30 minutes - 1 hour should be sufficient time if you take them on an
empty stomach. If that doesn't work, try taking it sublingually,
by holding it under your tongue, letting it dissolve, and doing your
best to keep it there without swallowing. Sublingual is WAYY
faster than swallowing...
As hazejunk says, different people feel benzos
fall into the category of people who don't really get any recreational
value from them when taken alone, though they still maintain their
intended effects and drastically decrease my anxiety. I was
prescribed 6 mg/day (taken 2 mg at a time, 3x day), and even at
relatively high doses (10-12mg at a time, though I had a pretty high
tolerance), the most it would do to me was make me a little bit clumsy
or forgetful (sometimes it affected my memory of the experience the
next day, not quite blacking out but not being quite sure about all the
details or what I'd said...). If that didn't happen, it would
just flat knock me out. It was pretty unpredictable really, as it
would either put me in a slightly better mood or just put me to sleep
where ever I stood.
You might try a different benzo
, as the effects between them vary
greatly from person to person. That is, diazepam
) may not
do much for you, but alprazolam
) could hit you hard.
, which a lot of people think is weaker, had a much more
pleasant effect on me than Xanax).