hi all my doc switch me to xanax

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   Posted 6/20/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
from buspar 30mg to xanax5 mg... I feel more relaxed but is this the end all, seems too be working fine, in fact a little to well, Im relaxed beyhond means today. and I was still prescribed the xan with buspar...Mind you Im taking lexapro20mg as well... which should I do one or the other, it says take xan as needed.. skull for sleep Im using ambeien cr 12.5 hmm any comments? EDIT , By the way I mentioned trying klonopin for my axienty but he have me xanax... I just want to end this anxiety, today was a nice day but I felt stoned lol...

Post Edited (georgeglass512) : 6/20/2007 8:11:11 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/20/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and Welcome. I am Kitt.

I would talk with your physician re the ambien and xanax at bed time, that may be while your feeling oversedated during the day time.

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   Posted 6/20/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I now take Atavan which works much better for me than Klonopin which I couldn't take because I felt like I was on Mars or something. I also take Wellbutrin xl and nefazadone for depression. With all these 3 meds. I sleep fairly well.

I am concerned that you have been given too much medicine for your anxiety and sleep problem. If an antianxiety pill does work for you, you will automatically be able to sleep better, believe me. I think the least amt. of meds. you take, the better.

You do have to go by the way you feel, and your dr. should listen to you very carefully. If you see you are not being helped the way you want to be, don't hesitate to contact another dr. I have switched several times until I found the dr. for me.

Good luck to you. I hope you find the relief you need very soon; I know what it is like.

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   Posted 6/21/2007 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Xanax is a short acting drug.  I have been taking it as needed for several years.  I would think the Ativan is what is making you drowsy.  I had been given Buspar before and I did not like the way it made me sleepy.  You can't function and go to work that way.  If my anxiety is not too bad I will take a half a 5mg during the day.  It helps take the edge off but does not impare me.  I hope you are feeling better.


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   Posted 6/21/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey george - sounds like you might want to check back with your doc. You've mentioned a lot of different meds in one post... : )

Xanax is to anxiety as aspirin is to a headache (although clearly Xanax is a much more serious drug). It can be very effective.

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   Posted 6/22/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   

lexapro is a prozac type med and many take it with xanax or any other valium type med, they go well together

I wouldnt take the buspar which is a poor quality tranquilliser of a different type

feeling stoned is common from a new valium type med, reduce the dose for a while

I wouldnt take the sleeping pill every night

lexapro takes 2 to 6 weeks to start working and needs to be taken every day

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