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#1 rockingirl

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

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So Ive had a Xanax prescription for a few years now, as I get IBSD related anxiety attacks. I take Cymbalta and Imodium to treat my IBS.
I have a low dose of Xanax .5 mg that Im supposed to take three times a day, but I really do it more as needed. Like if a really stressful meeting is coming up one day I might do 2 or 3.
Anyway, when I go higher its like Im suddenly more myself - or the self want to be? Less depressed and more sociable. Anyone else find this? Id rather not have to rely on Xanax to be a functioning human being :/

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 07:34 AM

I had the same problem. My doctor gave me a Xanax prescription a few ago related to anxiety attacks. Indeed, it helped me a lot. Really, as soon as I started taking it, I immediately began to feel myself in my body. I took Xanax 5 mg 2 times a day, and it was enough for me. But the same as you, if I felt really stressful meeting is coming up one day, I might take a double dose several times. It is a usual practice. The main thing is to bring the treatment till the end, and then it will pass over time. Anyway, I ordered a pack of Xanax on https://losepain.com. It is always at my fingertips if suddenly I feel that a panic attack is close. 


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 07:48 AM

I had the same problem.


I had posted this a while ago but haven’t found a better solution. How have you managed?

#4 JackyeChin

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 09:57 AM

I had the same problem. My doctor gave me a Xanax prescription a few ago related to anxiety attacks. Indeed, it helped me a lot. Really, as soon as I started taking it, I immediately began to feel myself in my body. I took Xanax 5 mg 2 times a day, and it was enough for me. But the same as you, if I felt really stressful meeting is coming up one day, I might take a double dose several times. It is a usual practice. The main thing is to bring the treatment till the end, and then it will pass over time.. It is always at my fingertips if suddenly I feel that a panic attack is close. 

Thanks for sharing. I also was taking alprazolam some years ago and it helped me. But if Xanax is without prescription I will order it



#5 Positiveside

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 05:36 AM

Is it okay to take Xanax more than what your doctor has prescribed for you? I guess you should ask your doctor about that.







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