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Why do I always get really hyper when I take Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

Paradoxical reaction. Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because of partial sedation or loss of focus, which can be upsetting; this should improve with dose reduction. Sometimes it is due to impaired ability to read/respond to your surroundings, which can be frightening. Read more...

Need advice on what is the the main difference between Valium and xanax (alprazolam)?

Short vs long acting. Xanax (alprazolam) works for shorter periods, typically 4-6 hours, while valium works for 12-16 hours. Both are in the class of medications known as benzodiazepines, which work by increasing the effect of gaba, the generally inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Read more...

Hi I was just recently switched from Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg to Valium 5 mg been on Xanax (alprazolam) for 9 yrs am scared?

Don't be scared. Somebody's doing you a favor. Xanax (alprazolam) is an awful drug to use chronically. Your doctor switched you to a long-acting benzodiazepine to help you get past the xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal (that's often mistaken for panic). The next step down the road will be to deal with your anxiety without any benzodiazepines. There are better drugs plus cognitive behavioral therapy if you'll just be patient. Read more...
Xanax (alprazolam) I am sure your prescribing doc. Is monitoring your response closely. Report any anxiety symptoms as they develop. Read more...

Is it true that. 05 Xanax (alprazolam) is eqivalant to 10mg valium? That's what my gp told me

Xanax (alprazolam) has short effect. Your gp is probably about right in terms of the immediate effects of xanax (alprazolam) versus valium, but the two are quite different in terms of how long effects last. In my opinion, valium is a much safer medication than xanax (alprazolam), because it stays acts for much longer and gradually tapers. Withdrawal symptoms, on the other hand, can occur within three or four hour of having taken a dose of xanax (alprazolam). If on xanax (alprazolam) for a long time, it has to be tapered very slowly even if valium is being taken at the same time. Read more...
Benzo's. There are many statements like this. I tend not to take them too seriously each drug is quite different. Valium lasts a lot longer in your bloodstream and has a deeper calming effect. Xanax (alprazolam) is quick acting ;comes and goes quickly .So i really think you're comparing apples and oranges especially since there is a great subjective component to taking these drugs. Read more...

New gp has cut my dose of 30mg Valium to 25- but is prescribing a friend 3mg of Xanax (alprazolam) with no problem- is this fair to pick & choose?

Your doctor is. Basing their decisions on the issues, symptoms and concerns that you have brought to him. Your friend is not you and has other issues that he is taking into account. Speak with your doctor if you are not sure the medication is the right one for you. It is not a matter of fairness, but clinical judgement, which is why he spent years in medical school and training. Read more...

I used totake xanax (alprazolam) laxa valium. Very high dosage. Does it effect sexual power. Can it be normal? I used 15 or mre tablets daily but now I have quit

Erectile Dysfunction. I commend you for overcoming your Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium Dependence. They can affect sexual desire, interest, drive, or performance, both increase and decrease. It is also affected by use of Alcohol at the same time, and your relationship with your partner. Have heart to Heart talk with your partner about need for emotional, physical and sexual intimacy; and to see a Physician for Diagnosis and Therapy. Read more...

I used totake xanax (alprazolam) laxa valium. Very high dosage. Does it effect sexual power. If it does. Now how can become normal. I used 15 or mre tablets daily?

Unclear. Are you still using this medication? Tell us more details about how long you have used it and what is the current amount you are using. We can guide you as to how to reduce it and get you off of it slowly but safely. Yes it can impair your sexual performance and it will come back to normal if you succeeded in getting off the other drugs. Read more...
Drug dependence? Taking 15 pills or more a day of 'very high dosage' Xanax, (alprazolam) ?laxatives, Valium is serious and suggests a problem with addiction. See your pcp to get checked for libido and any underlying medical problem for which you may be self-medicating. See a mental health professional for guidance. I hope this helps. Read more...