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  1. And the Xanax taper drags on... and on... and on
    ... :) Hi Reach! I have been following you and your xanax taper and just wanted to wish you my best. You are...
    ... have to taper, they took me off the 3 mg a day of Xanax I was on and I didn't have the horrid withdrawl I...
    ... and input. I really kinda needed that today. This Xanax taper is so very weird for me. I run these crazy ... I was also simutaneously brought off Percocet and Xanax . I remember being given depakote and told it was an ... working my way off the oxycodone first and now the xanax , that my understanding of that long ago time is coming...
    ... Just posting because I feel like it. Smiles. The xanax taper continues with no earth-shattering news at all...
    ... was on Klonapin for anxiety (already graduated from Xanax , there's that addictive personality working overtime...
    ... I have a question for you. What strenght is the Xanax you are taking? Also, you meantion being hyper, anxious...
    ... no doubt often a connection. As far as the Xanax ...I "officially" started this taper taking a total...
    ... totally off the oxycodone and working my way off the Xanax . I actually don't even think anymore about the ... longer an issue for me. My slow, slow taper from Xanax is for my benefit alone and I will do it exactly as...

  2. Addiction
    ... coming off the oxycodone or the current taper from Xanax . It is from issues that happened 10-12 years ago....

  3. 6 Days Opiate Free
    ... I am in the beginning of a long, slow taper from Xanax (that was prescribed off label for nerve damage) and...
    ... withdrew first from opiates and now am tapering from the xanax . If my experience can help you at all here: ...

  4. So now what?!
    ... those. Begged my practicioners for anti-anxiety meds ( xanax , ativan, etc.) but they were too "habit-forming",...
    ... you see a shrink for the alchohol they will give you xanax to get through the w/d's. But if that is a medication...
    ... work for me but when I started taking lexepro and xanax the Doc told me to lay off the herbals. In fact that ... were probably the reason that the Doc put me on the xanax , she said she would rather have me taking something...

  5. This is my first post ever. I have used Tussionex for years.
    ... I am now in the process of a slow, slow taper from xanax . I am not recommending a taper for you... just want...

  6. Day 2 Opiate Free
    ... the safety measures in place for my own taper from Xanax ? I have the opposite problem from you in that I so ... do not want to take the Xanax . I have to force myself to do this taper slowly to ... goes to have them filled. He actually marked the Xanax for 3 refills to make life easier on my hubby, and...

  7. Temptation
    ... to keep me strong in my conviction to get off the xanax . As I watch your journey progress, it renews again...
    ... to keep me strong in my conviction to get off the xanax . As I watch your journey progress, it renews again ... imagine how that makes me feel. By the way, how is that xanax taper coming along? I know that you can do it and...
    ... parade of people trying to come off various drugs. The Xanax taper is coming along, thanks for asking. But I get...

  8. Why are they so good?
    ... mind and wish there was a better way to do it. Im on xanax , prozac, and lamictal legitamitly, they help. but...
    ... the Xanax is supposed to help with anxiety, but I agree with...

  9. Percocet withdrawal anxiety
    ... that it has to get to work again. I used a bit of Xanax -- but only 1/2 of a .25 mg pill and only when I absolutely ... got better and better over time. I haven't had any Xanax for about 2 weeks. Taking walks helps and make sure...

  10. My Final Withdrawal Begins...
    ... thread! Chalk it up to my being hyper during this Xanax taper and just doing everything too fast. Chuckles ... previous tapers. By that, I mean that as I taper from Xanax now after finishing the oxycodone taper (and boy!...

  11. to try sub or not...
    ... something though... I'm worried about you. Taking sub w/ Xanax scares me for you. As I'm sure you've read, mine ... says that it should NEVER be taken w/ benzo's (which Xanax most definitely is...) deaths were reported during...

  12. Cyp2d6
    ... I'm taking prozac for anxiety and ocd. Xanax for GAD. The prozac synergizes the xanax, however...

  13. diazepam (valium) withdrawl - will I have it??
    ... explode. It's the sole reason I was able to get off the Xanax easily. Pre-depakote, I tried to wean myself off...
    ... oops - my apologies, I thought you meant xanax . a 2.5 mg dose of xanax is pretty high, I think it...

  14. Xanax and Klonopin
    ... a day for 6 months, but knew that I was hooked on Xanax and was physically addicted. I kept trying to taper ... the future. I knew if God could let me get off the Xanax , I would never reach for it again. (The reason I was ... for. I was very nervous about being pulled off the Xanax , but they took me off it completely the moment I checked ... me too handle. I was addicted to a lousy 3 mg of Xanax for half a year and never abused - never sought drugs ... others were there for addictions to 13-20 mg a day of Xanax and multiple other drugs. The clinicians realized ... depakote made all he difference in coming off the xanax . 4 years later, I've never touched another drug of...

  15. New to this site
    ... I have come off oxycodone and am now tapering off Xanax . Having come off the oxycodone, which is a step up...

  16. Starting suboxone tomorrow
    ... sleep. The paperwork said that if you mix sub with xanax , valium or benadryl it can cause death!!! But that ... patients can't sleep then give them a small script for xanax . Yea, let's give an addict a different drug that's...
    ... luncheon today and I was so agitated I took a half a xanax . I took a half of a 8 mg sub today when I got up, ... then the half a xanax . Felt normal for the first time in days. Then I got...
    ... Although,it's better than the alternative. Watch the xanax with the sub-I'm not sure it's a good combo. My doc...
    ... if I need to change my dose. I am worried about the xanax which is why I haven't taken any today. I think it ... 's valium that can be deadly, not xanax , but it's still scary. I did take a couple of soma...
    ... that he told me to cut my dose. He prescribed me some xanax for the anxiety and inability to sleep. Now I don ... s ok. I know that I'll get posts warning me about xanax and that's fine. I've heard it's a nightmare to come ... off of. But I still have some xanax from my bottle I got in the early nineties so this...
    ... your dr's actually prescribing a benzodiazopine, like xanax , valium, etc? Mine would never, ever do that. He did...

  17. ok here goes...day 5
    ... right? Thanks again and good luck to you on your xanax taper. You are definetely in my thoughts and prayers...

  18. Ativan Withdraws and weird symptoms...
    ... motivated to do a search on where the body stores the xanax residues. yep, kadee was correct.. it is stored in ... fat). Anyway, even more disturbing was to read that Xanax acts like an "anti-estrogen." Bad, bad news for womenfolk ... Gonna have to get all the fat off to get rid of the xanax quicker. Blah! Thanks again reach...

  19. How bad is it to take Ambien during opiate W/Ds?
    ... That never worked for me before when I used ambien or xanax to sleep. You need to do what you think is right...
    ... Klonopin and xanax are in a class of drugs called benzo's. They are...
    ... [QUOTE=jules3;2875068]Klonopin and xanax are in a class of drugs called benzo's. They are...

  20. Day 8 Vicodin Free Cold Turkey
    ... you know that I am actually preparing a taper off Xanax to start soon. Well, the truth is, it has kinda started ... no cravings for it. That made my total intake of Xanax to be one .5 tablet around noon and one .5 tablet ... I have been tempted to stop the smoking before the XAnax , the truth is that I could care less about the Xanax...

  21. Addicted to Ultracet -- Need Help
    ... what else to do besides that. Oh, I have been taking xanax to help me sleep. I am very anxious and my husband...
    ... I know that you can get addicted to it like Xanax , however, I believe that it is preferable to Xanax ... in the medical community. I used Xanax off and on during this time and just treated it with ... use it when you really need it. I didn't need the Xanax at all after about 10-11 days after my last Tramadol...

  22. There's Hope
    ... was taking 45-50 Lortab 10's a day...along with 15 Xanax 1mg a day. I did this for 3 years. I totally ruined ... oh God they killed me. Now you cannot just stop Xanax c/t...very serious...so she tapered me off those....

  23. I have finally had it
    ... oxycodone. I am sober-thinking. I am currently taking Xanax , right now at a total of 1 mg per day, split into ... around 10:30 PM an hour or so before bedtime. The Xanax is prescribed off label for nerve damage to my left...
    ... you in, Im sure you will have the same success with Xanax , just be careful! As Im sure you know coming off that...

  24. Check In
    ... came through like a true survivor. So, when does the xanax taper start? You can do that too. You are such a...
    ... came through like a true survivor. So, when does the xanax taper start? You can do that too. You are such a...

  25. never thought I would be on anyting
    ... husband support and helped me not get addicted to xanax when I with strong post pardum anxiety. I got sick...

  26. Experience w/Sub-Please help me.
    ... how the heck are you doing? Have you started the xanax taper? I pray that goes well for you!! :) Take...

  27. I'm still here and still off hydros.....
    ... had 2 days of horrible anxiety, but if you have any xanax or valium it will take the edge off enough to function...

  28. The benzo journey has begun.....
    ... From there it was onto 4mg of Ativan, then to 2mg of Xanax and then back to 2mg of Klonopin. The last 4 years...

  29. Next Tuesday will be 3 months off Xanax! YAHOOO!
    ... threads you had started concerning your taper off Xanax . I am super amazed that you were able to do it so ... to others. I know you were at two tabs a day of Xanax .... could you help me remember the strenghth of the ... I have not officially started my own taper from Xanax yet. Just finished the taper from oxycodone and need...
    ... wow thats wonderfull im on 1 mg xanax 3 times a day and i dont know how to even start getting ... on my own or do i need a dr to help me get off the xanax i never over take but i do take 3 a day im weening ... would be very helpfull as im sick of drs putting me on xanax and all kinds of anti depressents and thinking im...
    ... QUOTE=vickie45;2846669]wow thats wonderfull im on 1 mg xanax 3 times a day and i dont know how to even start getting ... on my own or do i need a dr to help me get off the xanax i never over take but i do take 3 a day im weening ... would be very helpfull as im sick of drs putting me on xanax and all kinds of anti depressents and thinking im ... i had surgery. thanks vickie45:) Hi Vickie, Xanax can be a great med for people who take it only very ... try to remember that first & foremost. I started xanax due to a heart arrythmia that was freaking me out ... bad place. Many doctors do not recognize how bad Xanax (benzos) are. Most thought I could just stop taking ... the celexa & wait until you feel ready to start the xanax taper. I took Paxil years ago & weaned off over ... to feel a LOT better eventually, once you get the Xanax out of your life on a daily basis!...
    ... threads you had started concerning your taper off Xanax . I am super amazed that you were able to do it so ... to others. I know you were at two tabs a day of Xanax .... could you help me remember the strenghth of the ... I have not officially started my own taper from Xanax yet. Just finished the taper from oxycodone and need ... yourself some time to regroup before starting your Xanax taper. I was taking a total of .5 per day (2 tablets ... The most important bit of advice I can give about Xanax - remind yourself each & every day that eventually...
    ... [QUOTE=zosolizard;2847430]Hi Vickie, Xanax can be a great med for people who take it only very ... try to remember that first & foremost. I started xanax due to a heart arrythmia that was freaking me out ... bad place. Many doctors do not recognize how bad Xanax (benzos) are. Most thought I could just stop taking ... the celexa & wait until you feel ready to start the xanax taper. I took Paxil years ago & weaned off over ... to feel a LOT better eventually, once you get the Xanax out of your life on a daily basis! yes i know it ... because he got mad cause i wanted off both celexa and xanax and so he termanated me oh well he done me a favor ... get the celexa out of my body first and i did hear xanax is worse to come off of but i only been taking mine...
    ... them under control now so next is getting off the xanax and im on the 1 mg 3 times a day somedays i dont need ... dont shes hooked on hers though but her dr took her xanax away and gave her klonapin because she was abusing ... hers she was to take 2 1 mg xanax a day so they gave her 60 pills for a month well she...
    ... HI, I am on a taper from Xanax and am down to three 0.5 mg per day. Its been relatively...

  30. how much longer am i going to feel this awful
    ... the last 6 months i have been taking a quater of a xanax at bedtime .......but i also quit taking them 6days...
    ... speak to your Doctor about that Be carefull with the xanax they are harder to kick then anything else Maybe...
    ... I don't know anything about the other things - but Xanax can make you feel awful. It is highly addictive, ... cases).... So you might be feeling sick from the Xanax WD's I just tapered off Xanax & have been clean for ... Not sure how large of a dose you have of the Xanax - you said 1/4 of a pill, but it's powerful stuff ... cutting a bit off the 1/4 tab every few days. Benzo ( Xanax , Valium, Ativan, etc....) withdrawals often get worse...
    ... hi all i too been taking xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for 1 yr and im going to a new ... feel great but im scared about the coming off of the xanax i hear its terrible trying to come off is this true ... about how long does it take ? i hope you get off your xanax soon and start feeling better i am right now weening ... had to call the drugstore about the celexa now the xanax im going to a new dr hes a internal medicine dr and...

  31. I'm ashamed, I fell.
    ... will start spasms of anxiety. I will be coming off Xanax ... tapering... and have every intention of it being...

  32. ready to quit
    ... know it kills him that he can't help. Has anyone used xanax to help with the withdrawls? i just refilled my precription ... desperate for sleep. and i'm not a big drinker. i figure xanax has got to be better than doing that....
    ... like to run away :wink: I am not sure about the Xanax as I have only taken that a handful of times and it...
    ... escription jump into a hot bath. Eat dark chocolate--I have Xanax and have taken it twice (only 1/2 of a 25mg pill)...
    ... Friday and took 1 hydro. I"ve also been taking .5mg of xanax a day because i don't feel like my lexapro is working ... i tryed not to take any xanax yesturday and by the time 3pm rolled around i was...
    ... the depression and anxiety. He also gave me .25 mg Xanax pills. Now I have read the problems that those can...

  33. Hello..It's been a week off a benzo...
    ... to help me learn before I start my own taper from Xanax . I think a positive "can do" attitude like yours...

  34. I am a Complete FAILURE.
    ... And I understand that starting the withdrawal from Xanax may well mean a need to start a new journal and marking...

  35. I just flushed my tramadol down the toilet
    ... the tram. He put me on Lexapro, gave me some 25 mg Xanax and my husband has phenergan. I thought to myself ... can go off of tram, ween on the lexapro. I hate the Xanax it makes me too sleepy. I took my first, only 1/2...

  36. Venting
    ... but honestly the Lexapro didn't help much. I'm rx'd xanax too, but I'm super careful about taking those...hell...

  37. I'm back....and ready to be DONE w/hydro for good
    ... able to get through the day. I also used ambien and xanax for sleep. And when I was out, that was it. I didn...

  38. Just shaking my head in disbelief....
    ... opiate... oxycodone. I will be tackling a taper off Xanax in the near future. Anyway, since the start of ... quick run down on how he perceived a schedule for the Xanax taper. All fine. Then I explained how as I neared...
    ... longterm effects of both Lexapro and Ambien. I also take Xanax on days I'm having a tough time not smoking, but for ... some reason, Xanax doesn't appeal to me as a doc, like my vics did. ...

  39. 4th day tapper from clonazepam...
    ... As I have posted, when I begin the taper from Xanax , it will also be a long, slow process. While I know...

  40. Weaning off of clonazepam....
    ... to tell you that I will begin a taper shortly from Xanax and that my plan will be very similar to yours. ...
    ... to tell you that I will begin a taper shortly from Xanax and that my plan will be very similar to yours. ...
    ... terrifying...not to try to scare you, but detox from xanax or any benzo's in a diffucult and dangerous time so...
    ... terrifying...not to try to scare you, but detox from xanax or any benzo's in a diffucult and dangerous time so...
    ... with my finger. I am now gearing up to taper from Xanax . I am going to approach it the same way. I tale 1...
    ... what the psychiatrist said to me today concerning the Xanax taper. His recommendation was to go down by quarter...

  41. 30 Vikes, sub detox, three weeks later insomnia
    ... Jayboy, you're still taking a lot of drugs - xanax , klonopin, muscle relaxants, who knows what else....

  42. question on ativan
    ... I was basically using the oxycodone for pain and Xanax (prescibed off label) for merve damage. I used both ... doctor took me down on both the oxycodone and the xanax simutaneously. I went into full withdrawal. ... decided to do the oxycodone first and then will come the xanax . I had to balance between the two doctors. The ... psychiatrist actually wanted me to up my xanax dosage during the taper. I did not want to and didn...

  43. VICODIN Detox ..MUST READ
    ... stress. Much the same way that a Benzodiezapine ( Xanax , Paxil, etc) would take effect. Only it does not...

  44. Am I addicted?
    ... different meds we landed on lexapro and a small dose of xanax and life was good. Then I feel in love with my pain...

  45. Nearing the end of the taper from Oxycodone
    ... from it. When this is done, I will be tackling the Xanax next. And smoking. And overeating. I will be here...
    ... from it. When this is done, I will be tackling the Xanax next. And smoking. And overeating. I will be here ... quit smoking? If I was you, I'd quit smoking before xanax since quitting smoking is stressful and can cause ... anxiety! I would sure have liked to have xanax when quitting smoking! Have a great Sunday. :)...
    ... lines with this.... get rid of the smoking before the Xanax . I know it is not only a good though, but the right ... thought. I am not on a life-threatening dose of Xanax .. 1 and 1/2 mgs total a day. The smoking, however...

  46. Addicted to Xanax
    ... Hi Sorry to hear of your problem. Xanax is a benzo. Unlike opiates, there is no fast track...
    ... having terrible panic attacks, and I was prescribed, Xanax , and/or Ativan, which is a similar drug... After a ... attack, I could have had.. The hospital gave me xanax again, only while I was in the ER..none to take home...
    ... Hi Jay Sorry to hear about your situation. Xanax has a half life and stays in your body longer than...
    ... of benzodiazepines, including popular drugs such as Xanax , Valium and Ativan, are very effective because they ... practice - can be extremely hazardous. Withdrawal from Xanax (aprozalam), Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam...
    ... Jay, Xanax , for those who really need it, can work wonders. However ... prescribed 5 mgs. daily right off the bat. That is alot of xanax for an initial dose and that is really alot of Xanax ... have to do a slow taper. As others have said before, Xanax should not be stopped cold turkey as serious problems...
    ... to jump in. I recently did a 9 week taper off of Xanax . I had taken it for 15 months @ only .50 mg per day...
    ... to jump in. I recently did a 9 week taper off of Xanax . I had taken it for 15 months @ only .50 mg per day...
    ... Like you, I was immediately prescribed a dose of Xanax that my body immediately became addicted to - I think ... knew I needed professional assistance to come off the Xanax . I checked myself into a rehab facility in New ... explained that they would immediately take me off the Xanax by using Depakote to alleviate the actual risk of ... had made it clear to them that 2 weeks into being on Xanax , I never wanted to see another pill in my life. Unfortunat ... facility and ask them about using Depakote to get off the Xanax ? I have never touched another benzo since getting...
    ... that you should look into a rehab facility. 5 mg of Xanax daily is a high dose of Xanax, even for a person ... is your fault. I think anyone prescribed 5 mg. of Xanax daily right off the bat would become addicted. Cutting ... you get professional help because that is a lot of Xanax you are taking. Good luck!...
    ... Hi All I am heading towards a taper from Xanax soon. You know, about ten years ago, i was in such ... why but now realize must have been to come off the Xanax . Funny, it takes ten years for me to put two and ... two together. I was put back on the Xanax off label for nerve damage. But I am heading off it ... oxycodone (which is done) or my upcoming taper from Xanax . It has been interesting understanding the depakote ... - xanax connection. reach...
    ... Hi,I have only been on Xanax for a little over a week and already know that i have ... twenty years of recovery from alcohol and drugs to take Xanax for the panic attacks i began to have. I have my...
    ... will power it can be done and it is a long process. Xanax should be used for VERY shot peroids of time. I have...
    ... well, i'm glad i read this thread about xanax i filled my prescription today to help with my vicodin...
    ... Yikes, Xanax is just as bad as Vicodin. Please don't substitute...
    ... [QUOTE=robigibou;2826549]Jay, Xanax , for those who really need it, can work wonders. However ... prescribed 5 mgs. daily right off the bat. That is alot of xanax for an initial dose and that is really alot of Xanax ... have to do a slow taper. As others have said before, Xanax should not be stopped cold turkey as serious problems ... new dr internal medicine to help get me off theses xanax im not sure if im addicted or not but i take them ... 23rd and i hope its not too hard coming off these xanax cause they sure do make you sleep thats for sure but...

  47. Have a question
    ... life or death matter. Was eventually weaned off the Xanax and remained only on a maintainence dose of antidepressant ... . (Funny, I had forgotten about the Xanax wean until I came crashing down this time with the ... feeling anxious. I talked to my doctor and was put on Xanax to calm down. I was exhausted physically and working...

  48. Vicodin Question
    ... changing interstates to get on Interchange Taper Off Xanax . And I know that is going to be another long trip...

  49. What A Battle This Is
    ... familiar with that. Is it an anti-anxiety tab? ( I take Xanax ... my next taper will be from that). If it IS a med...
    ... nerves. Actually, that is the primary reason I take Xanax .... off label to help with the nerve pain. The anti...

  50. How long does methadone stay in your system
    ... the methadone, and quit cod turkey from norco and xanax . thought i would die, but worth it all to be free...

  51. How can I help my MOM????
    ... to do. My mom takes methadone, percocet, vicodin, xanax , and when she can get her hands on it oxy. Today ... because her meds are helping the pain. She was taking xanax (3 at a time) all the time and she gets that from ... have the same doctor and I told them she was abusing xanax and they will no longer give them to her. She doesn ... needs to because of the pain and she was taking the xanax because her brother died suddenly of an overdose 2...

  52. Severe Panic when falling asleep between Beta and Alpha States
    ... the extreme components at bay. i also used 1mg of Xanax on occasion. For the year preceeding these experiences ... though i had one the other night. I took a 1.5 mgs of Xanax which i had in my medicine cabinet. It looks like...
    ... ..........I am on 30mg of paxil a day and .5mg of xanax ..........it happens maybe 2 times a month to me when...

  53. Weening Off Percocet Question
    ... feel quite as nuts, but was also taking a low dose of xanax for the pshychotic (sp?) anxiety. Thank God my surgery...
    ... started off by doing a dual taper...oxycodone and xanax . When that first cut was way too big and I was in ... long as we kept coming down. I kept the drop in the Xanax I had already made (by choice) and the change in the...

  54. Still Tapering, Still Posting
    ... until I have gotten off the opiates and, next, the Xanax . I don't look forward to going through the taper ... from the Xanax , but I DO look forward to not needing and depending ... having now are my brain's attempt to get me to up the Xanax . I fight it, and with God's grace, will continue...
    ... is shared by most. I did not realize that you had xanax issue. How much of that do you take and how often...
    ... heart. Smiles. Glad we have connected. The Xanax ? I have been on and off of it for ten years. There ... my heart and cholesterol). My oncologist prescibed Xanax for me. I noticed that the Xanax was helping not ... up. This leads me to believe that the need for the Xanax has passed. I stayed on it to make the oxycodone ... really serious thought as to just how much I need the Xanax . I use .5 Xanax... i tab in the morning, 1/2 tab around ... I tend to have to fight depression in general and Xanax is a depressant, it is probably better that I come...

  55. Just want to talk
    ... up to 158/113 last night. I have been prescribed xanax , but am only using it to help with sleep at night...
    ... haven't used OC's in 10 days now. I did use some xanax to get through the opiate w/d's but it was a pretty...

  56. 14 Days No Ultram!!!!
    ... got imodium ad for stomach problems and had some xanax and was shocked at how much i slept! almost 16 hrs...
    ... half and deal with it from there? I have plent of xanax or valium to knock me out for a couple of days but...

  57. Sigh... this is incredibly hard
    ... another post that you had written that you are on xanax . that doesn't relax you? sounds like you have a really ... eventually you will be off all of it including the xanax . (caution in the wind). take care...

  58. 2nd visit with hypnotist...hmmm
    ... taper. I still have to get on with the taper from the Xanax , but will be taking a 6 week or so break between the ... with her and see how it goes. If, when I start the Xanax taper, it interferes with the therapy, I will take...

  59. Is addiction ever justified?
    ... scripts more and more frequently. Also began using Xanax off label for the nerve damage and it worked well ... were involved, the main culprit was the opiate and Xanax . So I began in early October a slow taper from the ... (almost done) and then will begin a taper off the Xanax . It has been hard, but I know now it has been a good...

  60. Nearing the end of the taper from oxy...
    ... brain and body recuperate a bit before I tackle the Xanax taper. It will be nother slow taper, but I don't...
    ... the oxycodone taper, I will be starting a taper from Xanax after a bit of a break. I will be here a loooong...

  61. Taper plans??
    ... oxycodone and when I finish, I will taper off the benzo Xanax . For me, the taper from oxycodone has been a long ... slower after a disasterous start. At first, both the Xanax and oxycodone were cut by about 30% each.... it was ... will take a 6 week break and then start the taper off Xanax . It will work the same way. You have done well...
    ... you will finally have success. When I taper off the Xanax , I know already that towards the end, I will be breaking...

  62. seeing hypnotist today and a little nervous...
    ... I am afraid of the upcoming withdrawal from the Xanax throwing me back to square one with depression. Guess...

  63. I'm tired of this!!!
    ... some with the depression this go around. I'm also on Xanax , but even tho it is prescribed for everyday, I don...

  64. Approx. 3 days, NO painpills/cigs
    ... third day with none. However I have still been taking xanax . Though I did taper from that, (I was taking about ... anxious to how I will feel after I'm 100% out of xanax . Yesterday I went most of the day w/o it, and at...
    ... be having cravings for the oxy anymore, but I am on Xanax (my next taper) and that may be helping. Sometimes...
    ... current taper on oxycodone and future taper with the xanax . Hey, if I can do it, I know you can. My problems...

  65. Another roadblock, or a couple dozen
    ... I am addicted to them---period. I have ambien, xanax , soma, flexeril all in my medicine cabinet and I could ... an ambien and if I'm flying somewhere, I'll take a xanax , but other than that, they do nothing for me and I...

  66. I have the brain zaps
    ... breakup. Incidentally, I left my bf while I was abusing Xanax . I felt fine. No sadness, I was just high all the ... doctor and therapist I'm weaning off. I know some Xanax would help me right now. But I won't open up that...
    ... coming off of the antidepressants I am just craving Xanax or Percocet, which I should not take due to my tendency...

  67. I'm having a problem believing that you can take Anxiety Meds for Withdrawals
    ... here that people who are trying to quit end up taking Xanax or some kind of Anxiety drug. how can you do that...

  68. lurking no more,,please read
    ... protocol listed on the main page along with Valium and xanax , to ease the wd's . i will be posting my progress...
    ... Not sure the xanax is a good idea. If you've read any of my posts, you ... 'll know why. xanax is sooooooo habit forming and hell to get off of....
    ... I wanted to share with you is that I have been on Xanax and Lexapro as well as the oxycodone all along. I ... am tackling the xanax next after I finish the oxy and take a break for a ... posssible. Even though I am already on Lexapro and Xanax , the withdrawal has been no picnic. Withdrawal in ... especially, was much more powerful than either the Xanax or Lexapro. Depression was pretty severe. I still ... is easing up as I go along. I believe that now the Xanax and Lexapro are starting to work better because the ... has happened for me. I am sure you know that the Xanax and Valium are addictive. If you are already on them ... off of. I know my next battle in tapering from the Xanax will be a hard one. That is why I will be taking...
    ... depression i started zoloft for that reason, as far as xanax and Valium i have not ever taken them before, i understand ... w/d's. and i will be on them only for 10 days. the xanax is 1mg x3 timer per day,, the Valium is just a back...
    ... same destination. Since you are going to use the Xanax and Valium for detox, I am glad that you also included...
    ... ultram. i slept most of the day and only took 1mg of xanax last nite. i awaiting the hell that should be starting...

  69. What Is Happening To Me? Please Help!
    ... without feeling like I was losing my mind. I use Xanax when the WDs get really bad and it helps but like...

  70. dothipin
    ... Hi I am on xanax . I have to taper off that next. Sigh. You know ... happening. And I won't change the pain med or xanax .... I will just work at coming off what I am already ... that I am willing to try. And I want to come off the xanax . While it was prescribed for at one time for anxiety ... anxiety as I withdraw from both the opiate now and the xanax in the future. Will let you know. IF it works...
    ... [QUOTE=reachout;2752599]Hi I am on xanax . I have to taper off that next. Sigh. You know ... happening. And I won't change the pain med or xanax .... I will just work at coming off what I am already ... that I am willing to try. And I want to come off the xanax . While it was prescribed for at one time for anxiety ... anxiety as I withdraw from both the opiate now and the xanax in the future. Will let you know. IF it works...
    ... is xanax . an antidepreasant or a benso...
    ... Xanax is a benzo.... shorter-acting than valium. They are ... actually developed a progarm to use valium to come off xanax . But I don't think I will switch. I don't know....
    ... had once come off valium. I had also once come off Xanax but it was a long,long time ago and I am kinda fuzzy ... on it. The Xanax taper will not start for 2-3 months, but please stick...

  71. Something strange happening.... maybe someone can explain?
    ... around 5:30PM 1/2 around 10:30 PM. I also take xanax (.5)(my next taper) 1 tab aropund noon 1/2 tab ... honestly think it is the oxy that is doing it because the xanax takes a bit longer to kick in. This happens at my...
    ... can't wait until I am 100% drug free. Oh, I take Xanax too. Hope you are still doing well. Are you...
    ... lot in common, huh? Long taper from opiate and on Xanax . Whoever thought we would end up in this boat? Port ... taper was too big and my doctor had me come down on Xanax at the very same time. I went into full blown withdrawals ... different systems in the body. So now I continue the Xanax as I taper the opiate, but I was so scared by then...

  72. Back on the board
    ... between without taking anything. Also, I've been taking xanax as well for quite sometime. Well, about 2 weeks ago ... here. 2 weeks ago I had 4 loracets left and maybe 2 xanax s'. Now, surprisingly to me, I actually have some ... Sunday I had a 1/2 a loracet left and about a 1/2 a xanax as well. I have been a bit antsy lately. I'm...

  73. End of DAY 4
    ... anything to make yourself sleep tonight, like valium or xanax or ambian? I know how u feel, but it will get better...

  74. Xanax tapering
    ... moment and when I finish, I will begin a taper from Xanax . A Xanax taper needs to go slowly because of the ... heart attack. Not trying to scare you here! But Xanax is a benzo and benzos come with their own set of problems ... the meds I was put on and eventually taken off was Xanax . I had a wonderful psychiatrist at that time and ... psychiatrist wants me to change to a longer acting med than Xanax to come off of them. So far I have said, "No." Partly...
    ... .by brother was on about 25mg a day of ativan and xanax . He quit it all at once, even he doesn't know why ... think she's in England that has alot of experience in Xanax w/d and she advocates a very,very slow withdrawal...
    ... Years ago I was put on Xanax to cope with the disintigration of my marriage (that ... 's ANOTHER long story!) After nearly a year on Xanax , the doctor decided to take me off, but would not...
    ... 2739401]Hi - any thoughts on whether tapering works with Xanax , I am afraid I just dont have the self control that...
    ... thought to see your doctor to help you with a taper from xanax ? my understanding is that xanax/valium is a cousin ... would be more than willing to help you. a taper from xanax can be done without having to transfer to the valium...
    ... please try Professor C. Heather Ashton's writings on xanax w/d her writings are online, and it's not a "read...
    ... Hi there, I just finished tapering off Xanax . I was taking .5 per day - yes, that's all. I tapered ... Professor Heather Ashton, she has a ton of info on Xanax /benzo's & tapering, with or without Valium. Many ... might help Please do yourself a favor & get off Xanax if you can. The longer you wait, the worse it could ... be. I've been Xanax free since 12/13, and am still suffering/recovering...
    ... using the Ashton tapering method. I was 0.5 mg of xanax every 5 hours and 2 mg at bedtime for over 10 years ... can taper it so much easier than trying to taper the xanax which wears off so fast. I would feel like i was going ... heart attack and suffocate whenever I tried to taper Xanax ....

  75. Down to 1 Should I just jump off?
    ... and I am edgy as anything. And I am still taking xanax ... that is my next taper. My own story has found ... first week as well as a 1 and 1/2 pill step down on xanax . Full withdrawal hit and it was terrifying to me ... for 5 days. So the xanax taper stopped and the oxy continued at 1 pill until...