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Old 09-29-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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steitieh HB User
xanax tapering advice!! please help here!

I've been taking 0.25mg once daily for 3 months! I've taken 2 per day for no more than 6 times during the last 3 months!

Now, I am on Lexapro and things look ok! I want to stop taking the xanax now! What I did was I told my doctor and he said it was ok to just stop taking them!

I am freaking out thinking about possible seizures! please advice me here! is it possible to get a seizure if you were taking my dose for the same time and stop it at once?

Please advice here

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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Re: xanax tapering advice!! please help here!

Your doc probably thinks the risk of seizure is extremely low since your dose is pretty much the lowest a person can take. If you're worried, though, just take like 3/4 of a pill for a few days, then 1/2 a pill for a few more days, then just take a pill maybe every other day for a few days. That's more for your peace of mind, I'm sure your doc wouldn't steer you wrong. That is a VERY small dose of Xanax and it's probably not going to bother your body much to get off it.

Old 09-29-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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Re: xanax tapering advice!! please help here!

I agree...I've tapered myself off a higher dose that that, and "tapering" is the key. You just take smaller and smaller doses....over days, then maybe weeks. The only reaction I had was some slight body aches....and I found if I took a Motrin tablet the aches went away without ever having to take a Xanax. Your dose is very small....if you take it slow, you shouldnt have any trouble at all...

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