Discussions that mention valium

Panic Disorders board

I have to get off Xanax as soon as possible! My doctor has had me on 2 mg per day for the past 2+ years. I have done very well on the medication, but my employer has declared a benzo user as "unfit for duty". It does not matter that I have an Rx. I have consulted an attorney and it IS LEGAL for my employer to do this.

I need you guys to help me! How fast is too fast as far as tapering is concerned? My doctor refuses to switch to Valium. He sd he's never had problems with Xanax tapers. He wants me to taper over 3 months, but I don't have that kind of time. I need to know how fast I can go without going cold turkey.