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Re: desperately need advice - Xanax, anxiety, insomnia

Posted by kowaligirl on June 27, 2008, at 7:39:26

In reply to desperately need advice - Xanax, anxiety, insomnia, posted by sunnydays on June 23, 2008, at 14:28:40

I have taken Xanax for 10 years now. I am not addicted even though someone may think one would be after 10 years. I only take it when I need it. I have rx for 1 mg 3 times a day but a script of it last for 4-5 months. I usually take .5 mg at night if I am feeling the burn from anxiety which I have battled long enough to recognize my symptoms. Xanax is a quick acting but works only short term so even though it may help me to go to sleep I usually end up awake after 4 or so hours. Some sleep is better than none. But I do not take it every night and after a couple of nights of taking it, I usually have a few nights of not needing it to sleep. The Wellbutrin I take adds to the insomnia so I am aware I will have insomnia to deal with. My dr. tried Lyrica, but I will not deal with the hangover effects I feel from meds like that and Ambien and that group of hypnotics. I recommend you try the xanax for 2-3 nights and get all the sleep you can from that. Then if you are still tired and know you need more sleep to cope, try a OTC Tylenol PM. Check with your dr. first b/c any other meds you are on may change what is right for you.




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