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I don't have a high threshold for pain of mental or physical nature. Should i always take anti anxiety such as Xanax (alprazolam) and pain meds when i need it?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Pain intolerance

Xanax (alprazolam) & pain meds.
Can be addicting in the long-run. Wondering if u try non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs first, or antidepressants that would work for your type of pain such as cymbalta. Discuss your options with your primary care doc.

In brief: Pain intolerance

Xanax (alprazolam) & pain meds.
Can be addicting in the long-run. Wondering if u try non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs first, or antidepressants that would work for your type of pain such as cymbalta. Discuss your options with your primary care doc.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Followup: Sounds like U cannot tolerate Antidepressants. Best to discuss with your prescribing Doc. the possibility of adjusting your anxiety medication.
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