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Re: Xanax withdrawl

Posted by michael on April 22, 2000, at 3:17:23

In reply to Xanax withdrawl, posted by Mojo on April 21, 2000, at 20:59:33

> Hi, I am currently taking 1.25 mg of Xanax per night. It was initially prescribed for panic disorder/generalized anxiety. I have been taking it for 21/2 years. My doctor just recently retired and has left me hanging. I have scrambled around trying to find another doctor and have an appointment with a psyc in May. I really want to get off this Xanax but the withdrawl syndrom is terrible! My heart palpitates, and I get daily "body jerks" as if someone came up behind me and said "BOO!". Butterflies in the stomach follow. This is almost an exact re-accurance of the origional symptoms that I needed to go on the medication in the first place but I know it is from trying to taper off the Xanax. I have been going down .25 mg a week. Apparently this is just too fast for me. Has anyone else had to taper off this medication? I don't want to be on it forever. Any input would be appreciated. I realize there is a risk of seziure so I have slowed down the tapering because of the "startle reflex" I am experiencing. Mojo

I don't have any personal experience w/this sort of thing, but I've read that trying to switch to a benzo w/a longer half life might help(lorazepam/diazepam?), in terms of being able to wean yourself off of it... Hopefully you'll get a more complete response from someone else...




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