Stress meds and fighting - serious question
I have a serious question. Do stress meds like Xanax (Alprazolam) have a negative impact on fighting ability? I've been prescribed xanax by my doctor because of job/life related stress (mostly anxiety related crap). It pisses me off to no end to be prescribed this stuff and I'm doing what I can to avoid taking but it's not easy. I'm making good progress in BJJ and Judo and the moment and don't want to jeopardize my safety (or training partners safety) by taking something that will dull my senses. Has anyone else had experience with this? My GP said it could make me drowsy and to avoid alcohol but other than than I should be fine, he said weights training and cardio would be fine but fighting is a IMO and I doubt he has a clue the level of intensity and concentration required. Any experience or advice?