Side effects - Amnesia From Alprazolam?

Discussion in 'Benzodiazepines' started by umich, May 2, 2005.

  1. umich

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    Just got my hands on a bunch of alprazolam 1mg tablets. Researched a little and decided to take 1mg just to try it out and be safe. Took it and felt very mild to little effects. Not much of anything, a slight drunk feeling, nothing special. Next day decided to take 3mg instead. Take all three at once and sit down with my sister watching a movie waiting for them to kick in. Next thing I know i was up tomorrow morning in bed. Flipping out having no idea what happened and being a little upset I wussed out on my trip experiment, I asked my sister what happened. She said during the movie she looked over at me and saw me sleeping with doritos half eaten out of my mouth and when she woke me up i was talkin all slow and drugged up making absolutley no sense. I walked around like a zombie in the kitchen, put the doritos in the fridge, looked around in the pantry and closed the door which I never do. She said I ended up going to sleep in my bed but I dont remember any part of it. I even undressed myself. Last thing I remember was eating doritos. Im only 115lbs, but didnt think 3 mg's would do that to me after trying 1mg. Any insight? I know xanax is a sedative but wtf happened? Little upset cause I have a bunch of these and was looking forward to havin some fun...
     
  2. vacant

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    Xanax typically has that amnesiac-like effect on people. I had 3.5 mg friday night and I honestly don't remember a thing from friday night until this morning (Sunday). I didn't even know why I had left-over lasagna in my fridge until someone told me I had it for dinner last night.
    I haven't quite found a way to bypass that xanax amnesia, yet, but perhaps wait awhile (over a week) and try 2mg. Doing 1mg one night than 3mg the next isn't really advised if you have no tolerance. I'm not sure but it could be from that 2-day in a row thing that increased memory loss without giving any more xanax-like feeling. That's what happens to me, anyway. Just be careful, tolerance builds VERY fast, if you do a search, you'll see what I mean.
     
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    SWIMoften times has trouble recalling a night full of xanax. I'm not sure of any ways to get around this other than take a lower dose.
    Stay away from alcohol and other CNS depressants is about the only thing I can think of to help you.OR maybethere's some nootropic out there that might be able to help you.
    Best of luck to you.
     
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    xanax (Alprazolam) black out....

    man when I take more then about 3-4mg of zanax swim blacks out hours at a time...its happend 3 differt times..like swim dosent remember a single thig for the most part...he just wakes up and is like wtf happend..nothing bad ever at least swim dosnt think so.....now swim knows not to take more then 3mg... dose it happen to any one elese or just me?

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  5. hh339

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    This happens to a lot of people, especially when combined with alcohol. Dunno what the facts and statistics say, but SWIM and the people he has done benzos with have all experienced the same thing. Almost all the trouble I have gotten himself into has been related to benzos, often combined with a small amount of alcohol. As You said, just waking up thinking: Damn, what happened? Anything could have happened, so be extremely careful.
     
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    Benzodiazepines can cause anterograde amnesia (the brain doesn't form new memories for a period of time).
     
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    This is typically referred to as a Zan-out...

    This often happened to me up at college...
     
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    it just happened to me for the first time he was walking then woke up onn the floor with a major back pain.
     
  9. IHrtHalucingens

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    Its not uncommon to have 18 hour periods un accounted for, followed by another 18 hours of uninterupted sleep. Just something you have to dea lwith when using xanax
     
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    info needed about Alprazolam: Amnesia?

    a friend SWIM purchased 2 1/2 tablets of Xanax (they were green they think?) it took all of them between the 5 min bell at 1st and 2nd period. They felt fine for the first 20 mins but the next thing they remember is them being pulled from their seats by security and escorted out of class by wheel chair because supposedly they could not be waken up and could walk neither. they told me that they never felt a high and were wondering if they took to much to get a high or if xanax really can get you high ( if it's more along the lines of Trazadone and other sedatives) and can only add to highs of other drugs. Does anyone have any information.
     
  11. Herbal Healer 019

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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    Xanax and other benzodiazepines are known to cause black outs.

    Im assuming SWIy shared the pills between 2 ppl?

    Xanax is only made in .25, .5, 1, & 2mg bars . If the pill had S 90 3 imprinted on it, it was 2mg alprazolam (Xanax).

    2 1/2 2mg Xany bars split between 2 ppl is 2.5mg each, which is a very large dose for someone with no tolerance to xanax.

    Furthurmore if SWIy didn't kno what xanax looks like beforehand, they should'nt have bought it in the first place as taking unknown drugs is dangerous and possibly fatal.

    In all probability tho, it was xanax & like I said 2.5mg alprazolam is a very lage dose in someone without a tolerance. Xanax, especially the afformentioned dosage, could have easily produced the effects you described.

    Next time, especially if SWIy plans on popping in school (which is irresponsible, & in this case just plain stupid), do some research & know the appropriate dosage to take because next time SWIy may not be so lucky.
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    That means Swim tool 7mg of xanax which if what you said is true was way too much. How much would I have to take to get a buzz or high most likely.
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    NEVER experiment with a substance while in school.....or work or ANY other place where there are expectations of You to perform some sort of task in a remotely sober manner. Did You have ANY idea of the consequences of you's actions prior to ingestion of the pills? There's a reason these are prescribed as sleep aides. In light doses they give a warm comfortable fuzzy bodily high, then put you to sleep.

    In SWIM's experience he took 2mg with no tolerance and got knocked on his ass for the night and just stayed on his computer not wanting to move, was very sedated and happy then drifted off to sleep.

    Again, benzodiazepines are best used in situations where one isn't required to do anything after ingestion, make sure there is a place to crash if needed, etc.
     
  14. Herbal Healer 019

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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    Smurfmunster kept saying they and them so I'm assuming it wasn't just SWIsmurf who took the alprazolam, also they dont make 3mg Xanax bars, therefore it was a ttl of 5mg. 7mg probably would have sent SWIsmurfmunster into a coma or worse lol:laugh:...death is no laughing matter:s
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    SWim isn't looking for that kind of high and will most likely stick to speed and opioids from now on. I am curious if Trazadone would fall under the smae categorie as Xanax would and if people who are after that would be interested in the Trazadone.
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    No, trazodone is an antipsychotic (antidepressant), whereas alprazolam is a benzodiazepine. It may produce slightly similar effects, but not in the same way or potency some alprazolam would.

    Also, benzodiazepines are extremely difficult to harm one's self just from taking a large amount of them. Granted what one does while udner the influence is where the danger comes in, the chemical itself is safe. Higher doses almost certainly produce amnesia where people will often do detrimental things like attempting to drive, consume alcohol, or even more benzos. All while being in a state where they don't have conscious control over their actions nor will they remember any of it.
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    Thanks alot for all the information
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    edit:late reply
     
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    Re: info needed about Xanax

    Just wanted to tell you also, I see this thread is in the anti-depressant section. Xanax (alprazolam) is not an anti depressant. It is a Benzodiazepine. I am just telling you this to share with you the facts. This thread should have been posted in the sub-forum "Benzodiazepines" which is located in "Downers and sleeping pills".

    Again, just telling you this so you know for next time :)
     
  20. Herbal Remedy101

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    I've also experienced this. Along time ago we used to use xanax as an anti come-down drug and I was quite tolerant, we would eat it, crush then snort it or mix it with endless bottles of Thai rum. Years later after a long break from xanax I managed to get hold of some bars(2mg) each. I took one, felt nothing, so necked the other 3. Next thing I know I wake up the wrong way round on my bed with no memory of what happened. Apparently I DROVE to my buddy's house, smoked some green with him and drove home! My only memory is me not being able to roll this smoke so I asked my buddy to do it for me, but I was convinced that was a dream! Then after checking my call history, and people around me confirmed "yes you did go out at x hours and returned at x time" I finally accepted it. Now after a big sandwich and another 8 hours sleep I feel great, and my mind feels sharp too. Never had any idea benzo's could do that to you haha lesson learnt.