Xanax /during bad episodes

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Question. I know we are not professionals I am just asking suggestions. When you are having extended long episodes of severe anxiety how much Xanax is too much in one day? 6 years ago my episode lasted 3 months. I took Xanax every day to survive. When it was over I barely touched the stuff. My episode reoccurred a month ago and I do reading, CBT, preying , meditation, distracting but my anxiety is so great my Xanax helps. So I take it everyday. In your opinion how much is too much on .25 mg. ??

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    Hi Tina

    Shew it's a hard one as all benzos are highly addictive. My doc put me on an amazing anti depressant called Yelate it works on anxiety too and my anxiety is chronic. It's worked wonders for me. May be a good idea to see a psychiatrist and get the best meds for you. I am sorry you feel this way. I know how much it sucks. Sending best wishes and prayers . Claire Xxxx

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      Hi claire, 

      Thanks for response . Ya I am seeing a spychiatrist but I have side effects so hoping to add another ssri to my mix.  Yelate hmmm is that in the UK? I looked it up and I think it’s cymbalta.here which I’ve grard good things about. Thanks claire 

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    Yes that's it. I just have that and a mood stabilizer. It's starts getting hectic when you start going on more and more meds. It took about two weeks to start really working ( as anti depressants do but never looked back) Ask your doc and good luck. Let me know how it goes.

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