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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, & this helps me get to sleep. I'm 66 & in good health. Getting off Xanax has helped my memory!
Xanax: Using xanax 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 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
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 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
Rationale???: Why do you want to start taking xanax, 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
Xanax and drug tests: Hi i will assume you are asking this for drug screening. If not, i apologize. But xanax 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
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