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Old 11-08-2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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Iím on 0.5 twice a day as needed. I sometimes take it 3 times a day because what my doctor doesnít know wonít hurt him. He and my therapist think I only take one every other day. Anyways I am in the middle of a full blown panic attack and I desperately need a fourth one. That would put me at 2 milligrams. I took my first one 12 hours ago then one at 11:30 and one at 3:30. Is this safe to do? I am literally freaking out right now at this level of anxiety I havenít gotten in years.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is 2 milligrams of Xanax too much?

In theory, it is possible because there are also 2mg pills.
BUT one should NEVER improvise with medications. If you need more you should ask the pdoc to raise your dosage.
If the doc doesn't know what you are taking they can't do their job.
Can you contact the doc promptly?
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:27 PM   #3
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I did actually already take another one. It seems to be working. The first one I took wasnít even a whole one. I do know the source of my anxiety and I should have the issue resolved in a couple days.
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I take a 3mg Xanax in the morning but it is an extended release so I donít know how to compare it to the immediate release and I also take 2 0.5mg immediate release Xanax during the day.
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I am prescribed 1mg twice a day but I usually only take .5 once or twice a day. I have to take the full 2mg if I have a really bad panic attack. I wouldn't take more than prescribed it is easy to build a tolerance to it. Try to take the minimum amount needed for relief.
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The 4th Xanax and a 5 milligrams melatonin did take care of the panic attack and I feel much better now. Although I donít think Iíll wake up until noon tomorrow. And possibly with a hangover. But at least that bad anxiety is gone.
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Its the weaning off that stinks ime.

So no its not too much in terms of like being harmful like an overdose per se, its more in terms of, will you "need more" the next time you take it, will things escalate, etc etc etc.
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I have Xanax 1 mg three times a day as needed

I defiantly need the one at bedtime as sleep is so difficult for me. Some days the one is all I may need.

Other days I might need 3 or 4

Keep in mind if you were to run out sooner than you should, your Pdoc might give you enough to get you through but itís possible they will start to wean you off the medication, which can be extremely hard but you canít just quit Xanax or any benzo cold turkey as itís very possible to have seizures.

If you feel the prescribed amount your Pdoc is given for Xanax isnt enough to manage your anxiety you might want/need to switch to a different benzo as they all work differently.
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What I need to do is stay away from coffee. I had a Starbucks peppermint mocha yesterday and then today didnít have any coffee and I havenít taken any Xanax today. So it looks like my issue was the coffee. Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Default Re: Is 2 milligrams of Xanax too much?

with klonopin and xanax, one thing that helped me was remembering that xanax dosage (x) 20= valium dosage.

so...2 (x) 20= 40/valium, which was the upper end of the normal dosage back in the day, before valium fell from grace.

obviously, different people have different needs. even with valium, some people got by OK on 20, others were on constant refills, before it became a controlled substance.

my concerns, personally, are that the anxiety is not being dealt with...and then if you run out early or whatever, you'll be labeled 'drug seeking,' 'abuses medication,' 'manipulative,' etc....sometimes, they even add in a 'personality disorder,' because...they can, I guess (?).
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