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Can you do Le-Vel Thrive while taking Xanax (alprazolam)?

Can you do Le-Vel Thrive while taking Xanax (alprazolam)?

Le-Vel Thrive, Xanax (alprazolam): Your reasons for using Le-Vel Thrive are not clear.

There are no documented clinical trials to establish effectiveness of Le-Vel Thrive for Weight Management, , Joint Support, Inflammation Support, Anti-aging, Cognitive Performance, or Digestive And Immune Support.
See Psychiatrist for stresses in life, need for Xanax, (alprazolam) Therapy Discuss s Le-Vel Thrive and its interaction with Xanax;. ...Read more

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Alprazolam (Definition)

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


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Help help help, I have just started taking Xanax (alprazolam) and I am a addict?

Help help help, I have just started taking Xanax (alprazolam) and I am a addict?

Caution: Great that you are concerned and can see this could be a problem. There are times when short, judicious use of xanax (alprazolam) may be appropriate but make sure you've considered safer alternatives and are using other methods to manage your anxiety. Be honest with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have experience with taking Xanax (alprazolam) only when needed?

How can I find out if I have experience with taking Xanax (alprazolam) only when needed?

Excuse me?: I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand what you're asking. You're asking how you can find out about the experience you already have? What is it you want to find out? Please rephrase your question, and give us a chance to try again. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to abruptly stop taking Xanax (alprazolam) if I've been taking 2mg daily for 3 days only?

Is it ok to abruptly stop taking Xanax (alprazolam) if I've been taking 2mg daily for 3 days only?

Xanax (alprazolam): Due to high dose, I would recommend talking to the prescribing doctor for advice instead. ...Read more

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I get extremely anxious in certain situations, feeling my earth is rising and losing balance. Taking xanax (alprazolam) 2x0.25 mg. Is there anydanger for my health?

Anxiety: Anxiety and stress is very common and can be very annoying to many people. Xanax (alprazolam) is an FDA Approved drug to treat anxiety. If taken too often and at higher doses, it may become addicting, so be sure to discuss how you take it with your Dr. There are many treatments for stress that can be used other than just medications, so be sure to discuss all options of management with your Dr. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Not the PM version.: Excedrin PM contains diphenhydramine, AKA Benadryl, which can make you sleepy. Xanax (alprazolam) also can make you sleepy, so I would avoid that combination. The other Excedrin formulations, like Excedrin Migraine or Excedrin Extra Strength should be OK. ...Read more

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Will my taking Xanax (alprazolam) affect my unborn baby?

Will my taking Xanax (alprazolam) affect my unborn baby?

Yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is in the class of drugs called benzodiazepines and all benzodiazepines are contraindicated in pregnancy. They are all category d with positive evidence of human fetal risk. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of taking Xanax (alprazolam) intravenously?

Xanax (alprazolam): Although unheard oif, if somehow someone can prepare it for use as injectable, sudden death is possible due to effect on heart. ...Read more

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Will taking Xanax (alprazolam) help me improve my public speaking?

XANAX (alprazolam) PUBLIC SPEAKIN: If you have panic attacks or anxieties before making speeches, it is entirely possible that xanax (alprazolam) may help you improve your public speaking. Check with your physician. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait to drink after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Indefinitely: One should not combine xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol, ever. They intensify each other's effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to pass a drug test after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

No: If you weren't prescribed and/or wasn't supposed to be using this drug and you did then the consequences are your problem. No ethical or responsible physician is going to help somebody cheat on testing even if they don't believe that testing is really a positive good in the world-and for the most part I don't. If you have a drug problem, get help for it; if not, take responsibility for yourself. ...Read more

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After taking a dose of ambien, how long should I wait before taking xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed,: They may be taken at the same time. There is no need to stagger them. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking Xanax (alprazolam) or loritab if they are not prescribed?

Very dangerous.: Both are controlled substances and should only be taken under the advice physician. Xanax (alprazolam) or Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine medication, is habit forming and can result in sign. Sedation. Lortab, an opioid, is habit-forming and can result in sign sedation. In larger doses both can cause difficulty breathing, and when used IV in combination are common cause of accidental death by overdose. ...Read more

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My anxiety has gotten so bad I don't even want to leave the house. Will I feel normal again by taking xanax (alprazolam)?

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Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) by itself would not be enough. Need to combine with cognitive behavior therapy to concur your anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there interaction between Xanax (alprazolam) and macropen. Taking xanax (alprazolam) 3 times a day 0.25 mg, now affraid it can do me harm?

No bad reports: It should be safe, but ALWAYS discuss this sort of thing w/ the Dr prescribing! Always! Also consider CBT therapy to learn how to manage so much anxiety w/ less drugs. 3X/day says you can probably do better w/ learning. I hope you feel better soon - try not to worry but do take the opportunity to talk about your anxiety in non-drug ways. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) but ran out of pils on thursday. I'm feeling bad right now. Can I take trazadona to get to sleep tonight? Thank you

Trazodone: You can take trazodone, but it's not likely to help insomnia and "feeling bad" due to xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. You need to call your physician asap and ask for advice. If you've run out due to taking more than prescribed, this is another type of problem that needs to be dealt with also. ...Read more

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I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg for 20 plus years. I feel like I'm not getting enough relief from the anxiety and nerves. 4 a day should I be taking more.

I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg for 20 plus years. I feel like I'm not getting enough relief from the anxiety and nerves. 4 a day should I be taking more.

Consider options: If you have only been taking the medication, and have not been working with psychological means to control your anxiety, consider working with a psychologist to develop more effective coping skills to deal with the anxiety issues. Also, there is often a diminishing effect with long term use of anxiolytic medications. Talk with your doctor about other medical possibilities. ...Read more

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I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for 3 years I have noticed that I now have a difficult time retaining new memories is there anything I can do to regain my me?

I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for 3 years I have noticed that I now have a difficult time retaining new memories is there anything I can do to regain my me?

Taper Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) and others can cause an anterograde amnesia (difficulty retaining new memories). Although it does have a strong anti-anxiety effect, it's not meant to be used for an extended period of time. It sounds like you have a prime suspect in your memory issues. Talk with your physician about this, and getting other help with anxiety if you still have it. A very gradual taper may be possible. ...Read more

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What about taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic disorder? Would that help?

What about taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic disorder? Would that help?

Agreed: Dr neilson is quite correct about Xanax (alprazolam) in this setting. It's rapid onset also leads to rapid offset, causing a "picket fence" cycle of panic, sedation, panic. For acute flare ups of panic/anxiety when other medications are involved, & with your doctor's help, Xanax (alprazolam) may have limited usefulness. ...Read more

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I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep can I take theanine in the same day?

I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep can I take theanine in the same day?

Yes: Yes, the two medications do not interact, and have different ways of working. ...Read more

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I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) but my new doct won't prescribe it. I need it to cope with my two year old?

Try other things: Children can be extremely stressful. It is better to try and develop coping strategies and non-pharmacologic techniques to deal with issues in your life than to rely on medications. Talk to your doctor about trying other strategies, consider joining a local mothers group, church support group of other type of support group. See if friends can help. Long term benzodiazepines are addictive. ...Read more

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I am taking xanax (alprazolam) 1mg and sometimes I feel like I need more so would switching too klonopin be better?

Xanax (alprazolam) Dependence: Let Wise Woman within you ask:
•Severity of Anxiety symptoms for taking Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg
•Severity of impairment of functioning
•Dependence
•Use of Alcohol or drugs
•Tolerance due to which you want to switch to Klonopin
To see Psychiatrist for:
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Breathing and Music Relaxation
•Visual Imagery
•Meditation
Yoga
Tai Chi
•Decreasing dose of Xanax (alprazolam)
•Follow up ...Read more

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I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg at bedtime only for 10 years. Could this cause insomnia? How can I stop taking this?

I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg at bedtime only for 10 years. Could this cause insomnia? How can I stop taking this?

Dependence: It's possible that you have developed tolerence to xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg because you have been taking it for so long.
You can reduce the dose to three quarters of the tab for one week, then half a tab for one week and stop and see what happens. Ofcourse, it's always better to consult with the doctor who is prescribing your medication. ...Read more

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What causes someone to be interested in things again when couple weeks prior after taking Xanax (alprazolam) before lacked any signs of interest?

What causes someone to be interested in things again when couple weeks prior after taking Xanax (alprazolam) before lacked any signs of interest?

Xanax (alprazolam): Hope I have understood your question correctly, it seems like you took xanax (alprazolam) and felt disinterested and after stopping felt lively again, xanax (alprazolam) can cause CNS depression and sometimes apathy and weaning off could bring your own self again. ...Read more

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How long will lingering side effects last. After taking Xanax (alprazolam) I did a fast taper and want this b over next friday can not come soon enuf?

Depends: First of all you did a good thing by stopping xanax (alprazolam). Drugs like this shouldn't be taken on a regular basis except in certain circumstances. Benzodiazepines can cause dependence, tolerance and withdrawal, and can interfere with sleep quality. The length and severity of withdrawal depends on the amount of time you were taking the drug and the dose. Be patient you should eventually feel better. ...Read more

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My sister is having seziures and I think its from her medication. She is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and at night melatonin could the two be a bad combination?

My sister is having seziures and I think its from her medication. She is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and at night melatonin could the two be a bad combination?

See a doctor: If your sister is having seizures, she should see a doctor immediately so that a diagnosis can be made and treatment prescribed. Withdrawal from large doses of Xanax (alprazolam) can cause seizures, so if she is taking a large dose and suddenly stops it she might have seizures. Otherwise it is unlikely that either Xanax (alprazolam) or melatonin would cause seizures. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of klonopin similar to taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting benzodiazepine and Klonopin is longer acting. Xanax (alprazolam) is much more addictive if used long term, but may act quicker. Neither is good long term as you develop tolerance meaning the same dose is no longer effective. It is better to fo find an antidepressant or a wide variety of other anti anxiety medications. ...Read more

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How long after taking Xanax (alprazolam) can you resume breastfeeding?

A few days: I guess I would ask if you were on Xanax (alprazolam) while you were pregnant, since it is a class D drug and not recommended in pregnancy. It can be switched to other benzos such as Ativan or Serax (lorazepam and oxazepam). It is a short-acting drug which does not accumulate in fat, so it it is gone within 72 hours. You can also talk to your prescriber about Clonazepam as a substitute if it is needed. ...Read more

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Can I take milk thistle within two hours of taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Can I take milk thistle within two hours of taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Decreases effect: Milk thistle (used for liver cleansing) and xanax (alprazolam), as well as other prescription medications for anxiety are both broken down by the same enzymes. Using milk thistle within 4 hours of taking xanax leads to a decrease in the effectiveness of xanax. ...Read more

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Will you be hurt if you drink one beer while taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Will you be hurt if you drink one beer while taking xanax (alprazolam)?

No: Unlikely. Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol can have additive sedative effects but a single beer with a single Xanax (alprazolam) is unlikely to cause serious problems. That said, don't take this combination and drive. ...Read more

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How should one take care of a panic attack without taking xanax (alprazolam)?

How should one take care of a panic attack without taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Treat it: Anxiety is very treatable with psyhotherapy and or psychiatric medication. Seek a good psychiatrist and clinical psychologist. As always, rule out medical causes first. For basics on anxiety disorder see: http://cpancf. Com/anxietydisordersbasics. Asp. ...Read more

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What are withdrawal symptoms for taking xanax (alprazolam)? Emotional symptoms?

Increased anxiety.: It can actually cause anxiety, sweating, nervousness, tachycardia, just overall not feeling well. Depending on the dose and how long you've been taking it you can even have withdrawal seizures and yes you can have emotional symptoms including irritability and agitation. Don't stop it on your own, do it under the supervision of your physician. ...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

Xanax (Definition)

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


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