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Why do i always get really hyper when i take xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

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Dr. John Wynn answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Paradoxical reaction: Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because of partial sedation or loss of focus, which can be upsetting; this should improve with dose reduction. Sometimes it is due to impaired ability to read/respond to your surroundings, which can be frightening.

Answered 10/19/2018

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