Xanax Detox and Withdrawal (Alprazolam)

Xanax Detox and Withdrawal

Xanax® | What is It?

Xanax (alprazolam) is an highly efficient drug that belongs to the class of Benzodiazepines (“Benzos”). It is supposed to be used by people suffering from anxiety symptoms to whom it was prescribed. Please report any medications you are taking at the moment before you start your treatment with Xanax, as this may be important in determining the appropriate dose and minimize risk of Xanax detox and withdrawal symptoms.

If you are currently taking following medications they have to be reported to you doctor: birth control pills, antifungals, cimetidine, propoxyphene, diltiazem, seizure medication, isoniazid, and antidepressants. Medicines for seizures, muscle relaxants, depression or anxiety medications, cold medicines, and pain medications can worsen some of your side effects when you are using Xanax. Therefore, it’s very important that you wait for your doctor’s approval before taking these medications.

Why Patients are Prescribed Xanax? If you are dealing with anxiety and depression on regular bases, you must know that they are not to be taken lightly. They are your real enemies, and they are out to get you in the most devious way imaginable – by working from the inside and compromising every aspect of your life. There are clearly identifiable psychological and physical symptoms that unmistakably identify an anxiety disorder. If you have been suffering from reoccurring irregular, staggered or rapid heart beat, stomach issues, nausea and vomiting, irritated bowel syndrome, diarrhea, increased perspiration and sweating, headaches, sensations of of dizziness or light-headedness, muscle tremors, cramps or aches, fatigue or tiredness without an apparent reason, trouble sleeping, hot or cold waves, chest pain or stabbing, or tingling sensation in your digits, there’s a good chance that your symptoms are caused by anxiety. On the other hand, some of the most common psychological symptoms include nervousness, irritation, irrational fear, feeling of disconnection and isolation from others, social anxiety and self conscious feeling when in the company of others. Having any of those symptoms, especially in combination with one or more others from the list during a prolonged time period should definitely worry you and motivate you to seek medical advice.

One treatment that’s been proven to be effective time and time again in a wide range of patients from different backgrounds is the so called “two-pronged approach”. This approach to treating anxiety combines medication, such as Xanax with psycho therapy and counseling The most effective medication medical science has available for anxiety treatments are benzodiazepines, and Xanax is the most popular benzodiazepine in the US. Xanax is highly effective for treating panic attacks and depression, as well as acute and chronic anxiety. It’s a quick cure for anxiety and neurosis triggered health issues and symptoms, such as irritable bowel syndrome, shortness of breath and a host of other medical issues we already covered. Xanax can also help women manage some of the worst symptoms of PMS, and is commonly used to treat anxiety, tension and nervousness that comes with agoraphobia and other more or less common psychological disorders and neuroses.

Precautions: The use of Xanax, which has been classified as FDA pregnancy category D, is rarely justified in women that are already pregnant or can get pregnant while taking this medicine. Therefore, your health care provider may recommend an alternative or ask you to consider postponing the treatment if this is at all possible. You don’t have to get worried if you get some mild side effects of Xanax, such as vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, muscle weakness, lack of balance, dizziness, insomnia, drowsiness, weight changes, slurred speech, or blurred vision, as they are short–lived and likely to go away on their own.

Xanax Detox and Withdrawal | Minimizing the Symptoms:

Xanax® Addiction: You may become addicted to Xanax if you continue taking it for a long period of time or in large doses. The risk is higher if you have a history of such an addiction, so make sure you do not start the treatment before you discuss this risk. Being addicted to Xanax is unlikely to make your treatment less effective, but is can make it more difficult for you to stop taking this medication. This has to do with withdrawal symptoms you may get if you quit Xanax cold turkey.

Xanax Detox and Withdrawal: Detoxification from use accompanies these probable withdrawal symptoms: loss of appetite, increased sensations, blurred vision, muscle twitching, tingling, and numbness. Therefore, it’s not recommended to discontinue the treatment without previously talking to your doctor. You will be most likely recommended a gradual withdrawal, which will involve taking less and less of this medicine every several days. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should be especially careful with taking Xanax, as it has been reported to cause birth defects in unborn babies and pass into breast milk, affecting the health or a nursing baby.

Conclusion: As discussed above, there are pros and cons to taking any drug, and Xanax® is no exception Xanax has a high potential for abuse, and in irresponsible hands can lead to disaster. Xanax works as a tranquilizer of the Central Nervous System, and it’s effects are pleasant enough that some people would abuse it in recreational purposes On the other hand, even if that’s not your intention, prolonged usage of Xanax can lead to buildup of tolerance to it’s effects, which will make you take bigger and bigger dosages of the cure. Increase of dosage can easily lead to addiction, and though it’s not too difficult to kick it cold turkey, the withdrawal symptoms are still far from pleasant, so you need to be careful, responsible and never take more than your doctor prescribed. When used according to doctor’s instructions, Xanax is an invaluable tool for dealing with anxiety – just be careful of it’s dark side.

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