Review: could Xanax cause Anxiety?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 54,703 people who take Xanax. Among them, 5,705 have Anxiety. See who they are, when they have Anxiety and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,692 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Xanax include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Anxiety (latest reports from 1,274,891 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, pain.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 52,277 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 5,705 people (10.91%) have Anxiety.
Time on Xanax when people have Anxiety * :
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Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :
Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :
Severity of Anxiety when taking Xanax ** :
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How people recovered from Anxiety ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (1,794 people, 31.45%)
- Depression (1,054 people, 18.48%)
- Pain (888 people, 15.57%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (498 people, 8.73%)
- Sleep disorder (397 people, 6.96%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (1,073 people, 18.81%)
- Zoloft (980 people, 17.18%)
- Neurontin (861 people, 15.09%)
- Aspirin (860 people, 15.07%)
- Zometa (833 people, 14.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.
From this study (13 hours ago):
Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.
From this study (1 month ago):
For 6 years I have been taking predisone to treat my Myasthenia Gravis, which is primarily ocular. I've always had moderate situational anxiety but as soon as I began taking prednison my axiety sky rocketed. My predinsone doses have ranged from 5-30mg per day, depending on weather or not I am in remission, but every time I have tried to get off prednisone I have a bad flare up. My neurologist began treating my anxiety 6 years ago with clonazepam and it worked for me for about 4 years. The entire 5th year of being on clonazepam it had little to no effect on controlling my anxiety any longer. I have also taken mestinon along side of prednisone to treat my myasthenia gravis but it had little effect on my condition. This past year my family practioner tapered me off the clonazepam using alprazolam and it has been working very well. Recently, due to an overload of general life responsibilities, I have began to have another flare up. This is the first time while on alprazolam that this has occured. I have been on 5mg of prednisone and 2mg of alprazolam daily for the past year or so and have been problem free. Today I have had to bump back up to 20mg of prednisone to control my Myasthenia Gravis, but I am having extremly peaked anxiety levels. Hopefully I will be seeing one of my doctors this week.
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