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Getting Off Xanax
Talk to a doctor: Your best bet is to talk to the doctor that prescribed them or alternatively talk to an emergency room doctor. Stay safe! ...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
I am currently on 1 mg Xanax twice a day. 3 months ago I was at 3 times a day.
This month I've been able to take only one pill most days. I am now uninsured and refills may not be available. I would like to just get off Xanax. What do I do?
Is 25mg diphenhydramine hci at night harmful? What about long term use? I'm weaning off xanax, (alprazolam) & this helps me get to sleep. I'm 66 & in good health. Getting off Xanax (alprazolam) has helped my memory!
Xanax (alprazolam): Very slow gradual tapering under supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›
Xanax (alprazolam): Using xanax (alprazolam) that is not prescribed for you is both dangerous and illegal. When used appropriately after a thorough evaluation, it can be safe and effective. If it's you who's using xanax (alprazolam) for a "high" rather than its indicated use, i join my colleague in suggesting you discuss this with your own physician & consider substance abuse treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a tapering seclude for getting off 40mg valium,2mg Xanax,800mg Morphine,and 40mg IR Oxycodone The VA has had me on them 30yrs 365 24/7?
Talk to your doctor: Why not speak to your prescribing physician in order to have a tapering schedule taking into account your past medical history, rationale for being on these medications, and overall health status? Without these details, it is difficult at best to be able to provide a way to address this issue. Strongly suggest you speak to your local doctor regarding this. ...Read more
How to tell whether its withdrawal or pain from an actual condition? I'm getting off of my meds, Xanax & Neurotin (daily) and Percocet 325 as needed. I am so weak and in pain- weaning off first two and no Percocet at all since it was only as needed.
Need more info: More details are needed. How much of Xanax (alprazolam) and Neurontin were you taking prior to the wean? How fast are you weaning? When you say you were taking Percocet "as needed," how frequently were you doing so? Are you doing this on your own, or under the guidance of your physician? Are you on any other medications? Make sure you are being monitored by your doctor(s) closely. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): By prescription!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Give me a break!: Why do you expect a doctor to tell you how you can hurt yourself? This is a prescription drug meant for people with serious underlying anxiety disorders, and not for a 31 year old who is still acting like a teenager. I wouldn't give a teenager the answer to that question, and i will not give it to you. You need to look at your emotional life and why you need to escape it, and get some help. ...Read more
Rationale???: Why do you want to start taking xanax, (alprazolam) do you possess panic reactions, anxiety, etc? Suggest you see your doctor, and if you need psychological support or evaluation, a referral can be made. However, use of any mood affecting medicine should always be the result of careful evaluation and consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 to 6 days: If you are a daily heavy user it can take up to 30 days. But infrequent user or short term user at that dose no more than 6 days ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) and drug tests: Hi i will assume you are asking this for drug screening. If not, i apologize. But xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and can be picked up on drug screens for some time. You may be fortunate in that with only one dose you may not test positive as long as others who take this regularly. But, any drug screening done soon may most likely be positive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does xanax (alprazolam) get weaker if it's 2 years past expiration date and spent time in a hot car? Dr gave new script took same amount feel a little messed up.
It may.: Xanax (alprazolam) should be stored at room temperature and away from excessive heat and moisture. The potency of the medication may have disintegrated over time. So if you took a new prescription at the same dose it may have stronger effects on you. You should definitely dispose of meds past their expiration date. ...Read more
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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