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What are the symptoms of xanex withdrawal seizures?

What are the symptoms of xanex withdrawal seizures?

Tonic clinic shaking: A full blown seizure from Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal is not uncommon when doses at 3 mg daily or more are suddenly stopped. That is only 0.5 mg every four hours for a couple of weeks, then stopping it. The shaking, incontinence, loss of consciousness, and injuries from the seizure looks very similar to a seizure in someone with epilepsy, i.e. A grand mal seizure. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Xanex Withdrawal Seizures (Definition)

A withdrawal seizure is a seizure caused by withdrawal from a substance. Withdrawal from Xanax or alcohol or some other medications/drugs can include seizures and this must be monitored and treated in a safe environment. This can be dangerous so detox should be done in a controlled and medically managed ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Xanex withdrawal seizures?

What is the definition or description of: Xanex withdrawal seizures?

Concerning: A withdrawal seizure is a seizure caused by withdrawal from a substance. Withdrawal from Xanax or alcohol or some other medications/drugs can include seizures and this must be monitored and treated in a safe environment. This can be dangerous so detox should be done in a controlled and medically managed setting. Very important question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can.
Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more

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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will taking 1mg xanax everyday and then stopping it cause me withdrawal seizures? I need to come off them to start my sleep med

DEPENDS: If you took 1 pill there is no withdrawal. If you took it daily for 2 weeks then there may be withdrawal. ...Read more

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If khonopin withdraw is treated with xanax (alprazolam) can you still have a seizure? Or would the xanax (alprazolam) cancel the withdrawal out?

If khonopin withdraw is treated with xanax (alprazolam) can you still have a seizure? Or would the xanax (alprazolam) cancel the withdrawal out?

Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam): Klonopin use can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures, it should be tapered down slowly under the care of a medical professional.
Xanax (alprazolam) like Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine, its withdrawal can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) effects, withdrawal symptoms, treatment and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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I have tapered from 2mg down to. 125mg Xanax a day. After a week on this dose my dr said it's safe to stop. Will I be at risk for withdrawal seizures?

It depends: Assuming the taper was done reasonably slowly and depending how long you were taking the higher doses of Xanax, it would be unlikely that stopping this drug now should result in withdrawal seizures. ...Read more

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Could I start taking tamazapam avoid benzo withdrawal because I've taken 5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 18 years I have bad seizures after about 48 hours it's bad?

Could I start taking tamazapam avoid benzo withdrawal because I've taken 5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 18 years I have bad seizures after about 48 hours it's bad?

No: Temazepam, in my experience, would not be a way to avoid withdrawal symptoms, including seizures, that are experienced with a sudden discontinuation or significant decrease in xanax (alprazolam). To my knowledge, the only way to avoid these terrible effects of Alprazolam withdrawal is to extremely slowly taper the dose over several months while also taking an anti-seizure medication. ...Read more

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I have been on xanax (alprazolam) (0.5mg dialy) for the past 8 weeks for my panic disorder. Is it a high dose? Can it cause withdrawal effects like seizure to me?

Drug induced Seizure: Xanax (alprazolam) is very addictive and you can get dependent on it very quickly, need higher doses. Eight weeks is a long time and withdrawal can cause unwanted responses. Stopping xanax (alprazolam) abruptly can cause a seizure. ...Read more

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Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...Read more

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I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 2 mg at bedtime for the last 3 months. However, I took it a few times during really bad panic attacks. The medicine is over before time. I am freaking out about seizures now. What should I do?

Unlikely: If you have been taking it occasionally it is relatively unlikely that you have developed tolerance (your brain has adapted to the medication) and therefore it is unlikely you will have seizures. ...Read more

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How does Xanax (alprazolam) treat seizures?

As a prophylactic: Or an adjunctive drug. Xanax (alprazolam) is an anxiolytic frequently prescribed for panic attacks and sleep disorders. Use of anxiolytic medications may provide added therapeutic benefit.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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If I take half of my. 5 prescription of Xanax (alprazolam) can it cause a seizure? This would be my first time taking it since I got them.

Very unlikely: Xanax (alprazolam) does not provoke seizure activity, and if you are taking appropriate anti-epileptic drugs, you should experience NO issues, when you restart your Xanax (alprazolam), other than perhaps more drowsiness if interacts with certain meds. You have a good strategy to resume. ...Read more

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I'm not epileptic. But I feel like im gonna have seizure but feel the Xanax (alprazolam) is blocking the seizure. Like my body really wants to have one but can't?

If you have been: Taking xanax on a regular basis, you have become dependent on alprazolam. In some people with significant use of enough of a dose 1.5 mg a day or more (usually), the xanax actually is, in its own way, stopping you from having a seizure. I am not crazy about xanax because it is way too short=acting. Talk to your doctor about switching to clonazepam, a longer acting benzo in equivalent doses. ...Read more

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Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) as needed for "freakouts" when prescribed buproprion XL, or does that cause a seizure risk? If Xanax (alprazolam) is used once or less per week?

Probably ok: The seizure risk you are concerned about is related to, the bupropion XL, not the interaction with Xanax (alprazolam). The seizure risk increases with dosage so I would speak with your doc about your concerns. Use the Xanax (alprazolam) only as PRNs for "freakouts" rather than a regularly taken med since the risk of dependency is high. ...Read more

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I have been on xanex for 8years I have tried to stop them an had a seizure I also get really bad pains down my left arm an in my chest under my l brea?

I have been on xanex for 8years I have tried to stop them an had a seizure I also get really bad pains down my left arm an in my chest under my l brea?

MD will help U taper: Often when a person has been on xanax (alprazolam) for a long time, there has to be a very gradual taper under medical supervision. Sometimes the taper is combined with the use of a long acting benzodiazepine such as Klonopin.
If there is an underlying condition why the xanax (alprazolam) was originally used, it has to be addressed. A physical evaluation which may include an eeg should also be done. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to stop seizures. If have been taking xanax (alprazolam).

Is there a natural way to stop seizures. If have been taking xanax (alprazolam).

Seizures: If you have a documented seizure disorder, I would not recommend stopping any of your prescribed anti-seizure medications without first consulting with a neurologist. Seizures are serious business so always follow your neurologist's instructions. ...Read more

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Can mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol had caused my seizure?

Xanax/alcohol: Possible, depending on how much u used, your tolerance & whether u r susceptible (history or family history of seizures). ...Read more

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I have been on 2 mg daily of xanax for 15 days do I have a risk of seizures if I quit cold turkey?

Speak to your doctor: If you have been prescribed Xanax by a physician, please speak with them regarding stopping the medication and the way you might be able to do this safely. Not knowing your history or the rationale for being on the medication, it is difficult to provide a reasonable set of guidelines. ...Read more

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.25mg of xanax for 3 weeks. Once a day. Should I taper off or cut them off? Scared to get a seizure

.25mg of xanax for 3 weeks. Once a day. Should I taper off or cut them off? Scared to get a seizure

Taper: You are in a very low dose for a very short time, so it should be easy for you to taper down in a week or so. ...Read more

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I've been taking. 5mg of Xanax for panic for a bit over a week with day breaks in between, now 1mg for 4 days. Is there a risk of seizures if I stop?

Unlikely: Xanax is very short acting and with just 4 days into 1mg, your brain unlikely got used to it. It's with longer acting anti-epileptic drugs that you need to worry more about withdrawal seizures when stopping them cold turkey (i.e. phenobarbital). If you are concerned, take 0.5 mg for few days before coming off completely, but you will likely be fine either way 1 mg to zero or 0.5 mg to zero. ...Read more

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Been taking 1 fioricet per day for about 1 month. Can I just stop safely. Worried about seizures. Had one before coming off Xanax (alprazolam) but was high quantity?

Been taking 1 fioricet per day for about 1 month. Can I just stop safely. Worried about seizures. Had one before coming off Xanax (alprazolam) but was high quantity?

Butalbital: Withdrawal is minimal at this dose and you've been experiencing it every day as a single dose will not last 24 hours. If you are wanting to be sure this does not occur you can check an EEG first and switch to butalbital without the caffeine and cut it in half for a week ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more