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Am I Going Through Withdrawals From Xanax
Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Possibly: It is very common, xanax (alprazolam) is highly addictive and causes withdrawal relatively easy. Symptoms would include anxiety, cravings, maybe tremors, maybe insomnia, and other symptoms including seizures potentially. Consult your dr. Get help, call aa/na or 1855detox-00 if you need help stopping. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: but many do depending on the dose and length of time taking the medication. ...Read more
Can taking Xanax (alprazolam) for 2 weeks and then stopping cause withdrawal symptoms? Didn't take every day made 12 .5 mg last 2 weeks
Been on .25 mg of xanax a day for 3 weeks. To stop do I need to taper or is the dose too low for that? I just don't want to withdrawal
Discuss w/ Dr: The Dr who prescribed is a good source for this advice. It's part of their professional responsibility to patients. It also can build the sort of relationship that can really optimize treatment over time. It's always good to discuss this at the very beginning of a new Rx. You are right to want to avoid w/drawal. Best! ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms vary & may include aches & pains, blurred vision, agitation, depression, dry mouth, dizziness, electric shock sensations, flu-like symptoms, headaches, increased sensitivity to sound & touch, insomnia, impaired concentration & memory, muscle cramps, nausea & vomiting, tremors, sweating, blood pressure changes, confusion if severe. ...Read more
See Below: There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal: 1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days 2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) â€“ lasting up to 2 years The length of time to get completely free of the benzodiazepines varies according to the benzodiazepine that the patient was taking. A short acting drug like Xanax (alprazolam) has a short acute withdrawal phase, usually lasting around 7 days. A long acting benzodiazepine like Klonopin can have acute withdrawal symptoms that last 90 days. The Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is usually mild and essentially consists of a slight increase in anxiety and insomnia. Patients find themselves worrying more than they need to, but over time this goes away. The symptoms can usually be helped with a combination of counseling, support, and sometimes non-addictive medicines. ...Read more
Lots of bad things: Including seizures and delirium (dt's), as well as elevation of blood pressure to where heart damage or stroke may occur. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzo, and has a more severe withdrawal syndrome because it is so short-acting. Benzos should never be abruptly stopped after chronic use, but should be tapered or replaced with a longer-acting drug that is tapered. Anticonvulsants can also help. ...Read more
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