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Is it effective to take a Xanax (alprazolam) when you have severe back pain?

Is it effective to take a Xanax (alprazolam) when you have severe back pain?

Possibly: Xanax (alprazolam) can work as a muscle relaxant and also relieves the anxiety that often accompanies severe pain. However, it is not a good long-term solution. Instead, see your doctor and get it treated.

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Dr. Alan Ali
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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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Is it better to take a Xanax (alprazolam) with cyprobenzaprine or a Xanax (alprazolam) with skelaxin when you have severe back pain?

Is it better to take a Xanax (alprazolam) with cyprobenzaprine or a Xanax (alprazolam) with skelaxin when you have severe back pain?

Neither. ..: xanax (alprazolam) is not used for the treatment of pain or spasm, and in general does not go well with any other medications. Perhaps rest, moist heat, gentle massage, and NSAIDs would be more helpful?

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Can I take my xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety if I just took my oxycodone 10mg for my back pain from my surgery?

Can I take my xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety if I just took my oxycodone 10mg for my back pain from my surgery?

Too many meds: You are mixing too many sedating medications together. Please discuss your complete list of medications with you surgeon or his PA, NP and or your pharmacist. I am assuming that you got these medicines from different pharmacies. Xanax is a benzodiapine and Nucynta (tapentadol) and Oxycodone are narcotic medicines. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant. All of these medicines are sedating, but in different ways.

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Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

Not wise: It is not wise to take both of these medications at the same time. They are both in the same class and this could lead to overdose or addiction. Was this prescribed by your doctor? If so, ask him/her about the potential risks and benefits. If not talk to him/her.

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Can I take my nightly Xanax (alprazolam) with ibuprofen? My Xanax (alprazolam) is. 25 I want to take 400mg ibuprofen for back pain. Is this safe??

Can I take my nightly Xanax (alprazolam) with ibuprofen? My Xanax (alprazolam) is. 25 I want to take 400mg ibuprofen for back pain. Is this safe??

Yeah you can....: No specific interactions...make sure your doctor knows that you want to be taking those agents together.

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I take 10mg's of oxycodone 3 times a day for back pain. Is it okay to take. 5mg xanax (alprazolam) at bedtime to help sleep. I took oxy 5 hours ago?

Generally safe: It is not a good idea to mix benzos like Xanax (alprazolam) with opiates. But given the dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is small, a healthy person should not have a problem tolerating both. NO alcohol.

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I have severe neck and back pain after smoking meth. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 200mg of metoprolol and hr ago. No change felt?

I have severe neck and back pain after smoking meth. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 200mg of metoprolol and hr ago. No change felt?

Please see the doc: Please go see a doctor right away. Sometimes this is a serious problem that needs medical attention right away! An please stop using meth!

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Xanax helps with the headaches in addition to naproxen. NSAIDs don't seem to always work on severe back pain days?

Xanax helps with the headaches in addition to naproxen. NSAIDs don't seem to always work on severe back pain days?

Dose/response: Most common reason that NSAIDS do not work is that patients are not taking the correct dose and/or at the right time. Weigh yourself accurately and note the time that you take medicines. Also, remember that dosage recommendations are guidelines. They are not written stone. You have to find a thinking physician, not an automaton.

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Prescribed 16 days prednisolone for lower back pain/inflammation tapering (20 ml-5ml). On day 2 @10ml. OK to take Xanax (alprazolam) in day & valium to sleep?

Steroids: Would keep you awake, avoid taking them in late afternoon or evening unless prescribed to do so, as for the xanax (alprazolam) and Valium, use only one as prescribed, please don't combine, would lead to CNS depression and psychomotor impairment

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I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18 I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18 I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

What is the question: We don't know what your question is.Methadone and Xanax is not a treatment most doctors prescribe these days for low back pain due to any cause. You need to see a pain management specialist and may need to be weaned of Methadone and Xanax both highly habit forming drugs. And you will need the appropriate treatment including physical Therapy and other modalities as indicated

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I had a anxiety attack and took zanax then 2 500mg of hydrocodone for severe back pain. Will I be okay?

I had a anxiety attack and took zanax then 2 500mg of hydrocodone for severe back pain. Will I be okay?

Other way to manage: Hydrocodone is falling out of favor as a primary method of treating back pain. See a spine specialist to see what other options are available to manage and resolve your pain. With tools like specific exercises (given to you in an individualized physical therapy program), acupuncture, and meditation (or other technique that works for you), you can avoid medication interactions.

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What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

More to it: Well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? Was it a suicide attempt? Are they suicidal? They should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. Enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death.

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Going back on Xanax (alprazolam) again. Starting at. 25 twice daily to start. How much time should I allow before increases. Use to be on 1 mg 3 times daily.

If using Xanax (alprazolam) for: Treatment of anxiety or tremor, I would recommend a longer acting benzodiazepine which would work better for either condition. Alprazolam has short half life, so you will find that your tolerance will increase quickly. If you must use Alprazolam, I would recommend to increase by 0.25 mg every 2 weeks or so until the desired effect is achieved, then reduce dose by 0.25 mg and stay there.

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Sob when I wake up but not feeling panicked and it doesn't wake me out of a sleep. I take my Xanax (alprazolam) and then it goes back to normal. Is this normal?

No: You are triggering a mechanism in the brainstem that causes your sob, part of the symptoms for which you are taking xanax (alprazolam). This is commonly an effect of poor diet, especially sugar.

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Been having sob for over a week. Dr prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) which eliminates the sob. When Xanax (alprazolam) where's off the sob comes back. Is this just anxiety then?

Been having sob for over a week. Dr prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) which eliminates the sob. When Xanax (alprazolam) where's off the sob comes back. Is this just anxiety then?

Yes, but: This is almost certainly from anxiety if it's repeatedly relieved by xanax (alprazolam). There may also be a subtle relationship between anxiety-induced shortness of breath and some cases of asthma. Re the anxiety, the less xanax (alprazolam) you require, the better. There are other medicines for the anxiety that you could add, which may help to decrease your need for xanax (alprazolam).

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I have to take 3 5mg Xanax (alprazolam) before a medical procedure tomorrow. Will I feel anything at all? I am completely terrified. The procedure is a back injection. Please help!

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Xanax (alprazolam): You probably meant 3 of the 0.5mg. Tablets. As long as it is used on as needed basis prior to procedure, u should be ok.

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