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Suffering from anxiety and Hypertension, taking Milligram and Xanax, reduced the dosage. Suggestion?

I have been taking 2 milligram Xanax daily for 7 years for anxiety and hypertention . My doctor cut me down to 30 a month recently. He use to give me 90 a month. I have the proof from the prescriptions he gave me. I need more like 60 a month now because of added stress in my life and I have a tolerance built up now. My doctor won t give me more like he use to. Can you? My email: YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Xanax contain alprazolam. 2mg per day use is very high for this medicine. Xanax is used for short term control of anxiety, in long term use it lead to dependance on it (like in your case) and aggravation of anxiety symptoms due to withdrawal. It do not used for hypertension, for that you can request treatment from general physician by antihepertensives.

For long term control of anxiety medicines like SSRIs are used, which is better to take under psychiatrist supervision.

Wish you all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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