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Re: Help with anxiety/benzos -- Xanax XR awatts

Posted by Snowie on October 15, 2004, at 11:03:47

In reply to Re: Help with anxiety/benzos -- Xanax XR, posted by awatts on October 13, 2004, at 10:03:58

Hi,

Well, to start off, I can't elaborate for you as to what "bad" from Xanax XR you may experience either now or in the future because since you are taking it and it seems to be working for you, that's half the battle.

My pdoc knows that I took regular Xanax for years, but he hasn't done much to get me to try Xanax XR now, even though I have asked him about it. I don't remember what his answer was, to be honest. I was very interested in Xanax XR years ago (before it finally got FDA approval here in the States) because a few people that I used to chat with in Europe were taking it and they had great things to say about it, which is why I have been reading as many posts about it as possible.

The "good" I've heard is that it supposedly lasts much longer than regular Xanax and that it decreases or eliminates the rebound anxiety effect. The "bad" (bad in the sense that it's disappointing) is that it is much more expensive than regular Xanax, and rather than only take 1 pill a day, many have found that they need to take at least 2 pills a day, if not more. Another "bad" I've read about is that it doesn't seem to have the same potency as regular Xanax. I do hope Xanax XR would work as well as regular Xanax, without the highs and lows. For me, regular Xanax worked great for several hours, and then an hour or so before my next pill it started to wear off very fast. I would hope that Xanax XR would wear on all day without that huge drop at the end.

Hope this answers your question.

Snowie

> > I'm considering Xanax XR, but have heard good and bad things about it. I would love to find something that lasts a long time without the rebound withdrawal effects I experienced with regular Xanax, doesn't cause depression that I experienced with Klonopin, and helps with social anxiety (unlike Tranxene or even Ativan). I also don't want anything that would cause me to gain weight.
> >
> > Snowie
>
> I'm curious about the "bad things" that you've heard about Xanax XR. I've switched to the XR version and it levels things out. I experience no highs from it, and no longer anxiously wait for the next dose to feel normal again. However, it does not last 24 hours for me, so I take it twice a day.
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> Please elaborate on the bad things you've heard about XR so I can be on the lookout for them.
>
> Thanks


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