Long-term anxiety and panic attacks can affect an individual’s day-to-day life. Frequent headaches, dizziness, and depression are common in people who struggle with anxiety.
Anxiety can affect your overall health. And if you are an individual that needs to function at work, easing your anxiety attacks by taking medication seems a sound solution.
You went to your doctor to get an assessment and prescription. The primary medication that doctors prescribe for anxiety is Xanax. Doctors are prescribing Xanax to their patients because it is a fast-acting medication that relieves anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
How does Xanax Affect Your Life?
Taking Xanax for the first time feels like it is the answer to your anxiety problems. It gives you a euphoric feeling that you do not want to end, a relief from your anxiety disorder and panic attacks.
The first four weeks of Xanax feel like you are in heaven. Less anxiety and panic attacks. But signs that you are on drugs may show during this phase.
Uncontrolled sleepiness, drooling, and not functioning like before, are starting to show in this stage of taking Xanax. These are some side effects of Xanax that can cost you your job.
The Dangerous Precedent of Xanax
Xanax is prescribed by doctors for only eight weeks or as needed because it is highly addictive. Once you are done with your two-month prescription, quitting Xanax is the first step to take.
After eight weeks of taking Xanax, your body is already dependent on it. Your body will undergo withdrawal because you stop taking the medication. Your resolve to stop must be unwavering because Xanax craving is hard to battle. A slight sway on your decision can cause an addiction.
What Happens When You Give In To Xanax Craving?
It is not embarrassing to admit that you give in to Xanax addiction. After all, all you want is for the withdrawal symptoms to go.
Withdrawal symptoms differ for everyone. One can have mild symptoms that stopping taking Xanax is just a walk in the park. And others are having distressful withdrawal symptoms that lead them to give in to their craving to ease their discomfort.
Giving in to Xanax might push you to go to another doctor because your former doctor will not give you another prescription for the drug. You might start to go to different doctors every time your Xanax runs out. This behavior shows that you are really dependent on Xanax and need help.
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