How to deal with Parenthood anxiety amid covid 19 with Xanax bars?
It is 3 am in the morning and a 2-year-old toddler is crying. The infant may be experiencing severe colic or stomachache, and the parents are attempting to soothe the child by rubbing their stomach and hands and feet. The parents are also calling their partner’s name in an effort to get assistance or advice. However, upon turning to their partner, they find them lying on their belly and snoring. Visiting a hospital casualty is not an option due to fear of contracting COVID-19. In this moment of helplessness, the parents may feel as if they are falling into a black hole without anything to hold onto. They experience sheer blackness and their brain stops working, as their body trembles from fear and anxiety. Suicidal thoughts may enter their mind and they may be unable to hold their baby in their arms.
In such a situation, Xanax may be prescribed by a family physician. Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drug that can also help treat insomnia. It belongs to the Benzodiapenes class of medications. The usual dosage recommended by doctors is 0.25mg – 0.5mg (TDS), but this may vary up to 4mg-10mg per day depending on the anxiety level or panic disorder level of the patient. Patients suffering from Chronic Kidney and Chronic Liver Diseases get a much lesser dose of Xanax.
Xanax overdose causes
Overdosing on Xanax may lead to blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, poor coordination of the body, reduced reflexes, slurred speech, aspiration pneumonitis, rhabdomyolysis, coma or death of the patient, and dependence.
Mixing Xanax and Alcohol
Since alcohol has a similar effect as that of Xanax, it is best to avoid taking Xanax along with alcohol as it can lead to a potentially hazardous condition that can also be life-threatening or fatal. The doctor should ensure the amount of alcohol consumption and alcohol habit from the patient before prescribing Xanax.
Xanax vs Ativan
Xanax has a similar drug in its family of benzodiazepines called Ativan, which consists of Lorazepam. Lorazepam belongs to the benzodiazepines class of drugs which has a similar effect as that of Xanax.
If one can relate to this story, they should consider ordering Xanax from their nearby pharmacy store. It may help ease anxiety levels amid COVID-19.