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Old 03-27-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Xanax and paxil?? Is it ok?

I am on 20mg of paxil a day. (5 years now) Now, its like not working for me. I am very anxious. Its like my head is in the clouds most days. All though the last two days have been ok. I have a 6 hr flight next monday and I want to take some xanax. Will that calm me? or should I just take an OTC sleep aid?? I am also some what claustrophobic!! :-(
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

HI!!!

it will probably help you... but dont take it on a daily basis!
If paxil isnt working why are you taking it?
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

I am taking paxil because I can't afford to withdraw from it now. (New job) I would like to withdraw from it in a couple of months and also let my employer know. So should i take the xanax or sleep aid?
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

I have been on Paxil 6 years, and am now tapering, and have used Xanax with it on a regular basis. Its a life saver when you need it. My opinion and experience only!
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

Thanks Roxi Girl! I have never taken Xanax. How many mg should I take. 1 or 2mg a day? I need to goto my Dr. and get some before my trip on monday so it can get into my blood system. Paxil takes like 2-3 weeks to get the full effect, what about Xanax?
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

You don't need to get Xanax "into your bloodstream". It works instantly (within 3o min. or so). It's perfectly fine to take with the Paxil...I did it for a long time. Just don't take advantage of it. It is a very addicting drug. If you aren't currently taking it, then where did you get the idea of taking it from? Doctors don't usually just hand it out like candy- there must be a clear need for it.

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #7
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

Hi Moe, CSnyder is right, it works very quickly. I only take a very small amount .25 mg, which is just a quarter of a 1mg. pill! Good luck to you!
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4/20/08 10.5 ml (21mg) liquid
5/20/08 10ml (20mg)liquid
7/08 9.40ml liquid (approx 19.4mg)
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11/3/08 8 ml liquid (16mg)
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1/10 10mg pill paxil
.125 mg. xanax (1/4 of a .5)
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

I just have to tell me Dr. that the paxil is NOT working anymore and my anxiety is way up and see what he says about giving me Xanax. I got the idea from reading about Xanax and how is CALMS you down. Plus I knew about it for a while just never needed it. Now I do.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #9
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

I just have to tell me Dr. that the paxil is NOT working anymore and my anxiety is way up and see what he says about giving me Xanax. I got the idea from reading about Xanax and how is CALMS you down. Plus I knew about it for a while just never needed it. Now I do.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

Xanax on a very occassional basis is not a big deal. But if you're planning on using it to stave off withdrawal symptoms, it will become quickly addictive. Take the lowest dose possible for the plane ride and start looking into weaning the Paxil.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:15 PM   #11
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

Thanks Scotty. I am not looking for it to replace Paxil. Just take it w/my paxil for the plane ride. :-)
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:20 PM   #12
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Re: Xanan and paxil?? Is it ok?

A single dose for that isn't a problem. The dose would be .25mg
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