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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: I have been on Alprazolam for 10 years for panic disorder and anxiety. I am still on the same dosage that I was ten years ago and I am definitely sure that drug companies differ in their drug production. Whenever I pick up a prescription and the pharmacy tells me it's "just a different company", the red flag goes up. The oval shaped 1 mg. tablet just does not work as well at the round 1 mg. tablet.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: I have been on Xanax (Alprazolam) for over 10 years for severe panic attacks and perpetual anxiety from PTSD and horrible things going on in my life. I've found this to be very effective to rapidly nip this in the bud, for a short period of time. I do not abuse this and am a non drinker. Life is so out of control for me that this is the only thing that works to any degree.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: They are a huge help, I have post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and agoraphobia and if I didn't have Xanax don't think I could go out of the house. I also have seizures and take Topamax. Everything got worse when my libido passed! Now I can do the things I used to do!
Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: I had anxiety so bad from work I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. I didn't take it until I got home from work because it made me sleep. I was on it for 6 weeks and I noticed I had an addiction to it. I was hurrying home after work to take it (no, really doctor, I can stop it any time I want to). My doctor said to stop taking it. I was awake for 3 days but I did it. I know now that I needed to reduce it a little at a time because I had been taking a high dose for a while. It's a life saver for bad anxiety, just watch the dosage and be careful about how long you are taking it. If you keep those 2 things in mind it's the best anti-anxiety medicine.
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Xanax (alprazolam): I'm a 64 yr old female and have been on 0.05 mgs of Xanax four times daily as needed. I don't always use four but have found that it has helped me a lot. I sometimes wonder if I'll be on it for the rest of my life because I realize the older I become it may or may not affect me differently. I know it's addictive but since most of my anxiety is genetic related I feel I must stay on it.
Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: Xanax works well for me with my fear of flying. I have to take it on an empty stomach otherwise it does not work. It makes me sleep on the flight to get to where I need to go. The one problem that I am having is memory loss. I cannot remember the events that happened the day that I take it. It makes me very passive.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: The fastest acting anti anxiety medication I've ever been prescribed, and by far the most effective. The anxiety I experienced prior to medication was crippling, I would stay in bed all day and not want to leave my house to go to school, or anything that involved other social interaction. This medicine got me up, happy, and willing/wanting to do the things I could not do before. However, through prolonged use of this medication I have as a result become addicted, as when I do not receive my scheduled dose I feel withdrawals. Overall - this medication has done so many good things for me I would be content taking this until the end of time, for the pros outweigh the cons, tenfold.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: I have taken Xanax now for six months and it has been the best six months in a long time. I have finally been able to go out in places where before I absolutely would not go for fear of panic attacks. I was on 8mg Ativan and 60mg Tranxene before and all I did was stay in my house and sleep. Thank goodness my doctor prescribed Xanax.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: I suffer from anxiety to the point where I am scared of things. It was so bad I wanted to pull my hair out. I was adopted when I was just a few days old, My mother ( who adopted me) died when I was 16. Life just seemed so hard for me. I was prescribed Klonopin and Ativan before Xanax, now I take Xanax and Concerta together and it really has changed my life. I work two jobs and go to college. I have become a superstar at work, winning contests and getting along with everyone, I rate this drug a 10 it is incredible!
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Depression: When nervous or uncomfortable just pop a Xanax and I become as cool as a cucumber. I have a friend who can't even go more then 5 miles from her house without getting a panic attack. She takes a Xanax and she is willing to hop on flights to Las Vegas.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: I have had severe panic attacks all my life. I don't even know how to explain what this makes you fell like, it's like you can't catch your breath, your hands start to go numb. My head goes numb. Then I felt like I am going to pass out or am having a stroke. I have nothing but a positive experience with this medicine and I have tried other's. They didn't work. I have never had any side effects with Xanax. So 1-10 its a 10, but take only as prescibed.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety: Xanax worked wonders for my anxiety. Next thing I know, I only ate one meal every four days and lost 15 pounds in two weeks. Withdrawal is the worst. I vomited for seven weeks straight and at least twice a day. I've been clean for two months I still don't sleep until five/six in the morning. I have slight muscle tremors. Prescriptions must be monitored extremely carefully.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: Works great for me when I use it on a "per attack" basis. My Doctor put me on it 3 times a day and that will make it ineffective. I only take it when I feel my heart starting to race and within 5 to 10 minutes I am back to normal.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Depression: I have suffered severe depression for years and was finally coming out of it with a cocktail of Lithium, Luvox and Epilim. When the anxiety kicked in my doctor prescribed Xanax which worked but the come down was the worst I have ever had. Just a personal experience on mixing drugs I guess.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: This is the best thing for panic attacks ever! When I feel one coming on I can take 0.50-0.75mg and let it melt under my tongue and it works very fast. It has saved me from going to the ER so many times. My hat goes off to Xanax!
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: This drug is currently working for my anxiety that is blood pressure related. I was on Clonazepam and that made me high and groggy but did not help anxiety. Xanax has worked perfectly, reduces my symptoms and no high feeling. The minute I get freaked and have racy thoughts (panic) it curbs it, then I can get on with my day. I have not noticed any side effects and my friends and family have seen improvement.
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Xanax (alprazolam) for Panic Disorder: It is a miracle. I was always against medicines, and thought that panic disorders were people who just worry and cry all the time until it happened to me- completely out of the blue in April after my dad had been diagnosed with cancer. The day after Easter I came home from work and just felt something coming over me. Light-headedness followed by tingling in my arms, legs, and hands. A few minutes later I was completely paralyzed, crippled and numb. I had my boyfriend call 911 and they took me to the ER. It took me 4 hours to try to relax and calm down, and then the Xanax came to me. A few minutes later everything started to calm down. I had 3 more attacks that week. Now I am on 0.5mg, which I take when needed. Very effective.
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