Just started Xanax

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by plotsgal, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. plotsgal

    plotsgal New Member

    I was just given Xanax because I started taking EMT classes and during my practical exams I totally freaked and had a panic attack and started crying for no apparent reason. The people at the test site were all very helpful and hugging me and telling me not to worry so much. I went to my pain DR. and told her what happened and she said to try Xanax .5mg 1 every 8 hours as needed.I have only taken it a couple of times and it does help when needed.
  2. Tresia

    Tresia New Member

    I also began having panic attacks just out of the blue. My dr. put me on Lexapro and it works great. No side effects like with Xanax (sleepyness) Lexapro also keeps me balanced helps with anxiety and depression. I think it's a miracle drug.
  3. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    I take .5 mg. of Xanax 3 x a day now for 10 years to help to relax my muscles and for anxiety. It has helped so much along with some other meds I use for FMS.

    I get my meds from my family doc, not from a pain specialist. The one pain specialist in Richmond, I saw was an idiot and didn't believe in any pain meds at all. So he fired me in 1998, because I wouldn't see him 3 x a week for biofeedback. He was 30 minutes away one way and the drive just about did me in. No way could I have done it 3 x a week. I think he was a quack anyway.

    Take care,
    Faye