What Does Xanax Feel Like?
11 Things to Know
1. Xanax Is Not a Drug for Everyone
The main reason why many people use Xanax is because they have been prescribed it by their doctor or are taking it recreationally. There are some other reasons too but these two are the most common ones.
If you think that you might not like using drugs then don’t try it! You will probably get addicted very quickly if you continue with this kind of behavior.
2. Xanax Is Not A ‘Legal High’
Xanax is not a legal high; it’s just another name for alcohol. So, while there are some similarities between Xanax and alcohol, they’re not exactly the same thing.
For example, alcohol makes you feel happy and relaxed whereas Xanax makes you feel paranoid and anxious.
3. Xanax Is Not A ‘Killer’ Drug
Xanax isn’t a killer drug, it’s just another name for alcohol. It doesn’t cause death or even permanent damage like heroin or cocaine does.
But, it may lead to addiction which could eventually result in becoming dependent on Xanax.
4. Overdosing On Xanax
It is very difficult to overdose on Xanax, you would have to be incredibly unlucky to do so. However, it is quite easy to become addicted to it and that can have a negative long-term effect on your life.
If you consume alcohol while taking Xanax then you could overdose.
5. Getting Addicted To Xanax
Although it’s possible to get addicted to Xanax, many people have been using it for years with no adverse effects. Most people consume alcohol safely yet become dependent on the drug.
If you have a history of mental illness then you could become addicted quite quickly.
6. Getting Your Klonopin Re-Filled Quickly
If your doctor refuses to refill your Klonopin prescription then try going to another doctor who will. You can also try and get a referral to another doctor if you want to get the process over with quicker.
If all else fails, go to an emergency room and tell them that you have anxiety issues and need help right away.
7. Buying Xanax On Ebay
If you want to buy Xanax online then don’t use eBay. The market place on there is full of scammers and people selling fake products.
It’s not worth the risk to buy from there. Try websites like Silk Road instead.
8. Getting A Prescription For Xanax Online
There are some pharmaceutical companies that ship prescription drugs directly to your home but only if you have a valid prescription. Getting a prescription online is easy but you must write to the company and tell them about your medical history or have a consultation with a doctor over the phone.
9. Taking Xanax For Recreational Purposes
Lots of people enjoy taking Xanax for the recreational effects. It makes you feel happy, elated and safe.
If you’re having a bad time or feel suicidal then taking a small dose of Xanax will help you to cope with the situation.
10. Taking Xanax To Get High
If you want to get high then take a large dose of Xanax. It will make you feel incredibly happy and fuzzy.
You will also feel sleepy and less inhibited. When you sober up the next day you’ll feel horrible but that’s what happens if you take too much of anything.
11. Using Xanax With Alcohol
You should never consume alcohol or Xanax with any other drugs if you want to stay safe. The combination of both these substances can lead to respiratory failure and death.
However, if you insist on doing this then never exceed the recommended dosage and never drive.
12. Using Xanax To Get Off Other Drugs
If you have an addiction to a harder drug such as cocaine or heroin then your doctor might suggest that you use Xanax as a way of getting off them. This is a fairly safe and effective way of coming off drugs but it’s still best to do it under medical supervision.
It won’t be long before you’re coming off Xanax and going through drug withdrawal.
13. Using Xanax To Get Off Alcohol
If you have an alcohol addiction then your doctor might suggest that you use Xanax to help with the drug withdrawal process. Just like with getting off other drugs, this is a fairly safe and effective way of doing it but you should do it under medical supervision.
14. Using Xanax For Very Long Periods
Some people end up taking Xanax for years and years. This can be very harmful.
Many people don’t realize that you can build a tolerance to this drug and it doesn’t take much for the side effects to become worse than the original condition that you were taking the drug for in the first place. If you take it for more than two months then try to come off it then you may experience some withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor before you take it for a long time.
Xanax Side Effects
Just like all other drugs, Xanax can cause some serious side effects in some people. Most of the time these side effects are rarely experienced and they are not that bad when they are but you should always tell your doctor if you’re experiencing any of the following:
5. Muscle weakness
9. Dry mouth
10. Shortness of breath
12. Blurred vision
13. Liver problems (only if you take more than the recommended dosage on a regular basis)
14. Skin reactions (such as hives, rashes, and eczema)
15. If you have a pre-existing heart or blood vessel condition such as heart disease, high blood pressure or hardening of the arteries then you may find that it gets worse when you take Xanax
16. If you have a pre-existing mental condition such as depression or bipolar disorder then you may find that your symptoms get worse
17. If you have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse then you may find that the addictive nature of Xanax becomes a problem
18. Some people become addicted just by taking the recommended dosage.
Over half of people on long term prescription of Xanax become addicted to it.
19. Withdrawal symptoms can often be very serious and can include convulsions, fever, inability to sleep, irritability, nausea, tremors, vomiting and suicidal thoughts.
These can occur within 12 hours of your last dose and peak at between 24 and 48 hours but may persist for much longer (usually between 1 and 3 weeks). If you experience any of these then you should go to the hospital immediately.
20. If you experience any allergic reaction such as swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty in breathing, hives or itching then you need to get emergency medical help immediately.
The Most Serious Xanax Side Effects
Of course all of the above side effects are serious but some side effects of Xanax can be life threatening. These include:
1. Slowed or difficult speech
4. Memory loss
8. Suicidal thoughts
These are very serious and can occur at anytime during the treatment but usually only if you take too much of the drug or you have a pre-existing condition that makes you more susceptible to these effects. If you experience any of these then you need to seek immediate medical attention.
Other Serious Risks of Taking Xanax
Taking Xanax with other drugs can have very serious effects and can even be life threatening. Do not take Xanax with the following:
1. Alcohol or any other drugs
2. Anti-depressants of any kind (including SSRIs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa)
3. Tramadol ( Ultram)
4. Medications for Attention Deficit Disorder (such as Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Vyvanse)
5. Seizure medicines (such as pregabalin (Lyrica), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), topiramate (Topamax), phenobarbital)
6. MAOIs (such as Eldepryl, Nardil, Parnate)
7. Any other medications
If you are currently pregnant or think that you may be then do not take Xanax at all as it may cause harm to the fetus.
You should not take Xanax during breastfeeding either as it may get into the milk and cause harm to the baby.
If you have a history of epilepsy, severe liver or kidney disease then you should not take Xanax as well.
Please do not ignore these warnings and if you are in any doubt at all then speak to your doctor before taking this medication.
Where to Go for Help
If you are addicted to Xanax, or any other drug, help is available. There are many organizations that can offer you advice and help including professional addiction rehabilitation centers.
To learn more please visit our page on Addicted to Xanax?
Xanax Detox Symptoms
Most people that are addicted to Xanax need medical assistance to get through the initial stages of Xanax withdrawal as it is often unpleasant and can even be life threatening in some circumstances. It is not necessary to go through the process alone though, there are many rehabilitation centers out there that offer support during the process.
To learn more please visit our page on Xanax Withdrawal.
Detox Centers for Xanax
If you are trying to get off Xanax then you need to seek assistance from a medical professional to make sure that the withdrawal symptoms are kept to a minimum. There are many drug treatment facilities that can help, please visit our page on drug rehabs to start your search.
Alternatively you can contact us and we will help you find the right place to suit your needs.
You can’t keep abusing Xanax. If you continue to do so then you are going to suffer a series of health problems. The first step to getting clean is to seek help, call our helpline and we can talk you through the process. You might feel nervous or ashamed but remember, there is nothing to be ashamed of. You can get better. We here at Essential Drug Rehab want to help you through this.
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