I have recently been diagnosed with CTE, PTSD, Bi-Polar and a very severe anxiety problem brought on by traumatic brain injury. I have been given 2mg IR Xanax for a couple weeks and then decided I don't want to have to take as many pills a day as I was. I have a problem taking Tylenol usually so this has been a dramatic shift in my lifestyle. However, I do not seem to be getting the same relief from the XR as I was the IR. Does anybody know why this is?
This is due to the fact that the xr simply spans the drug out over a certain time frame. The ir provides you with an immediate release of the drug. When you switched to the xr, you are not getting that quick rush of the Xanax. Instead, You are getting a more even amount of Xanax instead of the ups and downs of taking the ir. This could be beneficial to you, seeing that the xr can provide you with more stability. Hang in there and see if it starts to even out your conditions. Within a week if you do not feel any better, You may want to talk with your doctor again. Best wishes to you and I hope everything turns out good.
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