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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?
My doc perscribed Xanax 1mg XR to help me sleep. I am currently being investigated for having "obstructive sleep apnea". Is it safe to take the Xanax?
Not recommended: You should not not take sleeping pills if you have obstructive sleep apnea. The benzodiazepines (Xanax) have been shown to decrease breathing in patients with OSA and increase AHI index. See a sleep specialist for evaluation and sleep study. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 ›
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