I took my first Xanax a couple weeks ago, I only was brave enough to take 1/4 of a .25 mg pill. It made me feel giddy and did lessen the anxiety. However it did not make me tired at all, in fact I was more tired before I took it and I was not able to sleep until it had worn off. Then a few days ago I tried another 1/4. This time I felt jittery and the being unable to sleep was much worse , I was wide awake and it did not help at all with the anxiety, in fact I felt worse.
My question is, do you think that xanax does not work for me? Or do I need to take a larger dose? I read on the side effects that it says contact your doctor if you experience overstimulation or severe or persistent trouble sleeping. I was going to try to up the dose to see if it would help considering I took such a small dose before, but I am scared to take more if it is going to effect me that way.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this with xanax? I am experiencing bad anxiety and would like some help but don't know if I should try the xanax at a larger dose.
Are there any other meds that someone can reccommend? How about valium? Does that have a more calming effect? Any help would be appreciated.