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Re: Elizabeth and Alan

Posted by gilbert on December 16, 2001, at 16:07:58

In reply to mood stabilizers gilbert, posted by Elizabeth on December 16, 2001, at 12:12:39

I had my panic under control for 2 years on xanax at 2mg per day. I have had trouble getting a higher dose that that. That has by far been my best med. The AD's seem to make me nervous....not manic I still would sleep and they gave me severe anorgasmia. The tricyclics always gave me weird heart effects so I never tried them for very long. I am a bit hyper vigilant about my heart. a tad hypochondriac. My anxiety is usually centerd around health issues and dying. I was able to do many things on the xanax like drive across the Mackinaw bridge and other phobias like visiting friends in the hospital were all possible. I have put myself under some pressure to try different AD's because I am a long time AA member but I think that masochistic phase of my therapy is over. I am sober I just need xanax to function. I really have never exhibitied any signs of even slight mania maybe a little depression and certainly some ocd but not mania. I have been with my wife for 20 years she says I have panic and some ocd so does my therapist he diagnosed me as the same......but the doc thinks that I will be on like 20mg xanax 10 years from now. I only take 2 mg now but could probably do better on 3 to 4 mg. That's it in a nut shell.....the ocd seems to almost always be health isuuees driven by anxiety over my mortality.

There How much do I owe you guys for theat last session.

I am very reluctant to go to his psychiatrist due to the fact it seems the mood stabilzers and anti-pyschotics are being handed out like candy. Am i wrong is xanax pretty harless compared to alot of those other drugs.

Gil


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