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Xanax blackout

I believe my daughter is using xanax in large doses.  It started after she graduated a few weeks ago.  Every time I came home from work she was sound asleep on the couch with several loud activities going on around her.  A few nights ago I had a conversation with her at 8:00pm. At 9:45 pm she called and had the same exact conversation with me.  She seemed to be in a blackout.  I know you can't help someone until they admit they have a problem.  She won't.  I would like some confirmation that xanax can cause this type of blackout.  She did not sound drunk when I talked to her, but rather, was happy, stumbled over her words and spoke rather slowly. Please explain, I'm so worried.
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The symptoms definitely fit the profile of Xanax. What makes you suspect Xanax specifically? Please provide as much info as possible so the people here can help. I was on Oxycodone, but my Mom went through the whole Benzo thing.  
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you absolutly have blackouts from xanax.  That is fact.  I also know this from much experience.  Also xanax is the only drug in the PDR that specifically states that it lowers your inhabitations.

Very dangerous.
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Hello,

I used to take xanax BTW all meds I take are and were given by a doctor. As for the answer to your question, heck yes it can cause blackouts. I never abused xanax and even the smallest dose would cause a sort of amnesia. It does lower inhibitions. I would have what I thought was a rational conversation and my mom or gf would say " what the hell were talking about"? I would nod or just fall asleep right in the middle of anything I was doing. The first time I took it I remember taking the pill then just woke up the next morning. Scary stuff! IMO come right out and ask your daughter, god forbid she take it and drink she could OD. Better to have her possibly angry than to have passed on right? I feel for you maam. I just wish I could be more help.

Allen
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Again just my opinion but see if you can find out where she is getting this stuff. I hope not from a friend. She needs to be under med sup when taking that stuff. If she is on your insurance maybe you could get a statment sent to you? Depending on how old she is. Good luck and god bless.

Alllen
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sounds like xanax. I used to mix sometimes 4, 1mg xanax pills with about 4-5 beers.
Bad idea i had blackouts many times and sometimes i would do strange things and the next day have no idea what i had done or any memory what so ever. scary stuff. Also very addictive and hard to stop. Doesnt help when u have doctors prescribing it like candy.
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Question: does xanax mixed with alchole? Answer: YES This is not joke last friday night I took two .5 ml of xanax  while drinking 4 beers with in 4 hrs time. I left the bar thinking I was NOT drunk!.... I had a 15 min drive home and I can remember the entire drive home with out any problems except the last 45 - 60 sec. of approaching my last stop sign before turning to go to my house only 1 mile away. During that 45-60 sec. I completly blackedout... I do not remember any part of that drive home... I ran the stop sign and crossed over to a residential neighbor hood at which my car jared and I came too again.... only to find my self out of control and my car hydroplained into the neighbor hood ditch and my car was thrown about 20 ft into a residents front yard and then rolled two more times befor it was stopped by an oak tree that was aprox 1 ft. from my drivers side door.  Thanks to God! I walked away from the accident with only some bumps and bruises..... oh and my air bags did not deploy either!!!!! I am very fortunate... BIG WAKE UP CALL FOR ME! DO NOT MIX XANEX OR ANY DRUG FOR THAT MATTER WITH ALCHOLE!
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It could be xanax and soma mixed if she's happy . It doesn't matter what it is , just , she has a problem . Make a vidio of her when she's messed up . Show it to her when she's straight and have a talk .
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she might also not even be aware of the problem.  I know my "blackouts" came from outta nowhere and i too had no recollection.  i just knew afterwards (after the "blackouts) that i had "lost time".  
Once I was in K-mart and a friend was with me the next thing i knew i was in my bed at home.  But I really didn't know that these were "blackouts" from drugs (xanax/soma) until I got here and read up on it and said, "hey that's me."  the docs told me i had epilepsy and put me on anti-seizure meds. maybe if you let her read some printed out archived forum posts he would relate and realize how dangerous it is.  
my speech was also affected- it normalized once the drugs were through my system, but it really scared the hell outta me (and my co-workers and my hubby and the ER that i was taken to).  

that day i blacked out in kmart, my friend told me I went into a convienence store and asked her (my friend) if I could kick the clerks a$$.  i was shocked- this behavior is not me.
the last time I blacked out I had some kind of sexual experience with a man (not my hubby) and the only way i knew about it was because he (the man) apologized the next day for leaving a mark on my neck, and because of a "mystery bruise" that appeared on my arm.  then I had to tell MY hubby- not a proud moment...I still don't know all that happened that night- it is scary stuff. not worth it.
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hey queen and scott and yes rebell to... this post is from 2004. i dont think she cares any more. just thought i would let yall know.
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Yes she may not care ... but I do because I too just had a Xanax/alchohol enduced blackout but my problem changed my friends visions of me... hearing that other people have similar problems make me feel like it wasnt just me that had bad decision making..A few nights ago I had eaten a Xanax bar (2mg) I then continued to binge drink by pounding 5-6 beers. I then think that is when the blackout started but, did not end.. as I continued to drink more alchohol I decided to ingest an ativan, Im not sure what mg but this only continued the blackout..continuing to drink countless beers I ended up at a friends house..in this house stood basically all my true friends drinking also..(I will add most of what Im telling you wasnt recalled by me but told to me)..Amidst all the fun the mood was broken by the owner of the house had 2 E pills stolen out of her purse..everyone emptied their pockets no one had any.. apparently later in the night my eyes began to roll in my head and my pupils were dialated even in the light...I must have been rolling...everyone was sure it was me that had stolen the pills..exept me..now I dont know any of you and none of my friends will read this but I do not recall at any time stealing or eating any more pills since the ativan..I thought of this girl as a true friend and I would have never EVER stolen anything from her in my life let alone tried to get away with rolling and no one would notice.. I got into fights and lost alot of friends that night..not only that but the ones that still are my friends think of me as a theif that will do anything for drugs.. I tried to tell them I blackedout and the real me wouldnt do such a thing.. but that just sounds like the most ******** excuse you have ever heard. I conclusion I just needed to get my story out there and let all of you know Xanax doesnt just cause blackouts but it effects decision makin in a way that no other drug does
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Last night started off perfect. I got a 6 pack and my wife went to her friends.. great I put the baby to bed start drinkin some brews and am feeling great, no pain. She gets home and were about ot watch wwe ppv elimination chamber. so I decided to give her 1/4 of a bar and me 1/4 well obviously that wasnt enough. eventually she went to bed and I was left to be up by myself. I suppose I took the other half and then took another bar at this point ive probably had 10 tall boys. so I make the decision to go to the store with money I dont get and get yet another 6 pack. I know this cause there was a fresh one sittin in the fridge all dented up. On my way back from the store, or too. I must have fallen or got in a fight. my chin hurts, both elbows are swollen. I spilled a beer into my keyboard, didnt go to bed till 7:30.. Im glad waking up today there was no real arguments about anything but I was told about it all.. morale of story. NEVER NEVER NEVER mix xanax with alcohol.. seriously. just as a good rule of thumb. I know when your gettin a buzz on and start feeling it you wanna increase that pleasure.. but drink more if you must.. dont start mxing and matching.. I learned my lesson no matter what Im not ****** around with x's again
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On Dec 11, 2009 i took my girlfriend out for her birthday. She has been taking xanax for 7 years. that night i was driving. Myself and her friends bought her 3-4 yager shots and probably about 8-10 beers. On the way home she became very violent and verbally abusive.
when we got into the house I told her I didnt want her to stay with me because she was out of control. She then totally got out of control and I tried to restrain her by pinning her on the floor and holding her wrist. I started to let her up when I thought she had calmed a bit. when I started to let her up, she started biting me. I couldnt control her. She bit me 16 times on my thigh, stomach, chest, arms, and fingers. I couldnt and wouldnt hit her but I couldnt be bitten anymore. I instinctively tried to get control of her head and neck and keep her jaws away from me. She blacked out and I called the police. I thought she had calmed down so I told 911 to disregard the call. She heard me call police and didnt want to get in trouble so she called police. End result, I ended up in jail for restricting her airflow. She didnt tell police she had been taking xanax and drinking heavily. She has since told D.A. that she was out of control and that I was only trying to get her under control. still dealing with this. If you can help me in any way, please email me at ***@****      Thank you, P.S. If you know any attorneys who may have dealt with drug related violence let me know  
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This is a very old topic..I'd suggest you start a new one with this same posting


Jim
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i have a friend that takes xanax and drinks vodka on a daily basis.  what can i do to help her?  i have even considered calling cps because she has a young child in  the home.  her husband works nights but they live next door to his mom.  what should i do the next time i know she is doing it.  (she has only slowed down lately because she has some new 'friends' that smoke meth and she does that with them occasionally, that is what she tells me anyway)  please tell me the best thing to do for her.  the only thing i have done so far is let her know i wont be giving her rides to the beer store or any place i dont know.  so she knows i know what is going on.
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welcome to the forum this is a very old thread .I would copy your post and make a new thread . I Dont want to see it get over looked / I hope to see you out there
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I never took xanax before. I went to a friends house to watch a baseball game and I tried a 2MG xanax bar. I had about 4 drinks. I remember the end of the game 1.5 hours later and that was it. The next thing I  remember, I was at the front door of my house over 1 mile away with two fireman that found me sleeping in the bushes around midnight. The next day, I called my friend asking what happened. He told me we went out for Pizza, went to a party where I drank a couple of more beers, and he told me I started falling down. So, he put me in a taxi to go home. So, I spent 3 hours out with my friends, talking normally, and even eating dinner. Those 3 hours are gone. This was the scariest thing I've ever experienced regarding taking a drug. Xanax is a heavy drug, even if you only take one pill. I'm staying away from it and you should too!
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Old thread my friend. Make sure you look at the date on something before posting. I made the same mistake when I first found the site.. On blackouts? Not a good sign. It happened to me once and that was the last time I took any xanax..Thats scary..Being a fully functioning human being and not having a clue as to what you did the night before...Scared the heck out of me...
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.aahh shes alright leave her alone - got out for a wine with talk about general stuff  maybe wean the conversation to when were her age smokind dope- you Americans are very dramatic in life let her live her just let knoe she had a loving family
and come over to Ireland your garurteed to meet strangers for or bad u decicde but with bad intentions!!!
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HI Raymond
I did the same was going to a halloween party but dedcicided to gettednicely bozzed before i arrived and tooka load of xnanx - can t remember 68% of the party - appartently i was in the attic (as i always end up in the house parties - just see whats up ther ye know!) anyway got coaxed down with lines mehphedrone and happy pout until the next few days people were man you so funny and out of it but i had the fear --- then again my mate my broke his les that  hand standing on a zimmerframe - the irony!!
well its thursday and alll jaxzzed up for the weekend:D!!!!!!!
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Just wanted to follow up on the Xanax blackout stories. Apparently, this drug builds up in your system. I was diagnosed with severe heart failure a few years ago. The doctor told me I probably had no more than six weeks to live. I responded to the medication (Coreg) exceptionally well and my heart is about sixty percent of normal. I also had an ICD implanted in my chest to get me through the bad episodes. At any rate, the doc prescribed Xanax for anxiety. I now know that it causes blackouts or more accurately complete memory loss. I found out by accident when my wife reminded of the day my neighbor lady came over and sat with me because I went to her house to use the phone. I have a cell and home phone. She thought I looked bad and called my wife who asked her to stay with till she could get there. I REMEMBER NOTHING ABOUT THIS.  I actually thought my wife had dreamed it. As it turned out it was all true. My brain is like swiss cheese I didn't remember tv shows I watched and books I had read. So I have cut back to a half of one mg per day only if needed. Who knows how many times this has happened. just thought I would let you know. As to it building up, when I started taking it I would take as many as three pills at once and be just fine. Now if I take one whole one I have a gap in my memory. Besides the incident with my very attractive neighbor whom I would never allow into my bedroom, I have also answered the front door completely nude. Thankfully it was by brother in law and not local girl scouts. I am making plans to get off of the Xanax asap. maybe try klonipin (klonopin) instead. I don't know of any similar effects with klonipin (klonopin). Hope this helps. Good luck.
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