4 patient evaluations for Alprazolam taken for the purpose of 'insomnia'

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Jul 29, 2014 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jul 8, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medication has helped me with my feelings as they become overwhelming, or situations that I start to panic about as well as to sleep when my mind will not stop touching on everything and I can't stop it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have no bad side effects from the drug itself, however since I have been on it for so long, I can not go without it. By not getting my refill in time on a Friday, I had to go without it all weekend and went through living hell until Sunday night when I finally got hold of my doctor. At this time, I do not know if I could stop taking this medication without help from possibly some other drug. If I do not take the afternoon tablet, I experience a tightness in my chest, feel anxious and get upset easily, which in turn just makes the first 2 symptoms worse...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Feb 14, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Side effects: sleepiness

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If taken for anxiety, I have found it to take away the tightness I experience in my chest and the drowning feeling when I have a bad anxiety attack.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 27, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drug dependence, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes me feel a bit sedated when I take it every day. It's very easy to become dependent. Still, it's the only thing that's ever truly help me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, drug dependence

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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