3 patient evaluations for Xanax XR

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
58 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • 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
Side effects: Drowsiness

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • 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
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 3, 2009 (Started Oct 04, 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
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark
Vikings23
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 5, 2011 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 7, 2009 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
Wen
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Wen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F48y
FM:18y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 29, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

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