17 patient evaluations for Alprazolam taken for the purpose of 'panic attacks'

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Feb 10, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I suffer from anxiety attacks, and this medicine usually stops them within 5 minutes. It is also of great help when I am in an uncomfortable social situation.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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.

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Feb 13, 2013 (Started Oct 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inability to handle stress (bad stress reactions))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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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

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2010 (Started Nov 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, anger and irritability between doses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: highly addictive , if i even forget to take 1 , i begin having withdrawals ...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, anger and irritability between doses

Sep 20, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, anger and irritability between doses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Started taking .05 mgs. in 2001 .. was gradually increased over time and ended up taking 6 - 1 mg. tabs a day .. the anxiety and panic got worse ... so after weaning myself down to 3 -4 , 1 mgs. tabs a day , made a plan with my therapist and pcp to get off this drug as it is most likely not needed anymore ... the side effects of withdrawal are horrendous, but necessary to get off this highly addictive and misused drug ...
Side effects: vertigo, anger and irritability between doses

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Mar 25, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been getting panic attacks ever since my mom died in 2008. They would be so severe, I couldn't function. I stayed in bed and couldn't sleep due to all these worries I had. I was very depressed. My doctor recommended Xanax to help with the panic attacks, along with Paxil. Today I am enjoying life a lot more than I used to!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 3, 2010 (Started Sep 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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