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Review: could Xanax cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

We study 54,940 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,573 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,912 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,274,280 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 54,940 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 6,049 people (11.01%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety29.82%10.31%3.29%5.04%33.77%10.31%7.46%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety70.09%29.91%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.05%0.05%0.87%7.41%15.79%24.90%23.95%26.99%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety4.41%42.65%38.24%14.71%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety6.25%34.38%59.38%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (1,904 people, 31.48%)
  2. Depression (1,097 people, 18.14%)
  3. Pain (911 people, 15.06%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (503 people, 8.32%)
  5. Sleep disorder (416 people, 6.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (1,105 people, 18.27%)
  2. Zoloft (1,008 people, 16.66%)
  3. Aspirin (895 people, 14.80%)
  4. Zometa (877 people, 14.50%)
  5. Neurontin (875 people, 14.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks 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.

    Reply

    anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:

    Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have muscles stiffness, pelvis, thighs, shoulders, upper arms - difficulty lifting arms to brush hair, take off clothes - severe stiffness - muscle weakness

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • never done full panel of hormones; cortisol flatlined 5 years ago now too high; testing also showed high estrogen levels for peri-menopausal female

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