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Does Xanax Treat Depression
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I've tried my friends Xanax and i felt normal like i need it for my anxiety and depression what can I do to continue that feeling?
It has been weeks since i slept properly. Its causing me so much stress and depression! I have taken Xanax 0.5mg and hasnt worked out. Help.!
Sleep hygiene: Do not start taking xanax for sleep unless panic attacks are keeping you awake. Xanax is not a hypnotic and can be very addictive. You first need to examine your situation. Do you take naps during the day?; do you drink a lot of caffeine during the day? Do you have sleep apnea? Do you snore? Are you on medications that perhaps are keeping you awake? Do you exercise? Do you snore? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, but danger: Upjohn originally proposed xanax in the 1970's as an antidepressant, showing effectiveness like tricyclics. The fda only allowed it as an anti-anxiety agent "that doesn't cause depression" [like others do]. It's a benzodiazepine; it may have some antidepressant effects but isn't effective alone. Induces dependency very easily and is hard to get off of. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22786504. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Citalopram, maybe: It's possible for citalopram and other similar antidepressants like prozac, zoloft, paxil, Lexapro and Luvox to cause erectile difficulties. However, there can be other causes such as depression, anxiety and medical issues. I would suggest discussing this with your physician. If it is from the citalopram, there are ways to address this. If it's from something else, there is help also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking citalopram 20 mg once a day for a month now but dont really see a diffrence in my depression or anxiety. i was thinking Xanax might help?
Give it time: Depression/anxiety medications in that class tend to take at least 4-6 weeks to start working. You may be a candidate for a higher dose or an additional medication, though, if you aren't feeling ANY change at 4 weeks. Check back in with your doc and let him/her know how you're feeling. Do yourself a favor, and stay away from the xanax. ...Read more
Prescribed lexapro 5mg and Xanax 0.5mg to take while lexapro is kicking in. How long must they be separated by? Is respiratory depression a concern?
Ask the prescriber!: It should not be a problem - they are often given together but you need to get instructions specific to you. There is a chance of more severe side effects but respiratory problems are not likely. Call NOW for clear instructions and follow them. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: If you are taking xanax, chances are there will be no extra benefit from any supplement because none would compare with that. There are different supplements that can be used in anxiety - valerian root, 5-htp for example, but the safety of those with xanax has not been established. ...Read more
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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