I was hurt at work and had back surgery, pain. Now I take pain medicines. Can't take Xanax. Can't find any help with Bipolar disorder. Going nuts , really bad. Also anxiety, panic disorder. I need the Xanax back but the new laws ... can anyone give me advice on this problem ?
I have bipolar disorder and took Xanax for 23 years. Stopped I take pain pills. Help?
- 23 Sep 2018 by Terry3647
- 21 October 2018 (8 weeks ago)
- xanax, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, pain, panic disorder, surgery, pain pill, disorder, pill
Added 24 Sep 2018:
I have diabetes also. Most new Bipolar disorder medications make blood sugar levels unstable. Xanax always helped keep it stable.
Hi, Terry! Sorry you're going through these problems. Have you ever been on medications specifically for Bipolar disorder like lithium, Lamictal, Depakote, and the anti-psychotics? Antidepressant/anxiolytics are helpful for anxiety, but unfortunately, provoke manic episodes in some people so a medication like buspirone is often prescribed.
I'm Bipolar with mixed manic/depressive episodes with associated anxiety disorders and am currently taking Depakote, Vraylar, and buspirone very successfully.
Just something to think about.
P.S., Glad you're off the benzos. Recent studies are uncovering the detrimental long term effects of their use. They can cause increased anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, memory loss, and a myriad of other ailments.
Best regards and good luck to you! Wildcat
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