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Severe anxiety from type 1 diabetes diag. Put on Xanax (alprazolam) 2x/day (.5mg) while celexa (5mg start) builds up in my system. Safe to keep taking Xanax (alprazolam) 2?

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be careful

Xanax (alprazolam) or any valium like dru(any Valium like drug) has a high potential for addiction problems.
Not only their track record for relieving anxiety is iffy. And can actually worsen and anxiety as withdrawal can happen readily due to their very short half-life. Celexa is way too low at 5 mg per day. Middle range dosages are 15 to 20 mg per day with a maximum of 30 mg/day-even in diabetes. Take care

In brief: Be careful

Xanax (alprazolam) or any valium like dru(any Valium like drug) has a high potential for addiction problems.
Not only their track record for relieving anxiety is iffy. And can actually worsen and anxiety as withdrawal can happen readily due to their very short half-life. Celexa is way too low at 5 mg per day. Middle range dosages are 15 to 20 mg per day with a maximum of 30 mg/day-even in diabetes. Take care
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Unsafe

No. Absolutely not.

In brief: Unsafe

No. Absolutely not.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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