Xanax, and Relaxing Techniques
Xanax is a medicine used in the treatment of moderate to severe anxiety and panic attacks, and also as an adjunct to the anxiety associated with moderate depression. The underlying drug is alprazolam, the class of which is benzodiazepine. The brand is from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and is presented in instant as well as extended (Xanax XR) release formulations. It is a short acting potent medicine, with fast onset of action. This is a prescription only medicine, so remember to take the prescription of your doctor, if you go to Xanax and even if you buy Xanax online.
The dose for the severe acute anxiety is 0.25 to 0.5 mg three times in a day. The therapy is of 2 to 4 weeks. In panic disorder, the dose is 4 mg per day, which can be increased in some patients even up to 10 mg to achieve the desired therapeutic effects. The therapy is of 8 weeks.
As such, Xanax is a very effective anxiolytic, hypnotic, sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant drug for the treatment of both these disorders. You should talk to your doctor before you buy Xanax. Also if you want to buy Xanax online, talk to your doctor first. If you add some techniques which will train you to cope up with your anxiety and panic attacks, you will recover faster. The techniques are as follows.
Biofeedback: This is a very popular “relaxing technique”. Through this method, patients can monitor their body activities, like stiffening of the muscles, and improve them through relaxing. During this session, a therapist, attaches electrodes and sensors to different parts of your body, which then reveal the level of muscle tension, brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure, rate of breathing, and temperature of the skin on a monitor. Sometimes, instead of visual images, audio signals are given.
Exposure Therapy: This is the most common therapy used for the patients whose lives are governed by avoiding the situations they are scared of the most. This kind of therapy uses controlled exposure to the scary situations so as to teach the patients how to tackle them on a rational level.
Cognitive Therapy: This therapy focuses on the irrational and involuntary thoughts and it makes patients understand that fearing the body’s reaction at a specific moment is not always hazardous. For instance, a mild chest pain does not necessarily mean that you are suffering a heart attack. This therapy helps some patients control their anxieties by giving them a better understanding of their own thoughts and how they assess the upsetting situations. Through this, patients learn to separate unrealistic thoughts from the realistic ones and learn techniques to change the way they react to a situation.
Here it should be remembered that until you have been found to be suffering from anxiety and panic disorder, you should always call your doctor if there is a chest pain or discomfort.
You should also take the necessary care to avoid all the contraindicated medicine while taking Xanax. You should not take this medicine when you are pregnant or lactating. Discuss in detail about the side effects and contraindications profile of the medicine, with your doctor before you buy Xanax. Take his or her prescription before you buy Xanax online.