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I take Xanax every night before I go to sleep. My doctor is concerned I'm becoming addicted. How do I know if I'm addicted? What do withdrawl symptoms feel like?
Quote from amandab_nyc:
I take Xanax every night before I go to sleep. My doctor is concerned I'm becoming addicted. How do I know if I'm addicted? What do withdrawl symptoms feel like?


You will know if you are addicted or dependant if you stop taking it and a few days later all hell breaks loose. You will know in no uncertain terms. If that happens, rather than going to the er, I`d go back on the drug and consider a slow taper schedule. Xanax is not really a sleep med anyway, are other safer choices.
What are examples of other "safe" drugs. I seem to have the same issue. I can not get to sleep with out 1mg of Xanax.