I was getting up to urinate between 4 and 40x a night. It would wake me up and I could not go back to sleep even if my bladder wasnt full because it caused my whole body excruciating pain unless I got up and peed, even if it was only a few drops. With (3) .5mg tablets of zanax taken during the day it allows me to sleep and I only get up 1-2x a night to pee, it's like a miracle! But I forget to take it on time a lot because it doesn't help with Anxiety or my Major Depression or any Stress at all. Why does it only affect my bladder (and thank heavens for that) and I don't feel it (other than I can finally sleep after 10 years) nothing else has ever helped this condition? I've been to several specialists tried all the new "frequent urination" drugs/patches nothing but the xanax works and that was found by accident, why does it work "only below the belt", so to speak, for me? And why doesn't xanax help me at all with the anxiety?
27 Dec 2011
Benzodiazepines such as xanax help to relax muscles which maybe what is causing your bladder pain. As to why it doesn't help your anxiety, can't say for sure other than you may need to take a higher dose. I recommend you investigate Valium, another benzodiazepine, which may help the anxiety better while still helping the bladder issues.
- Xanax Information for Consumers
- Xanax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xanax (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... have PTSD; I know this but I also have pain that is not imagined or a product of trauma. I have a reoccuring problem of waking up and not being ...
1 answer • 11 Feb 2011
I got addicted to xanax for about 2 years I went off of them cold turkey taking up 15mg or more aday
... i thought i was going to die its been 2 yrs now i still cant sleep, extreme anxiety,and have ED is this permenant ?is there help?
3 answers • 13 Mar 2011
I did not feel like it helped but it made me sleepy. I began taking all three doses at night to help me sleep. I felt very rested during the day and ...
1 answer • 29 Oct 2011
My roommate started a new job and she has anxiety issues as do I and I have been giving her a quarter of a 2 mg. bar at bedtime to help her sleep. ...
7 answers • 25 Jan 2012