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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
Can trigger episode: Xanax can cause involuntary twitching of muscle fibers. If you have acute narrow angle glaucoma, where the fluid in your eye has trouble draining, an involuntary twitch of the iris dilator muscle can completely block your eye fluid from draining. This will cause your eye pressure to increase rapidly and cause severe glaucoma. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
May raise pressure: Xanax can cause intraocular pressure in the eyes to go up. Even though it is generally a muscle relaxant, it may cause muscle spasms in the iris which controls the size of your pupil. If the iris contracts and blocks drainage of fluid in your eye, then pressure can build up and you may experience severe pain, blurry vision ; nausea/ vomiting. U should check w/ an ophthalmologist re: glaucoma tx. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Had double vision after a nap (lasted a few min, covered eye & it went away). Have ocular migraines &am glaucoma suspect. Take Xanax for panic disorder?
Why am i obsessed with having the drugs i used to be addicted to? Like ecstasy, liquor, xanax, etc. Am i still addicted even if i never do it?
Peer support: Obsession can occur in early abstinence as well as in times in recovery. Connecting with a peer support for recovery including a 12 -step program such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous and secular program such as lifering.Org can help. Continued can be a warning for possible relapse. Also discuss this with your counselor and/or physician. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How is the best way to quit from Xanax medication currently taking 1mg before bedtime for 5 months now , II like to stop?
See your MD: Your dr needs to evaluate you and explain the treatment plan. You may be able decrease the dose gradually over a 3 - 4 week period. Some mds may prefer to switch the xanax to long acting "benzo" med from which you can taper off more comfortably. Again only an md who has evaluated you should decide how best you can be treated. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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