Hi everyone. 

This might be a stupid question but has anyone used Xanax recreationally with a jpouch? I don't plan to use Xanax on a consistent basis of course but I do want to try it for the experience. 

What are the risks? Could this cause damage to my pouch?

Thanks

Jonathan

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It’s not clear from your post exactly what your objective is. Xanax will slow down motility and transit time, but there are other drugs better designed for those objectives. I don’t know what other result you would get besides those two. Anti-spasmodics work better on slowing down motility and anti-diarrheals like loperamide will work better at thickening up the stool. On the other hand if your objective is to be in a sedated state for airplane flights, or get a better sleep, Xanax will help. 

I've been clean from Xanax for 15 days.  Even though my dosage was not high, I felt I was on it too long.  I'm going to warn you.  The stuff is highly addictive.  It is something I wish I never touched.  I used to use Benzos sparingly for the occasional anxiety attack.  I was so sensitive that I would always end up crying the next day.

It's very tough to get off.  I would only use it in emergency situations.  It did slow down my bowels but I would rather use other meds for that.  Xanax is not something you want to mess with for no reason.

 

Poucho, all the literature is on the internet.  Benzos in general are considered a highly addictive medication.  You don't need to feel high to get addicted to something.  Some people like the sedative effect. And some people have such debilitating anxiety or PTSD that they take it regularly and build a tolerance.  It's also sold on the street which is pretty telling.  It's one of the harder drugs to come off.  Because one can experience seizures if taking larger dosages regularly, doctors advise weaning in a medical setting or under medical supervision.  

I recently replaced Ambien with Xanax for sleep aid. It has definitely helped me sleep and has also helped with diarrhea. I was afraid of addiction to ambien plus needed more and more for it to be effective.  I don't take Xanax during the day as it too makes me sleepy. I have learned to manage my anxiety with deep breathing, exercise and ongoing therapy.

Californication posted:

Poucho, all the literature is on the internet.  Benzos in general are considered a highly addictive medication.  You don't need to feel high to get addicted to something.  Some people like the sedative effect. And some people have such debilitating anxiety or PTSD that they take it regularly and build a tolerance.  It's also sold on the street which is pretty telling.  It's one of the harder drugs to come off.  Because one can experience seizures if taking larger dosages regularly, doctors advise weaning in a medical setting or under medical supervision.  

Well I don't have an addictive personality so I had no issues with it, as well as pain meds... I was on high doses of them several weeks at a time here and there and could stop them the next day no issues. just me I guess I am lucky

Pouchomarx posted:
Californication posted:

Poucho, all the literature is on the internet.  Benzos in general are considered a highly addictive medication.  You don't need to feel high to get addicted to something.  Some people like the sedative effect. And some people have such debilitating anxiety or PTSD that they take it regularly and build a tolerance.  It's also sold on the street which is pretty telling.  It's one of the harder drugs to come off.  Because one can experience seizures if taking larger dosages regularly, doctors advise weaning in a medical setting or under medical supervision.  

Well I don't have an addictive personality so I had no issues with it, as well as pain meds... I was on high doses of them several weeks at a time here and there and could stop them the next day no issues. just me I guess I am lucky

From all the scare stories I have read, you would be considered very lucky!

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