Can Xanax Cause Water Retention If Taking 4 Mg Daily

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heneise Says:

I am prescribed 6 mg of Xanax daily for anxiety and panic attacks. I have in the last 6 months or possibly 9 months have been increasingly retaining water and am now taking fluxomine and potassium to try to rid the water retention in my legs although I have a large belly bulge hard as a rock which seems to be part of the whole disaster. now I am wearing 30 40 hg compression thigh high to help with moving the fluid build up out of my legs which works as long as I wear them every day until bedtime. it does nothing for the belly bulge and the water or whatever this fluid is in my complete torso . I look like I have small womens breasts and very large thighs above where the compression stockings stop at the thighs. I cant get any help that is actually working. have been sent to a heart and cardiovascular surgen who did a stress examination and ran a nuclear medicine through my veins to take pics of my arteries around my heart to see if I have any narrowing of the arteries and results say no. so this doctor prescribes me oxygen at night for me at level # 2i guess liters per hr? not sure but this has been almost a week now and have not seen any markable results although I seem to wake up with headaches that are just a little bit very little bit worse than before starting the oxygen. I then had a pulmonary exam and was diagnosed with copd/ enphasema.I am at wits end and am sick of the feeling that my stomach is going to burst and therefore I labor fairly intensly in my breathing if I bend over to tie my shoes or put ant pressure on my stomach. please help? desparate in Santa Rosa Ca. Mr. Heneise,

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EDDY Says:

Your Doc would possibly know but be careful with the Potassium! Almost died on that stuff, passed out on my head twice and wound up at the E.R. Too much Potassium!

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Verwon Says:

Yes, that can be a rare side effect of Xanax that happens in a very small percentage of people that take it.

However, you can't just stop taking it abruptly, because that creates the risk of seizures. You'll need to consult your doctor and set up a proper tapering schedule.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

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Cathie Says:
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Have u had your liver checked? That causes many of the symptoms u have described

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