I was given xanax .5mg for my bad attacks. I too was afraid to take it cause I thought it would make me feel weird or crazy or something. A few years bad I lived in houston and the hurricane and bad storm would always bring on a panic attack. So It got so bad my doc told me to take xanax to help me through it. When I would take it I would go from freaking out to being calm and no worring about anything. The storms didnt bother me, NOTHING bothered me, I felt calm. It was great!
But it made me very sleepy after about 30-45mins after taking it.
I would only take it when I thought I was really really going to loose it!
My doc gave me a bottle of 30 pills and I only took like 15 over a 2 year time span then had to toss them.
It is scary to try something new but it is worth a shot if it can make you feel better.
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