First off, I feel I should tell the truth. I was suffering anxiety and I was taking low mg of celexa, I didn't like the side effects so I stoped taking it. I haven't taking Celexa in months. Unprescribed I have been taking Xanax TS tablets ( I guess u can ... say Xanax Bars) for about.. maybe a little over a month. I've taken 1 or 2 bars depending on the night, I lost control of life, and realized the horror of addiction in this short amount of time. Although its only been about shortly over a month of taking them, should I be highly concerned of the withdrawl symptoms? I know I should contact my doctor, but I would prefer to go cold turkey if I could. I'm sorry, I know xanax shouldn't be abused, but if anyone could give me an idea it'd grealtly help. Thank you
xanax is one of the most addictive drugs made. it is nothing to play around with. do the smart thing and get on the phone and tell your doc what you've been taking and for how long.
something to keep in mind. people with anxiety are usually control freaks. this is why you don't want to medicate your anxiety. doing so feels like a loss of control. do yourself a favor; take the prescribed drugs w/the understanding that they are only a tool to get you over the hump. once you've changed your behavior to the feelings of stress and axiety, you'll be ready to get off the drugs.
You can cut the Xanax tablets in half...or in pieces and start taking smaller doses gradually. Just easing yourself off. Key is not to do it all at once. Take your time, going smaller and smaller.
For the record, Xanax is very effective for anxiety disorder and isnt always addicting. I've been taking Xanax for over a year (under Dr's orders)...Started with 2 mg a day doses and as I felt better I immediately began to scale it back...You just have to be aware of it's power and determined to treat it respectfully. I also think it depends on the person taking it. Just wanted to point out it isnt something to be afraid of...you just have to be careful.
Thank you for the replys. Today have been my second day off of xanax. The first day I threw up, but I did fall alseep, today I've just felt anxy and sick, especially my stomach. I feel if I eat I'll throw up, but I can. I don't want to go to the doctors unless it is completly necessary, like.. I'll hurt me if I don't. Otherwise I think I just need therapy. I'm sorry If I am bothering anyone with my post, maybe I shouldn't be in this room, I'm just confused. Sometimes I think I have the symtoms of Bi Polor but than, or sometimes I'll be overwheelmed by anxiety. Its not even that I'm overworked, I just have trouble coming to terms with things, I over analyze everything, and thats what I think causes my anxiety, but I go from caring about things so much that it bothers me, than from not caring, than to just inbetween it bothers me but I can cope. I am not an adult.. I just want my life to be in order but I can't seem to do that, and this is not my first time here, I just really need the feedback, it seems like the only thing I can turn to. I was wondering though, tonight my eyes were extremly dialated, I don't know why, If I was sober, I just feel sick and weak, but manageable, just trying to go day by day. Thanks again