I know everyone has their own experience with xanax. My Mom thinks I should take it. Has it worked for anyone? I'm tired of these butterflies. Does it work instantly? My Mom said it calmed her down instantly... she was having the constant butterflies and thinking she was going to die feelings also. The same as me, now she's back to normal and she doesn't take them anymore. Any success stories?
Xanax: I know everyone has their own... - Anxiety Support
Hi, It is "supposed" to act relatively fast to calm you but it did NOTHING for me. I was on it for a month. I still had the horrible feeling of panic and fear. I too thought or felt like I was going to die. I still get the most relief from 2mg sublingual Ativan WHEN NEEDED, not to be taken repeatedly in a day. Only when you are at your worse. I wake ea. morning with fear in me......I try to analyze fear of what....always comes down to fear I'm going to die. Some days I do ride it out, others I resort to an Ativan.
Yes it does calm you down pretty instantly, I like klonopin as well, I feel like they both work super good for they're intended use just don't get reliant or take a whole bunch because they're pretty addictive, I just use them in situations where I'm completely panicking and really need something to save me. When u take the right dose it doesn't make you super drowsy or anything crazy, it'll probably do u a lot of good(:
I've never had a problem with it and it works excellent in combination with Lexapro when I have any anxiety breakthrough. I have a heart arrythmia and at night I sometimes get anxious and can't sleep. Taking 0.25 mg of Xanax helps me get a good night of sleep and I wake up feeling rested. Keep in mind I don't take it daily, but only when I absolutely need it which is usually between 5 and 10 nights per month. Your psychiatrist will be able to tell you how to take it to work best. If your anxiety is particularly bad, your can make it work much faster by letting it dissolve under your tongue. It's very VERY bitter to do it but when I'm having a horrible attack, I don't even care.
The first time I took them was in 2001. I used them sporadically for about a year after the death of my father which really set my anxiety off. This time I've been on them for about a year. I had a really rough separation from my husband which once again set off my anxiety, so I have them in what my therapist likes to call my toolbox as emergency relief. I just think they're one of those things that is wonderful to have around just in case things get really bad.
Everyone reacts different to every medication. Xanax worked great for my anxiety and resting as well. Wish i could just take them for anxiety attacks but for me they worked for anxiety and sleeping and after a while of being on them they mostly just sedated me and id nod in an out feeling nothing other than tired ness and getting great sleep. but they are for short term use only and they are very addicting and one of the worse medications to come off of if you become dependent on them. I was addicted to opiates as well and they were way easier to get off than xanax for me and my gf both my Dr told me I should of never of taken xanax for more than two weeks but I was on them on and off for about 5 years started as nothing just a few here n there to take the edge off than I couldn't sleep with out them then I literally couldn't function with out them took about 6 months of tappering for me to get off with minimal side effects just be very careful of taking any benzo xanax or adivant all benzos can be dangerous as with any drug now I just deal with my anxiety by my own will which doesn't work well but is my only option good luck wish you the best! Oh ya and the half life is very short for xanax they don't work for long do some research on them
Thank You. Wow 5 years can be a lengthy time. I was hoping to take them for like a month or so just to get a boost with living again. My Mom did that and it worked for her but at first she was feeling like she wouldn't be able to cope without xanax which scared me lol but then she eventually just moved on with her life.
YES YES YES . Here in Australia it's actually called Kalma aka Xanax . It's my life guard , I never go anywhere without it . And yes it kicks in really quick . I take it only when needed . So I have taken it for 2 weeks straight as my anxiety was through the roof . But then I can go 2 weeks without . Could be 2 days then nothing . I have been on it for about 5 years now and I have never got addicted but it's there when I need it . Def better than a tablet everyday
Yeah it's my "go to" for dentist, airplanes, hairdresser, public speaking, pms and optometrist! I'm in oz too and my new dr won't prescribe it so she gave me a script for valium. Haven't tried that yet as i have enough .25 alprazolam to last a while. I never feel hat i have taken it, I just look back after a few hours and realize that I haven't thought paniky stuff and i feel my normal self. I don't get spacey or sleepy or "hungover". Perfect for me.