Anxiety :: Xanax Or Stress? What's Better?

Mar 2, 2016

Quite simply, what's better for a persons physical and mental health? Stress or Xanax?

I can make it through most days without Xanax. Note "make it through". It's work... Allot of work. Everybody deals with stress differently. Mine is usually, headaches, high BP/BPM, dizziness, and an inability to relax and enjoy the present. I have been dealing with anxiety for about 2 years now. Tried SSRI's. Not for me, to say the least.

Xanax works quite well for me. But I HATE that I take it. I want to be free from any pharmaceutical drug as long as I can. But sometimes I just don't want to put up with the struggle of the day.

What do you guys think? Is it better on the mind and body to struggle by with stress, or to use Xanax. I should state that I understand it doesn't have to be a "all or nothing" situation. But I guess I'm just curiouse about what's actually worse for a person in the long run.

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Stress :: No Exercise On Xanax

I was doing exercise on Xanax and after 3 months my body fell apart. Heart hurt w/ palpitations, could no longer digest properly, breathing became difficult and labored throughout the night and day. Esophagus problems. Saw MANY doctors, no one could help me! I thought I was dying. I found the cause to be 0.25MG of Xanax! I thought I was going to die with all of the symptoms my body was displaying. Cost me $40,000 dollars for all the specialists I went to see. No one could help me. When I got off Xanax my body slowly came back. Do yourself a favor and stay away from XANAX. This is a very dangerous drug!

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Anxiety :: Xanax 0.25+0.25 = 0.5 Mg?

I take Xanax 0.25 three times a day as needed for anxiety but my question is if I take 2 of these at once does it still work the same as if u are taking a 0.5 mg pill? Cause the reason for asking is that I need to start taking these before I hit the bed for sleep so I can relax myself down which at night it gets worse?

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Driving Stress And Anxiety

I have been driving now for 1 year and 2 months and find myself constantly stressed and sick. Its getting to the point I am sat in work and feel like I need to be out in the car. The thing that makes me so stressed is my own driving, I can be fine and then come up to a roundabout for example, get ready to move off again and if my car jolts even a little bit (bringing the clutch up to fast etc) I will be stressed for the rest of the day. It sounds ridiculous I know but it frustrates me so much. I now find myself analysing everything I do when I am in the car which I think is making me worse as I am even more concentrated on it now when driving should be something you just automatically do. I am stuck in a viscous circle and my over thinking is getting to the point that I feel physically sick with constant headaches and worry. I've looked up how to stop over thinking but nothing seems to work.

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Stress :: Daily Anxiety

So this is my first post and I figured maybe someone could help me on this because I think it's getting ridiculous and I'm just tired of feeling like this. I started college on the 26th and have been anxiety free for pretty much all of summer. Starting around Tuesday I had mini anxiety attacks that would come once a day but would literally be episodes of max 15 seconds. Thursday I had a big one, but instead of being a very quick and heavy anxiety attack that lasts just mere seconds, it turned out to be slowly building and started with me feeling uneasy, and restless, and then numb around my body. The numbness was most notable in the lips and hands. The same thing has been occurring daily since then but I would say that I am dealing with it a bit better every time but the symptoms are no less present. Does anyone else feel this way? I'll try to explain in greater detail my symptoms and a few extra ones to finish up:

Numbness of lips and arms. Heaviness in arms, especially right arm and wrist. Rightness and pressure in head. Weakness in upper body mostly. Elevated heartbeat. Neck feels weak occasionally.

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Anxiety :: Zoloft And Xanax Together?

I take Zoloft daily and use Xanax as needed. Usually every three months or so I have heightened anxiety and use approximately 6-8 Xanax to help me function. Does anyone else need both?

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Xanax For Anxiety - What For Sleep?

I am an insomniac, but want to sleep till afternoon. I've taken xanax for 20+ years and it helps with my anxiety, but it seems I'm needing more for sleep. I am overweight and wonder if it takes more to get any results.

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Anxiety :: Xanax Has No Effect On Me?

I hear that Xanax is such a good pll for anxiety. I am currently on klonopin for anxiety, but Xanax was prescribed for me and it does NOTHING for me. One time I took two of my 1 mg pills bc it was a really bad day with my anxiety and that worked a little. What's wrong with me? Am I the only person with this issue?

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Anxiety :: Xanax XR Is Less Dangerous?

My dr prescribed 0.5mg Xanax XR twice a day (or as needed) to keep my anxiety more level throughout the day. Does the XR keep the equivalent of 0.5 mg of instant release (regular) Xanax in your system constantly, or is it just .5mg spread out over 12 hours instead of maybe 1-2 hours compared to the instant release?

Also, why would anyone take Xanax XR instead of Klonopin? Aren't they basically the same? My dr said Xanax XR is less "dangerous" but is it? If I stop taking it for more than 1 day (so max dose of 1mg over a 24 hours period, then nothing for the following 24 hours) I start feeling some withdrawal symptoms. Scary. Is this normal? I thought withdraw was only a problem when you started getting into the 2,3,4mg daily range.

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Anxiety :: Xanax And Fatigue?

So yesterday I took a .5mg xanax (along with my prozac) at around 1:00 and within 30 minutes I felt like myself! Today I had bad morning anxiety so I decided to try a xanax again at 10:45 and all day i have had zero energy! I am completely fatigued Any suggestions?

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Anxiety :: Xanax - How Addictive This Can Get?

I had a problem about 13 days ago with my thyroid meds. Well my endo put me on .25 xanax twice a day. I know how addictive this can get. So I wan to get off it now. My PCP scared me to death when he said oh you've been on it for 9 days so your probably addicted. This just sent me over the edge. I can't stop thinking about it. So i started to taper some, i took a 1/2 for the past 2 nights and 1/2 today. I want to know, is this amount for 13 days going to cause seizures and all this bad stuff.

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Anxiety :: Xanax Withdrawl

I took 3-4 mg of Xanax everyday for 8 days. Higher dose I know, but only 8 days. Will I run into major wd symptoms?

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Anxiety :: Lorazepam Better Than Xanax?

I’ve been struggling with anxiety for several years now, but I was officially diagnosed with anxiety disorder about six months ago. The first medication my psychiatrist gave me was lorazepam, and even though I felt it did help at first, I’ve been getting anxiety attacks again.

I’ve already scheduled my next appointment and I’m wondering if anyone who is in similar situation could share their opinion on whether Xanax works better in preventing anxiety attacks and controlling anxiety disorder, or should I consider some third treatment option.

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Stress / Anxiety :: How To Relieve Naturally

Natural stress relief is quite possible when you undergo some stress relief therapy, which is way of treatment carried out by a health care provider, Ayurvedic practitioners, professional consultants and/or psychologists. The treatment generally is carried out in peaceful surroundings and patient-friendly environment in health centre. The main objective of such kind of natural stress relief is to improve the self confidence of the patient suffering from various mental disorders.

Natural stress relief music is a preferred method to treat mental disorder since such therapy not only decreases elevated stress levels but also teaches the person how to cope with the pressure of day-to-day life as well as eliminate unwanted bad habits that might come about as a reaction to stressful conditions.

A typical natural stress relief comprises of many different therapies and techniques those have been specially designed to alleviate the symptoms of stress. Let us learn some important therapies: Some of the more common therapies which are carried out include:

Meditation - This is one of the most important natural stress relief therapies. Ayurvedic and other holistic practitioners such as Yoga Gurus strongly prefer to practice meditation. It will not only work as natural stress relief therapy but will also keep all the bodily hormones and enzymes in harmony.

Counseling - When a patient becomes overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, counseling will certainly help in boosting their self confidence and they will have more power to control their anger and peevishness.

Medications- In ancient health systems such as Ayurveda, the medications are preferred to heal the elevated ailments internally. Herbs such as brahmi, ashwagandha, shatavari, mandookparni etc have been used to treat various mental disorders including stress and anxiety. However, one has to checkout for the dosage since it depends upon the individual and the case in particular.

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Anxiety :: Sudden Exteme Stress

I have never gotten this, and it has only happened about 3 times but has happened 2 times in the past week.

What happens?:

1- I am normal fine,etc.

2- For around 30 Minutes I am in a situation of EXTREME 'stress', not sure if its stress but like my blood pressure/heart rate/etc is up and I feel like I am unable to move and feel like there's someone holding a sword to my head for example. (this can then become part 3)

3- After I escape that situation, (next part-> I become very very strange, I do not feel right whatsoever(to the extreme). I feel like I have no idea where I am kinda or what I am doing, I am also unable to function(25% battery power running left, where I am and what I am doing I just can't "do it", I am a totally different person/body/etc for the bad as in even everything I see and touch (senses,etc) are VERY VERY strange. Like almost half of my body/brain is there and the other half not or something. In general it is very strange, I also become VERY very warm and almost need to take of all my clothes and open windows,etc.

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MRI Advised Due To High Stress And Anxiety

So worried. Had a horrible stressful time recently and the sole of my left foot went tingly 5 weeks ago. Saw a neurologist who has requested an MRI of the brain and spine. I'm petrified it is MS and I know that's what he is looking for. Now i am worried about this I have developed a weird to staying sensation in my pelvic bone. Could this alone stress related? I really hope so. MRI is Friday and results next Monday.

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Anxiety :: Stress Related Hives?

I rode in a HOT car on Thursday to pick up my husband's CT scan results and then read them on the way home. He has 8 areas of concern. By time my son and I got home, I had hives.

They come up, itch like CRAZY and go away then come up another area. Most are on my face with two that come and go on my side, one on my back and 2 on my shoulder.

I went to the doctor on Saturday morning when I woke up with about 6 on my face. By time I was taken back (20 mins?) all but one had gone down. He's the guy who treats me for anxiety and felt sure it was stress related since I've not eaten anything strange or new and since I broke out while reading this upsetting news. I had 2 or 3 more last night and a few start to appear on my jawline but I quickly used some Gold Bond Powder and they calmed down.

I was doing better today but took a long nap and made the mistake of covering up with a very warm housecoat while I napped. I woke with a VERY itchy hive in front of my ear (that one has bothered me at least once every day), one on my shoulder that went down very quickly, two on my side and two just starting to appear on my jawline. They were not itching so I grabbed the powder and only the one in front of my ear is really bothering me.

I can't afford to go back to the clinic and doctor had told me to use steroid cream and continue the Klonopin which helps me so much.

Has anyone ever had stress related hives and what did you do for them? The itch is pretty awful.

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Stress / Anxiety :: Sweating / Choking

I have been struggling with anxiety for about eight months. I work a very stressful job (collections for a financial institution) and have tried to alleviate the stress by smoking/drinking more than I should. I know this just probably makes things worse, and I'm working on eliminating those habits.

At least three times a week I have had to change my clothes before going to work, because my anxiety is so high that I sweat completely through my clothes. I also go through bouts of coughing/choking just about every morning. I do not have much of an appetite. I often feel as though I am "out of my head."

Has anyone else experienced these symptoms? Has anything helped? I'm not a fan of anti-depressants, but I would be interested in hearing what other people have done to fix these problems, as they are unbearable and have made functioning very difficult.

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Tension Headaches Due To Stress And Anxiety

I have been getting severe headaches recently and doctor just told me that it is tension headaches due to stress and anxiety. I have 2 children, 1 who is 5 and the other 8months old, I am due to go back to work and I work nightshift, I can't not go back as I need the money. My main problem is I have no umph! no desire to do anything apart from sleep. Does anyone have any ideas that could pick my mood up?

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Anxiety :: How Bad Will Be Withdrawals From 0.5 Xanax For Less Than A Month?

My doctor prescribed me to take Xanax 0,5 mg as needed for bad panic attacks.

The thing is that I've been having bad panic attacks almost every night.

My bottle consists of 30 pills and I still have a lot left.

I don't take it everyday, only when really needed. So more like every other day?

I didn't take it last night and I felt like I couldn't sleep and I feel more anxious.

Is this a Xanax withdrawal or me just being anxious? (I am nervous about an upcoming appointment)

I just wanted to know if 0.5 Xanax is enough to become dependent on it and suffer bad withdrawals like seizures or something.

I only take it once a day and it's at night only. I never abused it

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Anxiety :: Getting Off Xanax After A Year - Elavil Will Help?

I hate this crap. I've been on it for a year. I started taking it to help me sleep after being at school til 10pm. I never realized my brain was getting used to it being there and became reliant on it.

I'm on 1mg now. I take it around 7-8pm. My doctor suggested Elavil to help. Is this another pill I will have to "wean" from?

I really hate that I am physiologically addicted to this?

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