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Re: Xanax

Posted by robert on June 10, 1999, at 6:10:05

In reply to Re: Xanax, posted by Kate on June 3, 1999, at 20:04:19

> > Why would most docs say xanax is not good for long term use and mine say I should take it for the rest of my life for cyclothymia?
> It's adddictive, similar makeup to valium with a slightly anti-depressive affect. The side-effect of extended use of this drug for anxiety is anxiety. You will begin to feel like you need it and it can be quite insidious; starts messing with your head a bit.

it is an extremly powerful drug and can eliminate anxiety like no other drug ive tried but i think long term use is not good because you can get a rush like feeling i,e, no anxiety, so when its time to stop taking the drug the anxiety rushes back and this was a major problem for me
i didnt want to stop taking the drug, the same holds true for depreshion, you go off and you get so depressed you want to commit suicide. short term use for panic attacks. like one shot just to stop the panic attack. the best way to deal with panic attacks is through cognitive therapy.




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