful. I take 1.0 mg per day. It changes my negative thought process and allows me to focus on positive aspects of my life. I have been conservative in the dosage. I have taken as little as 0.25mg per day when I'm feeling well and as much as 1.25 mg per day if I'm under stressful conditions. I would follow your physicians instructions but this pattern of dosage seems to work for me.

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