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How does Xanax (alprazolam) calm you down and relax your body. I am prescribed this to calm me down for the night before a procedure. ?

How does Xanax (alprazolam) calm you down and relax your body. I am prescribed this to calm me down for the night before a procedure. ?

Calming receptors: Xanax/alprazolam works on gaba receptors in your brain. These receptors are responsible for calming your brain activity, making your feel less anxious, even sleepy. A calm brain means a relaxed body. ...Read more

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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


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Does Xanax (alprazolam) help u calm down and relax?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) help u calm down and relax?

Potentially yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which can reduce anxiety. However it is habit forming and one can become dependent on it. There are other antianxiety medications that are frequently used and psychotherapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm down. Really down. I'm on 20mg Lexpro, Xanax (alprazolam) etc. but I just don't want to do it anymore. I won't go to the ED. No way. What else can I do!?

Find Help: It sounds like you are feeling very depressed. The most important thing for you to do is to find help--someone to talk to. It can be a friend, a minister or priest, a doctor, or a parent. Medications can help but you still need a confidant. Although you said you didn't want to go to the ED, I would recommend that you go if you cant get help in another way. Find Help Soon... ...Read more

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Went from 2 mg a day of Xanax (alprazolam) to 1 mg in a little over a month. I find it easier to split the tablet in half. Take one half in the morning and one early evening. I want to continue tapering down. How can I taper more with a 1mg tablet?

Xanax (alprazolam) taper: EricF ~ this all hinges on how long you have been taking xanax (alprazolam) 2mg and why. If it has been a short period and for minor social anxiety, then you can taper very fast, if at all. So the 1mg can immed go to 0.5mg and then 5-7 days later stop. The longer you have been on it the more fastidious the taper. From what you say I think you can taper quickly, but always discuss with treating physician ...Read more

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I just took my first dose of Zoloft 50 mg. I feel very wired, heat racing. I took .25 of Xanax, (alprazolam) will that help calm me down?

I just took my first dose of Zoloft 50 mg. I feel very wired, heat racing. I took .25 of Xanax, (alprazolam) will that help calm me down?

Wrong medication: Zoloft (sertraline) is likely the wrong medication for you. Stop taking the zoloft, (sertraline) and the effect should go away on their own. ...Read more

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I have anxiety but i feel like i'm not getting enough air into my lungs i was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) it calms me down when i take it but stil breathless ?

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I have anxiety but i feel like i'm not getting enough air into my lungs i was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) it calms me down when i take it but stil breathless ?

Anxiety: Few things to wonder about and ask your doctor; is xanax (alprazolam) dose sufficient to control symptoms?. Medical factors ruled out, such as allergies or asthma?, any workup needed?. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me .5mg Xanax (alprazolam) for only when i feel a panic attack coming on, ie-a stressful day. What can I do to calm myself down when not on medi?

Breathe: Have you tried various breathing techniques? Or even progressive muscle relaxation. Progressive muscle relaxation is especially wonderful for calming the mind when trying to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

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