I have never taken this or any other drug besides aspirine. I have an important event in 3 weeks, which is causing me severe anxiety. Should I wait until the event gets closer? The doctor gave me .25 of zanax to take at night, because I haven't been able to sleep without severe anxiety. I had my first panic attack, last week when my anxiety started.
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I went back to the doctor as suggested. I was given .25 to take nightly, and told to take 1/2 of one .25 daily. I'm worried about getting through this event without panic. I weigh 112lbs, do you think it will work? How should I take it on the event day?
I would not worry you have been given the lowest dose of xanax that is prescribed they go from .25,.5,2mg,4mg and so on just take it as prescribed I would wait though cause you probably have it prn right to take it when your super panicky then you will be most calm when it's more at the appropriate time. I seriously think you will be fine though have you tried taking the medication yet to see how you react to it give it a try first to see how it goes and how you feel when you take the medication if it's to strong see if there is something else the doc can prescribe that isn't so strong. hope this helped you.
1 Feb 2011
I was started on 1mg xanax 4 years ago. It did take my body a week or better to get over the side effects (grogginess, sleeping alot however, after all that passed they only way I could tell I took it was lack of shakes, anxiety and headaches. I do recommend not staying on this medicine longer than you need because there is physical addiction with this drug. If I don't take mine at least 4 times a day I'm a mess... go 3 days and I'm thrown into Grand Mal seizures. Xanax works great don't get me wrong just use with caution. Don't take more than your doctor prescribed and don't just stop taking them as one withdrawal side effects are seizures. Use caution and be responsible. If you don't need it, don't take it. Best of luck to you.
It is best to take the medication as prescribed, no more. You will want to know the effects it has on you before the big day, so try it for at least a week in advance and get use to the side effects already mentioned above. Then if you need it on the big day you will know what to expect.
Good luck and let us know how you are feeling,
2 Feb 2011
Hi there, I have had panic attacks since childhood. Now though I take .5 for acute anxieties and I'm 5'4" 127lbs. One pill is enough but disappears quickly so I take it 1/2hr before event. Hope this helps and good luck keep us posted.
hang in there and know that we do care, as suggested take the xanax as prescribed and maybe it will help reduce the stress and you'll be less anxious when the big day comes please take care and keep us up to date on how you are, my first name is Billy my name here is Caringsonbj I will click on your name and make you my friend feel free to do the same then if you need to talk in private feel free to do so
26 Oct 2011
Take them, that's why they were prescribed to you. Don't take more than you are supposed to or you will run out and you don't want to do that. The dose is really low, so you don't need to worry about it. You need to sleep or you will get yourself so worked up by the time your event arrives this low dosage won't help you. Take as prescribed, now and on the day of your event. If you take your prescription now as prescribed, you'll be used to it by then and you can do what you have to do calmly and having had sufficient sleep.
Everyone's response is good. When I first started xanax I took .50 1/2 of a 1 mg. It helped my anxiety but after 4 weeks it takes 1 mg to take the edge off so be careful as others have said. Best of Luck to you, I mean that. Anxiety is no fun.
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