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I have anxiety with panic attacks and i take 25mg of alprazolam. Still, sometimes, I have difficulty of breathing and i still have numbness of hands. What should I do?

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In brief: Lo dose/cbt

Dose is too low speak with your doctor - also ssris for long haul and cbt-cognitive behavioral therapy with or instead of the meds.

In brief: Lo dose/cbt

Dose is too low speak with your doctor - also ssris for long haul and cbt-cognitive behavioral therapy with or instead of the meds.
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Knowlege, Breathing

Panic is fueled by oxygen.
When panicking ur getting too much. So try 2slow ur breathing. Better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf cognitive behavioral therapy can help u learn 2manage, even overcome panic & anxiety. Even better when u add insight re ur life...Situations that trigger fight/flight/freeze.

In brief: Knowlege, Breathing

Panic is fueled by oxygen.
When panicking ur getting too much. So try 2slow ur breathing. Better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf cognitive behavioral therapy can help u learn 2manage, even overcome panic & anxiety. Even better when u add insight re ur life...Situations that trigger fight/flight/freeze.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam)??

If truly taking 25 mg xanax (alprazolam) as you wrote (not the more normal .
25-.5 mg several times daily) you are on a huge dose. And yet the symptoms you have are most likely panic related. Xanax (alprazolam) alone is not a cure-all for panic, and it is habit forming. Ssri antidepressants are much better are preventing panic. Plus psychotherapy helps panic too. Please consult with a psychiatrist if you haven't yet.

In brief: 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam)??

If truly taking 25 mg xanax (alprazolam) as you wrote (not the more normal .
25-.5 mg several times daily) you are on a huge dose. And yet the symptoms you have are most likely panic related. Xanax (alprazolam) alone is not a cure-all for panic, and it is habit forming. Ssri antidepressants are much better are preventing panic. Plus psychotherapy helps panic too. Please consult with a psychiatrist if you haven't yet.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Anxiety

It is unlikely that medication alone will solve your anxiety and panic difficulties.
Psychotherapy can be immensely helpful, consult with a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety treatment. Remember that anxiety is most often caused by misperception of situations and interactions. Best wishes.

In brief: Anxiety

It is unlikely that medication alone will solve your anxiety and panic difficulties.
Psychotherapy can be immensely helpful, consult with a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety treatment. Remember that anxiety is most often caused by misperception of situations and interactions. Best wishes.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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