Xanax is a prescription drug given to patients to help them with anxiety and panic disorders. It’s one of the most often prescribed medicines in the U.S., but unfortunately, people frequently combine it with other drugs, for various reasons.
So what about Xanax and MDMA (Molly) at the same time? Below provides an overview of what Xanax and Molly are separate from one another, and what people should know about Xanax and Molly at the same time.
As was touched on above, Xanax is a prescription medication designed to treat symptoms of anxiety and panic disorders. It works by calming the activity of the brain so that the user feels more relaxed and calm. Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine, and it’s intended only as a short-term treatment because it can be addictive.
Xanax reaches the brain quickly, and it’s also easy to develop a tolerance to it, so people tend to take higher doses than they should.
When people mix Xanax with other substances such as alcohol, it can cause them to become extremely drowsy, confused or impaired.
If someone takes Xanax for a longer period of time than they’re supposed to it can increase their chances of becoming not only addicted but also physically dependent on it.
So what about other substances that shouldn’t be mixed? What happens with Xanax and Molly at the same time?
In many ways, it’s similar to a stimulant and a hallucinogen because it increases energy levels, emotional warmth, and pleasure of the user. Molly can also change how the user perceives time and other sensory experiences.
Molly affects many brain chemicals by causing a rush of dopamine to flood the brain. It also affects norepinephrine which is why it increases blood pressure and heart rate, and it triggers the release of large amounts of serotonin, which is responsible for controlling essential functions like sleep and mood.
Some of the negative side effects of Molly can include nausea, muscle cramps, blurred vision, chills, and sweating.
When someone takes Molly, the effects can last up to six hours, but people will frequently take another dose when they start to notice the effects subsiding.
Over time, some of the effects of Molly usage can include irritability, aggression, sleep problems, loss of appetite, depression and a decreased interest in sex.
There have been quite a few cases of people getting toxic batches of Molly which can result in severe side effects or even death.
So why would people wonder about taking Xanax and Molly at the same time?
The reason someone might take Xanax and Molly at the same time, or relatively close to one another is because the Xanax can help alleviate some of the adverse symptoms of the Molly, like anxiety and insomnia. People frequently think that mixing Xanax and Molly at the same time will have a type of “leveling effect,” or that they will cancel each other out in some way. They may also think combining uppers and downers can help them as they come down from the Molly.
This is risky, however.
First, if you’re mixing Xanax and Molly at the same time, you may have a false sense of security or comfort which could lead you to overdose on one or both of the substances. You might not feel the effects of the Molly as much as you would otherwise if you mix it with Xanax, so you might take more to get those effects, which is why you could overdose, and vice versa with the Xanax.
Also, if you’re taking Xanax and Molly at the same time you’re sending your body and brain mixed signals, so it can cause heart problems including heart failure.
So, should you ever take Xanax and Molly at the same time? The answer is no. Molly isn’t something you should take regardless because of the risks it carries, as well as the potential for it to be mixed with toxic or deadly substances. If you’re abusing Xanax by taking it recreationally, you’re putting yourself in danger of developing an addiction or overdosing.
When you take Xanax and Molly at the same time, you’re even more likely to overdose, and it can cause deadly side effects such as heart failure.
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