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  1. Awakening withSpiking Blood Pressure & Pulse
    ... I just felt awful too. I immediately took 2mg of Xanax and about an hour later I was more under control....
    ... I just felt awful too. I immediately took 2mg of Xanax and about an hour later I was more under control. ... help to know if you're on any medications other than xanax . I wonder if you've been eating high sodium foods...
    ... and it would slow a bit then come back. I took 1/2 a Xanax , sat in a recliner for awhile, and it slowed to the...

  2. How to wean off Toprol
    ... tired but insomnia, hard to breathe. He also gave me Xanax . Hell, I don't want anything! I can deal with stress...

  3. Is a CCB my only choice now???
    ... reduces bp some, two raises it some (for me). Valium, Xanax etc. also work for anyone who's anxious at all, but...

  4. Norvasc
    ... started taking it yesterday 1 tablet 5MG. I also take Xanax .5mg 3 times daily for anxiety. Thanks, Ali...

  5. Worried
    ... Pravachol, (for triglycerides, not cholesterol), Xanax , and I wonder why I'm tired all the time. He's being...
    ... Pravachol, (for triglycerides, not cholesterol), Xanax , and I wonder why I'm tired all the time. I'm not...

  6. Does High Pulse Rate and Elevated Blood Pressure Go Hand In Hand
    ... 175/100/100. It went down taking a small piece of Xanax . If this were a heart problem, would the Xanax bring...

  7. Blood Pressure Test & Xanax ?
    ... Melvi, The Xanax might have an effect on your BP but not a huge one ... great result and not likely to be influenced by the Xanax at all. Any drug that you've been taking for a...
    ... Hi, you don't mention why you have been on xanax for a whole year. Do you have Gad? Well here is my...
    ... Follow you now Melvi ... Xanax WAS originally prescribed for anxiety / panic attacks ... your saying and who knows, if I never had been on Xanax , I may well have developed high BP ... only time will...

  8. BP Going To Normal, Pulse is High
    ... Do you have any valium or Xanax ? I find just a little piece of either of those, helps...

  9. What Causes BP To Go Way Up
    ... In the middle of the night I take a small piece of Xanax . Today I took 5 mg of Valium and felt better. Can...
    ... In the middle of the night I take a small piece of Xanax . Today I took 5 mg of Valium and felt better. Can...

  10. Palpations
    ... while I work, etc.. I find that a small piece of Xanax , like 2.5 mg settles me down, but it surely scares...
    ... while I work, etc.. I find that a small piece of Xanax , like 2.5 mg settles me down, but it surely scares...
    ... while I work, etc.. I find that a small piece of Xanax , like 2.5 mg settles me down, but it surely scares...

  11. Lenin please tell me what to do?
    ... chlordiazepoxide (Librium), temazepam, or alprasolam ( Xanax ) and see if you can find one. They are "minor tranquilizers...

  12. Elevated BP Waking Me Out Of Sleep
    ... pressure but the racing heart wasn't as bad. I took 2 mg xanax and quieted down a bit, but I was almost ready to...

  13. Can anyone FEEL when they have HBP?
    ... evening I felt chest & jaw tighness and took 1/2 a Xanax . I felt better, although still a bit anxious inside ... high not occassionally? I don't want to take much Xanax because I don't want to get caught up in Benzo's....
    ... immediatly popped another 15mg and the took a 1/2 Xanax for good measure. My pressure went down within 15 ... minutes, the same time that the Xanax kicked in. It went down to 137/86, then 121/80, 108 ... /90. What I should have done is taken the Xanax only and if my BP went down than would have known ... plus I was alone with my kids. Next time it will be Xanax when this happens. It's only 15 minutes of waiting...
    ... anxiety is an issue. Take the smallest amount of xanax you need it in the meantime, but I bet after a few...

  14. Panic/Anxiety Disorder with HBP HELP?!
    ... Thanks so much for the replies! I take a low dose of xanax once in awhile for my panic disorder. I am slightly...
    ... Based on my limited experience, xanax lowers bp for the obvious reason, but make sure you...

  15. Trying to stop taking my HBP medicine
    ... get anxious/panic/stress I take a very lose dose of Xanax and/or try breathing slowly and "think it away". ...

  16. Meds causing high heart rate?
    ... D:D:! The diazepam (Valium) is a lot more like Xanax . Both good antianxiety agents for the everyday fears...

  17. Overmedicated?
    ... helped but didn't do it all for me. He set me up with Xanax for the times I get myself worked up too much, plane ... attack at work. Had to drive all the way home to pop a xanax to calm me down. Whew, don't want to do that again...

  18. Flying and HBP
    ... because I was anxious about it she prescribed .25 Xanax just for the flight which i didn't even use. The...
    ... You will be fine. But that Xanax is a good idea for flying....

  19. Trouble with Blood Pressure Meds.
    ... it gets very high over 160 I will sometimes take a xanax which will lower it to slightly below 140/85. I have...
    ... If xanax lowers your bp, then there is an element of anxiety ... for you. But if you can get below 140 systolic with xanax (which is obviously not a permanent solution), then...

  20. unstable bp readings
    ... spike to 180/110. Then I get so nervous, I take a xanax a low dose of .25mg. to calm down and my bp will go ... wonder but my doctor doesn't agree, why wouldn't one xanax a day be more beneficial than trying all of these...

  21. cardizem SR 90mg twice daily
    ... it's not gone. I hated the Lexapro and liked the Xanax too much. One day I woke up and it was considerably...

  22. How do you REALLY know if it's anxiety that's causing the HBP?
    ... only happened when I have tried to stop taking my Xanax perscription (very small dose, about 0.25 a day). ... As soon as I have these spikes I take a Xanax and my bp comes down in about 45 minutes to an hour...

  23. Innopran, Atenonol, Norvasc - Long Sorry!!
    ... Innopran and it stops the palps (choose to do occassional xanax instead of lexapro) I switch cardio because my gyno...

  24. Persistent anxiety attack
    ... therapy exercises. If that doesn't work, I take a xanax (which is rare, btw). I used to take Paxil and Celexa...
    ... to break the cycle often works. I've never tried Xanax but I imagine it works similarly. But I STRONGLY recommend...
    ... over 180 tonight so I went to the ER. They gave me Xanax and no bp medicine and the number dropped 30 points...

  25. Is Norvasc Hurting me more than helping?
    ... little trouble sleeping last night too. May try half a xanax tonight. Blood pressure is so far holding steady...

  26. I take 3 Blood Pressure Meds
    ... everything. It was awful. I finally asked my dr. for xanax which i took sparingly, but did find some relief from ... then for awhile i tried just taking my benicar and a xanax but it wasn't enough to keep my pressure down after...

  27. Lower readings than normal
    ... Zocor for whatever reason, I don't know. I also take Xanax occasionally to combat the anxiety. However, my blood ... pressure fluctuates like this with or without the Xanax . I do not get shortness of breath or anything,...

  28. Went to ER.....Very worried!!!!
    ... to help, couldn't stand it, so he gave me .25 mg of xanax . I used them sparingly because i was so afraid of ... are taking. I also have given in and am taking a xanax every day. bp has been136/80 in morning and 117/70...
    ... Anxiety and smoking are my worst enemies. I take Xanax too, on a regular basis. I have noticed that it lowers ... switch back to Ativan though, I like it better than Xanax . Xanax calms me down, but at the same time, makes ... any problems in switching, I did that a year ago and Xanax and Ativan are just about the same thing, there's...

  29. Trouble with Toprol XL
    ... I just drug myself around all day finally taking a xanax , but even after bp came down by noon i felt lousy ... that's nerves, i don't know. I don't like to take xanax every day. What do yu think? wouldnt you think...
    ... afraid to become addicted to anxiety pills. I have xanax .25 mg and have been taking 1/2 the last few days ... I have read on the board where many people take xanax regularly for bp. My question is when do you take...
    ... can cause your heart to race. I'd keep taking the Xanax if I were you, I do. I've always said I'd rather...
    ... is an enormous help. I think i will try taking the xanax more often and see if it helps. I've been taking...

  30. How dangerous are SPIKES?
    ... Ativan everyday till you can get to another Dr. I take Xanax everyday, I have to. I've been on Ativan too, and...
    ... coupled with panic disorder. That's why I take the Xanax . People like me tend to think the worst about every...

  31. Why do I hear my pulse beating in my ear?
    ... cigarettes and it's very difficult so I take a bit of xanax . But I am still smoking a little. Only 4 puffs off...

  32. 210/137 Bp
    ... anxiety and panic attacks during interdosing. I use xanax these days VERY SPARINGLY. I suffer from panic attacks ... since the age of 20 and had to detox from xanax after six months of drug therapy in 1982. The detox...

  33. Beta Blockers - Feeling Sorry For Myself
    ... other meds. Vasotec. Metoprolol. One 81mg aspirin. Xanax . Lately I've been having numbness in my hands. My ... of pressure that goes up the back of my head. The xanax seems to help this. I hate taking these meds and...

  34. Tenormin Discontinuation
    ... though. I relieve my nerves by taking 1/4 of a 5 mg Xanax . I am not done with this investigation as to what...

  35. Atenolol
    ... noticed a little depression and fatigue. I have taken xanax too. Will it actually lower blood pressure? Trying...

  36. high blood pressure in morning but normal in evening
    ... I am on xanax and take it three times a day but have been taking...

  37. Atenelol Since 14
    ... Eventually I want to get off of the Lotrel as well. The xanax helps keep my anxiety level down, which is what I...

  38. Bp Tips
    ... 80 now it averages 108/61 on the meds and 2 mgs of xanax (for the anxiety). I am going to wean off of the B...

  39. Fatigue w/BP meds
    ... wean off of) & 5/20 of Lotrel, as well as 2 MGS of Xanax a day. I want to be off of BP Meds. by September....

  40. When is a normal reading, really NORMAL
    ... minutes later. I have white-coat. I take a dose of xanax before the doc. & it was 135/75 when the nurse prac ... wean me off & some visits he says to wean off of the xanax . I have anxiety, so why would you take away what is...

  41. tell me about Topril XL
    ... to suffer on a beta-blocker for the past 2 years. Xanax at 2 mgs a day works much better for me, because I...

  42. to Liillians Axe
    ... I was put on it for HBP, but when I take 2 mgs of xanax a day it gets rid of the anxiety. I have no heart...

  43. Altace Discontinuation
    ... Lotrel 5/20 & Atenolol. What helps the most in the xanax 2 MGS a day for anxiety. Altace was the worst one...

  44. blood pressure spike
    ... I agree with bharkins. Ativan works like xanax . It makes my BP go down. The SSRIs just made it go...

  45. For Axe
    ... Harkins.... I am done with alcohol. I take 2 mgs of Xanax a day for anxiety, so basically I had 2 out of the ... 3 for 2 days a week. I am not quitting the Xanax , because it helps my BP a lot & I can function much...

  46. Should I Worry??
    ... have the racing heart and higher BP. I have taken a Xanax and it seemed to calm my anixety feeling and somewhat...

  47. Sick of the side effects!!!
    ... Is it the Atenolol, is it the Lotrel or is it the Xanax ? From everything that I have been reading it has to...

  48. Which doc is best to treat high BP??
    ... morning are anxiety when I wake up. I also take 2 mgs of Xanax . I know that the xanax doesn't cause the stomach issues...

  49. How do we REALLY know what our pressure is?
    ... new antidepressant Lexapro. Benzodiazipines such as Xanax or Ativan are good for short term concerning anxiety...
    ... just have white-coat syndrome and anxiety. I take xanax & it makes a bigger difference on my B/P than the...
    ... doctor that it is ok to stay on the Lotrel and the xanax , but wean off of the beta-blocker. Eventually, I would...

  50. Attention disgruntled Atenolol users!
    ... doesn't help my blood pressure.... the Lotrel & the Xanax do & another that I was on before. I was put on the...
    ... She was more than happy to wean me off of 2 MGS of Xanax , but not the beta. I don't understand why I wasn't ... weaned off of the Toprol, kept on the Lotrel & the Xanax . If someone has anxiety, wouldn't that make sense...
    ... when prescribing it, but warned me a lot about the Xanax . Well the xanax at 2 mgs & Lotrel controls my b/p...

  51. Atenolol Side Effects...
    ... problem when it comes to HBP, so the Lotrel & the xanax are working fine. Why do I need the Atenolol........
    ... effect. Why do I need to go on another med if Lotrel & Xanax at 2 mgs can do a good job. My problem is anxiety...

  52. I Quit
    ... has done is cause me side-effects. The lotrel & the xanax for anxiety are the ones that keep my B/P at a 116...

  53. METOPROLOL Blood Pressure medicine...Listen to This ???????
    ... Lotrel as well. The only thing that has helped is Xanax . It may be addictive (I take 2 mgs), but at least ... lots of side-effects, Lotrel brings it down a little, Xanax handles my anxiety which is the cause of my HBP. Why...
    ... I am taking metoprolol, vasotec, and xanax for high BP and anxiety. My doc doubled my dosage...

  54. Which HBP medicine do you think have no big side effect ?
    ... except for anxiety, which was the real issue. I went on xanax & I feel much better....

  55. BP down/heart rate up at doctor
    ... and a phobia about medical settings and even with a xanax in my system, I get readings of @ 130/92 at the doctor...

  56. New to Board w/ a Brand New Script - Help?
    ... I do think I will get one anyway, be armed w/ some xanax and just grin and bear it. I've got to get over this...
    ... so for months on the meds. I also take 2-3 mgs of Xanax a day. My script would run out early if I didn't cut ... felt really odd this week. Since cutting back the Xanax , my pulse has increased 10 points on average & my ... cycle. I can't wait until Friday when I can refill my Xanax . I just always fear the worst & have felt out of it ... this week. Cutting back on the Xanax can do this from what I have read. My B/P was normal...
    ... I've taken xanax for situation anxiety (panic attacks) for about two ... attacks are very few and far between now, but I keep a xanax on me at all times for those rare occurances where ... I panic. I have to admit that I feel xanax saved my sanity there for a while, because I was convinced ... very rare occasions. I'd hate for you to NOT take xanax /valium/klonopin if your situation is affecting your...
    ... withdrawal symptoms if you decide to quit. Yes Xanax is addictive. My 2nd doc. tried to wean me off & put ... was made me feel like I had a 5 day stomach flu. The Xanax helps me tremendously.... much more than the B/P meds ... felt spacey, more nervous+ this week. It is terrible. Xanax works for me with no side-effects, unlike the Atenolol ... average on the Systolic & 10 points on the Diastolic.... Xanax works for me. The B/P meds. just cause me side-effects ... All of them have been terrible with side-effects. Xanax doesn't have any, unless I cut the dosage. Beta-blockers...
    ... P down as well. When I go from even 3 to 2 mgs of Xanax , my B/P will increase & I feel really strange. I tried...

  57. Unsuccessful Doc's appointment
    ... me off of the Atenolol in time & didn't believe in Xanax . She immediately tried to wean me off of Xanax & put ... My 3rd doc. who is in the same building said that Xanax is fine for me & that SSRI's like Paxil don't work...

  58. Stopping HRT reduced blood pressure
    ... 20 of Lotrel & tried to wean me off of 2.5 MGS of xanax a day????? If anxiety is causing the high blood pressure...
    ... 10. Trying to schedule it closer to when I take my xanax , so I will be a little less nervous........

  59. Anxiety
    ... 125/75 or so right now. Instead, it is 110/66 with xanax . A big big difference. B/P meds. don't control it...
    ... the two bp meds you were taking, in addition to your Xanax ?...
    ... brings my pulse in the 50's, high 40's. I take the Xanax , because it controls B/P better than any of the meds ... Being 34 and miserable on meds. is no way to live. The xanax is the only thing that helps....
    ... anxiety. They don't like to prescribe benzos like Xanax that actually work for anxiety (in my case), but would...
    ... anxiety. They don't like to prescribe benzos like Xanax that actually work for anxiety (in my case), but would ... that anxiety can cause high blood pressure. Is XANAX a (I call it) DESIGNER drug? Because I even hate...

  60. coming off toprol xl
    ... talking to her about this. Thanks for mentioning the xanax , I think I may need some. I have read many postings...
    ... back to the CCB. Before going to something like xanax , you might consider asking about clonidine to take...

  61. Insomnia and lotrel
    ... me. I felt like I had a 5 day stomach flu. I take Xanax 2 MGS or so a day. It is addictive, but it works for...
    ... sick I couldn't get out of bed. Were you put on xanax for sleep or anxiety or both?...
    ... think that I need all of this junk. I didn't take Xanax & wasn't as anxious, before I was diagnosed with HBP...

  62. Is 83/49 and 87/42 normal???
    ... No beta blockers, only xanax ,lexapro and lipitor. All of which, I have been taking...
    ... Hmmm, Xanax and Lexapro eh...a potent combo. I'm not all that ... getting good press these days) but my bet is that the Xanax (tranquilizer) is causing the low BP. Does your doctor ... pull in opposite directions. Give him a call. Less Xanax seems like a good idea if you can handle it (the stuff...
    ... Xanax worked much better for me for High Blood Pressure ... good. On Atenolol & Lotrel it is a different story. Xanax is addictive, but so are beta-blockers. Why don't...
    ... Hmmm, I had no idea Xanax controlled blood pressure. No wonder I have always ... had low blood pressure. I have been taking Xanax for GAD for the last 20 years. By the way, I have ... pregnancy... Thanks for the info, on the amazing Xanax !!!...
    ... Vuitton, Xanax doesn't "control" blood pressure per se. If you...

  63. Is This Normal? Please Help!
    ... malibubarbie, I take 2 MGS of Xanax a day, because I am an anxious person as well. It ... your doc. about an anxiety med. I wouldn't recommend Xanax , because it is addictive, but it works for me. Anxiety...
    ... sometimes makes my anxiety worse. So, you are taking Xanax daily? I have tried Xanax (my aunt has a script) ...
    ... the stomach flu for 5 days. It was the worst. I take Xanax & it helps me. I wouldn't recommend it, but it beats...

  64. Over medicate & die sooner?
    ... have to wean off of it)+. Anytime I got a script for Xanax , I was told that it was addictive. I can deal with...

  65. Alternative to Drugs?
    ... have treated the anxiety 1st. They won't prescribe Xanax , because it is addictive. What do they think beta ... -blockers are???? Xanax has helped me more than any B/P med. Everyone is different...

  66. Does Anyone Feel Worse In The Mornings???
    ... around 7:30 A.M. everyday. In addition, I take 2 MGS of Xanax . Some days my stomach is fine in the mornings. Other ... like this before I started taking B/P meds. & the Xanax . I could take the Xanax in the middle of the day ...
    ... having a few on the weekends. With the b/p meds. & the xanax , my body can't take 3-4 drinks. I have become a lightweight...
    ... take 100 MGS of Atenolol & 5/20 of Lotrel, as well as Xanax . My head feels like a baloon & I just want to wake...

  67. What to do....?
    ... doesn't really help me with the anxiety portion. The Xanax that I am on helps me more with the anxiety & at times...
    ... exercising. Beta blockers are not prescribed for anxiety, xanax is. You are used to being on stage. Some of us, that ... feel panicky, just thinking about it, lol. I think xanax would be much better for stage fright, myself, but...
    ... relaxed. I take my meds. in the morning, take my last xanax around 4 (so I'm not dopey) & play around 11-12:30 ... to Atenolol. B/P today was 109/64. I swear that the xanax helps my B/P & stage fright more than any beta blocker ... . I should be a spokesman for Xanax . It has made this experience much easier for me. ...
    ... average outside of the docs. office. I can take 2 mgs of xanax , 100 MGS of Atenolol & 5/20 of Lotrel & it will still...

  68. Newly diagnosed and so uninformed, please help me!!!!
    ... all came out negative. Doctors put me on Toprol & Xanax . After two weeks my average blood pressure was slighty...
    ... shape - at least statistically speaking. Short term Xanax or maybe even Wellbutrin makes some sense. Sending...
    ... be. I feel like I'm becoming very dependant on the Xanax . After a few hours of not having it, I start to get ... about the high pulse rate, am taking twice as much xanax , and have this silly numbness in my leg. Very frustrating...

  69. A Little Poll....
    ... What is the best med. so far for your High B/P? Xanax .... that is why I think it is anxiety related....

  70. I Learned The Hard Way.... Again
    ... on 100 MGS of Atenolol, 5/20 of Lotrel & 2 MGS of Xanax . 21 months ago I had a panic attack, because I had...

  71. Horrible bp reading at Dr
    ... liver function was perfect. She wouldn't prescribe xanax even though I had been on it for months & it helped ... The 2nd psychiatrist said that he doesn't prescribe xanax . I told him that it helps me function normal everyday ... that I have it in my genes & he doesn't prescribe Xanax . He said to read some book about children of alcoholic ... parents & to come back when I was off of the Xanax . Xanax is not heroin. It helps with anxiety. Paxil ... when it comes to anxiety. Rule #1 If someone is on Xanax , they need a slow wean, not some other B.S. medication...
    ... and it doesn't even help with anxiety. Drugs like xanax are habit forming and you have to keep uping the dose...

  72. xanax could be my answer
    ... once I go to the doc. my B/P goes up. Once I went on Xanax my B/P averaged 126/76 last year. One year later ...
    ... Same here! I take 25 mg of Toprol and Xanax as needed. I have made the decision to use it that...
    ... was amazed at my bp readings with just .05 mgs of xanax they are lower than they have ever been....
    ... aware that you may have a difficult time getting off Xanax should you decide to do so....
    ... other side-effects, but do nothing for the anxiety. Xanax is addictive... yes, but what about beta-blockers...

  73. The Reason Why White-Coat Is Obvious
    ... say, she left the practice. I was taking 2-3 MGS of Xanax & she tried to wean me down to none within 2 weeks ... have even had. The 3rd doc. put me back on the Xanax & kept me on the B/P meds. He gave me another EKG...

  74. Pulse Racing Frequently
    ... went to my dr 2 days after that and he prescribed me xanax ,he says I have labile hypertension,Im not very familiar ... with that and Im trying to take the xanax every few days only, when I feel really anxious,but...

  75. Are there any non addictive anti anxiety drugs?
    ... mgraylorn, I was just prescribed xanax and was told to take it when needed, I took one this ... little bit it lowered thats when he presribed the xanax ,Im also scared of taking something addicting but after...
    ... My doc. tried to take me from a tranq ( xanax ) to Paxil... my 2nd doc. Along with the witdrawals...