Change in my medicine today at Dr. visit

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I went today for my 3 month check-up as I have been doing for the last 20 years. I have been taking Xanax 1 mg. 3 times a day for over 12 years now and today she changed my medicine for my anxiety attacks to Diazepam, 5mg, 3 times a day,..." but I feel that it is not working at all. I am feeling stressed. Is it a time frame for this medicine to take affect or a lower dosage.???

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Submitted by James P Thomas MD on Tue, 2014-09-30 14:59

This sounds like a good question for the doctor who is running your medication. They would know your background and history and have an idea of what is going on your throat. If in doubt, you could visit someone who is able to look in your throat and verify what is going on in there.