I have ADHD and both of my parents have anxiety. Although Im not diagnosed with anxiety i scored a 21 on the HAM-A and my mind is always racing. I figured I was just stuck like that but one day, last week, my friends father gave me 1mg of alprazolam because I was freaking out about tests and being late and had an asthma attack. After I took that pill though it was like everything cleared up. I could concentrate and breath and just hear myself think. I want to ask my doctor about getting this prescribed. but I don't want to sound like Im just trying to score drugs. Especially since I'll be seeing my doctor for the first time. Any tips?
just tell them all the stress you were suddenly under and you lost control and the dad was worried about you (dont use names though). when were you diagnosed with ADHD? since alot of the symptoms overlap it might be miss diagnosed if it started around your teens. loss of concentration, jitteryness, fear of losing control, alot of other thing.
i wouldnt sugjest xanax for a daily thing. Valium or xanax XR (xr= extended release) last in the system longer (valium works for about 1-2 days directly then its metabolites last for another 1-2 days after and then some) and if you HAVE to use it daily (3 pharmacists told me if you use valium 3 times a week its not likely you will build a tolerance/dependacy) you will build a tolerance and dependancy so you will have to up the dose alot more and with xanax it doesnt last very long compairativly.
as for getting the prescription i have the same problem. im getting a new doc because my last one prescribed benedryl for panic attacks. and im going to mention it the first day i see him. for you you should tell him that the ADHD meds dont work (unless they really do)
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