the way my doctor explained it to me if you are on one dose for a long period of time then it takes a dose adjustment an increase the next dose is 1mg. then they have a 2mg tablet and then after that they have an extended release so talk with your doctor with you possibly on different medications its most likely safer for him to talk to you and adjust your dose I think Xanax is a good medication some doctors don't like it they prefer SSRI's but from what I read about all those they have their problems also please take good care and keep us informed
Hi puckie, I also suffer from extreme anxiety. I take celexa, atenolol, klonopin 3Xdaily), neurontin, lamictal, abilify, . Ask your dc about Neurontin for anxiety. I know its a pain reliever, but for me, it calms me down. and along with an SSRI and klonopin, i can at least talk to people without wanting to run away. I also have Xanax but it doesn't last long enough so I just take it for panic attacks.
What kind of Dr. prescribed the Xanax - was it a psychiatrist? Are you on anything else? This might be controversial, but if Xanax is your Dr.'s soul solution for your anxiety - I would probably change Dr.s. Like you laid out so nicely, that first you are taking 1 mg, then you hit the plataue (sp?) and the Dr. ups the dose - and on. Finally, you are addicted to a big number of Benzos. Benzo withdrawl is Horrid. I think the last person's description of how her Dr combats the anxiety was great - supplemented by the occasional Benzo when the anxiety spikes.
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