Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects of Paxipam Addiction
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- Drowsiness, often at odd times
- Memory loss
- Dry mouth
- Slurred speech
- Taking larger doses than instructed
- Taking Paxipam without a prescription
- Taking Paxipam for longer than prescribed
- Mixing Paxipam with other substances
- Using Paxipam recreationally
When someone suffers from a Paxipam addiction, it changes their brain in measurable ways. For example, people struggling with addiction usually have observable differences in areas of their brain which control judgment and behavior. Addiction can also cause changes in thinking and physical health. Some of the signs of Paxipam addiction, or any drug addiction, can include:
- Drug use becomes compulsive and out of control
- Attempts to stop using Paxipam or another substance have been unsuccessful
- Substance use continues, despite negative physical, emotional or lifestyle outcomes
- Declines in school or work performance occur
- The drug is the number one priority, and other things that were once priorities are sacrificed
- There is a preoccupation to maintain a supply of the drug
- Unnecessary risk-taking takes place, either when under the influence or when one attempts to get more of the drug
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Excessive consumption
- Legal and financial problems start to occur
- Relationship problems
A Paxipam addiction can be characterized as mild or severe. This usually depends on how many of the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder a person displays. For example, if someone has two of the signs and symptoms of Paxipam use, it can be considered to be a mild addiction. If someone has several or more, it can be a severe addiction. Along with influences like environment and genetics, other factors could put someone at a higher risk of developing an substance use disorder. One risk factor is having a mental illness or mental health condition. This is especially true with benzodiazepines like Paxipam. Since benzodiazepines are often prescribed to treat mental health conditions, people who are prescribed these drugs may be more likely to develop substance use disorder.
Over time, benzodiazepine abuse can not only lead to lifestyle complications and adverse side effects, but also to health concerns. People who are struggling with addiction to benzodiazepine drugs like Paxipam may suffer health problems and complications, as a result. They may have sleeping and eating problems or long-term cognitive and memory impairments.
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