Posted by JerseyGirl on June 30, 2006, at 3:02:33
In reply to share you benzo experience, posted by rjlockhart on June 26, 2006, at 20:29:19
...That Xanax along with Effexor gave my my life back. I suffer from Panic Attacks , brought on by a series of very stressful and horrible events that I was surrounded by in a short period of time. (Cancer, Deaths etc.etc.)
...Two years ago, at the age of 35...I slipped into a severe depression, and simultaneously began having panic attacks. I had the first one, while driving...It was horrible. They got worse and frequent after that first one...I was in a VERY bad place.
My dosage of Xanax..just to stop the panic attacks...was 8 mg per day. Yep..8 mg. The lower doses were like candy,and did nothing. 8 mg. would put most people to sleep for a week...For me, it just stopped the attacks, thank God. *By the way, Klonopin did not work for me*
I still take Xanax...some days less and some days more. On a good day...it may be 4 mg. A bad day...would be 8mg. My script is still written for "Up to 8 mg. per day..as needed"... My Psych.is fully aware of my situation.
I look at it like this...I can't change the events in my life that triggered all of this. However, I can do what I need to be a functional person and "live".
The bottom line is...Xanax helped me tremendously, and still does!
Best wishes, Faith~