Alprazolam is a drug used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks (sudden attacks of fear and worry). This drug belongs to the group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal reactions by enhancing the effects of GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), a natural chemical found in the body.
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Please suggest some measures to recover from PTSD.
Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with PTSD but I believe it as complex PTSD. I am 25 years old female. I was taking Lamictal 100 mg and Abilify 10 mg for three months. I was fine mood-wise but still, I was not able to sleep, eat, or drink. I know that there is something wrong. Then I had anxiety, depressio... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please explain the duration of these symptoms. Please say about your mood, interaction with others, your future, and sleep habits. Please say whether you have any negative thoughts, hallucinations, worthless feelings, friends around you, and traumatic history in your li... Read Full »
How can I manage withdrawal symptoms of Benzodiazepine and Alprazolam?
Query: Hi doctor, I took Benzodiazepine Alprazolam for insomnia for 2 months for a total dose of 30 mg, while stupidly attending college parties and binge drinking once a week during the period (I have never taken the pill on the day I was drinking). I did not take the drug every day and after roughly two... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. People taking Alprazolam should not combine it with alcohol and avoid combining it with other medications, such as narcotic pain relievers, that cause drowsiness. Doing so can cause additive drowsiness and reduced breathing as well as other side effects, which can be da... Read Full »
Can I take Theanine capsules to reduce anxiety?
Query: Hi doctor, I have stress related problems as I have had very painful feet since I was a teenager. I have tried chiropractic, orthotics, acupuncture, reiki, cranial sacral therapy and all kinds of natural pain relievers, but nothing worked. I occasionally take Advil to reduce the pain. I have been ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. L-Theanine is the naturally derived amino acids, which is involved in glutamate transmission and thus helpful in reducing anxiety. There are a few studies which show that L-Theanine reduces the glutamate transmission. So, there is conflicting evidence. But, clinical s... Read Full »