I suffer from anxiety and panic disorder My dr prescribed me Xanax the generic brand 0.25 mg but last night I had a really bad panic attack should I ask the dr to give me a higher dose
If you continue to have panic attacks, then yes I would definitely speak to the doctor about increasing the dosage. You are on the minimum now.
I take a low dose of Xanax, it like drugs such as ativan, Klonopin, Librium Valium are drugs in a class know as benzodiazepines, I do know from experience (a friend and a relative) that Xanax can be addictive however the medication when it is taken according to the way the doctor prescribes it I have found it to be an effective medication, the two individulas that I mentioned increased the dosage on their own, it is sad to think people can make such choices and then people are either concerned about taking the medication worrying about addiction when thats not the problem it's individuals who make decisions to do what they think best that also gives an effective medication a stigma, You are on a very low dose and Laurie is right if you continue to have problems maybe by talking with your doctor he would allow you to adjust the dose and maybe things would even out better for you!
It is my sincere wish that you soon find a dose or get adjusted and that the panic improves, It's a terrible thing to go through I just want you to know you are in my prayers.
See how you get on with the 0.25 xanax,if the panic attacks increase or you are getting no relief then i would go back to doc and speak about increasing the dose.
Maybe you should ask for a different medicine altogether. I have been taking 0.25 xanax for a year and a half. I get withdrawal symptoms between doses, and when the doctor decreased my dose from 3x a day to twice a day I had terrible symptoms including but not limited to intense panic attacks. He put me back on 3x daily, but I still take it only twice daily
because I want to eventually quit taking the drug. I started only taking it as needed and one bottle lasted over a year. Now I replace them regularly. Ask for something less addicting. Good luck.
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