Xanax works well if it is used only as needed. It is my experience that it will stop a panic attack cold, even at a very low dosage.
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Medication is very individual; what works for one won't necessarily work for another. How bad is your anxiety?
If your looking for long term relief, Neurontin is good. Its what I am on. Ativan or Xanax is a "quick fix" for anxiety. It does not build up over time and help. I've been on it for about 4 months now and my doctor just increased the dosage to 600mg, 3 times a day because my anxiety/OCD is so bad. I still have bursts of anxiety some days but I have very severe anxiety. If your epileptic, I am not sure if you would be able to take this. Because it is also a seizure medicine as well. It also treats Bi-Polar disorder. I am not epileptic, I was a bit weird about taking an anticonvulsant but when you think about it, the medicine really just slows brain activity down to mellow you out. It doesnt mean you'll start having seizures. I hope this helps...
I know medication is different for everyone I am just wanting some ideas cause mine is not working