103 patient evaluations for Alprazolam

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zoomer
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Severe (Drowsiness, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Train
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Data Quality: 1 star
32 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 2
  • Sociability: 17
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 16
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 42
  • ATEC score: 77
I have:
Asperger's

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Panic Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Tamacita68
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Tamacita68
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
47 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
lkin4help
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lkin4help
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 56
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Atrial Fibrillation

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Aug 30, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
gwyneira
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gwyneira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F35y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this maybe a handful of times through the year for major panic/paranoia events related to my bipolar disorder. I overally have a very good control and handle on the manic side of my bipolar disorder and I'm capable of talking myself down from panic attacks. When the self help techniques do not work, I will take this as it do calm me down quickly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
I"m Tired
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I"m Tired
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F63y
FM:21y Dx
CFS:21y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fear of public or open places (agoraphobia))
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment worked very well for me, was on it for over 3.5 yrs. New doctor wants to change up and see if a new combo will reduce the overall number of pills I have to take each day ( all meds included ).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
painpari
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painpari
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F51y
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 30, 2011 (Started Feb 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Panic attacks)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Side effects: Skin sensitive to touch

  • 0 helpful marks
Vikings23
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Vikings23
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 7, 2009 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
hms.gemini
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hms.gemini
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
44 seizures
288 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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Feb 23, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Promote relaxation)
  • side effects
    Severe (Problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine can make you feel very tired.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Problems concentrating

  • 0 helpful marks
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