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How To Get Prescribed Xanax
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 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 have very bad insomnia and don't get good sleep at all really and I also have anxiety since I'm a drinker, how can I get prescribed Xanax (alprazolam)?
Pursue other options: Insomnia can be very disabling largely due to daytime sleepiness, irritability, depression, anxiety, difficulty focusing, etc. It is likely making your anxiety worse. Xanax (alprazolam) is VERY addicting and can be lethal mixed with alcohol. Educate yourself about good sleeping habits, pursue relaxation techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, see sleep foundation. Org. Consider seeing a sleep specialist. ...Read more
Is there any way I can get xanax (alprazolam) prescribed due to my anxiety disorder if I don't have insurance?
Took 30. 25mg Xanax as prescribed over last 45 days. Only one on days I took it. Could I get withdrawal symptoms?
I'm prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 10mg the yellow bar pill can't take a whole one can I take a piece n still get the same affect?
What is the Max Xanax (alprazolam) dosage for Panic Attacks. I'm just curious the max single dosage of Xanax (alprazolam) you can get prescribed to panic attacks.
I was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) to take when I get panic attacks. By the time the Xanax (alprazolam) works, my attack is over. Is there a quicker way to manage the attacks?
Prevent not treat: You've run into a common problem with the use of tranquilizers to treat true panic (which comes on very suddenly & only lasts 10-15 min). No oral med works that fast. The solution is to prevent such attacks ahead of time using cbt psychotherapy, ongoing medication such as an ssri, or both. ...Read more
I have anxiety but I don't get panic attacks can I still get prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for that?
I want to get a tattoo, but I feel like it may give me anxiety attack. Is it OK to take a Xanax (alprazolam) (prescribed) before?
I suppose: I don't mean to judge you. Really. But I'm curious. In a way, it's refreshing that a guy is not embarrassed about anxiety - even one macho enough for a tattoo. In a way it blows my mind. I don't think it will do you harm. So, it's fine. Did you ever think of learning ways to confront anxiety and lessen its threat? CBT therapy can help if you ever decide to go non-pharma. Hope it looks great! ...Read more
Not possible: Benzodiazapines can not be prescribed through HealthTap. ...Read more
I have to get a prostate biopsy, the Dr. Does not use local anesthetic, he prescribed a 2mg Ativan to relax me, I need more, can I also take a Xanax (alprazolam)?
NO: This is a reletively simply procedure- DO NOT SELF MRDICATE. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed 40mg omeprazole in the morning. Also, he prescribed celexa 20mg and Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg in the evening. Any thoughts as to the safety of this combination? I get anxiety taking drugs.
As above: All medication can have side effect, but we take them when we need them. Medication that r written by u prescriber it make more sense to ask him /her about the safety issues. That way u show them u trust and appreciation. I am not aware of any drug interaction among these medication. However, people reaction can vary. If u notice any adverse event talk with u prescriber. ...Read more
ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Very slow gradual tapering under supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 more
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
Slowly: Dr. Jones' answer is a good one. In addition, if you find that you can not succeed in tapering the Xanax (alprazolam) (the discontinuation syndrome is intense anxiety) you can talk to your doctor about switching to a long-acting anxiolytic such as tranxene to make the taper easier. ...Read more
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
You bet: Your doctor gave you the medication for a very good reason. It is your choice whether to comply. Recommend contacting your doc, and telling him/her your above confession, and figure out what would be best for your condition. ...Read more
Depends: The appropriate dose of alprazolam depends on the diagnosis, other medications being prescribed as well as other medical conditions that may be present. Doctors vary greatly in their comfort level in prescribing benzodiazepines including Xanax. Although the FDA labeling can be as high as 3mg three times daily for panic, very few patients are prescribed more than 1mg four times daily. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) and drug tests:
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 more
Scared to take prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) due to stories others have told me. How safe is this?
I have been prescribed. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 3x daily for the past 9 years. Is this safe or wise?
Can't really tell Ca:
While the dosage is relatively low, Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which can be habit forming and difficult to get off. For some people with panic disorder or severe anxiety, such medication may be very helpful
There are other medications which can also be used. Sometimes it is a good idea to periodically taper off the medication and see if the symptoms return. Discuss all of this with your doctor. ...Read more
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