It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anxiety Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Anaheim, CA USA
Posts: 1
leslierenee68 HB User
Xanax...trying to self-detox...feeling very bad....

If anyone knows what it is like to take very low dose Xanax for over 2 yrs.(or any other Benzo) and then have to stop cold-turkey, please respond. I feel like I am losing it.

 
Old 09-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 385
CircusSquirrel HB User
Re: Xanax...trying to self-detox...feeling very bad....

Stopping cold turkey (whether by choice or because you can't get the medication) will make most people feel awful. Even if you were on a low dose, you were on it for a long time. Your body is withdrawing from the medication and it is likely that you will feel jittery, irritable, and anxious. Please be aware that sudden benzodiazepine withdrawal, especially from the shorter acting benzos like Xanax, can, in extreme cases, lead to severe withdrawal symptoms like seizures. I would strongly advise you to get withdraw with medical help.
I have had panic disorder for many years and I have found benzos to be VERY helpful, but it is important that you withdraw from them at a reasonable rate or you will have symptoms. The same is true for many heart meds, diabetes meds, etc.
You CAN get off Xanax, it doesn't mean you are addicted, it means that your body is physically dependent on benzos. A doctor could switch you to a longer acting benzo like Valium and wean you off from there. It would be much safer and much easier on you.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-30-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Edgewater, FL, USA
Posts: 3
whitney6 HB User
Re: Xanax...trying to self-detox...feeling very bad....

How many milligrams per dy? I take 1 mg. 4 times per day, and sometimes when I don't I feel jumpy and physically ill. I guess these types of medicines can bother a person physically when you stop. I think tapering off worked for me. Best of luck, I know it's hard

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Xanax amarti41 Anxiety 7 03-01-2009 11:52 PM
Xanax, Oxycontin, Suboxone - Help me help a friend Friend999 Addiction & Recovery 1 01-02-2008 01:58 PM
Same xanax taper... thread # 2 reachout Addiction & Recovery 30 05-04-2007 12:58 PM
Xanax. what good is it for? mia'smom Anxiety 10 09-06-2006 03:35 PM
Just started Xanax for anxiety... TeTr01 Anxiety 7 02-22-2006 10:15 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ativan
Celexa Effexor
Klonopin
Lexapro
  Paxil
Prozac
Valium
Xanax
Zoloft







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!