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Old 07-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have panic disorder and social anxiety and was prescribed .25mg of Xanax as needed but unless I take two the panicking and anxiety continues. I'm going to start attending therapy where my psychiatrist will then take on my prescriptions. How do I go about saying I need to up my dose? Xanax works wonders and is allowing me to socialize and live my life but the dose needs to be uped, I refuse to take an anti-depressant by the way.
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Just tell the P-doc what you just wrote. That .25 mg doesn't stop your panic attacks and you have to take two pills for it to work. I went through the same thing, doctors usually prescribe the lowest dose possible when they first prescribe it.
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.25 mg? They are testing you for an allergic reaction. Do what the post above poster said.
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I just took 2mg. My psychiatrist tells me to take 1 .5mg tablets 3 times a day....the 2mg barely does anything. I tell her i would like to try klonopin, but she ignores me.
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I just took 2mg. My psychiatrist tells me to take 1 .5mg tablets 3 times a day....the 2mg barely does anything. I tell her i would like to try klonopin, but she ignores me.
They are currently doing clinical trials on a new anti-anxiety drug based on drugs like Klonopin. I read it mentioned awhile back here, and we talked it about in my pharmacology class. You could try the trial if you wanted. It's not brand new.
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Xanax comes in the following sizes:

0.25 mg
0.50 mg
1 mg
2 mg

Hard to imagine why the smallest possible dose would do nothing. I can only assume this is for benzo-phobe docs who are trying to induce a placebo effect.
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Take two, no big. I used to eat that stuff like candy.
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I just took 2mg. My psychiatrist tells me to take 1 .5mg tablets 3 times a day....the 2mg barely does anything. I tell her i would like to try klonopin, but she ignores me.
is klonopin stronger than xanax?
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is klonopin stronger than xanax?
Its hard to compare the two; they are both of similar potency, however klonopin last alot long than xanax does. The half life of klonopin is 18-50 hours and the half life of xanax is approximately 12 hours.
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is klonopin stronger than xanax?
Per mg, yes.
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is klonopin stronger than xanax?
Klonopin worked wonders for me. But it's also addictive.
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Tell your doctor the .25mg doesnt help enough. It will not be hard for them to believe because it is the smallest dose.

I take .5mg 4x daily for years. It still works as good as it ever has. I take breaks now and again to reduce tolerance.
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