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7/30/08 1:51 P

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I have had people ask for them and people offer to pay for them. I have had people say I should sell them. (none of which I have done)
I only carry one or 2 with me in my purse and the rest are tucked away at home. If I feel the least bit pressured I only have what I need for myself with me.
I knew they could be addicting but some of these post are scary-I am so glad I haven't gone through that.

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7/30/08 1:42 P

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Has anyone had to deal with the issue of someone asking for some of your xanax. I had a situation come up and I explained I couldn't help them. I just wondered if anyone else experienced that.

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7/30/08 1:05 P

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Xanax is addicting and usually takes months to wean off .I recommend that you do a google search for all the withdrawl symptoms.It could be very dangerous to stop cold turkey!



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7/25/08 12:37 P

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Question about xanax. I have not used it but my sister has, but her prescript ran out before she can refill it and she is having withdrawls, like nausea and upset stomach, anyone else have these same symptoms when they stopped xanax abruptly.

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7/24/08 10:21 P

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Yes I struggle with this. Sometimes it is like a nightmare to me that I cannot get these scenarios out of my head and it has to repeat over and over. I have discussed it with my therapist. Trying some relaxation techniques to try to stop it.

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JANJILL's Photo JANJILL Posts: 168
7/24/08 2:27 P

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yes, I do that also. It is so annoying when you said or did something you wish you could change and can't get "right" ending scenarios out of your head!

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7/24/08 1:36 P

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OH yeah! All the time. I hate it. Its like movie stuck on a scene. I absolutely hate it. You play it over and over again and different ending. It not necessarily a bad thing unless it is very upsetting. Sometimes I go over things in my head to understand the situation better or to figure out how to talk to someone about it. I do it too.

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7/24/08 1:15 P

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I wonder if any of you happen to go over scenerios in your head over and over.. kind of?

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7/24/08 12:17 P

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Hi,
I take my xanax like you do. 1/2 pills most of the time and only when I need it. I have taken it this way for almost 20 years. I know when I need to take it and only take it then. I have never felt like I had to take for the sake of having it in my system. ( the MD who finally diagnosed me prescribed it without even recommending anything else or a psychiatrist-luckily even in my 20's I was smart enough make my own appt.)
I think it has a bad connotation now and Dr's may be hesitant. Believe me-I have been offered money for it by people who had no business taking it! I only carry a few in my purse with me and hid them on my son when he was a teenager.
I have tried everything but biofeedback $$$, every one swore they could cure me without Med's. My Mother is still ordering miracle vitamins for me. I went of my Prozac again because of the weight gain and the promise of another cure. I go back to the Psychiatrist next week and will never go off Med's again. It isn't enough on its own but it helps me when the Prozac isn't quite enough. (usually PMSing)



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7/24/08 11:33 A

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I was on xanax for a few months. I liked how it helped but was fearful over the chance of addiction so I would take half pills and very rarely. I went to my dr and she put me on Lexapro. I was hoping I could just not take xanax and the lexapro would take care of it... it does some but I still shake my leg and if I get into a situation where I am panicing it only slightly takes the edge off. But I don't want to ask for more xanax also for some reason it makes me look like a druggie. I am trying to excercise and do yoga which has helped some.

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7/21/08 12:21 P

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Yes she has CD's, if you decide you want to purchase check out ebay, her site is a little expensive.

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7/20/08 6:17 P

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I was hesitant after I was first prescribed and started reading that it was addictive. I always kept that in the back of my mind but knew I was taking it because I needed it. I have never felt like I had to take it and while on the Prozac I rarely did.
I looked up Cymbalta today and the side affects for that med. (not to mention the law suit) would make you think they should pull it off the market but I am sure the people it has helped would argue to the end. It is the abusers that have the problems I think. It is a very commonly prescribed drug.

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7/20/08 5:34 P

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Admittedly my sister has shared her anxiety meds with me (xanax) but I have always been chicken about admitting that to the doc. He prefers Lexapro because Xanax is so addictive if used a long time.

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7/18/08 10:58 P

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Thanks for the info on the book- that name sounds familiar is she the one who does the CD's? I will look that up because people seem to have success with those.
Jill

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7/18/08 10:10 P

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I've had Xanax for over a month and I think I've taken 2, maybe 3.
I'm trying to get through as many of these as I can without medication. I have the help of my husband, ideas from my therapist and I'm reading a great book 'From Panic to Power' I think the author is Lucinda Bassett - you can get it from the library
hope this helps

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JANJILL's Photo JANJILL Posts: 168
7/18/08 9:32 A

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I have carried xanax with me for 15 years. It has always been perscribed along with the Prozac. I really havent taken it 2 or 3 times a day like perscibed because it makes me sleepy but take it before I put myself in a potential attack cuausing situation or when I feel wound up leading to an attack and it takes the edge off. Without the Prozac I find myself taking it more as the attacks come back.

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I did take Xanax but psych switched me to Lexapro. I liked Xanax okay but dr. thought Lexapro was better for me. Take care & I hope it works for you.

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I was on Celexa for AD not anxiety, it sure didn't really help my anxiety at all... but then again, no AD worked for me.

I don't take xanax, but Ativan which is pretty much the same thing, but I take them once sometimes twice a day. I'm no longer on ADs.

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My psych put me on celexa for anxiety, and I've been taken that regularly, but a few months ago a friend of mine gave me some xanax pills and I've been taking them when I've had panic attacks. So today I finally admitted to my psych that I've been taking xanax, but not very often, just when I really need one. And surprisingly he agreed that maybe the xanax would be helpful in certain situations so he wrote me a script for it, and told me to only take one when I have a panic attack and nothing else seems to help me calm down.

So I was just wondering if anyone else here takes it and has it helped?

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