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Xanax For Insomnia
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
Dr rx 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia. I'm worried about benzo addiction long term. I've been having increased nightmares since 2mg increase. Is that normal?
Insomnia, Xanax (alprazolam): I understand your distress of nightmares. Xanax is not a Medication for insomnia, it is for Anxiety Xanax 2mg dose may cause anxiety, fear, and dream abnormalities. Exercise, Yoga and Tai Chi in the evening. Close that day’s chapter in your book of life at about 8pm. Before sleeping, do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation. See Psychiatrist for gradual withdrawal from Xanax, (alprazolam) Therapy. ...Read more
Due to a condition with my lungs I am coughing to the point of tears, i take Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and anxiety. Can i take cough medicine with my xanax (alprazolam)?
I'm taking 2 mg alprazolam bars now. Is clonazapam stronger than Xanax? I've had insomnia for about 30 yrs & I hear pros & cons over these 2 medicatio
Depends on situation: Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting about 2-3 hours with onset in about 1/2 hour. Clonazapam or Klonopin short acting about 12 hours onset in about 2 hours. The effect also depends on the dosage, Both are benzodiazepines and dependency possible with both (greater with Xanax (alprazolam)) Neither is considered traditional sleeping medication. YOu want to discuss all pros and cons of various meds for you with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why wont any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time. It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear. As i type thi
Hello. : Hello. I really haven't seen any sleep specialists making responses in the last few months, so i will change the tag to psychiatry so that you may get more responses. Xanax (alprazolam) is a dangerous drug. Many providers have elected to stop prescribing the fast acting form. One can easily develop a dependence on it. There have been deaths due to people coming off it quickly. Even though it is sedating it can seriously alter your sleep architecture which will prove problematic in the long run. Have you considered medical acupuncture to assist with sleep? Frankly, i don't prescribe xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and i try to steer clear of it for anxiety when possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the strongest thing a dr can perscribe 4sleep? I have severe insomnia xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, trazadone, venlaflaxine or nothing helps. Allergic ambian
If you have not: Had a sleep study, you need to get one done. It should not take that much medication to get you to sleep. I am not going to say that i've never seen that be the case, but i will never try that many sleeping medications without getting a sleep study. There is a 20% chance of anyone with depression having sleep apnea and vice versa. That is something that needs to be looked into as well as the more than 80 sleep disorders that have been defined so far.You also should be practicing sleep hygiene.If you can google that term and that will be a website that will come up from vassar college counseling that gives two pages of excellent sleep hygiene recommendations.If you have post traumatic stress disorder, Minipress can be an option. Otherwise, your doctors next option would be seroquel (quetiapine).Or low-dose doxepin.. ...Read more
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