Posted by MomO3 on May 15, 2002, at 12:08:23
In reply to Best benzo's for anxiety related depression?, posted by johnj on May 15, 2002, at 11:04:26
I have been taking xanax very sparingly for about 6 months. I have been taking 1/2 a pill (.25mg) at bedtime about once a week to combat the nighttime anxiety. - You know, that fear to go to sleep because you're afraid a tornado, fire, or something really awful will wipe out your house while you sleep.
I have taken it occasionally during the day, but not often. While taking it I am relaxed, calm, maybe sleepy and not terribly depressed... however the next day I am bit groggy, a little depressed, and quite irritable... kind of like a hang over. I guess they are addictive because the easiest solution to the hangover effect is to take another one.
I would not think xanax alone would be good for depression. Anxiety without depression maybe. But for depression you would definitely need an AD with it.