Review: could Xanax cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
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, 3,520 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia 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.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 764,356 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 54,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 3,867 people (7.07%) have Insomnia.
Time on Xanax when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (865 people, 22.37%)
- Depression (651 people, 16.83%)
- Pain (532 people, 13.76%)
- Insomnia (367 people, 9.49%)
- Sleep disorder (306 people, 7.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (598 people, 15.46%)
- Oxycontin (555 people, 14.35%)
- Seroquel (487 people, 12.59%)
- Neurontin (438 people, 11.33%)
- Zoloft (422 people, 10.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
From this study (6 months ago):
I just don't want to do many thing that I used to. I don't want to see or go to any of my former friends or places cause I just get a bad feeling when I see or pass any of my old neighborhoods that I used to live in.
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