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Re: FORGET IT-IVE HAD IT !! THIS IS CORRECT post crazychickuk

Posted by Nohope on July 23, 2004, at 4:18:18

In reply to Re: FORGET IT-IVE HAD IT !! THIS IS CORRECT post, posted by crazychickuk on July 21, 2004, at 18:45:50

Hi there.

I have been dealing with atypical depression and severe panic disorder for nearly 15 years. Here is my best advice.

(1) I suspect you need Xanax to control your anxiety and panic attacks in the short term - and it sounds like you need to ask for some *now*. In my long experience, the other benzos are like water compared to it. The chances are that 1-3mg per day will rapidly control these problems.

(2) You will probably need to stay on Xanax for the first few weeks of your AD treatment until the start-up effects settle down, then maybe you can taper off.

(3) I fully understand your anxiety about an MAOI - I am about to go on one for the first time myself (and I've had ECT!) - but most people here who use them seem very positive about them.

(4) I reiterate that Xanax, in my experience, is unique in its ability to stop panic attacks, but it *can* be dependency forming.

Good luck.




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