I was given a few 1mg of xanax so I am wondering how long until they kick in? I'd like to not be anxious and go to sleep... any advise?
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Klonopin is great for unpredictable and or continuous anxiety type disorders where as xanax is great for predictable and or situation based anxiety. Also, everyones body chemistry is different. For me, I need to take quite a bit over the converted amount of xanax for it to even work a bit for me. Klonopin however for whatever reason just works better with my chemistry. The opposite is also true for many, finding klonopin to not work very well at all.
Another detail to keep in mind is that you may simply need a higher dose. Around this last november I had to take 6 mg just to get my system calmed down. A couple months later I was back at my standard 3 mg, and now am in the process of stopping the med. as well as all of my other meds (excluding the one for chronic pain). My point is that sometimes your body needs more.
If I were to take the 6 mg now it would knock me out as I'm no longer having issues with ptsd / anxiety / depression / etc.
Hope that this is of some help to you!
I take klonopin as well I do find that it does work for me taking it 1/2 hour prior to doing what make me anxious.
However you may want to ask your dr to add something to the mix since its not working.
Zoloft was something that was given to me in the beginning. It's suppose to help with anxiety as well. There are also some other meds out there as well.
One other suggestion is to not consume caffeine, this will only escalate your anxiety I love my coffee so I drink decaf.
Cbt therapy has also been very helpful for me as well
Good luck and breathe
Xanax starts giving you relief within a 1/2 hour, but only last for 2-3 hrs. A full night sleep would be tough. They definitely help with the anxious feeling, but the shelf life is 2 to 3 hrs. I would recommend the klonopin which has up to a 12 hr shelf life. I'm a service man who suffers from PTSD and currently take 1mg Xanax 2x a day and celexa 20 mg 1 a day to keep the symptoms from becoming to much. Seen and did to much in the sand to ever get rid of my symptoms. God Bless
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