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My psychiatrist wanted me to try Trintellix for my GAD/panic disorder. In my last post I asked if it had helped anyone here and said it was still early and would continue to give it a chance despite the fact that it was giving me more anxiety. Bad idea. The anxiety increased daily, had panic attacks, and found myself ruminating which I had never done before. It was awful and scared me and Doc said to stop taking it. I saw him last night and he started talking about a different antidepressant I could try which I pretty much flat out refused. I told him I'm way too anxious to try another one right now because of fear of side effects, I'm so hypersensitive, school starts again in a few days, and I just can't.
Been taking Alprazolam three times a day since late June, usually .5mg, 1mg, and .5mg again, though sometimes it's .5, .5, then 1, but the doses always add up to 2mg/day. Last night the psychiatrist wrote me a prescription for 2mg Xanax XR he thinks will be better. So questions for anyone here: have you gone from the generic IR Alprazolam to a Xanax XR? Did it work better for you? How long does it take for the XR to kick in? And will that not be too big a dose for me? When I take the full 1mg of the Alprazolam I'm pretty drowsy for a while, but I find I can still get very anxious on the half pill. Thanks in advance for any input.
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