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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
DIET AND EXERCISE: Many options like a healthy diet avoiding too much salt and sugar. Avoid too much caffeine and alcohol. Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes a day. Do not over schedule your self during the premenstrual phase. Reduce your life stressors. If it is too intense then speak to your physician and can consider medications like Prozac or an anti anxiety medication short term like xanax. ...Read more
Be careful: Impossible question to answer. Lack of basic info: dose, age , other meds , health status. Meds cannot be taken like that! check wiith your care provider. ...Read more
Why am i obsessed with having the drugs i used to be addicted to? Like ecstasy, liquor, xanax, etc. Am i still addicted even if i never do it?
Peer support: Obsession can occur in early abstinence as well as in times in recovery. Connecting with a peer support for recovery including a 12 -step program such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous and secular program such as lifering.Org can help. Continued can be a warning for possible relapse. Also discuss this with your counselor and/or physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety: Xanax is used to treat anxiety. But it only works on anxiety for a short period of time: once the medication wears off, the anxiety can return. Therefore, the best cases to use Xanax is for situations that are infrequent and time-limited, such as going to the dentist or flying. There is a risk of becoming addicted to Xanax if used too regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is the best way to quit from Xanax 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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Xanax: It's a medication prescribed for anxiety disorders.At start can cause sedation drowsiness.Should be used cautiously and as prescribed has a high potential for abuse and addiction should not be a sole treatment for anxiety.Discuss with your doctor if needing to use more than prescribed caution with drinking while on this med. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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