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Posted on Fri, 12 Sep 2014
Question: i am suffering from anxiousness and the doctors ive been to have given me a prescription of between 15-30 1 miligram xanax and a mood stabilizer to go along with it and no refill on the xanax, so i feel normal for 15-30 days until ive finished the xanax and then i begin the anxiety circle again. i dont have the money or time to continue with this course of medical strategy, bottom line is i suffer from anxiety and xanax works perfectly every time. what should i do
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Psychotherapy is the alternative

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for using HealthCaremagic.

Xanax(Alprazolam) is a very potent anti anxiety medicine from benzodiazepienes group. It also causes dependence. So it also causes withdrawal symptoms after stopping it suddenly. Better alternatives are clonazepam or etizolam.

Now particularly for your condition I would like to recommend short session of psychotherapy.In which you can learn stress relieving techniques, relaxation techniques and behavior therapy. If you are good motivated and your anxiety problems are moderate , you can be get rid of anxiety without medicines by psychotherapy. Overall cost and time will be relatively less than medicine treatment and result will also be good.

Your diet, exercises and sleep should be maintained ob schedule which can help to reduce anxiety.

So ask your doctor for this alternative.

Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further.

Regards,Dr. Chintan Solanki.
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Brief Answer: Psychotherapy is the alternative Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for using HealthCaremagic. Xanax(Alprazolam) is a very potent anti anxiety medicine from benzodiazepienes group. It also causes dependence. So it also causes withdrawal symptoms after stopping it suddenly. Better alternatives are clonazepam or etizolam. Now particularly for your condition I would like to recommend short session of psychotherapy.In which you can learn stress relieving techniques, relaxation techniques and behavior therapy. If you are good motivated and your anxiety problems are moderate , you can be get rid of anxiety without medicines by psychotherapy. Overall cost and time will be relatively less than medicine treatment and result will also be good. Your diet, exercises and sleep should be maintained ob schedule which can help to reduce anxiety. So ask your doctor for this alternative. Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further. Regards,Dr. Chintan Solanki.