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Thank you so much, your comment made me cry because it hits so close to home. You should checkout Magnolia Bark Extract: Cookies help us deliver our Services. Growing up, i would always use alcohol as a way of dealing with my social anxiety in social situations... however lately, it does nothing for my anxiety (perhaps even increases it). Has it helped? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Most people doing benzo for some time want off and then you're stuck with the worst withdrawals symptoms almongst ALL drugs aside Alcohol. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. But if your psychiatrist believes medication would help you, I'd think very seriously about starting it! Two days of consecutive use can lead to withdrawal effects albeit small, however those can be mistaken for actual anxiety and may cause the urge to re-dose. As far as drinking goes, my doctor has mentioned to me before that one or two drinks were Ok with my antidepressant, but not to drink excessively. There's not a drink in a world that tastes better than reclaiming my sanity. A subreddit dedicated to discussion, articles, and images regarding OCD.

I was wondering if anybody would know if getting prescribed xanax, to be taken on irregular occasions such as music festivals (my friends have bought me a ticket to a festival for my birthday, and i cant think of anything worse given how bad my anxiety has gotten in these situations) and I would really love to go and have fun like most people my age. It really helped Saturday by dulling everything, which is what I needed. [lots of background, skip to the end if you'd like]. There's no reason to lie. I used to deal with it by drinking heavily but have been able to cut back now that I'm properly medicated. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. 100% of those users who reviewed Clonazepam reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

But a nice .75-1mg will set your mood just right and allow you to feel like a goddamn normal person for a few hours. For me, the trick is using it only when I feel like I'll really need it. I don't remember a lot about last night. A subreddit dedicated to discussion, articles, and images regarding OCD. and why klonopin is so good? In fact its the only pharma drug that helped me for OCD and anxiety (sometimes). I didn't feel comfortable taking it outside the hospital though because I worry about addiction.

It's easily justifiable when it either you're going to kill yourself, or use a drug that could be potentially addicting down the road, but God-send right now.
For me, when I have to take it, it definitely doesn't give me a "high" or "drugged" feeling, it just calms me back down to normalcy. Xanex is the mother fucking devil. But I'd def give it a try before you go, don't take it for the first time the night of the festival...any adverse reactions would be much harder to deal with in that environment. I experienced extreme rebound anxiety and panic attacks (later on seizures and psychosis) which lead to hospitalisation on more than one occasion. There is a good chance your reaction is due to starting the Xanax and the wine cooler. Xanax is a fast-acting benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety symptoms and panic attacks.

Clonazepam has changed my life for the better yet it does have some potential for abuse, and I have found myself taking more than prescribed during times of high stress but have since stopped that bad habit and started taking a dose every other day as needed. I can tell you how each one makes me feel, but it will be different for each person, I assume: A- Felt like I was under water, asleep, or high X- Felt like I was still scared but in control of my fear and feelings, though unable to think too clearly C- Didn't feel scared (in mind or body) and less "cloudy thinking" than xanax. She also prescribed 0.5mg of Ativan. Those that are prescribed, how is it going for you? User Reviews for Clonazepam to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Personally, the benefits of feeling more sane outweighed alcohol, but that's just my opinion! This is really interesting. Do you want something to take to make everything go away completely?

But, in my opinion, the temporary good feelings I got from drinking are nowhere close to being able to leave my home, interact with people, and have a life again. I have a specific anxiety related phobia which has been improved by CBT.

I would think it would be a great help in that situation. I'm prescribed xanax for anxiety as well.

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You may be asking why haven't I tried talking to a psychiatrist and legally obtain a prescription, it's because I have NO health insurance and definetly not ebough money to speak with a professional. You should avoid taking it more than once in a day and also more than one consecutive day. If he has anxiety, he should tell him what his problems actually are and let the doctor prescribe what is actually best for him. I can tell you about my experience, but for the record I am OCD/GAD, and not social anxiety, but maybe it'll help anyways. I've been going to lot of social events without medication but my mind still looks back at all those fun moments and says "It was a horrible time, you were horrible" and the memories are all negative.

If you want all day coverage, it's not the med for you most likely. But it sounds like having something just for the days when the OCD gets really rough might be a good choice. I've been on it about a week so it isn't fully in effect.

I honestly don't think I could have taken it if it weren't for my boyfriend.

I normally do not wake up well in the mornings.

And I can't even begin to verbalize how much better that made me feel. Since I started on it I've never even come close to running out. But everyone is different, it might make you more spaced out or less spaced out. Which one do you take?

Depending on the response, the dose may be increased at intervals of 3 to 4 days in increments of no more than 1 mg per day. I know so well how much joy and much needed respite from your symptoms it can bring. Of course, you can still have a drink or two every once in a while when you're taking the medication. My concerns are whether its bad to use Xanax to help me sleep and if I should never have alcohol again while I'm on these meds (usually 1 wine cooler is all I do). The strange effect is that I cried. There are just some... triggers... that really send me flailing of the deep end, and when those days happen I easliy justify using a Xanax or whatever Benzo to stop feeling that way.

I'm going to get some caffeine now but I'm afraid to take a Xanax later today if I need to (my job causes a lot of stress). I have started taking half a pill now and add the other half if needed. Those withdrawals can in severe cases be life threatening. I had a REALLY bad weekend. Good luck and I hope you enjoy your birthday! I'm not sure if it effects everyone this way or just people with bad anxiety. Xanex dose lasts for 4 hours. It helped me when I realized that my OCD was a symptom. I've been doing benzo on & off for last few years when needed but it's not a solution. I took my Xanax, and within about 20 minutes I was feeling much, much better. I feel fucking great!!! As the title says. xanax is about as fun as opiates and literally as pleasurable. For me, it kind of makes those anxious thoughts all slippery and my mind can't latch on to them anymore, so therefore I stop worrying. No anxiety, no fears of something not being perfect, no stupid compulsions, just... me and my creativity. Xanax and OCD. Some commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Valium, Ativan and Xanax. After 10 years.”, “I have suffered from terrible bouts of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder my whole life.

We're just trying to be proactive and get on the track to communicating well, but obviously my anxiety and compulsions have come up fairly often. Fast forward to this morning. Xanax is stronger than Ativan and can hit you way harder when you are taking it. It's also fairly short acting. Usually my Xanax is my get out of jail free card because it'll stop a panic attack or obsessing dead in its tracks (for me). This is actually a question that a lot of people ask, so I think I'm going to make a chart soon. Personally, I have found Xanax to be a helpful tool- I haven't had any problems with it, and have been able to use it at a relatively low dose for years as needed (.25 MG pills I often split). That's exactly how xanax was prescribed to me, and it's been very beneficial.
I had some very strong emotional reactions to the Wellbutrin and had to discontinue it. Relaxation exercises are pretty great for panic attacks.

Clonapin = really good for long periods of time, but is more of a general "smooth" feeling to calm overarchingn anxiety (similar to xanax) but allows you to think more. I think it works well. It lasts about 30 minutes, but it's that delayed response and common drunk feeling to me. Share your benzo stories, ask benzo-questions, give … Background - mid-30's female with lifelong history of depression but not anxiety. This morning I felt like I hadn't slept even though I got more sleep than I normally do.

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