I've been suffering from panic attacks and insomnia for about the last 2 weeks, which sucks balls to say the least.
I was on the verge of finally caving in and popping a xanax, but me being the way I am, I just had to look up the side effects.
I think it's common knowledge at this point that the side effects are usually worse then the reason you're on the drug to begin with.
Did you know a side effect of xanax is 'hallucinations, seeing and hearing things that don't exist'.
I guess they felt the need to explain what a hallucination is just in case you're too high to put it together. Maybe what you're reading doesn't exist and hallucinations isn't a real side effect.
Next on the list: thinking of harming or killing yourself or trying to do so.
This is an awesome side effect. You get a prescription for xanax cause you were a little stressed out, had some anxiety issues and now you want to kill yourself.
For some of you, xanax will push you over the edge completely. Awesomeness! Have fun jumping off that bridge!
Another awesome side effect: depression.
The funny thing about anxiety and panic disorders is that the people who have them are usually already suffering from some form of depression.
Apparently, xanax can make you MORE depressed which in retrospect would explain why you might want to kill yourself while on this drug.
I think I've read enough. I'm tossing those pills out. Insomnia and panic: here I come!