No, really, I'm better but did my brain trick me?
December 24, 2010 12:57 PM Subscribe
DrugFilter: Is Xanax still "good" after two years? And secondly, how long does it last in the system?
posted by Kitteh to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
I occasionally suffer from unpleasant panic attacks--they seem to be occurring less and less as time goes on, something I credit to a change of lifestyle--they still do happen. In December of 2008, I was given a prescription for Xanax, 0.5 mg, 20 of them, to take as needed. No refills offered.
Those 20 pills have lasted me to present day because I would only take half (0.25 mg) and that seemed to allay the anxiety fairly well. But now that I think about it....is it even doing anything at all now? It's been a little over two years since these were originally prescribed and today was one of those days where I took half of one, felt better and moved on with my day. Is this a placebo effect in my brain if they aren't actually having any effect? Also, I took said half of Xanax this morning around 8 am and will be wanting to have a cocktail or two this evening for the holidays. Advisable? YANMD, of course, but finding info about this on the Internets leads to some very wonky advice.