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Should I Apply For Training Jobs If I Have Panic Attacks When I Train?

One of the primary roles in my last job was training. At some point I started having panic attacks when I began my training sessions, which was a cause of real distress in the moment, but also longer term as I was now worried about my ability to do my job. Now that my company has closed down, I'm looking for a new job, and I've become aware that I'm subtly discounting opportunities which involve training out of fears related to panic attacks. I really don't think I can afford to overlook these positions in the current job market, but my brain keeps imagining turning up at a new job and having a panic attack in front of a whole new group of people, and naturally things grind to a halt from there. Any thoughts, advice or previous experience would be most welcome; comprehensive history inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2016 - 3 answers

Took a xanax without thinking while pregnant - what to do?

I am 9 weeks pregnant. I started having some bleeding and cramping, and it freaked me out entirely because I had a miscarriage before. I took a xanax (that I have in reserve for anxiety attacks, and almost never take). Then I found out that xanax is a schedule D drug for pregnancy (not recommended). Should I tell my doctor? Can I get it out of my system? I took it about an hour ago. [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetofexistentialconfusion on Mar 30, 2016 - 24 answers

Panic attacks. Taking many meds. Can I take a Xanax?

I have many health problems and I am on a variety of prescription and OTC medications, the most notable being Ambien, Atenolol and Notriptyline. My girlfriend has some Xanax and swears by the stuff. I recognize there is some risk of interaction, but it is reasonably safe to take an occasional Xanax while I'm taking these other drugs? (More info follows.) [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Mar 14, 2016 - 15 answers

Help me help my friend through addiction

A good friend has a drug problem (pain pills & xanax). He has been taking Subutex for a few weeks now and will be crashing at my place temporarily. How do I best help him through this? Tips, tricks, advice... things I should expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2015 - 23 answers

Drugs make my bipolar mom a shell of herself. She says it's worth it.

Extremely medicated mom: My mom has struggled with intense bipolar disorder for most of her life. She attempted suicide twice and has been hospitalized 3 times. For the past 3 years or so, medication has stabilized her moods, but at what appears to me to be a heavy cost. She's dulled and flattened to the point that she seems like only a small fraction of the person she was. It's hard for me to see her this way, but I don't know what I can do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2012 - 20 answers

DUI for Xanax? Really?

Will a DUI charge for Xanax stand in court? [more inside]
posted by BestiaDeAmor on Dec 8, 2012 - 20 answers

Lopressor?

My doctor prescribed Lopressor in place of an anti anxiety medication. Should I get a second opinion? [more inside]
posted by xbeautychicx on May 22, 2012 - 16 answers

Eventually, dogs and their owners will take the same drugs...

Is it possible that my dog is taking four times as much Xanax as me? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Anxious about anxiety and anxiolytics...

I am on my way to an appointment tomorrow because I would like to do something about anxiety or stress response or whatever you'd like to call it. I am familiar with a lot of different anti-anxiety meds from my schoolwork, as well as things used off label. But my knowledge is more from the 'how the drugs work in the brain' side, vs. the clinical indications. [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Aug 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Medication Information

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax? (or the between the generic versions?) [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on May 9, 2011 - 14 answers

What US prescription drugs are allowed in Southeast Asia?

I'm traveling to Southeast Asia in two days, and need to determine if I can bring my prescription drugs with me into the region legally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 - 5 answers

No, really, I'm better but did my brain trick me?

DrugFilter: Is Xanax still "good" after two years? And secondly, how long does it last in the system? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Dec 24, 2010 - 11 answers

I have to fly tomorrow morning and I'm out of the pills that enable me to get on the plane in the first place. Help!

I have to take a very last-minute plane trip tomorrow morning and just discovered I'm out of Xanax. There's no time for me to get more. What can I do to make it through the flight without a panic attack? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Oct 25, 2010 - 25 answers

Alprazolame

Prescription Xanax and my new 6 month stint on a cruise ship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Xanax for flying phobia?

Tell me about using Xanax or other anti-anxiety meds to combat fear of flying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 24 answers

Does NYC Probation routinely test for benzos?

I have a drug test scheduled with the NYC Probation Dept. on Thurs. September 24. I have been taking Xanax every night without a prescription for months. Can anyone tell me with 100% certainty whether they will be testing for benzos or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 - 10 answers

To drink or to stop drinking so much

How bad is it to take Xanax with a glass or two of wine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Difference between ambien, alcohol, and xanax?

I'm wondering the differences between alcohol, xanax, and ambien. [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Jun 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Your anti-anxiety meds experiences?

YouAreNotMyDoctorFilter: More Xanax or maybe a switch to Klonopin? [more inside]
posted by scratch on Apr 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Help! I'm nervous and I can't do anything.

I have Stratterra, Adderall, and Xanax. What can I do to get serious anxiety and ADD symptoms under control, quickly and for the short-term? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 27 answers

OK to stop Lexapro after one dose?

I was just prescribed Xanax 0.5 mg, 3x daily and Lexapro 10 mg. once a day for major anxiety and sleeplessness. Took only the Xanax for 2 days and felt markedly better. Slept well, and the pounding heartbeat and breathlessness were gone. Added the Lexapro today and am feeling exhausted. I took a nap at 10:00 in the morning!. Called my MD, haven't heard back yet. Question is if I don't hear back by tomorrow morning is there a problem with stopping the Lexapro and just keeing up with the Xanax until (probably) Monday when I can get in touch with the doc? YANMD, etc.
posted by mmf on Nov 6, 2008 - 13 answers

What is a medication boost bar?

What is an anxiety medication "boost bar?" [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Feb 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Detecting coffee spiked with xanax?

Can xanax dissolved in coffee be detected by a regular urine test? There's some background information on the question inside. [more inside]
posted by cps on Jan 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Does Xanax work for all panic attacks?

Xanax and anxiety have been discussed here before, but I've recently been prescribed Xanax to be taken on an as-needed (during an attack) basis and am too scared to take it. [more inside]
posted by juniper on Jul 15, 2005 - 21 answers

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