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Is it ok to just stop taking Xanax?

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Is it ok to just stop taking Xanax?

I've been on Xanax and Klonopin (low doses) for about a year now. Last week I decided with the doctor to get rid of the Xanax and add a little more Klonopin.

Now, I know you can't just stop taking Xanax cold turkey without going nuts. But is that still true if I'm on another benzo like Klonopin?

The reason I ask is because since stopping the Xanax, I've been extra anxious and just kind of feel weird late at night. Hard to describe...but the only thing that I changed was the Xanax. Although I wouldn't normally take Xanax at night anyway....

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Old 02-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: Is it ok to just stop taking Xanax?

My Doctor had me switch just that way. Drop Xanax and start klonopin. I was
already pretty anxious and didn't notice a difference. Everyone is different,
so call your Doc and ask advice.

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