I am having tension headache due to stress from my work. This headache is affecting my sleep and my family doctor prescribe the medicine alprazolam 1mg. I took 1/2 tablet before I go to bed and this help me to sleep well. Too well indeed as I sometimes have difficulty to wake up and have to force myself out from the bed. I will do some light execise like 15mins swimming before I go to work.
Can you tell me what is this medicine and whether there is side effect if taking for a longer durations like months. When I stop taking this medicine, I find my mood swings. Not sure wether this is sign of withdrawal symptons.
Appreciate if you can make some comments to the above.