I,ve been taking xanax ir 1mg 4x daily for many years for my anxiety disorder,but i still have severe panic attacks at times.My doctor has just prescribed 2mg xanax xr once a day,I,ve never taken xanax xr before and wondering if it will work better,I have concerns about it any feedback would be great.
The "XR"... stands for Extended Release. It basically means that instead of getting the full dose all at once, it's spread out over the course of several hours.
I would presume that Xanax XR would work better than Xanax IR ... IR stands for Immediate Release, wherein the active med is released into the system instantly.
However, please do check it with the doc who prescribed the med for accuracy of my answer.
Take care, best wishes!
i have no idea what is better,but i know you must work out with your illness like i do. you need to realise that all the fear you feel is in your head,try to analyse everything what happens with you while you have panic attack. and it`s very important to believe that YOU do your panic attack and YOU can destroy it. it`s very easy. just try :) best of luck
I have been on xanax xr 2 mgs for 3 years. My doctor says it the "super klonopin". I dissagree. I take 4, yes 4 of them a day. My anxiety is bad. Paranoia also. I was on tranzene persribed by a former doctor for 3 years. 15mgs 3x a day. It was FANTABULOUS. Worked like a charm. My new doctor took me off of it because he said that it was an "old school drug". He won't put me back on it
I suffer G A D, Xanax I have been taking since I was a young Adult. Im 50 I have only good things to say about this drug. People abuse it, Naturally the ones who end up with testimonials that are rather harsh. If you have them prescribed to you use them as directed, That's simple enough. If you run out you will experience a withdrawal that's why you don't run out.
It's about the safest long term medication.
I take 1mg 4 x daily. Depends on your Doctor what is prescribed, either way they both work excellent
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