feel like i'm needing my xanax even more :(

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   Posted 3/5/2010 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   
feel like i need to keep taking it more often to stay anxeity free...just went to the dr. on the 17th of feb. though and don't want to go back to get more and him think i'm a pill head or something...but the bottle said take one pill three times a day and there were only 30 pills so idk if it was only supposed to last me for 10 days or what because if you take 3 a day then it would only last 10 days...idk but i just am feeling like i need it more often so i'm not stressed to the point where i'm gonna go into a panic attack...urghhh i dont know what to do.... maybe ask them to change me to colnzepam or something they said that they were going to swich me to that before if i had to start taking the xanax more often...so idk i just needed to come a write...most of you know how i do...lol well thanks guy for listening... hope everyone is doing well

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   Posted 3/5/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Clonazepam is Klonopin, Alprazolam is Xanax just for clarification. :)

Both drugs are used for anxiety depending on what your physician feels is the best choice for you.

Most of the time these medications are ordered on a "as needed" basis and not meant to be used on a regular schedule depending on what your using the medication for.

I would check your label on the bottle of medication and then do talk with your physician as there are other medications as mentioned such as the SSRI's and SNRI's.

Do stick with us and know I am here to support you.


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   Posted 3/5/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
This could be a tolerance issue but it's hard for us to say for sure. Xanax 3 times per day is pretty often, though, in my lay opinion. I'd definitely ask about switching to something else and definitely don't leave Klonopin/Clonazepam out of the discussion.

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   Posted 3/5/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first started having anxiety my doctor gave me xanax and that did not help. I know take 1 mg of ativan when needed and that has helped me along with my antidressant. I don't need to take the ativan that often it is just nice to know that it is there when I do need it.

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   Posted 3/6/2010 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard of lots of people using Klonopin as needed, though usually the short-acting benzodiazepines are prescribed for that. There's absolutely no reason to believe an equivalent dose of Klonopin wouldn't work the same way. It would be a little slower to work, however.

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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
What situations are you in when you feel like you need to take your medicine even more?  On the weekends, I notice that I don't need to take my klonopin unless I need to go somewhere.  But when I am at work, I definitely have noticed a need to take it more often.  Sometimes even when I do take a half of a .5mg pill, it most always works.  However, sometimes my panic is so overwhelming, it doesn't work at all.  In fact, one day I had a doctor appointment, I took half a pill and my blood pressure and heart rate were high when I saw the nurse.  It didn't even work for me!  My doctor did tell me that my dose is so small, which is why it probably didn't work as well for me.  Most people take the entire pill, but like I said, usually 1/4 tab even helps calm me.  I guess it just depends on the panic attack and where I am at.
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