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Old 11-05-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
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need advice about xanax ,can they cause seizures while on them? please help....

hi everyone,

I sure hope someone can help me here. i been on 1 mg xanax 3 times a day since feb 2006 i did fine, then around dec 06 i started having little fainting spells not alot just here and there .

Over time they got worse. In june 07 i passed out on the sidewalk and my eyes flickered and rolled back in my head and i shook and started screening, couldnt talk or focus anything didnt have no idea what had happened. I went to neuro drs after another then in dec 07 i finally found one he went by my symtons and said i was having seizures. i had all the tests done MRI,EEG,VEEG, all came back normal. Had theses tests done in 2007 and again in 2008 all normal ,but the dr in dec 07 put me on depakote er 500am 500 pm =1,000 mgs a day.

I took them from dec07 till now and i was sleeping 24/7 and started getting headaches so i got sick of sleeping so much so they took me off. This one is a new dr the old one i had, had a anurizum so i found a neuro specialist. They say im having seizures, but i have heard that xanax can cause you to have seizures, only its not really seizures it just looks like seizures. Does anyone know because the drs tell me you dont get seizures while on xanax only when you come off them.

I'm very confused they want me to go to a rehab to get off the xanax but if its seizures and i dont abuse them why do i need rehab ?? Someone please reply back as soon as possible if you can help me, i been calling around to dr after dr asking this question. Some say yes some say no so im very very confused about if im having seizures because of the xanax or if its really seizures as i did have them when i was 4 yrs old to 9 yrs old then they stopped and came back in 2006 little by little. Now they are worse then ever .

vickie please help....

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: need advice about xanax ,can they cause seizures while on them? please help....

medicine reacts different for everyone,if the xanax is the cause of your seizure,i would go to rehab.Yes i believe it could cause a seizure.

Old 11-06-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: need advice about xanax ,can they cause seizures while on them? please help....

thank you tony ,i was so confused im going to a rehab tomorrow and if the seizures stop after coming off the xanax then i will know its the xanax
i myself thinks it is too i been thinking this for a long time but the drs kept giving me the xanax and saying it wasnt the xanax even 2 neuro drs told me this
either way the place im going to is suppose to be a wonderfull place and the dr is one of the best they say i will be there between 7-15 days and they give me stuff for w/d's and oh how happy i will be if its the xanax and not seizures then i can come home a brand new person i just hope i dont get the panic cause i do have bad panic disorder but ive tried klonipins and ativans both and neither one calmed me down

have you ever heard of busbar ? i hear its for panic and my heartrate has been running 100-125 but some drs dont know what they are doing for one my thyrold bouses up and down like last week i had it checked it was 7.9 this week it was 2.3 now why do i need meds if it does this
so i stopped the meds anytime i take the thyrold meds my heart rate runs real high .

but thanks tony i will be back after i get back from rehab and let you know how it went and thanks for telling me my sister said she passedout a few times on xanax and her dr took her off and put her on ativans so maybe they can help find me something to help if i get panic and ya know i think all this time its been panic not seizures why the dr gave me 3 a day was because i was a total mess back in 2006 i had just had surgery and was about to go nuts called 911 and went to the dr and he saw how bad i was and put me on 1 mgs xanax 3 times a day now i never abuse them i just take what iwas suppose to but maybe if coming off them stops the seizures it will all be worth it im sticking it out no matter what i need my life back .

now i have to ween off the ugly depakote which i hate anyway but they told me how to ween off why a neuro dr would give xanax but like you said all people are different.
thanks so much tony

Old 11-10-2008, 05:50 AM   #4
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Re: need advice about xanax ,can they cause seizures while on them? please help....

I have been on xanax since they first came out around 1983....(I know a long time) I have panic attacks. I found the xanax to be a god-send. I had tried many many different medications that did nothing for the me. I personally have never had any problems with the drug. I take 4 mg's per day. I suppose people do react different to medications......I have my pros and cons about helps me lead a more productive takes away a lot of motivation as well.....I hope you can find out if the xanax is causing your problem........I personally think you can be weened off the drug...

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