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Xanax 0.25 for anxiety

Santos82
Santos82
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Today I went to a psychologist and told him about my social anxiety case and how it is affecting my work.

He told me that i have mild anxiety.

He suggested 4 options: anti depressant, xanax low dose, beta blocker, and CBT.

He mentioned that cbt is for the long run and takes time. He added that with anti depressant i cannot withdraw. He suggested xanax 0.25 since it works in the brain and told me to take it only in case of certain events (speech, meetings).

He suggested that i try it in a day i do not work in order to see how would i feel.

Has anyone gone through the same experience?

What is the side effect of it?

Thank you.

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Dolphin14

It might make you tired so you def want to trial it before you take it at work.

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Indigojoe

YOUR doc is excellent and you are lucky to have a knowledgeable one.

Personally, I take 1/2 of anything to start and see how it goes........

Every single recommendation he had was spot on............

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rebecca3455

Your dr is great.. an antidepressant is a first line med, however they take awhile to kick in and if you are only anxious once in awhile you may not need that. Taking .25 of Xanax sounds reasonable if you are only going to use it as needed and not daily. Propanol 5-10 mg can be used 30 minutes before a presentation. Slows heart rate and blood pressure. And CBT you will learn coping strategies. Good luck

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Indigojoe

BOOM* you are SPOT ON!!!! excellent!

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rebecca3455

Side effect of Xanax is sleepy especially if you have not taken it before. You may want to try a test run some evening before you decide to take it before work and drive😊

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Santos82

So each time i will take xanax it will make me feel sleepy, so it is not useful and it may be worse than anxiety since it makes u sleepy and unable to focus.

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Indigojoe
Indigojoe
in reply to Santos82

don't assume anything until you try it for yourself. Take a half, to start. Some people NEVER feel anything from xanax , except BETTER

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rebecca3455

I take it daily. So it doesn’t impact me at all. .25 you will be fine and trust me when I say .. it is useful. Not sure about cutting it to 12.5 but you can try that if it makes you more comfortable about taking it. You will feel effects within 15-20 minutes and it has the lowest half life of any benzodiazepine and really peaks at about 1.5 hours and after 4 hours you shouldn’t feel anything but relaxed, not sleepy.

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rebecca3455

I certainly can focus on it at all times and does not make me tired, just relaxed

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Hidden

Xanax even 1/2 of .25 makes me drowsy for about an hour then it works

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Lellis28

Hi I take low dose Xanax and anatrptaline and a little sleeping pill I still get bad days , I've got severe anxiety and depression

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Santos82
Santos82
in reply to Lellis28

So it did not work with u? How much is the dose?

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Indigojoe
Indigojoe
in reply to Santos82

stop asking everyone else and go into this with an open mind.

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Lellis28
Lellis28
in reply to Santos82

Yes i had to take 2 a day,but i take 1 now.yes its all helping

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Lellis28
Lellis28
in reply to Santos82

Yes its helping

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Lellis28
Lellis28
in reply to Santos82

50mls

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Lellis28
Lellis28
in reply to Lellis28

Hi no I take 20mils a day I've got chronic anxiety

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Jeanfahy

Hi. I've been on Xanax too for a few weeks. Supposed to cause drowsiness I'm fine though. Works quickly and very effective. Do give it a try.

Hope this helps.

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Santos82
Santos82
in reply to Jeanfahy

Were u in mild or severe anxiety? What it feels like with xanax?

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Jodz

Xanax is great for when needed .

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