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How is the best way to quit from Xanax (alprazolam) medication currently taking 1mg before bedtime for 5 months now, II like to stop?
See your MD: Your dr needs to evaluate you and explain the treatment plan. You may be able decrease the dose gradually over a 3 - 4 week period. Some mds may prefer to switch the xanax (alprazolam) to long acting "benzo" med from which you can taper off more comfortably. Again only an md who has evaluated you should decide how best you can be treated. ...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
Hello I would like to get back on my anxiety medication (Xanax 2mg) for my last minute trip which I have to fly. I don't fly. I've been in constant panic (3 panic attacks today so far) and its constant worry. I can't sleep, I can't focus I'm worrie?
See M.D. for meds: If short acting benzodiazepines (such as Xanax have help relieve your anxiety during plane flights there is usually no reason why it can't be used again. Speak with you GP or internist or a psychiatrist. You have to be careful about overusing them and being sedated to drive or using them regularly and becoming dependent on them. There may be other techniques that can help you with this problem. ...Read more
If let's say, a person takes psych medications like Xanax (alprazolam) for a few months and gets off it, does the brain chemically rebalance itself (5htp, etc)?
Can I take Xanax before a CT scan with contrast? Xanax is a daily medication for me for severe anxiety. I wasn't told not to take any medications but to not eat or drink for 2 hrs prior. Can I still take my medication in the morning before the scan. If the
Probably: This should not be an issue, but contact the radiologist who is performing the test to be sure before just taking any medication. ...Read more
I have bad anxiety. I took Xanax for 4 years. A couple of months ago I asked to titrate off Xanax and so I switched to zoloft. But, now I realize Xanax is the only medication that works. I have tried all types of non-narcotic anti-anxiety meds and xana
Is it okay to take medications like Xanax (alprazolam) or Zoloft if you had heart surgery. Mitral valve repair? Will these effect in any way?
Are there medications or other things besides alcohol that will dangerously increase the effects of xanax (alprazolam)?
Yes: Any medication or drug that sedates you, will combine with the sedating effects of xanax (alprazolam). This would include all sleeping medications, antipsychotics, other benzodiazepines, many antidepressants, etc. Xanax (alprazolam) is also metabolized by certain liver enzyme systems which can be impacted by other drugs and grapefruit juice. Drugs that inhibit these enzymes can increase effects of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
I was prescribed restoril30mg, didn't work so I took 60mg, didn't work, what if I add Xanax (alprazolam) to it, or what is other sleeping medications?
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
I need medication to help me thru a c.T. Scan, I have tried haildol, xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, with no success, due to extreme claustrophobia! It is vital!
How much med can a: Woodchuck chuck. The failure to get a response from those meds may be dose related - not enough was provided or not via the best route. Sometimes intravenous medication has a more instant and significant response. Valium and Ativan (lorazepam) can be provided that way. Cognitive therapy, emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and hypnosis are non-med alternatives. Consider anesthesia consult. ...Read more
What is the best anxiety medication? My only symptoms are sob. I have stressed anxiety. Currently on. 25 of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day and isn't doing enough
Pls help. Xanax (alprazolam) no longer an opt 4 treatment. I felt so productive taking it. Can any1 recommend similar medication that's effective 4 gen. Anxiety? Ty
Xanax (alprazolam) must b stopped: I'm sorry that you need to stop a medicine that you've found very helpful! There are many, many different medications to treat anxiety, including meds that are in the same class as Xanax, (alprazolam) and others that are in different classes. There are also multiple helpful talk therapies. I would set up an appointment with your md and discuss the available options & assess, with your doc, which wld b best 4 u ...Read more
Please explain what are the symptoms where a person should be given medication for adult attention hyperactive disorder instead of taking a high dose of xanax (alprazolam)?
Actually a formal: Psychiatric evaluation will help to determine if the person has some form of an anxiety disorder or (and) if there is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. When both diagnoses are present, the prescriber needs to carefully determine which medication (s) are indicated ; it what order. ...Read more
Many: Benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, etc.); antidepressants with serotonin reuptake inhibition (e.g. Prozac, zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro, effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta, remeron, tofranil, parnate, nardil, etc.); beta blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, propranolol); serotonin1a receptor partial agonists (e.g. Buspar). ...Read more
When taking Xanax (alprazolam) daily, is it okay to consume apple cider vinegar? Or will it cancel out the medication?
It is ok: There should not be interaction between the components. Always consult your doctor about intake of meds and other stuff as they may share metabolism site and cause toxicity. Furthermore, if you can take xanax (alprazolam) as needed, perhaps that was the way it was ordered to not cause dependence and tolerance. ...Read more
What are the best non addictive medications for chronic anxiety- I take Xanax (alprazolam) and my breathlessness doesn't go completely away but gets much better?
You probably need an ssri[selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor] medication
as well as adjustment of the xanax (alprazolam) first. Once the symptoms are controlled then perhaps the xanax (alprazolam) can be tapered off. Also enter into a course of psychotherapy since in the long run this may help you do without the medication totally. ...Read more
Good question: To be addressed directly your doc. Personally, I have no idea: those two meds are different & are normally "switched" the other way around, from xanax (alprazolam) (benzo) to zoloft (ssri). If the doc's answer is still unclear, unsatisfactory or confusing, get a second opinion, your health is too important to be left in the fog. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are there any interactions of these medications? I take zofran, buspar, (buspirone) and xanax as needed.
Is it safe to take multivitamins with xanax (alprazolam)? . Better yet is it safe to take multivitamins with any medication since it's vitamins and not medication?
Yes, it's safe: It is safe and there are no interactions. The use of multivitamins is so ingrained in our society. If you eat healthy and right, there is no need to take and spend money on all those multivitamins. Your food has them. You can google the latest studies on multivitamins and you'll be surprised. ...Read more
I have diagnosed anxiety disorder and am prescribed medication for it, and sadly developed a rough addiction. I’m stuck in cross roads because the Xanax (what I’m RX’d) takes away anxiety, but I’m taking either side of 50mg a day (street + RX). Help?
Detox needed: Your addiction to Xanax is serious enough at ~ 50 mg/day to warrant in-patient treatment. You are putting your health at great risk by doing street drugs. Be honest with prescribing doc and reach out for help, go to urgent care or ER. You need careful medical supervision to detox and a re-evaluation of any underlying anxiety disorder. For more info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/hoj7rto ...Read more
Want to know more about celexa? And medication for anxiety? Hi. I had a few questions about my anxiety. A doctor I saw today prescribed me to celexa and I really wanted to try Xanax bc my friend has a lot of anxiety and I told her that but she she sadi sh
Celexa (citalopram): Celexa is antidepressant which is commonly prescribed for an anxiety. There are other antidepressants available that approved for an anxiety as well. Celexa is a good medication, it will take 2-4 weeks to work. Benzodiazepam, such as xanax (alprazolam) is used for controlling immediate anxiety and panic symptoms but the effect does not last long, subsequently causes rebound anxiety symptoms. ...Read more
Which is the most effective medication for anxiety / panic attacks which can be taken on a daily basis for a long period of time? I don't want xanax (alprazolam).
Hi, I will be flying soon and I have a lot of anxiety due to the fact that I have never flown before. I also have a paranoia of getting sick. Can I mix my. 5 of xanax with any over the counter medications such as dramamine? (I don't know if I will feel si
You could, but. .: .. . both of these can make you a little drowsy, so taking both might make you more sleepy on the plane than you may want--it also depends upon how long your flight is. Obviously, if your flight is only a few hours, it's probably a bad idea to take both--unless you actually DO begin to get sick on the plane. If it is your anxiety that you feel may make you sick, hopefully the Xanax (alprazolam) will prevent ...Read more
Can someone please explain to me the difference between: 1. Xanax and klonopin, 2. Different add vs. Adhd medications and 3. Opinions on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?
3 for 1:
1.Klonopin lasts 20 hours, xanax only 4-8- so more likely to get rebound anxiety on xanax and more feeling dependent. Keep doses low of either. 2)add = adhd names changed to sell more books.
3)pristiq is a weaker version of Effexor (venlafaxine) with fewer side effects except on your wallet. ...Read more