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  1. It's been a while, but I am indebted to all of you
    ... what recovery is like. My own use of pain pills and Xanax was a year of tapering before it ended. The end of...

  2. WOW I can't believe it!!!
    ... suffering with it. Both tapers I did, from oxycodone and Xanax , had some cuts that were rougher than others. Some...

  3. Alcohol withdrawal
    ... it should. I take the lowest dose of Zoloft and use Xanax sparingly, ONLY when needed. Xanax gives me absolutely...

  4. whats up with me
    ... issue on hold while I concentrated on the opiates and Xanax . I was going to tackle it when everything else was...

  5. First Time Poster - First Day On Subutex
    ... has lasted me more than 5 months. I switched from Xanax to Klonopin and it was a good move. I get all of the ... from Klonopin without the addictive potenetial of Xanax . - Storm...

  6. Xanax taper
    ... Hi~ I've been on Xanax for over 20 yrs. Of course I'm addicted. But i also ... and have pvc'c (extra h/B) I want to get off the xanax sooooo bad, but fear it will make the heart thing ... and I HAD to ( pathetically) take one peach colored Xanax think it's .05 mg. just to get in the car. I HATE...
    ... tab from 6 a day. I am right with you understanding Xanax is one tough addiction to overcome. It is good that ... are going slow. It is never speed that counts in a Xanax taper, but sloooooow and steady and the slower and...

  7. Please Help! With Addiction
    ... another attempt at detoxing: Ultram (10 tabs 50 mg.) Xanax (10tabs 0.25mg.) Klonipin (3 tabs .50 mg.) Darvocet...

  8. Can I quit from 20mg's of oxycontin per day?
    ... I've had anxiety issue's for years, I use to take xanax 4 years ago and got badly addicted and haven't had...

  9. Why do I feel this way?
    ... of hope and happiness that i was putting down the xanax and the perks i felt so good. Everyday that i did...
    ... existed greatly while on the drugs ( and the opaites and Xanax blocked my antidepressant from working properly),...
    ... why. maybe i am angry over loosing my best friends xanax and perks , pot , ciggs and yes the instant gratification...
    ... can do it trust in yourself. i had three refills for xanax at the drug store and i told them to please get rid...

  10. depression from addiction or addiction from depression
    ... about four months now i used for 25 years perks , xanax i took suboxone and tapered off and i am really moody...
    ... about four months now i used for 25 years perks , xanax i took suboxone and tapered off and i am really moody...

  11. Ok Folks....HELP PLEASE! =\
    ... even tossing them after I didn't need them. I am RXd Xanax and have 60 sitting in there from my last RX from...

  12. How do you get it off your mind.?
    ... me not to constantly think about the Oxycodone and Xanax I once used daily? For me, about 10 months to a year...

  13. What To Expect From Klonopin Withdrawl
    ... beginning to feel normal" again. In addition, I took a few xanax during this five day period, and they will not help ... experience, getting off klonopin is like getting off of xanax with 1000x the symptoms and difficulty -- from what...
    ... taper is the only way to safely detox from Klonopin, Xanax , Valium....they are ALL Benzodiazepines with different...

  14. SUBOXONE a Wonder Drug? I'm thinking so.
    ... short as i can....... the first one is i've been on xanax for about 6 years for anxiety attacks (but used as ... abbused) but it seems like the sub is causing the xanax not to work like it us to.and last does anyone know...
    ... cravings. no more, no less. im not sure why your xanax is acting differently, ive not heard about any reactions...

  15. My Story
    ... meet you. My own withdrawal from Oxycodone and then Xanax began last October. I have been done now for a few ... somewhat fruitless. I began the taper then from the Xanax , determined to see it through, but also with doubts...

  16. Xanax Tapering
    ... Hello Monkey Yes, I tapered from Xanax recently. Although at my peak of use I was at 2.5 ... throughout the taper and remain on them. Tapering from Xanax was really hard for me. I had tapered from an opiate ... Oxycodone, and after a brief reprieve, started on the Xanax . I started the Xanax taper by reducing one quarter...

  17. Day 2 --
    ... ummm, maybe February, I began an earnest taper from Xanax , which was prescibed off label for nerve damage. I...

  18. benzos
    ... luck. Just wondering..are you trying to get off of Xanax ?...
    ... luck. Just wondering..are you trying to get off of Xanax ? clonapan and atavan its not easy...

  19. klonipin/taking 3-4mg in am for 1.5 years
    ... Hello I tapered off Xanax ... sterted from three .5 tabs a day and took months...
    ... people had when detoxing from benzodiazepines (Ativan, Xanax , Tranxene, Dalmane, Valium, Klonopin, etc). I also...
    ... Thankfully, Klonopin has a longer half-life, than say, Xanax and so, is not AS hard to taper off from. The best...

  20. Class action law suit
    ... to the doc, who put me on low doses of Zoloft and Xanax (which I take really sparingly), and now I feel like...

  21. I mean well!!!!
    ... was sucessful in coming off both Oxycodone and then Xanax ... both powerfully addictive drugs. And addicted...

  22. anyone on sub or considering sub treatment:
    ... did not taper from the sub, but from Oxycodone and Xanax , it still makes a lot of sense to me. The tapers ... was something I used both with the opiod and the Xanax . I think that is why I became mentally stronger and...

  23. First-time poster / long-time reader
    ... although the highest dose I was up to was 60mg a day plus Xanax (off that now, too). I am no professional and no...
    ... have some clonidine and some imodium and a bit of Xanax to help, and I feel like I am close to bottoming out...

  24. will trazadone help?????
    ... for anxiety that i have had for years....and i have xanax that i take just as needed, not every day....any advice...

  25. I am addicted to Ativan
    ... Hello Noaone I tapered off Xanax ... a benzo like Ativan, but stronger. I tapered long...
    ... in charge of my tapers ( first Oxycodone and then Xanax ). I liked working with a primary care doctor as...

  26. Fioricet Tapering and Rebound Headaches

  27. Bad Nap!
    ... too strong a taper because both the oxycodone and Xanax were brought down at the same time, they hit me again...

  28. recovery time hydrocodone addiction
    ... more shits or fever). i also got my hands on some xanax and thats the real "magic pill" for dope sickness ... (and dont worry Ive been addicted to xanax and I wont let that happen again). Im guessing day...

  29. Detoxing before going on Sub.
    ... honestly and 100% say that not 1 hydrocodone, soma or xanax or anything else for that matter has crossed my lips...

  30. Time for truth from Mags
    ... each time I made a cut in either the oxycodone or the Xanax , I hated what followed. But I hated even more the...

  31. Thank you
    ... to do what I had to do and get off the opiates and Xanax . I knew, I knew at a deep level that these drugs...

  32. Xanax addiction...Please help me
    ... minute. You are not alone. I cannot help much with the xanax problem, percocets were my drug of choice. But I can ... exactly what to do to safely taper you off of the xanax . Please make the appointment, do not wait another...
    ... of what I say to you concerning my own taper from Xanax is going to sound harsh and impossible to do for you ... because I felt so overwhelmed when I began tapering from Xanax . (I had tapered before this from oxycodone, an opiate ... , and then took a short break before tackling the Xanax . And Fullcircle is very correct in that there are ... between an opiate like oxycodone and a benzo like Xanax ). Expectation-wise, I would say to expect a successful ... down a great deal because of this. At the end of the Xanax taper, I was smashing 1/4 tabs and splitting the crumbs ... not go back to using... misusing and abusing... the Xanax . And yes, it can be done. I am certainly not alone ... in making it through withdrawal from Xanax . You can do this. My belief is that no one can ... help calm and restore it. Also, did you know that Xanax can actually exacberate depression and anxiety. You...

  33. Just want to share an experience
    ... taking and told them I had come off all opiates and Xanax as well in the past year. It took 6 hours to make ... doctors know up front of my past issues with opiates and Xanax . Nothing less, ever, than full disclosure. My committment...
    ... justified in taking a few extra oxycodone and of course, a Xanax . It was easy to convince myself that the nerves were...

  34. The journey begins.......
    ... thinking with more and more opiates and now big time Xanax use. Thinking too clearly would have left me vulnerable...

  35. Supplements To Help With Percocet Withdrawl?
    ... that can help with withdrawl symptoms...i do take Xanax 2mg. and that seems to help...i know that DL-Phenylalanine...

  36. Well i saw my doctor today. "Starting" some sort of slow "taper"
    ... day. I did not lie to him and told him I abused my xanax , and felt I was becoming addicted. He gave me these ... gone. I have 40 of them with one refill. I get my xanax refilled in 2 weeks. In which case, when my valium ... is gone, I should have two 90count bottles of xanax . He then told me to go back to my normal 3 a day and ... of any medications prescribed for anxiety besides xanax and valium. I'm not depressed. I get depressed at...
    ... ask a question? You state that in you are to take 3 xanax a day...which would equal 90 pills in a month....yet ... weeks, you will have access to TWO bottles of 90count xanax . Where is that second script coming from? Please ... completely honest in relaying to him exactly how many xanax you have taken in the past two weeks? How long...
    ... and it will have one more refill. im not taking any xanax until all of my valium is gone. i have 40 valium, ... today taking the valium. I didnt get a "buzz" like xanax does, but i did not crave or have any withdrawl symptoms ... I did talk alot more than usual when I dont have xanax . So all in all it went wonderfull...

  37. I don't even know how to start - anyone?
    ... hard. Right now my addiction is benzos (valium and xanax ) and i still frequently take lortabs. Actually, I...

  38. PLEASE HELP ME im addicted to hydrocodone
    ... give u something to help just trust me so he gave me xanax it helped a lil but i slept alot i still took them...
    ... you can't trust yourself, find a friend. Use the xanax sparingly for the anxiety and to help you sleep. ...

  39. Addicted to xanax. Want to get off. Will klonopin help?
    ... From what you wrote, it does not sound like the Xanax is helping you anymore. Neither is your doctor. You ... should look into medically detoxing from Xanax , and discuss other meds with your (same or other)...
    ... try to cut down..just tell yourself that you have xanax in your system and you are OK......if xanax helps ... need to be on something stick with the proper dose of xanax and dont switch to the klonopin.........good luck...
    ... critical that withdrawing from such a high dose of Xanax MUST be monitored by a doctor. You cannot go cold ... However, suddenly discontinuing benzos (especially xanax ) can cause very serious health risks, such as seizures ... number of years ago, I detoxed off of a 4mg a day xanax habit (one fully prescribed and taken as directed ... with other medications once I was completely off the xanax . It was not a pleasant experience by any means, but ... thankfully did not occur). If you are completely out of Xanax as you stated in your post, PLEASE get yourself to ... time. On the bright side....once you get off the xanax , you will find that much of your anxiety will dissipate...
    ... that klopopin will ABSOLUTELY help get off with the xanax , in fact i think you should do it that way because ... is also an anti seizure med. that is how i got of xanax the first time after being on for 2 years of the ... worst thing u could do is just go cold turky of the xanax , i relasped and actually got hooked on the klonopin ... a little harder to come off of , and actually used xanax to taper off that finally! im now off all benzos...
    ... Yes, Klonopin will help you get off of xanax (and Valium). I got of off valium with xanax, then ... off of xanax with Klonopin. This was all an easy transition. But ... beginning to feel normal" again. In addition, I took a few xanax during this five day period, and they will not help ... experience, getting off klonopin is like getting off of xanax with 1000x the symptoms and difficulty -- from what...

  40. Am I Crazy? Please Help...
    ... years and throughout the tapers (I also tapered from Xanax ), I would sometimes be awake for 36-48 hours at a...

  41. ? About Faith Based Recovery Programs
    ... she should stop drinking. Well, she is now popping Xanax like crazy. We lost our brother last month and my...
    ... really grieved for him yet. She knows that alcohol and Xanax aren't helping her at all anymore. She quit alcohol ... several months ago and is now tapering off the Xanax and trying to stay away from situations that stress...

  42. Chronic Pain/on Percocet/Preparing to detox = Questions & Help!Scared!
    ... you don't want to take a benzo. I take Valium and xanax occasionally because I hear that those are worse to...

  43. ever stop cold turkey and succeed?
    ... sure he stayed hydrated. He had a prescription for xanax which I doled out to him. He has been opiate free ... himself off everything else. Depacote and Lamictal, Xanax and klonopins. She gave him everything. She said he...

  44. One Day at a Time
    ... person that has been MIA. The Perks, the hydros the xanax i hope are all in my past. I will share with everyone...
    ... gotta add an AMEN to your post. No more opaites or Xanax for me at this point and I, too, feel so blessed each...

  45. finally feel free
    ... more cravings i dont even thnk about perks anymore or xanax . if i can stop so can you I never thought i could...
    ... you have accomplished as I came off Oxycodone and Xanax . For every last bit of suffering endured, there is...

  46. whats the best drugs to help with opiate withdrawals
    ... also didn't feel that I needed it everyday. I have Xanax , Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Temazepam, Soma, Flexeril...
    ... would steer clear of the tranquilizers like Valium and Xanax and such. Coming off Norco will seem like a breeze...
    ... seroquel are the best bets-- klonopin is safer than xanax --stay away from xanax...
    ... than a week. seizures are a concern when you come off xanax but i think if you dont get a seizure by simply tapering ... off the xanax , coming off the benzo is a lot better than the hydrocodone ... sober. just my 2 cents. any other major problems with xanax and benzos im not thinking about?...

  47. Please Help!! Looking for suboxone Dr in San Antonio
    ... nothing). I was given a week supply of clonodine and xanax and told to go home. My addiction began when my ex...

  48. Almost finished with taper - really scared to take the next step...
    ... another cut. The anxiety was much worse tapering from Xanax (a benzo) than from Oxycodone ( an opiate). I...

  49. Maggerooni, where is you? LOL
    ... I have tried long before I began the Oxycodone and Xanax tapers and know from experience how quickly the depressive...

  50. xanax
    ... taking lorazapam,which I think is pretty simular to xanax . I got the lorazapam from a friend who's dr wrote...
    ... or what level of addiction is it if you only take xanax at bedtime--one mg or less? Twenty years of this and...

  51. who am I fooling?
    ... Hello Granny I came off oxycodone and then Xanax . tapers. Just wanted to say that I think that many...

  52. Am I an addict?
    ... it probably twice a week for the last 2 years. Xanax when I need it, never before 5pm, never more that ... concern for anyone? I know I wouldn't cope without my Xanax at times, my anxiety can be debilitating, and I know ... years, none of which were great. I have stock piled Xanax and Ambien because of a strong fear that my doctor...
    ... Jellybaby, it doesn't sound like you're addicted to the Xanax to me if you have not been using it daily. The ambian ... to over the counter sleep aides. It seems that the Xanax should be enough to put you to sleep, but then that...
    ... it probably twice a week for the last 2 years. Xanax when I need it, never before 5pm, never more that ... concern for anyone? I know I wouldn't cope without my Xanax at times, my anxiety can be debilitating, and I know ... years, none of which were great. I have stock piled Xanax and Ambien because of a strong fear that my doctor...
    ... itself, has cemented the insomnia into me. The Xanax I just like to have there, I have 5 bottles waiting...
    ... If you legitimately need your xanax and ambien, your doc shouldn't cut you off. the ambien...
    ... won't ever go near it again. Can you sleep with just xanax ? The Ambien hangovers I had were devastating. I could ... barely function. Not so with xanax . Try gradually cutting back 1/2 on the Ambien and ... take the xanax with half the ambien dose at bedtime. See how many ... milligrams of xanax you'll need for it to work. Ambien scares me to death...

  53. First time post: Hydrocodone....one day at a time.
    ... off the hydrocodone. For me it was oxycodone and Xanax . It took me many many months to taper off first the ... oxycodone and then the Xanax . It was not something I ever would choose for myself...

  54. Detoxing off of Methadone Please HELP!!!
    ... stoped taking it and have been on Clonodine, Phenobarb, xanax and I thinkg that's it. My Question id I guess is...
    ... p.s. be careful with that xanax , you dont want to start another addiction !!! m...
    ... I know that Xanax can be addicting as well! I first started taking it...

  55. Starting Subutex today.. need advice
    ... would be 900 bucks. So now I am doing it on my own. Xanax , Clonodine,and Phenubarbutal. It is not too bad, I...

  56. xanax addiction
    ... Hello Mike I tapered from Xanax over the course of last October through this past ... the cut way too large... I went down to only three Xanax a day and tapered the oxycodone (5mg) by two tabs ... off both meds at once. He wanted me back up on the Xanax to five a day and to finish the oxycodone taper before ... beginning the Xanax taper. I was stubborn and refused.I would not go ... back up on the Xanax and absolutely would not change the Xanax to any other ... certainly not an educated one. So I stayed at only three Xanax and continued the oxycone taper at a slow pace. Sometime ... Oxycodone and took a short break and then began the Xanax taper in earnest, with an official starting dose of ... up my dose and take it that way. The taper from Xanax is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my ... support to get through it. Quite honestly, coming off Xanax was much, much harder than coming off the Oxycodone ... should have taken at least a year to come off the Xanax . I thought I was going real slow, but I gotta tell ... don't think there is a slow enough way to get off Xanax or any benzo! I would stick even more closely...
    ... methadone twice a day and I was taking 30 to 40mgs of xanax everyday. and I don't remember basicly anything that ... messed up, of friends that died from methadone and xanax mix. and they didn't take nearly as much as we were...

  57. Just saying Hello
    ... When I accepted that I was battling the oxycodone and Xanax for my very life. I didn't understand then to the...

  58. been lurking....finally time to say HI
    ... took me nearly a year to get off oxycodone and then Xanax ; a rough ride, but I have come out of it whole annd...

  59. Update from Mags
    ... get it under control. I did take a SMALL piece of Xanax that my Mom had (3 years old and very expired) but...

  60. My Story
    ... nbreakable rule in the opiate taper ( unlike the taper from Xanax )... once I made a cut, there was no going back. Ever...

  61. Cymbalta Withdrawal
    ... more days and then going off for good! i even take a xanax every once in awhile to help me through my work day...

  62. Wishing everyone here well
    ... began the hard work of tapering off Oxycodone and then Xanax . It was physically hard and emotionally tough, but...

  63. Is this benzo/xanax like syptoms...my life trully sucks atm
    ... [email protected]@ and possible panic attacks. Is this from XANAX ? Should I get off this [email protected]@ and try to go natural...

  64. Is this too good to be true? (withdrawal)
    ... Darvocet) & I don't feel ANY withdrawal! I took a xanax before bed & feel kinda tired from that, but no other...
    ... probally yet to come. I'm not going to take another Xanax unless it gets worse, because they make me so tired...

  65. Success Story to Encourage all you brave people!
    ... took about 3 50mg tabs 4 or 5 x's a day, and used xanax or valium when I felt like I was going to jump out...

  66. clonopin/xanax
    ... can help me, I went to a new phsych to taper from my xanax addiction and she started me on a slow taper about ... months ago to klonopin, I was taking about 4-5 mg of xanax and am now down to about 2.5mg of klonopin a day,...
    ... I have been on xanax for 15 years now for panic disorder. I have never...
    ... informative. I was on a very low, theraputic dose of Xanax for 15 months & am now almost 9 months off. I tapered...

  67. Anyone have more trouble stopping non-addictive stuff than addictive stuff?
    ... medicated with Nyquil right along with the oxycodone and Xanax . Had to withdraw from the Nyquil as well. reach...
    ... would not live through that wd again. I was on xanax at the time and my psych offered to up my dose to...

  68. xanax cold turkey- 8 mg's a day!!
    ... epilepsy, but as far as addiction goes, I've heard xanax can be HORRIBLE. Does your dr. know about your usage...
    ... I'm sorry, I know there is quite a few threads on Xanax but I am really nervous. Next Monday I have to go ... enough for physical withdrawal) but I take 4 - 2 mg. Xanax a day! I have just been diagnosed w/Epilepsy this ... don't know if the auras are worse from not taking Xanax . I ran out one night (so it was only a 24 hour period ... of no Xanax ) and immediately, I started hearing weird sounds, ... sound and vision problems after 24 hrs. of not taking Xanax or if it's that and the seizure auras together doing...
    ... affected. I'm sure that shouldn't be hard stopping the Xanax ! They have you already hooked up to an IV just in ... weird symptoms I got the one night I did not have Xanax that I thought I was going crazy!! (Again, don't know ... if it was an Epilepsy aura or the Xanax ). I have to prepare to feel the same but at least ... know how people can get thru the MENTAL withdrawal of Xanax !! It seems worse then even Hydro. Someone had mentioned ... that it could be dangerous to stop cold turkey with Xanax ? do you think It'll be ok that I'm monitered 24-7...
    ... attempt to do a cold turkey detox from this amount of xanax , for you may/will have a seizure/panic attacks, which...

  69. I Think I'm Being Tapered Way Too Fast
    ... first from Oxycodone and, after a break, from the Xanax . I started in October of 2006 and did not finish...

  70. Help!
    ... a closer clinic an they ar detoxing me for having xanax in my urine that my doctor want s me on no matter...

  71. thanks to u all
    ... know. Because of me having the 2 dirty urines of xanax that my doc wants me to take no matter what im am ... i have to go trough 4 days of nothing not even my xanax and i am not gonna withdrawl off of both at one time...
    ... I sure hope they don't take you off the xanax cold turkey. you're right, that would not be safe...

  72. Maggie Maggie, where are you?
    ... it. Please, please be careful, though, with that Xanax ... wat too easy to fall into using it to try to feel...

  73. YES!!! there is hope!
    ... typing it out. I was/am addicted to opiates and xanax . Unfortunately, I had basically never-ending access...
    ... second time becasue you KNOW what is coming. I am Rx'd xanax for major anxiety and rarely have to take it (it does ... ..I know from my work that I should just take the xanax as rx'd (3x's a day and that it will cut down on the...
    ... second time becasue you KNOW what is coming. I am Rx'd xanax for major anxiety and rarely have to take it (it does ... ..I know from my work that I should just take the xanax as rx'd (3x's a day and that it will cut down on the...

  74. If at first....
    ... conclusion. I struggled to come off oxycodone and then Xanax . It was no joy ride, no snap of the fingers and there...

  75. quitting cold turkey
    ... A HELL for me , since it was cold turkey im taking xanax for the W/D affects of paxil i dont know if that is...
    ... addictive drug - it simply generates withdrawals. Xanax on the other hand, is moderately addictive....
    ... xanax is moderately addictive? try extremely...