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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Pain Medications
I have been taking .5mg of xanax twice a day along with my pain meds. I really feel this is a big help to my situation. I have been so stressed out lately as this condition has put me off work and on disability since March. Between dealing with the pain, meds, refils, dr. apts, bills, lack of funds, not being able to do what I used to and filling out mountains of disability paperwork, I AM STRESSED! I was really beginning to lose it. I am dealing with everything MUCH better now that I am on the xanax. It has been a wonder drug for me.
Just my two cents...


  • for the input. I am sure that it will be helpful info to someone here.
  • I take 1 xanax before bedtime and it is what gives me what little sleep I get.....better than any muscle relaxer that I have been given. I start stressing right before bedtime because I know after laying down for about an hour the pain is going to hit me so at least the xanax give me some relief. I was told by a shrink yrs ago that xanax is liguor in a pill form.....so what is the difference in 1 xanax or a glass of wine before bedtime???? We all know we can't drink on the med's we are on. My 2 cents worth.

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  • for me as well. I take 1-2 per day and it really help with my depression and anxiety.
  • i have more of a ? than a comment... i could look it up but i will prolly learn more on here...whats the difference between xanax.25mg and klonopin.5mg... are they a completely diff med? i was given these to help relax muscles, anyone know? thanx patsy
  • Hi. Klonipin and Xanax are in the same family of drugs. They are both Benzodiazipine's so they do very much the same thing. I prefer my Klonipin as it doesn't make me too tired when I take it. I take a fairly low dose (0.5mg) and it does wonders for my anxiety and has some effects on my muscle spasms, too.... it helps them not be so jarring.

    I don't know if this helps but I thought I would throw it out there!

    Peace and hugs,

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  • Xanax has been a real help to me. I have been on since 99 and have only incease dosage one time when father passed. When I was just dx with brain anerysm I was put on an additional dosage to keep me calm and it helped so much. It has allows me to pause and breath when I thought I would fall and buckle. Great drug.
  • thank-you much i take the .5 of klonopin right now 4 times a day thats what script says but i dont usually need that every day. do you know if i can like take both, like maybe klonopin in morning and the xanax in the afternoon or should i stick with one or the other same doc scribed both first scribed xanax when i told him it wasn't doing much for the spasms and the twitching he then wrote out klonopin script which works better but some times i just need a diff. kinda chill out pill so to speak.... thanks patsy
  • I would think that if you are alternating them as opposed to taking them both at the same time that it would be fine. I wouldn't recommend taking them both at the same time for sure, you know?

    Anyway, that sorta makes sense to me. You can always call your doc or pharmacy for a more definitive answer, but it makes sense to me anyhow.

    I hope you get the relief you need very soon.


    Amy >:D<
  • thanx i was thinking it would be ok at least i will try and see if it works better for me , i would think it would be better than taking the klonopin several times a day i know that it is more addicting then xanax so.. thanks
    i just took a glance at your little history notes and i have to say youve had enough-cant even imagine and 7 surgeries! you dont look to very old for all that...bless you and thanx patsy
  • So thank you for the compliment about me not looking old!! You made my day. Please do feel free to PM me anytime you need to, or just want to talk.

    Yeah, like so many others here my back problems are only one component of the Onion-like layers that make me "me". I believe fully in what doesn't kill us makes us stronger! Although I would have figured that by now I should beable to lift a school bus!! LOL.

    Take care of you and holler anytime. By the way, I totally dig the red and black polka dotted tights!! TOOOO cute!!

    Peace, love and hugs Patsy,

    Amy >:D<
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