What You Need To Know Before You Take Alprazolam
Over 40 million people in the world suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of the who has been prescribed a benzodiazepine and need to know the side effects of Xanax keep reading to find out what you need to know, and how to survive.
Xanax (alprazolam) is the most popular of the benzodiazepine drugs, with millions of tablets prescribed each year. If you have never taken Xanax before, there are some things you need to know.
Anxiety Disorders and Temporary Symptoms of Anxiety
Adults: The usual starting dose is 0.25-0.5 milligrams (mg), taken three times a day. If necessary, your doctor may increase your dose every 3-4 days, up to a maximum of 4 mg per day taken in divided doses. However, because the risk of dependence may increase with more frequent doses and longer length of treatment, your doctor will frequently assess if you are receiving the lowest possible effective dose of Xanax.
What I find interesting, and terrifying is the part about what your doctor may do to increase your dosage of this drug. From personal experience I can tell you that dependance and withdrawal from any of these fast-acting benzo’s is pure evil even at small doses.
But to think that anxiety sufferers are out there taking 4mg/day of this stuff…it makes me sick. Any doctor who prescribes that much Alprazolam for anything long-term is playing with fire. Think about it for a second. 4mg per day is 16 tablets of the lowest strength!
What Are The Side-Effects Of Xanax?
If you are just starting out taking alprazolam you will often feel the following most often:
Decreased sex drive
Weight loss/Weight gain
Loss or gain of appetitie
And that’s not even all of them! Did you see ANXIETY as a side-effect?
Yes, we live in a world where anti-anxiety drugs can CAUSE anxiety!
But those are nothing compared to what you’ll feel when you stop taking these “miracle pills”.
So many people look at drugs like Xanax as if they are the best thing ever invented. I used to think that too…until I had to get off them, then I found out the real truth.
Yes, they do help a lot for anxiety, but after a while you need more and more and they work less and less until you are a wreck who can’t even function without taking them.
I had them in my car, my wallet, in my pocket at ALL TIMES because I knew how I would feel when the effects wore off, and it was ugly.
If you have an anxiety disorder, there are other ways. There are MUCH SAFER ways to eliminate your anxiety without having to get hooked on these evil drugs. Tens of thousands of people have found a way to become anxiety-free and drug-free just by learning how to cope with anxiety differently.