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i have anxity and panic attacks. the doctor put me on alprazololam , 1 tablet daily as needed. i havnt been taking ,but i am worried about taking and how long this will help me. he prescribed 25 mg. i get panic attacks at my job. i havnt had to take because i have only been working but a few hrs a week. next week he wants me to work alot of hrs and i am starting to stress.the dr told me i could start taking propranolol -10 mg 3 times daily instead. i dont know what to do. i dont know how  my body will react to a new prescription. i cant afford to take a chance to have a panic attack in front of other people. i dont know which one will work the best for the long hours i will be working.
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Alprazolam is generic for Xanax. It's fast acting but does'nt stay in your system for long.Maybe 4 to 6 hours. So, it's a great med to take if you have panic attacks every once in awhile. If you have anxiety all the time, GAD in other words, a longer acting med might be better for you.
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what is GAD? the doctor prescribed propranolol but i dont know how it will work or how i will react to this pill.
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General Anxiety Disorder. It's when you feel anxious all the time. Not just when you have a panic attack. I'm not familiar with Propranolol, but I'll do some research on it for you.  
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Also known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Sorry about that.
I did look up Propranolol and it's a beta blocker to help keep your heart rate down. It is also used to treat anxiety.  
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Over 8 years, i lost count of the meds I tried for anxiety. The top four benzo, altering doses as needed. I also was a medication aide for people like me and had to administer anxiety meds as needed for others at a group home I worked at. Currently I am getting 90 valium a month, three a day as needed. Does it work?  Honestly, I don't think so, but I am sure it prevents escalating or has some unknown benefit. Valium is a long lasting benzo, Short stuff won't protect a job. Marijuana has yet to fail me.
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have you tried prozac?
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