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Well, if you want to deal with Panic attacks then you will have to get started on both a long term and short term medications at the same time so that your PTSD and Panic attacks both are properly managed. As a short term and faster acting remedy to control the panic attacks xanax xr ( extended release ) would be more appropriate since this is a longer acting version of the xanax plain or instead a more potent benzo would be klonopin ( clonazepam ). Klonopin works well at twice a day dosing while xanax xr can be taken in 2-3 times a day dosing.
But for longer and lasting effect on PTSD and Panic attacks, use of lexapro ( escitalopram ) or zoloft ( sertraline ) would be essential and it takes roughly 2 weeks for either of the drug to start making significant improvement in your mood and emotions.
I hope this makes sense and gives you insight into what all options you have.
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