Hi all - I don't normally drink coffee because it makes my anxiety go up whenever I drink it, but I had barely any sleep today so I drank coffee. I now have a high anxiety level.
My question is -- is it ok to take a xanax when you've had a couple cups of coffee during the day? Caffeine is a stimulant and xanax relaxes you, so is it bad to take xanax when there is a bunch of caffeine running through your system?
I'm not an expert or a medical professional of any sort so this is just my experiance.
First of all I do have to say that caffeine never made my anxiety worse so I might not be the best person to answer this...but when I took Xanax I drank at least 3 cups of coffee or tea every single day and it never did anything to me.
Like I said, that's just my experiance and caffeine never bothered me in the first place so that could be why I never had a problem.
heh Its funny you asked this question because for the last 2 months i have been drinking things with caffeine in it in small amounts to see if it would matter with the xanax... no difference i mean i am sure if i had like 6 cups of coffee a day or something i would be wired.. but for me a small amount like 1 cup of coffee or a can of cola does nothing to up my anxiety when i am on xanax..
but anyway to answer your question no i dont think there is anything wrong with taking a xanax when you have had coffee.. if there was i am sure there would be a warning on the label... only food i know of that is a big No-No with xanax is grapefruit.. (and alcohol... but thats a given.)
Last edited by Punkdizzle; 01-30-2006 at 08:46 PM.
From what I was told there's something about Grapefruit that increases the effect of the Xanax.
When I was taking it there was a warning lable on my bottle it said something like "Do not eat Grapefruit or drink it's juice while taking this medication."
That was never a problem for me, because I HATE the taste of Grapefruit.
I'm not a big fan of any citrus fruit, but I did eat an orange every now and then and never had any problems.
When I drink coffee and have a xanax it doesn't really do anything weird. I have anxiety sometimes with caffeine and if I have too much caffeine all a xanax will do is take that away.
Funny about the grapefruit thing. My rx bottles always say do not drink grape juice. I asked my pharmacist if I could have wine with it, as that involves grapes, they laughed at me and said oh yes that would be just fine good question.