Posted by KarenRB53 on August 27, 2007, at 18:43:52
In reply to Re: XANAX could bright mood and give more energy? » eve70, posted by Abby Cunningham on July 19, 2007, at 9:37:47
> I have taken xanax for over 20 years, and I have not become tolerant to its effects as an anxiolytic and I also get a slight lift in mood from it, as in when I am due for my next dose, I can tell I feel sort of down sometimes!
> I also seem to metabolize it more slowly than others here; I go from 7am until at least 2-3pm between doses, then a bedtime dose. It has worked perfectly for me, and I love it's effects. I do not, however, like tapering as the withdrawals are unpleasant. I did taper down and still it works for me! I will probably be on it the rest of my life, but I don't care because I have not reached tolerance w/d in all these years, and even if I go up in dose, it will be around 2.5mg. or so. Just my experience.
> Oh, as far as more energy, I would say "no". Don't see how a benzo can give energy?
My pdoc wants me to take Xanax as other AD's don't work for me. How much do you take and how often each day? Does it make you feel very tired and if so, does the sedation pass?
Thanks so much, Karen