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Does Xanax Calm You Down
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. ?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just started celexa 40 mg 4 days ago. My anxiety has increased the last couple of days. Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) to take the edge away and calm me down?
.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) before going to bed for aprox 2 months. Tappered down to .25. Feeling nauseous in the morning as anxious. Could be withdrawal symptoms ?
Possibly: Yes this is possible. How many days have you tried the lower dose. Give it at least a week at the lower dose. ...Read more
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?
Is it safe to take 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) to travel by air while 4 months pregnant? I will be traveling to Spain and I am afraid of flying. If not, what else can I take to calm myself down?
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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