MODS: I wasn't sure if I was able to post this sort of question in here. I figured since I had a thread that had something to do with this outcome, it would be acceptable. Let me know if you want me to delete. Thanks! Hey guys. You all have helped me out a lot lately and am forever grateful In spite of not having any med. ins. I went ahead a saw a doc. that my dad told me about. This visit was regarding to my constant anxiety and how I could never "settle down," always going nuts in my head, etc. After a long talk with this doc, he tells me that, among many other things, I have too much going on with me to not take action and get to a psychiatrist or psychologist - I forgot which one, he referred me to one, anyhow,. For the time being, he set me up with this off-brand 0.5mg Xanax stuff. Said it will hold me over until I can get the help I'm looking for and will also aid in my getting to sleep easier (see thread down the page) Anyhow, I'm not used to taking drugs and used to be primarily against taking them until just recently when I started to not be able to take it anymore. So with this Xanax thing, what exactly am I expecting? I know this is a broad subject. I'm just looking for a ball park here. I took one over and hour ago and feel no difference. Would I feel something when this stuff starts working? Is it just doing something in my head? My mind is still driving me insane so it's not like that's cooled down at all. I know these are all questions I should've asked the doc., but in full disclosure here, I didn't want to because I ultimately didn't want to start taking medicine. Like I said, though, I'm at my wits and and convinced myself to at least give it a shot. If you need information about me to help answer my question.... I'm 6'1" ~210, on an antidepressant (I told the doctor this), I'm known to have a high tolerance with anything. I was once in the E.R. after an accident and was told how they had to pump me with a lot more pain stuff than a normal personal before it would take. I drink socially and very rarely, but when I do it takes me a lot to get "drunk," though I VERY rarely get to that point... I think that's about it. Again guys, I appreciate everything so far. This place has turned out to be a great resource for me and has helped me tremendously.