Review: could Xanax cause Headache?
Summary: Headache is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Stress and anxiety.
We study 55,076 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,461 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,041 Xanax users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,378 Headache patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 55,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 4,034 people (7.33%) have Headache.
Time on Xanax when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :
Severity of Headache when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (740 people, 18.34%)
- Depression (605 people, 15.00%)
- Pain (573 people, 14.20%)
- Hypertension (299 people, 7.41%)
- Sleep disorder (181 people, 4.49%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (568 people, 14.08%)
- Aspirin (545 people, 13.51%)
- Zoloft (507 people, 12.57%)
- Oxycontin (494 people, 12.25%)
- Neurontin (483 people, 11.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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Sounds like Lyme disease to me. It's in all 50 States.
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