GlobalNews figured out this “trick’ a while ago while our wife was pregnant, now sharing it with all of you!!
Be careful though, Xanax / Benzos are addictive ! But boy, do they help us calm down.
5 simple steps:
1) Go to any Chinese hospital
We recommend during typical work hours or uni campus hospitals to avoid insane lines.
2) At reception ask for internal medicine
内科 (nei ke)
3) Meet the doctor, tell them you’re having trouble sleeping, too stressed, etc. Keep it legal！
我最近睡觉的不好 (i can’t sleep lately)
我最近特别紧张 (i’m very stressed)
4) Ask for Alprazolam (generic Xanax) or Benzodiazepines
-艾司唑侖 (Estazolam, a benzo usually available)
-依替唑仑 (Etizolam, maybe available as well)
5) Don’t let the doctor give you just a few pills! The legal maximum is 20 pills per visit per week.
来医院真不方便，（it’s inconvenient to come to the hospital)
我吃过，没多大的反应 （i had them before but not a big effect)
能给我多点吗 (give me more please)
请给我20片 (20 pills please)
(this maybe harder if you are a woman. my wife got some difficulty getting the full 20 pills. damn sexist doctors~)
For anti-depressants, sleeping pills (Zolpidem) and more ask the doctor or meet with the hospital’s psychologist.
抗抑郁 – anti-depressants
心理医生 – psychologist
唑吡坦 – Zolpidem
Benzodiazepines are generally viewed as safe and effective for short-term use, although cognitive impairment and paradoxical effects such as aggression or behavioral disinhibition occasionally occur. A minority of people can have paradoxical reactions such as worsened agitation or panic. Long-term use is controversial because of concerns about adverse psychological and physical effects, decreasing effectiveness, and physical dependence and withdrawal.[
GlobalNews does not condone breaking the law! Only get these medicines if you need them!