Yes, Xanax (alprazolam) can help to calm your thoughts by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. Xanax is a medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs and is primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
Xanax works by increasing the levels of a neurotransmitter known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means that it helps to regulate the activity of other neurotransmitters in the brain and can help to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.
When taken as prescribed, Xanax can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and panic, such as excessive worry, fear, and physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat or sweating. Xanax can also help to promote sleep in individuals with anxiety-related insomnia.
However, Xanax can also cause side effects, especially when used at high doses or for extended periods of time. Common side effects of Xanax include drowsiness, dizziness, and cognitive impairment. It may also be habit-forming and can lead to dependence or withdrawal symptoms if used for extended periods of time or at high doses.
It is important to use Xanax only under the guidance of a healthcare provider, who can help determine the most appropriate dosage and duration of treatment based on individual needs and medical history. Regular monitoring and screening for potential side effects may also be recommended for individuals taking Xanax for anxiety or panic disorders.