Generalized anxiety disorder xanax

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Avatar n tn I took it for Generalized Anxiety disorder, my mom still takes it for full blown panic attack disorder and both of us know it may help you fall asleep but it won't necessarily help you get quality sleep. Have you tried any alternatives? I understand by the way, I have depression, anxiety, PTSD, all kinds of fun stuff!
Avatar n tn I have the same problem. i was on xanax 6mg a day for a long time and almost went to rehab for them. I have bottles and bottles of them in my room and looking at them and remembering how they made me feel like a zombie, gives me the strength not to take them and say I don't need xanax to run my life. however to completely contradict what i just said, i switched to klonopin 4mg a day and i feel much more stable, even mood swings.
Avatar n tn I have the generalized anxiety disorder AND panic disorder. For the generalized anxiety, I take .5 mg xanex and I'm O.K. For panic attacks, I need 2 mg of xanex. It would probably be better to take valium for the generalized anxiety disorder, but I would still need the xanex to deal with panic attacks. I don't think many doctors would give both type of benzos (at least mine won't). Therefore, I have to deal with it this way.
Avatar f tn I take 75 mg Effexor XR daily for generalized anxiety disorder, .25 mg xanax as needed. I sure have needed the xanax more since beginning tx 4 days ago, but I am hoping that will level off again. My doc's seem to think that this is fine. ;-) Good luck. Anxiety on top of this is awful. jt/jd- I plan to ask about Ativan. Do you think I can take it along w/ my other stuff on nights (like last!) when I am UP ALL NIGHT with crazy thoughts racing???
Avatar m tn Do you have an anxiety disorder and are you on benzos now. I hope I am not rude for asking. I'm just getting mixed messages from people about the xanax. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Do you know what that is. Maybe I'm anxous and I do not realize it. I also stopped drinking nine months ago and ever since I stopped I feel terrible. The alcohol was probably masking everything.
Avatar m tn This is sort of a long story, so I will try to start at the top. I am 26 years old. I have been working for a private aviation company since I was 20. My job entails shiftwork and is extremely stressful at times. About 4 years ago, I was at work, having a moderate to busy day and got a feeling like my chest was being crushed. Became dizzy, cold sweats, nausea, felt like I was going to pass out. I had to leave work and went to my doctor.
1111160 tn?1258471532 Okay so I was prescribed xanax for GaD however my question is today my anxiety was very low not to bothersome but I still took my xanax. Was it still okayto take it or should I have not taken it? I feel super calm like nothing phases me is that okay?
1559289 tn?1294749613 hello i am 34 years old and suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. My problem started in 2005 with really bad panic attacks and got help for those *effexor xr and xanax* it started getting better and havent had a panic attack since 2005 but suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. it is getting progressively worse to the point that it is affecting my everyday life and my performance at my job.
Avatar n tn I would say that if you have never started xanex that you shouldn't start it now. I think that obessessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be called an anxiety disease. I don't think it means you have generalized anixety disorder, especially if you are only worried about that one thing. Perhaps you should see a counselor and get cognitive behavior therapy for yourself. I would check that out before starting on a med.
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
Avatar m tn I have a generalized anxiety disorder and a phobia of HIV and rabies. I went to get my blood work down and the nurse used a vacutainer to draw blood. However, the vacutainer holder was reused ( the nurse confirmed it is only the needle which is changed and not the holder as it does not come into contact with the patient) and now I think I will get HIV and I keep thinking about HIV until I get tested again at 3 months after the window period. luckily I have medicines however I hate this.
Avatar n tn I do however suffer from Generalized anxiety disorder/panic attacks. I want to become pregnant, but due to the fact that I am on about 4-6mg of xanax daily..(xanax is a class D) I have not tried to conceive. I belong to a website that I will post for you to read. The ladies on it have all taken Xanax, Lorazapam, Antidepressants, or mood stabilizers during pregnancy. Their babies have been just fine.........
794366 tn?1418009395 My 16y/o daughter is healthy and normal except for she has been having symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder for about a year. My question is what can her pediatrician prescribe to her. I hope she can get anti-anxiety medication. She has an appointment tomorrow afternoon.
Avatar m tn I suffer from depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), with anxiety and panic attacks for two years. I suppose depression arised from the fact that both my daughters were forced to immigrate because of the economic crisis of my homeland. Anyway, i tried Cipralex, Cymbalta, Seroxat, Effexor even and the combo Effexor with Remeron (California rocket fuel) but without great results. In fact, some of these meds, made me worse. Only Xanax relieves me.
1005799 tn?1250391928 I ended up addicted to Xanax. My doctor explained the Xanax is like a cigarette, it enters the system and burns off quickly, like nicotine. Then you crave more. It was horrible. The switch has done me good. It takes longer for the Klonopin to get out of your system. I didn't notice a difference. You may want to talk to your doctor about an antidepressant to base line support you also.
Avatar n tn I'm a 65 year old man who suffers from a diagnosed generalized anxiety disorder. I suffered terribly as a kid and went through some horrendous anxiety episodes in my life, some of which made me consider suicide. I found a great psychiatrist/MD four years ago, and he's got me on Lexapro and Zanax. He started me on smaller doses, but I initially found no relief. The feelings of anxiety, sometimes panic continued. Now that I am on three FULL Xanax ( (the blue l.
Avatar m tn For the past several years, I have been developing anxiety which at first I believed to be a form of GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), but more recently appears to be related to seasonal changes (SAD), since the pattern of anxiety begins in September and gets worse as the days grow shorter. My doctor has prescribed Prozac, 20mg daily for about 6 months and Xanax, .5mg twice a day as needed, 40 total.
Avatar m tn so ive been taking it for a long time. i have severe panic disorder with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. i know im addicted to xanax, the max dosage is up to 6 mg a day, believe it or not. ive been suffering severely again the last year and have been given many diff. antidepressants, lexzapro,paxil,pristique,invega,and now just stopped remeron and am starting all over with a low dose of zoloft 25mg.
739988 tn?1386672969 I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I take Ativan as needed and Xanax as needed, my body is adjusting to them and they are not working as well. I was wondering, is there a med to take all the time for anxiety? I mean like I take a med for depression, a med for mania, is there one for anxiety? Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn I am hoping someone out there can answer some questions for me or give me some reassurance. I was diagnosed with Generalized anxiety disorder/ along with panic attacks. I am taking xanax up to 6mg a day, sometimes only 5mg. I have an upcoming doctors appointment. It is actually a checkup. The doctor is aware that I want to taper down on the xanax...I know I can't be completely off. It seems I can not live a normal life without it!
Avatar f tn I suffer from Generalized anxiety disorder, and when it gets really bad I do have the same kind of thoughts you are describing. Trust me, you are not the only one. I am also scared of death....and worry about every llittle thing. I have been on xanax for 4 plus yrs. My anxiety has kept me from getting pregnant.....and now even more because of the xanax. Were you on meds while pregnant?? And if so can you share your experience with me.
Avatar n tn Hello my name is natalie and I just turned twenty years old, i suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and have for about five years now..but i have no medical insurance right now but im working on it and until i do i really hate going to the hospital but yeah the symptoms are starting to get worse and i just need reassurance that anxiety is all it is.
Avatar n tn Are you in the US, or somewhere else in the world? What type of therapy are you receiving? I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and I've seen therapists for years in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also received 12 weeks of treatment for PTSD. I'm on Clonopin too, just switched from Xanax. Honestly, I am not impressed with it as far as meds go. Xanax is a nightmare that I had to get away from.
Avatar n tn Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause. Children or adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about things such as future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, family matters, their personal abilities, and/or school performance. All children and adolescents experience some anxiety. It is a normal part of growing up.
2044839 tn?1331255841 It's called G.A.D. Or, generalized anxiety disorder. Xanax is short acting. Meaning it stays in your system for about 8 hours and helps the anxiety for about 4 to 6 hours hours. You may want to talk to your Dr about a longer acting anti anxiety med. There are several to think about. Many people do well on Klonopin. It is in the benzo family like Xanax but, it's much longer acting.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed in the past with generalized anxiety disorder and Panic Disorder. I am 20 weeks pregnant and have taken 2 mg of Xanax 3 times a week for as long as I can remember. Doctors tell me the benefits outweigh the risks of taking this medication. But I wan't to do what is right, I don't eat right, I'm self-destructive and I'm incapable of being happy when I'm anxious and without the medication. I also have anxiety attacks weekly without the medication.
Avatar f tn When I first was diagnosed I was diagnosed with depression so they put on on an SSRI and that was that. What was really going on was that I was suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder with a touch of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They both come with some depression but the main component is the anxiety not the depression.