... anxiety that triggers disassociation. I'm going to Disney World and I'm tying to fill my tool box with a medication and activities (mindfulness tools) that have worked for others. I've tried Xanax, Vistaril, Klonopin, and CBD oil. Some were too strong and others not strong enough. What medicine or tool works best for you?
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- 14 Aug 2018 by 1Wildcard
- 11 September 2018 (14 days ago)
- xanax, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, medication, disorder
I use Xanax. If they are too strong, or not strong enough, play with the dosage a little. When I started Xanax they had me on 1mg when I needed it. It would knock me out, come to find out it wasn't just a side effect, the dose was too high, so I kept the same script and started breaking the pills in half, I have seen much better results (had to get a pill cutter for 1/4mg doses). I started cutting the pills after I could not longer get the prescription, so it worked out great. I still have a reserve of them. Of course like I said I only use them when I need them. I did however have the best results with 1mg extended release Xanax. They refused to give me those after my insurance dropped me, when I lost my job.
I would talk to your doctor about it and see what they say. Mine was fine with me playing with the dosage, but yours may not. There is also some risk of withdrawal symptoms as well as a risk of seizures when messing with the dosage. I never had this problem. You might be at a higher risk than I am, so I would definitely ask before doing it. That and if you do find that a different dose works better for you then tell your doctor so they can change your prescription.
- Xanax Information for Consumers
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