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got it, sorry for delay... snapper

Posted by chemist on May 22, 2004, at 0:05:21

In reply to ATTN: Chemist.!!!!, posted by snapper on May 21, 2004, at 23:47:56

> Chemist did you see my question .......further up on the board? " Chemist Xanax ?? again" ?
> Snapper

hi snapper, i read your post, and my apologies for not replying sooner. xanax is a pretty heavy-hitter in re: short-term memory loss, and you have to dose regularly in order to keep the drug in your system. i am guessing that your problems - e.g., the pseudo-dementia - are really related to the quite often severe anterograde amnesia....in addition to the very short onset of action, which can be a kick in the pants. i do know that xanax (and at least one other triazolobenzodiazepine) have been found to possess anti-depressant activity. wondering if your new switch is just a settling-in period? the swap from a 1,4- or 1,5-benzodiazepine for xanax is not a one-for-one deal, so that could very well be the problem. i prefer xanax to the benzos because, in my opinion, it is a cleaner drug, with a short onset of action, and a short half-life. the latter statement is indicative of trouble in tapering off of xanax, but as with any substance, as long as the tapering is slow, no problem...might you try a lesser dose taken more frequently? please let me know if any of this helps, and again, i apologize for not responding sooner.....all the best, chemist


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