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I'm taking seroxat, lyrica (pregabalin) and Xanax will I find it very hard to lose weight I exercise a lot but eat sweet stuff regularly ?

I'm taking seroxat, lyrica (pregabalin) and Xanax will I find it very hard to lose weight I exercise a lot but eat sweet stuff regularly ?

BotParoxetine, lyric: Both paroxetine ( seroxat) and Lyrica (pregabalin) are associated with weight gain and craving for sweats and carbohydrates. There is no substitute for exercise and health diet and avoidance of executive calories intake.
Btw.. I don't recommend taking xanax frequently...It is associated with worsening anxiety ... ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I got adipex from my dr to help lose weight. It did nothing. What is a stronger pill i can get. My Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't help weight loss either. Tried evrytg?

I got adipex from my dr to help lose weight. It did nothing. What is a stronger pill i can get. My Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't help weight loss either.  Tried evrytg?

Paleo: Medications are terribly ineffective for weight loss. You already know exercise works, so i won't beat that horse. Have you tried a paleo type diet? Those that stick to it have great results! ...Read more

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Wife left me and I am unable to eat. If I do, I throw it up. I have a headache, nausea and loss of appetite. Only Xanax gives relieve. How to maintain weight - high calorie shakes? Also is it normal to lose up to 2-4lbs a day when not eating as much and b

Wife left me and I am unable to eat. If I do, I throw it up. I have a headache, nausea and loss of appetite. Only Xanax gives relieve. How to maintain weight - high calorie shakes? Also is it normal to lose up to 2-4lbs a day when not eating as much and b

Please get seen now: You need a relationship with someone who can help -- a physician and hopefully a team of helpers. You're not alone, and your very survival depends on your letting friends help you. I'm sorry about the failure of your marriage. In the long run, you'll adjust to it, you may learn from the experience and be a better man / husband / lover / father for it, and you may even decide it was a good thing. ...Read more

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Does an individuals body weight account for determining a beginning dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Does an individuals body weight account for determining a beginning dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

No: No, body weight is not the primary factor in determining xanax (alprazolam) dose. One would need to know what other medications are also being prescribed, any ongoing other illnesses, whether the person has been habituated to other benzodiazepines, whether s/he uses alcohol, what the intensity of anxiety is, etc. For any of these or other reasons, xanax (alprazolam) may not be the most appropriate treatment at all. ...Read more

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Why do I get the urge to snack after I take a xanax (alprazolam)? How can I neutralize it, it makes me gain weight?

Talk to your doctor: Xanax (alprazolam) may not be the best medicine for you. Consult with your physician for possible changes. ...Read more

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Are one of the benefits of Xanax (alprazolam) weight loss?

Are one of the benefits of Xanax (alprazolam) weight loss?

No: You can get some changes in appetite but weight loss is not commonly seen with this medication. ...Read more

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Is body weight a consideration when prescribing benzos? I take .25 of Xanax (alprazolam) (2 per day) for pa's. I am 6ft 250lbs.

Is body weight a consideration when prescribing benzos?  I take .25 of Xanax (alprazolam) (2 per day) for pa's.  I am 6ft 250lbs.

Anxiety: I am from the school where it is best to prevent anxiety then to just keep popping a sedative or benzo. Weight is not a consideration for dosing. But, taking this every day is not treatment. One needs to learn to prevent their panic or to take a less dangerous medication to help work on anxiety prevention. It is not wise to take benzos every day forever. ...Read more

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Max dose of xanax (alprazolam) a day for a 30 year old female weight 156 lbs? Have script for .25 3 x a day but past few days anxiety has been through the roof

Max dose of xanax (alprazolam) a day for a 30 year old female weight 156 lbs? Have script for .25 3 x a day but past few days anxiety has been through the roof

Low dose: You are describing a very low dose, which would be the introductory amount to be tried. Your anxiety may well improve with higher amounts, and up to 1.0 mg four times a day, might not be inappropriate, but follow your doctor's directions as you titrate. ...Read more

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I get extremely anxious in certain situations, feeling my earth is rising and losing balance. Taking xanax (alprazolam) 2x0.25 mg. Is there anydanger for my health?

Anxiety: Anxiety and stress is very common and can be very annoying to many people. Xanax (alprazolam) is an FDA Approved drug to treat anxiety. If taken too often and at higher doses, it may become addicting, so be sure to discuss how you take it with your Dr. There are many treatments for stress that can be used other than just medications, so be sure to discuss all options of management with your Dr. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can a elderly person sick from chemo who took 40mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) and mixed it with a high dose of colonidine weight 111 die?

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Call 911: If you took 40mg of xanax (alprazolam) plus large dose of clonidine, please call 911. If you're contemplating taking above combination, please call 911. There is no reason for anyone to end their life or to contemplate doing so. Assuming chemotherapy is for cancer, we have well trained & empathic hospice & palliative care specialists to help you (& loved ones) thru this time if chemo not desired. ...Read more

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Have GAD since teen. Eating large when anxious was difficult. Now i take Xanax (alprazolam) and able to eat very large meals and put on weight. Is there chemical in Xanax (alprazolam) that stimulates hunger or im just relaxed?

Relaxed: Xanax (alprazolam) is a tranquilizer and has mild anti depressive activity. I hope that you are seeing your primary care physician as eating disorders can be quite serious. You might consider also consider seeing a nutritionist to guide you in meal planning. But be careful, Xanax (alprazolam) can be habit forming & must be monitored by your physician who also may refer you to a therapist to handle your anxiety problems. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) retain water in d body thus increasing your weight and if so y do I get just as dehydrated as everyone else I run races against.Cheers.?

Xanax (alprazolam) and running: Water retention is not a common complaint among people taking xanax (alprazolam). It is listed as a possible side effect however. Unfortunately water retention is not going to help you run faster, nor help prevent dehydration because the retained water leads to edema in the extremities, making your limbs heavier - like wearing boots instead of running shoes! the water is not where your body needs it! ...Read more

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What place can I buy Xanax alprazolam?

What place can I buy Xanax alprazolam?

At a pharmacy: With a prescription. Xanax (alprazolam) is a controlled substance and is not available without a prescription. ...Read more

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What symptoms does xanax (alprazolam) treat?

Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety. But it only works on anxiety for a short period of time: once the medication wears off, the anxiety can return. Therefore, the best cases to use Xanax (alprazolam) is for situations that are infrequent and time-limited, such as going to the dentist or flying. There is a risk of becoming addicted to Xanax (alprazolam) if used too regularly. ...Read more

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodeine?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodeine?

Xanax/Codeine: Depending on frequency & dose of each. Can result in excess sedation. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am afraid to take Xanax (alprazolam) help me?

Discuss your : Specific concerns with the medical provider who prescribed it. The longer acting form of xanax (alprazolam) is generally considered safer. Ask about options other than xanax (alprazolam) or other benzodiazapines. You ; your provider may be able to find an option that you are more comfortable with. Take care. ...Read more

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What does the drug Xanax (alprazolam) do to you ?

Xanax (alprazolam): It's a medication prescribed for anxiety disorders.At start can cause sedation drowsiness.Should be used cautiously and as prescribed has a high potential for abuse and addiction should not be a sole treatment for anxiety.Discuss with your doctor if needing to use more than prescribed caution with drinking while on this med. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can buy Xanax alprazolam?

See a doctor: Xanax (alprazolam) is a heavily abused medication and really should only be taken under the supervision of a physician and only if absolutely needed. I would strongly advise against trying to buy it without a prescription, as it can have significant side effects that can cause harm to you and others (e.g., car accidents due to impairment) if used improperly. With a prescription, you can buy it at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is .25 of Xanax (alprazolam) a small or large amount?

Xanax (alprazolam): The dose of Xanax (alprazolam) u r prescribed is considered a low dose. However, I don't know how often it is prescribed during the day. If you are taking it daily, you need to be cautious in that it can be habit forming and lose its efficacy over time. People do do become physically dependent on this type of medication and can go into withdrawal if abruptly stopped. Please consult with ur Healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can half of a 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) still get me high?

Sure: Even a sugar pill (placebo) can get you high. The subjective effects of drugs are highly influenced by "set" (expectations and existing feelings) and "setting" (environment). 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) is definitely a psychoactive dose, but even if it wasn't you might still feel high. Unfortunately, Xanax is also highly addictive and dangerous if mixed with other CNS depressants like alcohol. ...Read more

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What is a lethal dose of Xanax (alprazolam) in an adult?

What is a lethal dose of Xanax (alprazolam) in an adult?

Depends: For someone who has never been on xanax (alprazolam) before and/or elderly just a few milligrams, for someone dependent and addicted to benzodiazepines it may take 10+ mg of xanax (alprazolam) to be fatal, though lower doses could result in serious adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can you do Le-Vel Thrive while taking Xanax (alprazolam)?

Le-Vel Thrive, Xanax (alprazolam): Your reasons for using Le-Vel Thrive are not clear.

There are no documented clinical trials to establish effectiveness of Le-Vel Thrive for Weight Management, , Joint Support, Inflammation Support, Anti-aging, Cognitive Performance, or Digestive And Immune Support.
See Psychiatrist for stresses in life, need for Xanax, (alprazolam) Therapy Discuss s Le-Vel Thrive and its interaction with Xanax;. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with alprazolam (xanax) ip 1mg?

Anti anxiety: Alprazolam or xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication indicated to treat anxiety. It has a quick onset of action and a moderate half life, thus it has a greater potential to produce dependence than some other benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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How can you help someone who overdosed on xanax (alprazolam)?

How can you help someone who overdosed on xanax (alprazolam)?

Depends what you: mean by help. A true overdose results in unconsciousness and can cause respiratory depression, vomiting, aspiration, brain damage and death. This requires immediate medical attention. If you mean help for someone out of control on drugs, you can only express your concern to them and suggest they get help. If this is a loved one/friend, Alanon may be helpful to you-a self-help group for loved ones ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

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


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more