102 patient evaluations for Alprazolam

bassoongirl
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bassoongirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
26 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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Aug 20, 2008 (Started Apr 09, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

  • 1 helpful mark
sixstarus
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sixstarus
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
59 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 15, 2008 (Started Jun 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med is very addictive. Try not to use it to much only when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

  • 1 helpful mark
Hushpuppy
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Hushpuppy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
34 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I have:
PTSD

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Oct 8, 2008 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't take it if you have to drive a car or anything; it makes me really dizzy. I'm also on another medication that makes me dizzy, so I don't know how much is each medication's fault, but I noticed a strong increase in the dizziness on the day I took these pills vs my normal everyday pills of the other medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Headaches, Problems concentrating, Balance problems

  • 1 helpful mark
itz me
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itz me
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
39 M
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Nov 10, 2008 (Started Nov 10, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Problems concentrating, Anger and irritability between doses, Sleepiness, Memory problems

  • 1 helpful mark
AAMS54
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AAMS54
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 24, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this as needed. 0.25 mg up to 4 times a day. It takes the edge off. When I feel very anxious I will take two. I know some who take 1 mg up to 6 times a day. I would sleep with anything over .50 mg. (lol) This is one of the drugs that are not covered in my low prescription cost program though it is much needed!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
59 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
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
europa
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europa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Aug 29, 2008 (Started Aug 15, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Sudds Wife
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Sudds Wife
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Aug 1, 2008 (Started Jun 06, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation, Anger and irritability between doses

  • 0 helpful marks
rhonda1964
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rhonda1964
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Sep 18, 2008 (Started Aug 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Love it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
brkrchll
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brkrchll
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Sep 29, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Fatigue and sleepiness at the beginning of treatment can be almost intolerable at times... However, this side effect seems to slowly fade as your body becomes adjusted to the medication. After a while you note only an increased calm - which can help you sleep if you want to - but no real feeling of sleepiness. While this medication has been prescribed for me to take several times a day, I prefer not to take it if I do not need it. I believe that this has allowed me to avoid any addiction or withdrawal symptoms and a one month prescription may last me up to 6 months, depending on my need and usage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation, Sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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