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Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax is the most effective non-habit forming medication ever. I don't have an addictive personality and I have never smoked nor do I drink alcohol and have never taken any illegal drugs. I was a gymnast for 12 years and was dedicated to the sport. I always felt nervous when I was younger but didn't know what it was. As an adult I was diagnosed with depression and prescribed so many SSRI's, none of which helped but made me worse. I finally found an amazing doctor who recognized my symptoms as generalized anxiety disorder. She explained that depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand and for years I had been mis-diagnosed. I take no other medicines, only Xanax when I need it. It has improved my life so much.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: My face, hands and feet get numb and I don't know what to do. I'm in school and freak out. I'm a hairdresser so I can't just stop and breath in a bag. This medicine worked for me. Hope it works for you.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: My daughter passed away in November and I kept getting nausea like motion sickness to the point I couldn't eat and I would throw up. Xanax is the only thing that has helped me to start eating again and keeps from me crying all the time. I take 1/2 a blue one at bed time and another 1/2 one later in the day and I can function and not have so many flash backs.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: VERY GOOD for panic attacks and relief of anxiety. No known problems while on Xanax. However cutting down the dosage or frequency of use can cause increased anxiety, and so it can cause dependency. I have no prblems with Xanax, just problems when I don't have it.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: This is amazing for anxiety / panic attacks. I could nt be without this for when my anxiety levels peak. Its the onlt thing that works that brings me back down some bit and relaxes me. It really is a god send for anxiety / panic. I am taking this 2 years now but only take it when I really need it. Would highly highly highly recommend this. Its just brillant and side effects are non existent as far as I am concerned. I take the 250mg dose which is a white tab
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: Prescibed Xanax for my anxiety and panic disorder. This drug is a God send for me as I take it along with BuSpar and only when those escalating anxiety and panic monsters show their faces. It is fast acting and will help to prevent you from going to the full blown attack. The downsides is that the doctors do not like to write the scripts for this.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: I recently had an attack while on a commerical airplane. I always loved to fly and travel, this scared the wits out of me. I felt like I was going out of my mind. I needed to be off that plane and there was no place to go. I talked to my doctor and they prescribed Lexapro and Xanax. Xanax helps in social situations, I always feel like I am being judged or watched, which is very uncomfortable. I am still scared to fly.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Depression: I love Xanax. I wish I could take it daily but my doctor won't prescribe it to me for daily use, because she doesn't want me to get addicted to it. I only take Xanax on rare occasions, when I was extremely distraught. It made me feel better instantly. I've only taken 25 mg, but that was more than enough to make everything seem great. I was aware that my problems still existed, but I wasn't overwhelmed by them. It made me feel warm and happy. I've taken other drugs before and Xanax is by far, the best choice.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: During the recession of the early 90's I took this drug for a period of about 2 months to combat anxiety. The doctor first tried prozac but that didn't work for me at all. As soon as I started taking Xanax I began to feel better. I was able to put worrying thoughts into perspective. I highly recommend it.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Depression: I am being treated for severe depression. I take 150mg of Zoloft once a day and 1mg of Xanax a day. It has taken me a long time to get on medication for my condition but I am glad I decided to now. I feel completely calm and haven't felt depressed since I started taking both of these. It's been 4 months now.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: Xanax is a miracle for me. I can't live without it. It is not addicting. I never experienced withdrawl symptoms either. I am usually tense, high strung and anxious. Xanax makes me happy, easy going, talkative, calm. It helps me sleep, I can't sleep without it. I take zoloft and seroquel but without xanax nothing seems to work or help me. I love xanax and I take it daily or else I really just can't get through the day. I have anger and a short fuse and bad temper and xanax calms my storms. Xanax is the only thing that works for me and makes me sane and able to face life head on.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: I don't have panic or depression problems. I have sleeping problems. I fall asleep fine, but wake up around 2 AM and cannot go back to sleep because my mind is too active thinking about stupid stuff like movies, lawn mowers, hunting, visiting my grandkids, working on my car, music, planned projects, football, YOU NAME IT. I take Xanax when I wake up earky and can't sleep. Xanax makes me go back to sleep almost immediately and I wake up around 6 AM feeling great. I have not noted any side effects, but I take it only when needed.
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