I did a search on bluelight and there was only 1 other post I could find on this topic... and didn't really help too much.
Same goes for the web - and drugs.com besides an odd 'moderate' interaction and single case of a 54 yr old man(most of the drug combinations that I and people in general take on a regular basis fall under "moderate"...) there seems to be no other literature in any potential harm besides besides the obvious fact they are both CNS depressants.
I have really no idea about the neurological function(s) of Kava, but I'm about to go pickup my Xanax prescription (last one before they drop me off it entirely and switch me to Klonapin - retarded, medically incorrect and miserable plan) and have been very, especially anxious today.
I realize this is not necessary, but I remembered I grabbed a (very pricey) bottle of *snip - please don't name the brand of the capsules*Kava Kava capsules (230 kavalatones per serving) and seems like a really "heady" company in that as far as the capsules go and the specs/description of this product on their site, it seems like one of the more "pure" pill versions of the root..... unlike some cheap bottles you can buy that seem to be mostly bullshit.
Also my tolerance to xanax/benzos in general is unfortunately extremely high.... I was prescribed 6mg xanax per day for over a year and a half and have just begun the miserable (they are doing it completely wrong and far too fast) process of tapering off which is something I've wanted to do for a long time.
So to the point: anything that helps me relax extra and relieve anxiety and take that much less benzo is great. I don't get any "feeling" at all from taking Xanax, it just lets me feel normal and not anxious aka addicted. Does anyone have any experience with combining the two? I just have this trailer to finish editing, then I would like to curl up with my girlfriend, some chamomile tea (got wasted last night, dont want to think about alcohol), and pop 2mg xanax IR and perhaps like 400mg of Kava (2 or 3 capsules).... just don't want some weird adverse reaction to happen and end up freaking out etc.
It seems as though unless you just completely over did it.... Kava + Xanax sounds like a great combination for relaxing, relieving stress and chillin with a movie before bed?
I seem to be very very sensitive to what chemicals/psychoactive substances I ingest these days.... it sucks.
And one last note that is probably irrelevant but I am also (planning on getting off that too, hate it) on 900mg of Lithium per day.
Any input is much appreciated. I'm driving over to the CVS like now, be back in 20-25 .