I started xanax xr .5 mg twice a day a couple days ago for anxiety and panic attacks due to stress and depression. I feel tired and foggy all the time. I also am having memory issues. How long does this last and will it go away ?
If I am not mistaken.I think Xanax Extended Release last 24 hours.So you should not be feeling any anxiety at all.Though I am not competely sure on this one.The tired/drowsiness should go away in 2 weeks because you have to give your body time to let the medication get in your system.
I take 1MG XANAX XR. Initially I felt like you do but side effects wear off in about a week. You won't notice this huge feeling of happiness or euphoria on this med but you will notice you no longer for anxious throughout the day nor do you think about having panic or anxiety attacks anymore out of the blue. The short lasting XANAX (usually .25mg) is what I carry if I do happen to get anxious and it can't be controlled with my XANAX X, because it's quick acting. VERY rarely do I have to take my immed. effective "emergency" Xanax, though because the XR really keeps my attacks at bay.
Everyone who reads this : GET OFF XANAX. I don't care what the doctors say, unless it's a dire emergency, don't take this stupid drug, in literal sense. It will put you to your lowest function, to where you have no memory and are a complete drone, even after a couple sporadic nights of fun. Getting through Xanax withdrawal is painful, getting through Xanax recovery is saddening, just knowing how far down you've gone. You can't think, you literally have no ideas [imagine that night 4 months of your last Xanax where you finally have an idea, then imagine having to then form two ideas, then three, then somehow put the ideas together? Xanax recovery is something no one should go through.] Unless your heart stopped because of some intense anxiety, then don't take it. I forgot to mention, the first months to years after Xanax, anxiety will be much worse even the most simple things. Then imagine how bad anxiety will be when you have a real panic attack. Don't take this drug.
If possible, please talk to your healthcare provider and see if you can work together to find a different medication. In my experience, the foggy mind, exhaustion & memory problems do not diminish, but in fact get worse. Also, as mentioned in another response, becoming dependent/addicted to this drug creates many unpleasant difficulties and withdrawal is dangerous & often requires medical assistance in a residential program.
- Xanax XR Information for Consumers
- Xanax XR Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xanax XR (detailed)
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