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Is it? - December 15th 2018, 07:12 PM

[SIZE="a"]I have this habit of overusing Xanax. I'm prescribed one a day but I tend to have to take 2 or three to make the anxiety stop.

Is this considered abuse even though I can go months without it.[/size]
   
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Re: Is it? - December 15th 2018, 07:23 PM

Don't know if you would be considered addicted to it if you can go months without taking it, but taking it not as prescribed by a doctor can have not so good side effects. As hard as it might be I would bring this up to your doctor who prescribes this to you.
   
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Re: Is it? - December 15th 2018, 08:50 PM

The doctor has prescribed you a specific dose of that medicine for a reason. You should never take more than instructed. If you believe your current dose isn't working for you, then you need to speak to your doctor about it.
   
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Re: Is it? - December 15th 2018, 11:30 PM

Hello there,

Everyone considers abusing anti-anxiety medication from person to person - one might say, "I take two tablets a day and the bottle says once a day, however, my doctor and I talked about if I needed an extra boost I can." or "The bottle says to take one or two tablets on a needed basics but I take it every day."

Each statement has its positives and negatives. Everyone views anti-anxiety medication differently than another. With both statements, you can see both sides. Even though the bottle says one thing but you and your doctor discuss taking another tablet is okay on a needed basis like you are having a really hard time - I don't see that as an issue. However, if you are using this method a lot to cope with anxiety than maybe you need to incorporate more activities to help reduce your anxiety.

With the other statement having the bottle saying you can take one to two tablets on a needed basis but then suddenly find yourself taking it every day, this may be viewed as overusing the medication because it's there for when you need it when all your coping skills aren't working effectively.

Anexity is really difficult to cope with and sometimes we don't always know what to do to help bring that anxiety down so we are able to function more. Do you do breathing exercises? It might be helpful to practice when you are calm that way when you feel your anxiety start to creep in you can gently begin to breathe calmly and try to relax. This may not always be helpful, breathing can be really effective in controlling your breathing and heart rate during anxiety.

TeenHelp has a lot of helpful articles and I think some of these might benefit you to help with reducing your anxiety.

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I hope this is helpful. Stay strong.


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Re: Is it? - December 16th 2018, 05:28 PM

[SIZE="a"]I have extreme anxiety and breathing exercises don't work. I've been in therapy for years and have been told that my anxiety is quite bad. I've been told I will be having to use anti-anxiety medication forever due to how bad my anxiety. It's essentially stop taking anti-anxiety and do breathing exercises that don't work and get overly suicdal or take the medication to prevent me to getting to a place where I kill myself.


Some people have severe anxiety and nothing but medication works and I happen to be one of those people.[/size]
   
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Re: Is it? - December 16th 2018, 05:33 PM

Hi there. I too suffer crippling anxiety and the only thing that I can do is take medicine for it, like you nothing else works. Perhaps your doctor can put you on something similar to the xanax? I had to stop taking xanax because it didnt work as well so they put me on a medicine called klonopin that they said works longer, as in lingers in the system longer than xanax does.


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Re: Is it? - December 17th 2018, 02:47 AM

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Hi there. I too suffer crippling anxiety and the only thing that I can do is take medicine for it, like you nothing else works. Perhaps your doctor can put you on something similar to the xanax? I had to stop taking xanax because it didnt work as well so they put me on a medicine called klonopin that they said works longer, as in lingers in the system longer than xanax does.
I seey doctor in February so I think I'll ask him about klonipin as I have heard it lasts longer.[/size]
   
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