I have always had anxiety but I also take Lisinopril for high blood pressure. Is it better for me to take 0.5mg or 1mg of xanax. I have no breathing problems. Why change the dose if it was working for me?
The others on here have answered your medication question. Xanax lowers blood pressure, actually propranolol lowers your heart rate, blood pressure and decreases anxiety as an added benefit. I take my propranolol whenever I start with the anxiety/panic symptoms. And propranolol has been around since time started, it's a beta-blocker. Atarax is a great old drug also, has lots of other qualities besides an anti-histamine... like a hypnotic and an anxiolytic (same effect as xanax, no benzos).
I believe your doc is trying to see if you can manage on a lower dose of xanax, for one reason, at least... it is so addicting. Yikes!
So my advice to you is just to try to roll with the flow, try not to let your mind/disease control u, u take control of your disease. My brother told me that years ago, and I found those to be words to live a better life by, and when I feel like I'm falling in my dark hole, seek help immediately. But he has walked miles in my shoes, so I trust him. Just saying dearest,
Best of luck and 0.5 is always< than 1.0 ;-)
The Sweetest hippest Hippie,
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