My Doctor has me on 0.25mg of Alprazolam: generic for Xanax. I have really bad Anxiety, where I can breathe, and I cry, and Scream, and feel like running away... from EVERYTHING! I feel lost. I worry about EVERYTHING. I have nightmares. I wake up with severe Belly pain. EVERYTHING hurts because I stay Anxious, and Afraid, and my mind races constantly about EVERYTHING and I am ALWAYS thinking: "When will the next thing go wrong"? I need and want to be calm, happy, and not feel like I am gonna freak out and have a Heart Attack. I'm am suffering so much and I can't handle it. Not Depressed, so don't need Anti-depressants. I'm just full of Anxiety, and it's now making me VERY OCD. I'm worried/thinking about EVERYTHING. Don't really know how to talk to my Doctor about what I feel I NEED. He is a very awesome Doctor, and listens, unlike others who just write you something, then sends you on your way. He examines all aspects of the issue, but, I really feel like I need something that will REALLY HELP, until I can see a Psychiatrist and work through these issues. I do have an Appointment with one November 20th, but I need something until I start seeing this Psychiatrist. Any Advice? Thank.
If I were you, I would either go for the Valium, Xanax or Klonopin... at a high dose... maybe 1 or 2 mg of xanax or 5 or 10 mg of valium. The klonopin and valium have a longer half life so you will feel it killing the anxiety for a lot longer of a time. Or if you want to take xanax throughout the day, and thats the one i love, i take that one cuz it works the fastest. I get 150 2mg xanax a month, and that gets rid of any anxiety at any moment.
Suffering, Everyone is different but I say the Xanax is better for what is going on with you. Believe me, I know this is very hard on you. And am very glad your doctor only gave you the Xanax to start with it well help get you through this until you can see the doctor on the 20th. But in the meantime, you have to start forcing yourself to start getting a handle on the excess dwelling on things the Xanax is a good start but trust me it took a lot of tricks for me to get through these uncomfortable feelings. You have to try and retake control of your thinking. By reassuring yourself that nothing is really going to happen to you. When I am real bad what I used to do was a relaxation technique's with breathing, Lay down put a book on your stomach and practice breathing deep so your stomach rises and you can see your book raise also. Keep doing this what you are doing is getting control of your shallow breathing which causes many of our attacks and lightness in your head, and shaking. You must not let it get the best of you in time you well be able to do this no matter where you are and without the book of course but it is very important that you do this several times a day breath in very slow and deep raising the book then exhale slowly and repeat when you have done this several time it slows down your whole system. Also if you can get out okay even if it's just to walk down the block and don't think of anything just look at the pretty colors or whatever stroll and slowly increase the distance you not only get exercise but it clears you head out of these thoughts try and focus on just what you are doing But also do some reading of things you enjoy. to keep your mind busy. The worst thing as the old saying goes we can and are our own worse enemy at times so as these ideas come in your mind put positive things in you thoughs. There are many tricks we have to use medication and doing stuff like this is part of the whole picture of what you're going through trust me I have been in your shoes. And those rushing thoughts are not easy to break but it is a big factor in your progress. And know not only myself but many others are here for you. please don't give up and know there is an end to this stuff. But some of the stuff I have put down is a good start. And know that you well get this under control. a friend that has been there Chuck1957
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