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Re: questions about xanax other stuff tampagirl70

Posted by BRC on June 15, 2004, at 17:25:35

In reply to questions about xanax other stuff, posted by tampagirl70 on June 15, 2004, at 13:15:38

Hi, Xanax is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazapines. They work on a chemical in the brain called GABA. When someone gets anxious, scared, and panicky the GABA chemicals in the brain kind of go hay-wire. Xanax meds help by calming the GABA chemicals down. Xanax is a pretty fast acting medication and is one of the most powerful in its class.

You could try and reduce the amount of Xanax you take. Maybe take half a tablet which means it should only make you half as tired. There are also other less sedating drugs in the same class as Xanax that calm you down but don't produce as much sedation. The brand names are meds such as Klonopin (which I take), Ativan, Valium, etc.

You could also try and take a Tylenol p.m. I used to take them to help me sleep. But before you take any medication whether it is over the counter or prescription you should consult with a pharmacist or your doctor. Because mixing medication can be very dangerous.

Hope this helps and you began to feel better soon.

By the way you said you where having and OCD episode. I have a pretty bad case of OCD. What are your symptoms like? I don't mean to be impolite by asking a question like that. But I rarely see anyone on this board with OCD and I was wondering what helps and what doesn't.

Sincerly, BRC




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