Review: could Xanax cause Chronic fatigue syndrome?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
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, 90 have Chronic fatigue syndrome. See who they are, when they have Chronic fatigue syndrome 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.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue) (latest reports from 11,682 patients) has been reported by people with acne, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 52,277 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 88 people (0.17%) have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Time on Xanax when people have Chronic fatigue syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Chronic fatigue syndrome||0.00%||25.00%||4.17%||16.67%||37.50%||8.33%||8.33% |
Gender of people who have Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Xanax * :
|Chronic fatigue syndrome||76.60%||23.40% |
Age of people who have Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Xanax * :
|Chronic fatigue syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||21.43%||8.33%||29.76%||30.95%||9.52% |
Severity of Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Chronic fatigue syndrome||0.00%||16.67%||66.67%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Chronic fatigue syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Chronic fatigue syndrome||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (37 people, 42.05%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (11 people, 12.50%)
- Intervertebral disc displacement (10 people, 11.36%)
- Depression (8 people, 9.09%)
- Osteoarthritis (6 people, 6.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zoloft (39 people, 44.32%)
- Seroquel (34 people, 38.64%)
- Ativan (30 people, 34.09%)
- Vioxx (30 people, 34.09%)
- Prozac (27 people, 30.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Trying to figure out if my symptoms are related to medications I am taking or due to chronic fatigue syndrome which I have been diagnosed with and maybe fibromyalgia or lumbar stenosis or MS.
From this study (4 months ago):
I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.
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