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Phenobarbital vs. Xanax for Seizures

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Phenobarbital

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/ 13,149 posts
Other Names: Luminal

Xanax

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/ 463,444 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Phenobarbital (International Nonproprietary Name) or phenobarbitone (former British Approved Name) is a barbiturate, first marketed as Luminal by Bayer. It is the most widely used anticonvulsant worldwide, and the oldest still commonly used. ... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By lilith.strange
November 29, 2014
lilith.strange wrote
rivotril
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By monamac
November 27, 2014
monamac wrote
xanax
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By william lilliott
November 16, 2014
william lilliott wrote
alprazolam
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By Daisy
August 13, 2014
Daisy wrote
Xanax and Carafate.
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By Devoted2Rami
August 4, 2014
Devoted2Rami wrote
Parkinsons Symptoms While On Xanax
I had been on anxiolytics and felt like a piece of shit when i quit. But now I am perfectly fine and have recovered all the strength and confidence. It is just a matter of time before you regain all your strength and confidence.
You are doing great  |  October 4, 2014
After much research, I've found that high doses of Xanax taken for a long time are the biggest culprits to permanent damage or long-term withdrawals.

If you stopped abruptly, you may have caused yourself more discomfort than necessary. My research shows that 1mg daily rarely if ever causes permanent damage. Try meditation, yoga and breathing exercises while you creep through this tunnel -- and may it be short and over soon. I think you will be fine although your thinking in a fearful way may
Sue  |  September 30, 2014
Ps i am 39 and was in good health except anxiety.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
I can see this ---definetly things about aparalzom or xanax that i am experieencing that are like parkinsonian symptoms. I stopped and am having extreme weakness in hands and shaking. I am scared I have damaged myself permanently and I was only taking 1mg daily.
Dee  |  September 8, 2014
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By Taylor :P
July 29, 2014
Taylor :P wrote
Fantastic
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By Mahar Bowen
July 1, 2014
Mahar Bowen wrote
Opiate and xanax painless detox
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There is an herb that actually helps called kratom. That isn't the actual name of the herb more the brand that carries it, but it was amazingly helpful for me coming off of opiates.
Gina  |  September 8, 2014
...for some reason it cut my comment short?! But do you know of anyone that the Imogaine worked for?? I must check into these herbs, though not sure if they are legal in Europe. But thanks for your post really honest and informative...keep up the good work on getting to the place where you need to be :)
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
Hey Thanks for your contribution, I was also in a similar situation to you, though I have never tried the Ibogaine route and have always been interested in trying it out. I've gone cold turkey so many times from alcohol, drugs and the rest...but have always ended back on some slippery slopes. The last time which I am still battling also involves an injury where opiates and benzs were prescribed I am now one again stuck in this rut. Do you know of anyone whom the Ibogaine was actually a successf
benzobuzzer  |  August 12, 2014
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By Rebel
June 1, 2014
Rebel wrote
HIDA Scan
I was allowed to take Xanax before mine because I was over the top woth nerves. In fact, in addition to the 1 MG I took before I left for the test, I asked the nurse if I could take another after the injection...she let me even tho she said it was a waste, the test was no big deal. Which it wasn't but I can't control my anxiety.
MetalRacer  |  October 22, 2014
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Don't use these drugs ..
soufiane  |  November 23, 2014
Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
Tinkerbell  |  January 5, 2014
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What patients are saying about Phenobarbital vs. Xanax

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them back is me being on xanax. Will my doctor percribe me...
Phenobarbital--- please help me!!! Hi i am in the process ...the court from giving them back is me being on xanax. Will my doctor percribe me phenobarbitol and how is...
are trying to get off Xanax, you might try phenobarbital....
...and they work much better than Valium. Because Klonopin ...day. I switched from Xanax because of this reason. If you are trying to get off Xanax, you might try phenobarbital. You won't go...
both on the same day. I am going down to one 16mg phenobarb...
...4.5mg tomorrow. I have the film strips. The Dr gave me the phenobarb to get off the Xanax. Just started both on the same day. I am going down to one 16mg phenobarb a day for a week and then done. ...
detox with some phenobarbital cause i lied about being...
...been to a lockdown hospital detox for 5 days and a 17 day rehab and detox. The hospital one ...suboxone detox with some phenobarbital cause i lied about being addicted to xanax. The food was dec...
zanex if u take phenobarbital? Without knowing the dosage...
Is it safe to take zanex if u take phenobarbital? Without knowing the dosage and if you're on any other meds, only your doctor can really answer that question for you. It is always in...
and was given phenobarbital for the xanax withdrawals,...
...on xanax for maybe 4 years and in the end I was prescribed 6 mg a day and I was taking more than that. When I went off them, I was in the hospital and was given phenobarbital for the xanax...
is so addictive compared to phenobarb or other long actiing...
...He said it takes alot longer than xanax. I can see how xanax is so addictive compared to phenobarb or other long actiing ...taking 1mg of xanax split 2 x ...should get back on xanax and taper...
use phenobarb to detox swim off of xanax. That may be the...
...use phenobarb to detox swim off of xanax. That may be...
especially since phenobarbital isnt that great, and Ive got...
...the risk, especially since phenobarbital isnt that great, and Ive got ...pharms like Percocet and Xanax among...
to have phenobarbital that was the best thing to ease off...
...like hell on xanax ,andi found alcohol ...at night,i used to have phenobarbital that was the best thing to...
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