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Doxepin vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Doxepin

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Other Names: Sinequan   Silenor   Adapin   Zonalon

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Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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Doxepin is a psychoactive drug with tricyclic antidepressant and anxiolytic properties, known under many brand-names such as Aponal, the original preparation by Boehringer-Mannheim, now part of the Hoffmann-La Roche group Adapine, '''Doxal... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By william lilliott
November 16, 2014
william lilliott wrote
alprazolam
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By Daisy
August 13, 2014
Daisy wrote
Xanax and Carafate.
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By Devoted2Rami
August 4, 2014
Devoted2Rami wrote
Parkinsons Symptoms While On Xanax
I had been on anxiolytics and felt like a piece of shit when i quit. But now I am perfectly fine and have recovered all the strength and confidence. It is just a matter of time before you regain all your strength and confidence.
You are doing great  |  October 4, 2014
After much research, I've found that high doses of Xanax taken for a long time are the biggest culprits to permanent damage or long-term withdrawals.

If you stopped abruptly, you may have caused yourself more discomfort than necessary. My research shows that 1mg daily rarely if ever causes permanent damage. Try meditation, yoga and breathing exercises while you creep through this tunnel -- and may it be short and over soon. I think you will be fine although your thinking in a fearful way may
Sue  |  September 30, 2014
Ps i am 39 and was in good health except anxiety.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
I can see this ---definetly things about aparalzom or xanax that i am experieencing that are like parkinsonian symptoms. I stopped and am having extreme weakness in hands and shaking. I am scared I have damaged myself permanently and I was only taking 1mg daily.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
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By Taylor :P
July 29, 2014
Taylor :P wrote
Fantastic
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By Mahar Bowen
July 1, 2014
Mahar Bowen wrote
Opiate and xanax painless detox
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There is an herb that actually helps called kratom. That isn't the actual name of the herb more the brand that carries it, but it was amazingly helpful for me coming off of opiates.
Gina  |  September 8, 2014
...for some reason it cut my comment short?! But do you know of anyone that the Imogaine worked for?? I must check into these herbs, though not sure if they are legal in Europe. But thanks for your post really honest and informative...keep up the good work on getting to the place where you need to be :)
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
Hey Thanks for your contribution, I was also in a similar situation to you, though I have never tried the Ibogaine route and have always been interested in trying it out. I've gone cold turkey so many times from alcohol, drugs and the rest...but have always ended back on some slippery slopes. The last time which I am still battling also involves an injury where opiates and benzs were prescribed I am now one again stuck in this rut. Do you know of anyone whom the Ibogaine was actually a successf
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
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By Ron
June 25, 2014
Ron wrote
Doxepin side effectes (Stomach bloating and Hair loss)
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By Rebel
June 1, 2014
Rebel wrote
HIDA Scan
I was allowed to take Xanax before mine because I was over the top woth nerves. In fact, in addition to the 1 MG I took before I left for the test, I asked the nurse if I could take another after the injection...she let me even tho she said it was a waste, the test was no big deal. Which it wasn't but I can't control my anxiety.
MetalRacer  |  October 22, 2014
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By Anna
May 30, 2014
Anna wrote
Doxepin and Extreme Weakness/Fatigue
I have been taking doxepin for 25 years for bi polar manic depression. I still get very anger. Doctor put me on depakote 500 mg. I had halusinations and angsiety paranoiya cold not sleep and stoped. Fepakote now i am weak dizzy nashous head ake. I almost killed my self driving threw Denver. Thought people were trying to reck ne and they were shooting what looked like a balls of nails at my tires I pulled of road to check my tires and get away from the people tring to blow my tires out they chas
chuck  |  October 4, 2014
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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By Anne
September 8, 2013
Anne wrote
Stress Cardiomyopathy and Crying on Doxepin
Renee, shortly after my post, my insurance changed and I was able to go back to my previous doctor. She took me off the doxepin immediately and just has me using allergy meds to control the itching. It's not perfect, but it sure beats the crying and depression. I will never take doxepin again. I hope you find relief. My heart goes out to you.
Anne  |  February 10, 2014
Yes I have been on 50 mg for itching due to chemotherapy and depression. I also have severe depression and crying while on this drug. Have you found any relief?
Renee  |  February 10, 2014
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Don't use these drugs ..
soufiane  |  November 23, 2014
Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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What patients are saying about Doxepin vs. Xanax

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Xanax, it seems to shut off the thinking about a problem...
...sleep (Klonopin, Ambien, Doxepin) because something stressful keeps me thinking about the ...over. That's when I take Xanax, it seems to shut off the thinking about a problem over and over....
switch to a different antianxiety drug like Xanax or Ativan?...
...Could you switch to a different antianxiety drug like Xanax or Ativan? I've read and heard that Doxepin can really cause major hairloss the...
had managed taking only 1/2 Xanax (which to me is very good...
...so good. Lately, I had managed taking only 1/2 Xanax (which to me is very good) and no Doxepin (which is even better). ...really good night, I take one Doxepin and it really does help. But not...
with Doxepin, but i'm experiencing hair loss & that won't...
...to discuss my fibro issues at ...way since i'm sleeping better with Doxepin, but i'm experiencing hair loss & that won't do. plus i also take Lunesta, Sonota & an occasional Xanax. i'm so much...
you on Xanax to get some relief and through the immediate...
...you ever been prescribed Xanax? I always have ...write a script. I was also recently prescribed Doxepin which has has helped with my sleeping. ...get you on Xanax to get some relief and throu...
but still very emotional and he gave me some Xanax for...
...somewhat better, but still very emotional and he gave me some Xanax for ...my system. Once the chantix is out of my system I want to go back on the doxepin as Im having great success with my m'...
and Doxepin every day. Yes, I feel sleepy a lot, but...
...take Flexeril, Vicodin, Xanax, and Doxepin every day. Yes, I feel sleepy a lot,...
i also take Xanax, and took Doxepin as well- both worked...
Hi! i also take Xanax, and took Doxepin as well- both worked great. do your research and find what works for you. i have always...
take the xanax as needed it does help somewhat. Peppermint...
...switched my meds again to xanax and doxepin. I take the xanax as needed it does help somewhat. Peppermint has kinda ...halloween. A side effect of doxepin is like an intense cravin...
klonopin 1mg. Xanax seems to work best for me. I took 1mg...
Xanax 1mg... Due to my Grandfather ...I've developed quite the insomnia. He gave me Trazodone, Doxepin, Xanax 1mg and klonopin 1mg. Xanax seems to work best for me. I took 1mg abo...
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