Our expert says:
A doctor should porbably never keep someone on a drug like Xanor or its relatives, for 2 years. Whatever the opriginal diagnosis ( if it was properly made in the first place ) treatment with CBT counselling and the meds usually used to treat depression and anxiety, is usually effective ; the benzo family, of which Xanor is one, are simply sedative tranquillizers, and have a significant risk of producing dependency, so that it can be very difficult to come off them.
If you've been on the xanax for so long ( WHY ? ) its surely not that drug, though, that is making you feel so tired, as it can when one starts on it.
SOme antipiotics, like Trimethoprim ( of which Alprim is a generic version ) can cause a range of side-effects including tiredness, and your doctor should both assess your general physiccal health AND whether this drug could have caused some of these symptoms ( compare when you took the drug with when you felt the side-effects ).
It is wise also to consider CAREFUL and expertly planned slow withdrawal of the Xanor ( which a psychiatrist may be able to do more expertly than a GP ) - if you stop it too abruptly, it can cause another whole group of side-effects, you don't need !
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