do you think that is going to affect my health? the doctor continue giving me the same dosis. four times a day. i am in so much stress.
Hi on anxiety,
I really think you should talk to your dr. let him or her know that the .5 isn't doing the job and see if he thinks your dose should be incresead. In my opinion, 5 years is a long time to be on the same dose of xanax. As far as it affecting your health... xanax does have high addiction rate and withdrawal will happen if you suddenly stop taking this medication. I've been taking xanax off and on for about 5yrs now for PTSD. Currently I'm taking .5 3 times a day, but I've also have had my doses higher ie, 1mg and lower ie .25 depending on how bad my symptoms are. I hope you've found this helpful. This is the 1st ? I've answered.
Hey on anxiety,
Shebop is right on, you may need to have your dosage adjusted or be put on an entirely different benzodiazepine. One can get tolerant being on the same benzo over a long period of time. Talk to your doctor and explain that the medicine is just not controlling your symptoms.
I have been on xanax 2mg four times a day and have had things improve until I have been able to drop to 0.5 mg three times a day, if you've been on the current dose and it really does not help then that causes questions to arise, if he up's (increases the dose) or uses it in combination with other medication then talking to him may let him look at how long he has had you on about the same dose and that you are having a lot of unresolved symptoms, explain to him and maybe he can either increase or adjust the dose or use it in combination with another medicine in order to improve you stress level. just tell him exactly what you have explained to us, sometimes doctor's needs to have things pointed out so that they realize that you are experiencing unresolved problems. Hope you are able to talk to him and he is able to adjust things and that you start to feel better
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