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How long does xanax work for you?

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My doctor upped my Effexor IR 25MG to Effexor 37.5 extended release which I will be starting tomorrow. Do you guys think i'll experience less anxiety on it since it's not the immediate release form? Also, klonopin wasn't work as great for my anxiety so she switched me back to Xanax. Xanax however, wears off in 5 hours and then I need to take more. That would take me up to 3MG a day, versus Klonopin 2mg a day. Should I switch back to Klonopin and then take Xanax if I get a bad panic attack. Advice needed.

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You can- but not all doc's are ok with that. I do something similar with Xanax Xr and the IR

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It is a common practice to prescribe a long acting benzo for everyday but have a prn quick acting benzo for breakthrough anxiety. I take Klonopin everyday and Ativan for breakthroughs but I can't say I have many of them.

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For me about 5 hours it lasts I can feel xanax, longer than valium lasts/works for me despite the huge difference in half lives

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