Originally Posted by howard678
just curious Gracie, how long did you take to wean off the Xanax? How much did you cut a week, on average?
To tell you the truth I can't remember exactly how long it took me, but I can tell you how I weaned off.
I had 1/2MG pills, I would cut those in half and take 1/4MG usually about 8AM and then the other 1/4mg usually about 8 hour later.
When I first started to wean I didn't cut the dose, I took it further apart...so instead of taking it 8 hours apart I took it 9 hours apart for a week and then 10 hours apart for a week and so on until I was taking it 12 hours apart.
I stayed there for several weeks.
Then I started to cut the pills is fourths instead of in half...I would take 1/8 MG in the morning and another 1/8MG about 8 hours later I did that for a week and then I took it 9 hours apart for a week and so on until I was taking the 1/8mg 12 hours apart...I stayed there for several weeks.
Then I took the 1/8 MG just once a day for several weeks, then every other day for several weeks, then every third day for several weeks, then when I was ready to go to taking the 1/8 MG every forth day I just stopped and I was fine.
One thing my Doctor did tell me was not to make the cuts to soon, he said my body would tell me when it was right to make the next cut.
He said just because I'd been at a certain dosage for a week didn't mean I needed to make the next cut, he said that if at any time I felt that I couldn't make that next cut then I shouldn't make it and just stay where I was for a week or so more.
He told me it wasn't a race and the slower I went the better, and he was right because I really had no problems.
Hope I was some help to you Howard.