I take 2mg of xanax 3 times a day & it is not helping I take for sever anxiety & sever panic attacks
Hello sweetme. Ativan another fast acting drug is a sister drug to(o) Xanax. Both are almost identical in chemical make up but users do prefer one or the other. Another fast acting Benzodiazepine you might try is Serax. All work for short term relief. Aside from chemical make up, the actual dose would be the difference in how fast in to relief is actually being felt. (other benzodiazepines such as Valium, Centrax, Tranxene, Klonopin are intendeperscribed for GAD,(General Anxiety Disorder) not for high point/stress/panic/ moments. Regards pledge
I have been on both Xanax and Ativan, and from my experience Ativan is stronger, and has worked better with regards to my anxiety and panic attacks.
But as you know we all react to medications in different ways (benefits, side effects, interactions, etc... ).
Ativan (Lorazepam) is used in the treatment of anxiety; insomnia; nausea/vomiting; sedation; panic disorder , and belongs to the drug classes benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics.
Hello Sweetme, I do not think there is but you really need to be careful if you are looking for something stronger for your anxiety. I was on 3mgs a day (xanax) and my withdrawals were no joke, I am still going through some "mini-seizures) and I havent taken anything in a month. I just would hate for something to happen and you were not getting your script anymore and you would have to jump off at a high dose. That could be life threatening for you. When I would find that I needed more xanax in a day or if I were taking more than I was supposed to and my tolerance was high, as it seems yours is becoming, I would systematically ween myself back down by breaking them them into pieces on days when my anxiety wasn't as bad as some other days. By doing that , I kept myself from gaining a high tolerance for xanax.
If I would have let myself, I would have been taking multiple 2mg xanax at a time with the rate I was going but by slowly weening back down , if I felt I was taking more than I should, really saved me from coming off at too high a dose and probably would have sent me to the hospital. My doc cut me off abruptly and you would be in some major pain if yours did that to you at more than 2mgs at a time xanax dependency...
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