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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.?

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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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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Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.

Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.

You are crazy: If you think that any responsible physician would give you advice that could lead to your death. Injecting pills introduces talc, any number of contaminants, as well as a host of different germs into your venous system. It is dangerous, can lead to death, pulmonary embolism, heart valve infections, brain abscess, bone abscess, pneumonia and many other things. Stop now, get help. ...Read more

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I've been getting headaches for the last 3 or 4 days in a row . I'm drinking water . I'm prescribed Xanax but it never has given me a headache before.

I've been getting headaches for the last 3 or 4 days in a row . I'm drinking water . I'm prescribed Xanax but it never has given me a headache before.

Many reasons: There are many reasons for headaches. Some of the more common reasons include migraines, tension headaches, etc. Without an assessment of your particular case would be difficult to tell. Would be happy to assess your case through a virtual consult and possibly start treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to retain water?

What can cause a person to retain water?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Will cefaclor cause you to retain water?

Will  cefaclor cause you to retain water?

Cefaclor: Not to my knowledge. It can however cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What trimester do you start to retain water?

Very variable : Some of my patients have started as early as 24 weeks, but it is more common in the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy. Decreasing salt and salty foods and increasing water and putting the feet up can help. If it is severe tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the medication benicar (olmesartan) cause you to retain water ?

Can the medication benicar (olmesartan) cause you to retain water ?

Edema: Benicar (olmesartan), like other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB's), can cause swelling of the face (facial edema) and lips as an allergic reaction, but it is not otherwise associated with fluid retention ...Read more

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One of my sister's feet looks like it retained water and never went down, why is this?

One of my sister's feet looks like it retained water and never went down, why is this?

Fluid: She could have venous stasis. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usually starts with swelling, and then a red, itchy rash may develop where the skin is stretching (can be around entire ankle, but usually on the inside mostly). Other possibilities are lymphedema, tenosynovitis, or old injury. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Who baby comes out being healthier a baby who mommy retained a lot of water or a baby who's mommy only gained the weight the baby gained during pregnan?

Who baby comes out being healthier a baby who mommy retained a lot of water or a baby who's mommy only gained the weight the baby gained during pregnan?

Confusing question: During pregnancy, a woman puts on the weight of the baby, the amniotic fluid , the placenta and umbilical cord.The common range is 20-25 pounds, but some gain more or less. If mom only gains the weight of the average 7.5 lb baby she is unhealthy. Some retained leg water is expected when baby mass slows blood flow in the pelvis. ...Read more

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What cause someone to retain water?

What cause someone to retain water?

Many things: Hot weather to heart, liver or kidney conditions. Need to see a doctor and provide more information. ...Read more

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Why do you retain water and how can you avoid it?

Why do you retain water and how can you avoid it?

Many possibilities: Too much salt (sodium) in your diet can cause you to retain water. Therefore, paying closer attention to what you eat can help. Just beware of hidden sodium/salt in lots of daily foods that don't necessarily taste salty. On the other hand, you can retain water due to heart failure and/or kidney failure. Liver failure can also do this. Less serious but still a problem is venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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Is it possible that high dhea levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight?

Is it possible that high dhea levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight?

Maybe yes: Women or girls with elevated dhea levels may have a hormonal problem that causes symptoms such as weight gain, increased body hair, acne, irregular periods, etc... A visit to the doctor for an evaluation and blood tests can tell if the hormones are out of balance. ...Read more

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I drink around 2 to 4 liters of water a day, will this cause me to retain water and gain weight? I ask because i was told it does... Thank you

I drink around 2 to 4 liters of water a day, will this cause me to retain water and gain weight? I ask because i was told it does... Thank you

Depends: We lose fluids through tears, sweat and even breathing. If the total amount of fluid you lose is less than what you drink, you will retain water and gain weight. If you lose more than you drink, you will lose weight. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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