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Discuss with your MD: Never change a prescription medication for an alternative unless under the supervision of a physician well versed in both mainline medicine as well as alternative medicine. The first question would be why were you on the Alprazolam to begin with and for how long. Do you have more than anxiety going on? I know it is frustrating but their is never a simple easy answer to most questions. ...Read more
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Yes, but need more: info. Xanax is used ordinarily for severe anxiety. What is your reaction to Xanax for the reason for which you were prescribed? You are taking 2 antidepressants of the same class. What is reason you are on both? Psychological counseling has been shown to do just as well or better than medications for depression. Was that explained?? You should get counseling from a psychiatrist or psychologist ...Read more
Kratom versus Xanax: Please do not use a medicine not prescribed by your doctor! If you think you need to change meds please contact your doctor. ...Read more
Xanax seems to be helping when I start feeling anxious, I take .5 before bed to help sleep at night, I don't want to get hooked alternatives?
Several options: Barbiturates like Diazepam are said to be somewhat less addictive. Also ask your doctor about Trazedone, Flexeril, Hydroxizine, and daily anti anxiety medications. You could also benefit from natural coping skills like exercise, yoga, meditation, staying active, etc. Usually few side effects with behavioral therapy . You should talk to your regular doctor about the best choice for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iheard .25 mg of Xanax once a day with 10mg of Prozac may not be good I am 62.Whats a better alternative?
If it ain't broke...: The combo u r taking is fine--if it is effective don't change it. ...Read more
Behavioral Way: 1st learn more! see what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit.Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; acthttp://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit.Ly/wdsdnu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doc will not give me norco which I need to function,because I am on Xanax. what alternatives to norco are there? My pain requires a narcotic.
I believe I saw this: ....question before and answered it in another post. I believe you need to have a sit down with your doctor. Opening a dialogue and being as OBJECTIVE as possible with your symptoms of pain and EXACTLY how that is affecting your routine may help the discussion. Best way to demonstrate that data to the doctor is to keep a pain diary for 30 days before meeting with the doctor. Dialogue is step one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a fan of it: Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, not on daily basis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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