Xanax XR

zoomer's Xanax XR History (Stopped)
Xanax XR (alprazolam)
1 mg Daily Oct 04, 2009 - Mar 01, 2012
Stopped Course of treatment ended Mar 1, 2012
Stopped Course of treatment ended Mar 1, 2012

zoomer's Xanax XR is for…

  • Anxious mood

zoomer's side effects of Xanax XR…

  • Drowsiness Dec 3, 2009
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Oct 4, 2009

Evaluations


Mar 1, 2012

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this was just too dangerous driving for my job. My Pdoc worked with me to find other strategies for anxiety and stress relief rather than taking a benzo. We are making progress on reducing my symptoms with meditation, relaxation, visualization, journal writing, breathing, etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: is effective if I take it everyday. If taken occasionally it causes drowsiness. Addiction danger for me. Only use occasionally as needed. Usually in anticipation of a stressful situation
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 3, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rather than take 1mg daily, I took these as needed. 1-3x's a day on severe anxiety days. Then many days I have none. That helps my concern re:addiction, as that is an issue with me. An unexpected benefit was a general feeling of well being after anxiety was diminishing. I am suspicious of depression being a reaction after several days in a row of Xanax and then none for a day...would leave me feeling down...probably a little withdrawel effect rather than Xanax triggering a depressive episode? This med worked wonders for the physical symptoms: sick stomach, shakes, inside quivers, sweating, and then I noticed a quiet feeling...didn't feel so uncomfortable in my own skin. The drowsies stopped after just a few uses.
Cost: < $25 monthly

About Xanax XR (Prescription Drug)

Xanax XR® is a long-acting version of alprazolam, a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.

Learn more about Xanax XR in our Xanax XR Community Report.