Xanax is used to treat different conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks and anxiety caused by depression. I have none of these. The reason why I take Xanax is for muscle craps due to Cerebral Palsy.
Years ago I had muscle cramp at the most inopportune time. This may be a little too much information but it started to kill the mood quickly during intimacy.
So Doc gave me the Xanax at a very low 0.5 mg dosage to see if it helped. Thankfully it did.
I get cramps in my hands, fingers, toes and calves. I get them mostly in my toes and calves. When they involve my calves it feels like a snake writhing through the muscle and wrapping around it and squeezes. It happens mostly at night when I get ready to fall asleep. I guess my body is relaxing but my muscles think otherwise.
I have had so many people tell me I need to drink more and my potassium is low etc etc. It is not true because I've had them since I was a child.
As a nurse I know Xanax is usually habit forming. Occasionally, I've stopped the Xanax on my own. I was either financially strapped or I get in the mood of just tired of all the medicines I take.
I went to a dermatologist recently and she was the very first doctor to ever to look at all my medications while trying to prescribe something for me. She told me Xanax counteracts with many drugs. I told her I could get off it for a few days. She informed me with conviction that I could not do such a thing because my anxiety would certainly inflame. I told her I didn't take Xanax for anxiety. I took it for cramps. She still was convinced that if I stopped I would be anxious. Maybe she is right. I don't know.
Of course, my insurance does not cover any muscle relaxants, so expense it is all mine. But it helps with my cramps tremendously.
Do you take any medication for something that it is not usually used for?