User Reviews for Xanax

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Panic Disorder 96 reviews 19 medications
   
9.2
Anxiety 240 reviews 60 medications
   
9.2
Depression 40 reviews 75 medications
   
8.6
Summary of Xanax reviews 376 reviews 9.1

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

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10

For Anxiety: I am about to turn 50 and my life of anxiety has been a recent and unpleasant downward spiral. I ended up in the emergency room twice with soaring blood pressure, flushing and heart palpitations plus overwhelming feelings of panic. I live daily with either anxiety or small panic attacks, they are debilitating and have affected my ability to continue work on my degree. After my last ER visit a doc felt I was having panic attacks and directed me to seek help at a Mental Health Clinic. I've tried several anti-depressants and I have not tolerated them well. Xanax (0.5 mg) has gotten me through many a day and night and I prefer this medication over all the others. It decreases the anxiety very quickly and helps to maintain a sense of normality.

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March 6, 2013 8:36 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: Relaxed and calm

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March 2, 2013 7:46 AM

Review by brydman01:

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10

For Anxiety: Xanax has been a life saver! Just recently had a heart attack and had my 4th stent put in. Was still having chest pains which obviously scare me when I have them. The tricky part is separating the chest pains from anxiety which I have been diagnosed with. What a vicious cycle!

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February 25, 2013 10:04 AM

Review by Xanax is a life saver. (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Anxiety: I was 19 years old when my family doctor prescribed me Xanax 0.25mg. for my stress and anxiety from work and life at the time. I'm 43 now I only take it when I'm under a lot of stress or when my anxiety level goes up in any situation in my life. At the same time when I'm stressed out I go walking and running because it helps too. I wouldn't know what I would do if I didn't have Xanax to help me.

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February 23, 2013 8:17 PM

Review by jhbb:

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10

For Anxiety: If you want absolutely zero anxiety then Xanax/alprazolam are very helpful.

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February 20, 2013 12:21 PM

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

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9.0

For Panic Disorder: I've tried Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and many more anti-depresents and none of them worked for my severe anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, and post traumatic stress disorder. I struggle with Panic attacks on a daily basis but Xanax has helped me so much and I've come a long way. Panic attacks are one of the worsts conditions to have.

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February 20, 2013 6:01 AM

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

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9.0

For Anxiety: 4 years ago I had my first panic attack/anxiety. Had hyperventilation and end up in the ER. My doctor prescribed 0.025mg of Xanax. I took the medicine as required. I wasn't able to drive and do anything out by myself. I was afraid and worried of being alone. I always fear that it would happen again. My thoughts are always what if...Anxiety was taking over my life. I was able to control it for 2 years. Just this month I recently panicked for no reason. My dr. put me on this just in case I have a full blown anxiety...but the downside to this medicine is it makes me really sleepy and tired. But it does works!

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January 28, 2013 4:22 PM

Review by Xinu:

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10

For Anxiety: I have taken Xanax on and off for 18 years and I would say it has been a lifesaver for me. I have episodes of anxiety, nothing earth shattering, but debilitating non-the-less. Xanax has helped smooth those times over and make life manageable. This is a wonderful medicine!

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January 28, 2013 10:25 AM

Review by Lyndalyn:

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9.0

For Tinnitus: Tinnitus, very loud and lasts all day and night. Couldn't sleep until I used Xanax and it worked great!

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January 21, 2013 10:42 PM

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

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10

For Panic Disorder: Excellent. It helps my anxiety tremendously and takes care of my panic attacks promptly. I highly recommend it. If you take it as prescribed you will not get addicted. I have been taking it for ten years. It also helps with my high blood pressure and tachycardia.

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January 17, 2013 12:24 AM

Review by alex tham (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Panic Disorder: Great for panic disorder.

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January 16, 2013 2:08 PM

Review by reefers:

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10

For Anxiety: I'm 23 about to be 24 , and I've taken Xanax for going on 9 years. For my panic attacks/anxiety mainly. I absolutely love this medicine. I find myself "extra friendly" sometimes, but better than being a grouch or hiding from my own shadow. I take anywhere from 1mg to 1 1/2mg per day.

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January 15, 2013 9:36 PM

Review by hyetxcat (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Anxiety: I suffer from anxiety/ panic attacks as well as live a somewhat stressful life style. Xanax has been my life saver and has been a tremendous aide in allowing me to continue to function in life on a daily basis. Truly a blessing in my life 100%.

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January 4, 2013 8:36 AM

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

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10

For Anxiety: Xanax helps me cope with life. I live a pore life it gives me the nerve to do things I wouldn't do.

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December 8, 2012 6:33 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: I thank Xanax for making me a better mom. I was mean to everyone around me and I took the motto "this is who I am" to heart. It was not until my mother died after having my third child that I actually realized my angry childhood and anger in this world was not to blame on any one but my own feelings. After taking Xanax and some therapy, I am a new person. I would not be able to live without it. I do not abuse it. I only take the amount prescribed by my doctor and no more. I also take Paxil which helped me a lot as well, but without the Xanax, I would not be living. Participating with my life and most of all my children. I read to them now we go on picnics and wilderness hikes. I love my life, now!

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December 7, 2012 11:28 AM

Review by mike1234ab12 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Anxiety: Good.

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December 6, 2012 7:00 PM

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

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3.0

For Depression: Works good for some anxiety but it caused me to be tired and sleepy. I slept a lot while on this and was still depressed.

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December 6, 2012 12:47 PM

Review by AlprazolamWizard:

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10

For Depression: I am prescribed 45 2MG Tablets a month (brand name) I take a half 3 times a day, and am also prescribed 90 1mg Klonopin a month - morning, afternoon and night. While the Klonopin seems to aid in keeping the panic/anxiety at bay and keeping me calm and relaxed, the Xanax is the real 1-2 punch to panic attacks and anxiety; it takes all my sadness and depression away and allows me to think about all the amazing things I am working on NOT as a chore or as work, but as creative idea. Being prescribed 2 Benzo's is 'odd' practice like Klonopin 3 times a day with a fast acting Xanax.

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November 30, 2012 5:17 AM

Review by Just an average dude (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

For Anxiety: A God send for my untreatable insomnia. Only side effect that prevents me from taking it more often is the testosterone suppressing effect. I spend a lot of time working out and eating right and noticed my strength and body composition, took a very noticeable nose dive a few months after starting on it. I have used 1-2 mg nightly for almost a year. On the plus side, it has helped me get the deep restorative sleep I struggle to get.

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November 28, 2012 3:57 PM

Review by nanny1950 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Depression: I fill better, I can go on with my life.

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November 15, 2012 1:59 PM

Review by Stacey M&M:

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10

For Depression: This is the only one I feel safe taking. I'm prescribed 0.25mg 2x a day or as needed. I took Zoloft, Wellbutrin,Seroquel, etc. Felt horrible coming off all of these. With Xanax I feel like I can take it when I need it and put it down the next day if I don't. Unlike the other antidepressants that cause brain zaps or worse side effects, feelings of a rollercoaster coming down.

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November 14, 2012 5:42 PM

Review by Pkilian:

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10

For Panic Disorder: My panic lasted all day, it came on after 2 months of being unemployed for the 1st time in my life. I could not function, I was always thinking negative, scared, hot and cold flashes and could eat. Just over 2 years ago I went through bankruptcy and lost just about everything my wife and I worked for all are life including our home. I was put in the hospitals mental ward for 17 days, no medicines worked. As a last resort I under went electroconvulsive therapy and it worked. This time as mentioned I was given Xanax and within 20 minutes I was back to normal after almost a month of feeling worthless. This medicine has saved my life and now I can function again. I take a half mg in the morning and another half mg around evening.

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October 26, 2012 8:57 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: This medicine has saved my life in my own opinion. I suffered from severe panic attacks and thought that I was going crazy prior to being diagnosed with my conditions. Now I feel like I can lead a normal life. I am able to work a full time job that is extremely stressful at times and not worry about going into a panic attack. I no longer have trouble losing my breath when I do get upset and this medicine has made a tremedious difference in my every day life.

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October 8, 2012 3:35 PM

Review by fiasco:

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10

For Anxiety: Unbelieveable. I thought I was living a normal life, until my doctor prescribed it for me the first time. It has been a miracle for me.

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September 29, 2012 1:47 PM

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

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9.0

For Depression: I am prescribed to take two 0.5 Xanax a day but in reality I only take it when I am having a panic attack or feeling very tense or unhappy. It works better for anxiety and tension then it does depression as far as I can tell, but then again I don't take it consistently.

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September 27, 2012 8:22 PM

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