Xanax before the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wish I had taken xanax or something because I found it incredibly difficult to relax during my wedding.  DH had the best time ever, but I was still pretty stressed until after cake cutting.  On the other hand, I’ve heard some horror stories about people getting totally zonked and passing out during their wedding which scared me into not taking anything.  I would talk to your doc before you do it.  

Post # 4
Member
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would say talk with your dr about it. My dr has me on anxiety meds, and it took weeks for it to kick in, so it may not even do anything for you if you only take one pill. 

Post # 5
Member
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a crier too. I have only taken Xanax at night before bed to calm me to sleep. I would be afraid it would make me sleepy. I would have to try it out first 

Post # 6
Member
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think theres anything wrong with crying – you’re emotional and that’s you! I’d be more concerned about the bride who doesn’t shed at least one tear. 😛

Post # 7
Member
1234 posts
Bumble bee

I wouldn’t do it. You’re expected to cry at your wedding. It makes for better pictures :p Anyways, I generally have a bias against all pills- especially Xanax- because my mom pops them, so I guess take that with a grain of salt.

Post # 9
Member
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Crying is normal and expected! Are you worried about crying to the point that you are not able to go through with the wedding or something extreme like that?

Your comment about not wanting to drink before your wedding is a good one. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you are completely in control and know you can handle the liquor.

Post # 10
Member
7098 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s totally fine as long as you know how it will affect you. A tiny little dose of xanax isn’t going to do anything crazy.

Post # 11
Member
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Given that you know how it affects you, I don’t see a problem with it. The only thing I’d worry about is how old the pills are (you may want to get a fresh prescription if they’re expired).

Post # 12
Member
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bkrocks13 o ok!! Didnt know it worked so quickly! I just didnt want you to try it and then have no help that day! But i agree its def  ok to be emotional on your wedding day! i know i will be! 

Post # 13
Member
1619 posts
Bumble bee

Be careful combining benzo’s and alcohol (at least it sounds like you do plan on drinking at least some during the day).  While your experience in the past with Xanax may be that it just knocks the edge off – if you add alcohol to that you may get a different response.

 

Post # 14
Member
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

Crying and being an emotional wreck on your wedding day are two totally different things. If the meds will keep you from being a wreck, I don’t see why not. But verify with your doctor first, just to be on the safe side. 

Post # 15
Member
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As long as you know it doesn’t zonk you out, then I say go for it. Honestly, that’s one of my biggest fears – I’m totally hit or miss with emotions. Sometimes I’m a rock, other times I’m a hysterical mess and it takes me HOURS to calm down. I’m worried my wedding day will be the latter, but xanxax makes me pass out and I always feel foggy/zombie-like. I’m just working on building up a good meditative base to rely on, and I plan on going for a run or yoga the morning of – those activites calm me down a lot.

Post # 16
Member
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bkrocks13: We both cried and laughed through our vows (DH had rivers of tears dripping off his face). It was meaningful, joyful, transformative and REAL. You don’t want to mask those feelings! My favorite photos from the wedding are ones in which you can really see the emotions.

If anxiety is inhibiting you from fully functioning and being present, definitely talk to your doctor. There are lots of medical and non-medical strategies to ease anxiety.

 

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors