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?
I was initially given xanax for anxiety but it never helped, but it did help my bladder, why?
Question posted by lemonly on 27 Dec 2011
Last updated on 27 December 2011 by LaurieShay
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.
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