XANAX: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Anxiety “I have my life back because of xanax. I have suffered from anxiety my entire life but somehow kept it manageable until my fifties. I was getting more and more agoraphobic and afraid to drive. Finally, I found myself pacing the house, unable to sleep and scared that I was actually going to harm myself. I have been on .5 mg xanax xr up to three times daily for almost two years and I am fully functioning again.”

Mags (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 13, 2018

For Panic Disorder “I have been taking xanax for 30 years and could not have survived without it. I take half of .025 when needed, so not every day. Sometimes my anxiety flares up and I may have to take it a few days in a row. One time when my son was in the hospital due to a bad accident, I took it every day for 8 months straight to calm me. I have bad agoraphobia when it comes to large buildings and needed it to get into the huge hospital. When I stopped taking it after 8 months I had no symptoms at all…if you take a low dose you will have no problem with it and it will keep your anxiety down so you can live your life.”

corrie88 (taken for 10 years or more) March 1, 2018

For Anxiety “I have been taking xanax for about the last ten years or so off and on. I am 26 now, and I only take Xanax when I really need it. The drug has helped me get through many school presentations from high to college. I get so anxious before big presentations that I have literally froze up in front of whole classes numerous times (while not on Xanax) and whenever I do take it, I get A’s on my projects, I’m less anxious, and everybody is more happy. It also helps if you have a long airplane ride. In short, I have been taking this drug for the past decade responsibly and it has helped me benefit in many situations.”

MrBraadddd February 22, 2018

For Depression “It surely works for anxiety. Being said that, stay away from this drug if you can. In the time you build a tolerance, and doses required are much much higher as time passes. Withdrawal is TERRIBLE, I would give a 0/10 but I give 4 because at least it works for anxiety. You can suffer severe loss of memory and generally my brain can’t work properly after too many years under it’s effect, it has ruined my clear thinking. My liver values goes off chart when I use too much, and has became the norm now after few years of use. Go for other medication that doesn’t give you that severe addiction. Hope it helps. Sorry for bad english. I’m now under Testosterone treatment and after few months I can see my symptoms gets better without the brain fog xanax can give.”

MicroMacroUniverse (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 11, 2018

For Anxiety “I have been using this drug on and off for 6 years and it works fairly well even at low doses. Originally I took it for anxiety but now I take it for tinnitus. I think it can cause tinnitus. I take half of a 1mg pill before bed. I can go without it for days but do get some withdrawal symptoms. It still works after years of use.”

mihulka3 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 2, 2018

For Panic Disorder “Figured I’d come back with an update since my last post was in 2013. I am still on my Xanax after about 7 years, maybe more. It’s still the ONLY drug that helps with my Panic Disorder w/agoraphobia, PTSD, GAD, OCD, and MDD. I’ve been prescribed 1 mg 3 x’s a day, but have never taken that much. I take 1 mg in the morning and 0.5 mg around dinner and another 0.5 mg before bed. I’m just noticing now that I may need to start taking a little more occasionally. Like an extra 0.5 some days. I’m contributing this to the fact that I am in perimenopause now, and my hormones are crazy at times and increase my anxiety and panic attacks. Also finding it more difficult to leave the house again. But still… I’m not up to the recommended dosage, so I think I might just need to take a full mg 3 x’s a day now.”

Fox7 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 2, 2018

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