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How long does xanax xr last?
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I took it this morning and it only lasted about 6 1/2 hours is that normal? I thought it would last all day long but I guess six to 7 hours is better than taking regular xanax every 3 hours. I am gonna have to go take a .25 xanax cause the lightheadedness is back and i feel off balance and anxious so I know it has wore off. I am suppose to take a dose tonight at bed time. Just wondering if this is normal to for 1mg of xanax xr to last around 6 hours?
Posted on 05/08/09, 05:16 pm
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Reply #1 - 05/15/09  12:55am
" THAT IS A LONG TIME FOR AN ANXIETY PILL. MY ATIVAN SEEMED TO ONLY LAST ABOUT 3 HOURS. THEY USUALLY SAY TO TAKE THEM 3 TIMES A DAY AND DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE ANXIETY IS SO BAD THAT YOU CAN'T GET IT UNDER CONROL. "
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Reply #2 - 05/19/09  9:14pm
" I was under the impression it's time-releasedso it's supposed to lastall day. Are you taking any SSRI? "
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Reply #3 - 06/01/09  10:19am
" Xanax is the quickest acting benzo there is. The fact that they have it as a xr is a huge jump from the non-xr pill. But please be careful! I feel like I have to warn people about xanax because I believe I was wrongfully prescribed it. I was a college student...extremely stressed out and having panic attacks all the time when I was prescribed 1.5-2 mg daily. The first 3 weeks I thought it was miracle drug, but then I lost hold of all ability to cope with my feelings. I built up a tolerance and when I wouldn't take it my anxiety was so bad I felt like dying. No one warned me of the dangers. It is typically suppose to be used only for about 3 weeks in very traumatic circumstances. ( A death in the family)

Please be careful...it took me over 5 months to ween myself off of it...and my Dr. put me on an anti-depressant to help with the withdrawals...which presently I'm dealing with coming off of. It's a nightmare. I still feel like I'll never be the same.

I don't mean to scare you...but do your research. Especially if you're a young girl. I'm not against medications, but I do think Doc. tend to jump the gun when it comes to writing a scrip. There's no..."lets work on natural healing methods...such as yoga for a couple of months," but rather "here take these pills...but make sure you take care of your body." It seems strange to me. "

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