xanax or valums

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   Posted 12/15/2006 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
i was on xanax .25 take it 3x a dayfor about a year my anxiety is not that bad but
my doctor put me on theme because my wive of 17 years has had
breast cancer for 5 years now it keeps poping up in new spots but
here it the last month i have been geting muscle tension so my doctor gave me to try valums 2mm but it space me out it like im back in the 70 tongue dose valums do this it help me sleep but to take it
dearing the day im like wack out all day can not think right all day
dose valum do this or do i need to go back on the xanax thanks weedy :-)   

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   Posted 12/15/2006 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I would talk to your doctor about it. I take Xanax as needed.

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   Posted 12/15/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree talk to doc
I take 5 mg or 10 mg Valium but I have taken as needed for yrs
You could break one in half or use them to sleep
I am not sure about xanax but bluemeanies takes them as posted .........
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   Posted 12/15/2006 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi weedy if spaced out you  a re obvously taking too much, reduce the dose

both meds are of the same type and both relax the muscles

IMO these meds are very useful but are better taken only as needed

xanax lasts a shorter time than V

look for cheaper generics of both

could your wife massage your tense muscles, they can usually be felt with the hands, use any warmed vegetable oil, get a book on home massage

also helps to learn new ways of relaxing and calming yourself, also take long walks if you can

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   Posted 12/17/2006 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a 30 day rx for xanax and only take it as needed.  My doc gave me .5 mg and I split those when I need it and a 30 day will last me almost a year.
I had valium when i had my eye surgery recently and it knocked me out.  I can function on xanax a bit better (or rather stay awake)

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   Posted 12/18/2006 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome Weedy, as Harry said valium lasts longer, but xanax tends to be stronger IMO.  Reduce the dose...massage sounds like a good idea.  I've been on both meds overthe years and found valium best for day to day functioning. I hope we can help you with any other issues.

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   Posted 12/18/2006 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   

thanks aver one i was just trying to find the right meds for my anxiety and  when i started geting muscle tensiong i read that valums was good for anxiety and muscle ace and i got a great doctor  and what my wive is going throught and got to great kids 6@9 i was

looking for somting to help me relaxe so i m going to give the valums a go i no it a low dose worse to worse i can go back to taking xanax agian thanks agian weedy1 :-)   

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