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hi. ive been suffering from severe anxiety for several months

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hi. i've been suffering from severe anxiety for several months now, since i had a bout with cellulitis. im currently taking welbutrin and zoloft but it doesnt seem to help. also, i cant sleep at night. i would like to try xanax to see if it helps. please help..

Vakul Aren :

Thank you for your question.What doses of Welbutrin and Zoloft are you using currently?

Customer:

100 mgs sertraline, 150 mgs welbutrin

Customer:

hello?

Vakul Aren :

The drugs when used in conjunction with counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) under the care of a mental health professional or a psychiatrist usually give the best results.You are currently on Sertaline,a SSRI which is effective in anxiety and panic attacks,Buproprion or wellbutrin is also a antidepressant but this may cause increase in anxiety in some individuals.

Vakul Aren :

X anax is a short acting antianxiety drug which is used for a short time as it has a strong addiction potential.Longer acting drugs like clonazepam or lorazepam are preferred when a antianxiety pill is needed.

Vakul Aren :

These drugs have been used effectively for longer periods of time and have a lower addiction potential than xanax.

Vakul Aren :

It would be best to discuss this with your PCP/doctor.

Customer:

ok..so you wouldnt prescribe xanax if u were my pcp?

Vakul Aren :

I would suggest using Clonazepam instead due to its better safety profile.

Customer:

what is that?

Vakul Aren :

It is a longer acting benzodiazepine with action similar to Alprazolam and a safer profile as far as addiction risk after long term risk goes.

Vakul Aren :

The last sentence should read long term use instead of risk.

Customer:

can i get a prescription?

Vakul Aren :

Sorry,Online prescriptions are illegal as we cannot examine the patient.This site is for advice and guidance only.

Customer:

ok..well, thank you.

Vakul Aren :

You are welcome,please rate my answer as the top two to release my dues.Thanks.

Customer:

how much do i owe?

Vakul Aren :

What you were told earlier as deposit for the question.

Customer:

ok

Vakul Aren :

Thank you.

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