They drug test me to make sure that i'm taking them. Well my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago, and I took a few more than I usually do. How long do they stay in your system? I'm worried they may drug test me when I go in next week.
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3 Aug 2011
Sorry about your loss. Xanax can stay in your system anywhere from three to eight days depending on how long you have been using that medicine. If you were prescribed Xanax or any other benzo you don't have anything to worry about because it just comes up as a benzo in the test.
7 Feb 2010
According to the manufacture Xanax can have a half life of up to 26.9 hours so the drug would stay in your system for a maximum of 53.8 hours. Remember that's the maximum. The average amount of time it stays in your system is 22.4 hours. I have personally done my own study to see how long Xanax stayed in my system. I have been taking it for years and I take 2mg four times a day. I was working at a Urinalysis lab at the time and I found out that it was out of my system within 19.8 hours. I have never heard of Xanax staying in your system for more than 3 days. The second thing I would like to mention is that you should NEVER take more medication without your doctor knowing especially if you take more because of a death in your family. If someone dies that you are close to you naturally have anxiety and you should go through the grieving stages like everyone else does.
I often see people take Benzodiazepines to prevent themselves from feeling the pain which God made for a reason during a death of a close one. Go through the grieving process and don't medicate to prevent yourself from feeling it because in the end when you stop taking the medication you still have that pain and depression you first experienced when the one you loved died because you never went through the natural grieving process. Since you were already on the drug it's not that much of a problem but still you should never take more medication to compensate for a natural event in your life. You should deal with those naturally, don't block your feelings with drugs. Remember to always talk to your doctor before changing the amount of medication you are taking because you could easily become addicted if not taken as directed. I hope this helps. I'm sorry for you loss. If you still experience problems to do your loss see a Psychologist and talk to someone about it. That's much better than taking more medication. Hope this helps! Good luck to you! Please let me know how it goes and if the Xanax stayed in your system that long because I've personally never seem it in the 2 years of working for a Urinalysis lab.
5 Feb 2010
how many did you take,what's the doseage? alot depends on that too. however,it will show up dont worry. I know this for sure because my son (who is now in jail)was an addict,and he had to go in for drug testing ever two weeks and he thought if he stopped taking pills for a week they wouldnt find it,well they did and guess what? probation violation,off to jail,so i do know that they will still be in your system,so dont worry:)
14 May 2013
Iv been taking 1mg.xanex since 08 and recently i stopped taking them b/c they were stolen.iv always had anxiety n panic attacks but after about 3 weeks of not taking them i noticed i didnt have any panic attacks and only a few very minor anxiety attacks but it was nothing like if i was on xanex n had anxiety.i had a urine test 25 days after my last dose n it didnt show up n my UA.on the other hand my father will take it about 3weeks b4 his UA n it shows up.i think it varies on the persons system n how it reacts to benzos
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