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It is possible xanax xr is not working well for you.
xanax xr is a sustained release medication and sometimes may not be absorbing well.
Hence, this may cause delayed action or less efective dosing in your body
It is better to switch to the xanax short acting tablets after discussing with your doctor.
Also nowadays, it is recommended to consider a SSRi to control anxiety symptoms besides xanax or ativan.
SSRI provides better and sustained action over long term.
Common SSRIs used for anxiety are paroxetine, sertraline, duloxetine.
You should discuss this option with your doctor as well.
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Hello from JA
In fact xanax can have many neurological side effects including every symptom you have
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See this reference under nervous system.http://www.drugs.com/sfx/xanax-side-effects.html
The fact that these started after an effective dose increase is revealing.
It is better to switch medications than to simply take a different form of the same medication.
Talk with your doctor about dealing with this now, and tapering of the current possible offending medications
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