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Constant nausea. Take 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) at night only for 10 years for tmj. Could the Xanax (alprazolam) be causing my unexplained nausea? Should i switch to ativan?

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Dr. Leon F. Gerard
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not the Xanax (alprazolam)

Very complex question! 1st the xanax (alprazolam) is only treating the symptoms of your tmd, not the cause.
Since xanax (alprazolam) is anxiolytic & helps, the cause of the tmd most likely is related to anxiety. Unresolved internal anxiety v. Often leads to bruxism. This can lead to spasms of the jaw muscles from overwork. 2nd, taking xanax (alprazolam) for that long v. Bad. Call office of dr. Gordon christiansen near u and fix the tmd.

In brief: Not the Xanax (alprazolam)

Very complex question! 1st the xanax (alprazolam) is only treating the symptoms of your tmd, not the cause.
Since xanax (alprazolam) is anxiolytic & helps, the cause of the tmd most likely is related to anxiety. Unresolved internal anxiety v. Often leads to bruxism. This can lead to spasms of the jaw muscles from overwork. 2nd, taking xanax (alprazolam) for that long v. Bad. Call office of dr. Gordon christiansen near u and fix the tmd.
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Nausea is probably not caused by xanax (alprazolam).
Your doctor may want you to switch to Ativan if you are beginning to experience middle of the night awakenings on xanax (alprazolam).

In brief: Not likely

Nausea is probably not caused by xanax (alprazolam).
Your doctor may want you to switch to Ativan if you are beginning to experience middle of the night awakenings on xanax (alprazolam).
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good question

The xanax (alprazolam) should not cause nausea, but anxiety, pain, and medical problems can.
Please see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps.

In brief: Good question

The xanax (alprazolam) should not cause nausea, but anxiety, pain, and medical problems can.
Please see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely. Have your doc experiment with different drugs.

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely. Have your doc experiment with different drugs.
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