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Old 05-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm going to a Rammstein concert on Friday and I wanna enjoy myself. I,m planning to take 1 mg of xanax for the car ride with the guys I'm going with and some vodka right before I go inside the arena. Is this safe? Have you tried it before?
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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two CNS depressants shouldn't be mixed.
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Before I quit drinking I took plenty of benzos with plenty of alcohol. If you don't have a tolerance to xanax or alcohol and you take that 1 mg then binge out on 5 shots you might find yourself passed out. Even though it's not recommended I've known many people taking benzos who also drank heavily. If you're used to that dose of xanax and used to however much vodka you end up drinking then you should just be chilled out. The two combined will simply have an additive effect.

Being responsible, I have mention the all too familiar warning that an overdose of benzos combined with excessive alcohol consumption can be fatal. But with 1 mg of xanax to calm you down for a car ride followed by a drink or two I think that the worst that would happen to you is a blackout. But even that I have only known to happen to very small people, who are inexperienced with either substance, taking a lot of benzos and drinking a lot at the same time. I say you'll be fine, have fun!
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Not advisable the combination could put you in the hospital.

Paxil and two margaritas were too much for me.

There is a reason why we are not to drink alcohol with meds.
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Du hast mich gefragt, und ich hab' nichts gesagt!

Have you taken them both before?
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If you have no tolerance to benzos, and you intend to do what you just said, you could end up with a respiratory failure and die.
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I take xanax twice a week normally and I would drink like 3 shots of vodka
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I'm only saying it's a bad combination. period.
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It depends on what factors in, like your weight. But 1mg is pretty low. Roll the dice I say.
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Hmm, well I guess I'll take the xanax and if I need help later on I'll have a beer at the arena. That should be good enough
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Alcohol + Xanax = Trouble.

They put that warning on the prescription bottle for a reason.
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Hmm, well I guess I'll take the xanax and if I need help later on I'll have a beer at the arena. That should be good enough
lol. a beer is only gonna make it worse, it's alcohol. benzos+alcohol= bad combo and possible death due to respiratory failure.
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reef, is death bad?
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reef, is death bad?
idk bro, never been there.
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lol. a beer is only gonna make it worse, it's alcohol. benzos+alcohol= bad combo and possible death due to respiratory failure.
Possible death due to respiratory failure. This will not happen with 1 mg of xanax and a couple beers. Drinking in moderation while on a small dose of xanax will not kill someone who has an anxiety disorder. If I went to the trouble of going to a concert wanting to have a good time I would not be fearful of respiratory failure due to a small dose of xanax and a couple drinks. There is that FDA warning, but I believe most deaths due to respiratory failure caused by mixing benzos and alcohol are either intentional overdoses or really uninformed, ignorant, careless and self destructive people.

I don't drink anymore because it seemed like it was causing me to have crazy mood swings. When I was taking benzos and drinking I was always cautious. The benzo seems to make the effects of alcohol stronger. 1mg of xanax will not have a long-lasting effect. So I would be astounded if taking a pill, going for a ride, then having a couple drinks and going to an adrenaline-pumping concert caused anything even remotely close to respiratory failure. The warning exists for a reason but I think your plan is completely safe.
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Possible death due to respiratory failure. This will not happen with 1 mg of xanax and a couple beers. Drinking in moderation while on a small dose of xanax will not kill someone who has an anxiety disorder. If I went to the trouble of going to a concert wanting to have a good time I would not be fearful of respiratory failure due to a small dose of xanax and a couple drinks. There is that FDA warning, but I believe most deaths due to respiratory failure caused by mixing benzos and alcohol are either intentional overdoses or really uninformed, ignorant, careless and self destructive people.

I don't drink anymore because it seemed like it was causing me to have crazy mood swings. When I was taking benzos and drinking I was always cautious. The benzo seems to make the effects of alcohol stronger. 1mg of xanax will not have a long-lasting effect. So I would be astounded if taking a pill, going for a ride, then having a couple drinks and going to an adrenaline-pumping concert caused anything even remotely close to respiratory failure. The warning exists for a reason but I think your plan is completely safe.
True. Anyway, if somebody dies because of this then I want to be remembered as the guy who said not to do it.

Also, the word "possible", for me, is enough to stay away from doing such combo. Enough said.
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The likelihood of having any serious complications from 1mg of Xanax and a few shots is extremely minor. As long as you has tried both Xanax and alcohol before and know that your body is OK with both substances, then combination will be fine (just don't go drinking the entire bottle of vodka now). Of course Xanax will compound the effects of the alcohol and vice-versa, but the amounts you are taking will just give you a nice fuzzy feeling Have a good time at the gig mate.
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It's "possible" you'll get hit by a car crossing the road, but does that stop you crossing the road?
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Yes, anything is possible. I could possibly die while typing this but I am apparently still alive. People with excessive anxiety often have a heightened fear of all these possibilities and it is part of adjusting to living with less anxiety is learning to let go of all these worries. As far as CNS depression goes, xanax can't be more than equal to one alcoholic drink. so 1 mg of xanax+3 drinks=4 drinks. definitely not going to kill you and that xanax isn't going to be as hard on your liver as the booze is.
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Alcohol + Xanax = Trouble.

They put that warning on the prescription bottle for a reason.
It's mainly lawyer repellent.

Yeah, there's certainly a risk of death if I washed down hundreds of pills with massive amounts of booze.

I'm still alive because I can remember to not take an entire pharmacy of pills along with 20 drinks.

It only equals trouble when done to extreme excess, or when one tries to drive.
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