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Xaxax Dreams
Alprazolam (Xanax)
by m7w
Citation:   m7w. "Xaxax Dreams: An Experience with Alprazolam (Xanax) (exp22206)". Feb 10, 2004.

2.25 mg oral Pharms - Alprazolam (pill / tablet)


Recently I was prescribed a bottle of Xanax for anxiety by my psychiatrist (120 .25mg pills). I knew they had recreational value, more so than the other benzodiazepines I had been prescribed in the past, so one night after a long day of smoking some very kind green bud on top of 1 Pink Medusa MDMA pill (approx. 6 hours prior), I decided to pop 9 of the little, white, oval pills (2.25 mg total) mainly to settle me down from the amphetine afterglow the E had produced and to help me get some rest.

In addition to the xanax I took a large multi-vitamin (that had Ginko Biloba) in it, to hopefully improve the health of my mind after a day's roll on some very potent MDMA.

After about 35 minutes I was feeling a definate buzz, comparable to 2-3 beers. By the time I reached the hour mark I was completely obliterated. I had trouble holding my head up and walking was basically out of the question. I decided to call it a night and turn in. I didn't have the slightest bit of trouble falling asleep. I turned on some ambient Aphex Twin and don't remember much further than track 2, and I was completly passed out.

I don't know whether or not one of the side effects of Xanax is vivid dreams (or the effect of the Ecstasy earlier) but I can definitely say I have never had a more lucid dream in my entire life.

I was completely aware of the fact that I was dreaming. I had the power to control every last color, dimension, action, and thought that occured. I felt I was an omnicient benevolent god, yet at the same time I was fully aware I was dreaming. What I found to be even more alarmins is the fact that even after waking up to get a drink of water, and then falling back asleep again, I was in the exact same state of mind (the same dream) as before. In my dream I was capable of flying soley by the power of my mind. I remember seeing very bizzare (alien) worlds and at one point I was a Playing Card (the Ace of Spades) who was some how able to joust (mid-evil style) on a mechanical horse in a completley pixelated dimension with telephone poles. The dream was so lucid I found myself (or another part of myself) laughing at the obsurdity of what I was doing in my dream.

The high Xanax produced for me wasn't the most profound aspect of the drug at all in this particular instance. The dreams I feel it produced were the pinnacle I have come to appreciate. I now take a couple of pills every night before sleep and have been experiencing some of the best dreams (most lucid - life changing even) that I have ever witnessed.

[Erowid Note: Daily use of Alprazolam (Xanax), as with most benzodiazepines, causes physical and psychological dependence after only a few days of use. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be extremely unpleasant and/or fatal if not managed carefully.]

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 22206
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Feb 10, 2004Views: 49,421
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