When people think of hangovers, they typically think of those associated with drinking too much alcohol. However, at Hangover Hospital, we know that alcohol is not the only substance that can be toxic to the human body and result in a hangover. Certain drugs can also cause a hangover. Xanax is one drug that is notorious for causing hangovers. Those that take Xanax will likely feel the hangover effects as the drug begins to wear off. These effects are largely what makes Xanax, and other benzodiazepines so addictive, because the body becomes dependent on it.
Even when the drug is not abused, you may feel a hangover shortly after the medication is prescribed as your body adjusts to the Xanax. If a doctor changes your dosage, you may also experience a Xanax hangover. Like a hangover that comes from drinking too much though, there are ways to ease your symptoms.
The Symptoms of a Xanax Hangover
The symptoms of a Xanax hangover are similar to those of a hangover you’d experience from drinking too much alcohol. They do tend to last longer than symptoms of an alcohol hangover, though. Common symptoms include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Rapid pulse
- High blood pressure
- Higher body temperature
- Increased sweating
- Rapid breathing
- Blurry vision
- Decreased appetite
- Stomach cramps
- Trouble breathing
Those with a Xanax hangover often exhibit emotional and mental symptoms as well. These include:
- Memory problems
- Trouble concentrating
- Decreased motivation
Also like an alcohol hangover, these symptoms will subside over time as the drug is cleared from the system. Until then, there are steps you can take to find relief.
Treatment for a Xanax Hangover
If you’re suffering from a Xanax hangover, there are three things you can do to ease the symptoms you are experiencing.
Light exercise can release endorphins into your system, which will give you a boost of energy. You don’t have to hit the gym for hours at a time. Even a short walk around the block can be enough to make you feel better. Exercise is also a natural stress reliever, so it is effective at helping with other symptoms, such as anxiety, as well.
Xanax is absorbed and processed through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. As such, eating foods that are high in fiber, protein, and fat will push the drug through your system faster. As Xanax leaves your system, you’ll start to feel better.
Like any hangover, the best treatment for one caused by Xanax is sleep. Time is one of the best ways to get back to feeling like yourself. Additionally, when you sleep through a hangover you also sleep through many of its symptoms.
Need a Hangover Cure Fast? Call Hangover Hospital
At Hangover Hospital, we don’t only treat alcohol hangovers, but can provide you with the Xanax hangover cure you need too. Using our special blend of vitamins, electrolytes, and IV fluids, you will start feeling better in no time. If you’re suffering from a Xanax hangover, call us today at (305) 912-4911 to schedule your appointment.