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What Happens When You Withdrawl From Xanax

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denyse Says:
 
My friend has been taking xanax for the past two months he's been taking the 2Mg bars he would eat about 10 bars a day because of his anxiety he stoped taking them for couple of weeks and now he is not remebering anything he has been passing out and saying he had a conversation with somebody and never even talked to that person. like we'll be sitting in a room and he will think the phone is ringing but it isnt. and he said he had a conversation with me one day and i never even talked to him that day. I'm trying to find out if this could be from the xanax because its making me very worried.

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Sharon Says:
 
Your friend is going through severe withdrawel. You need to take him to emergency as xanax withdrawel can cause seizures. He is seing things that are not there because stopping xanax at those off the chart levels causes psychosis. It's not permanent..it'sthe withdrawel. He needs to go to emergency asap or call 911 and explain your situation. He is in great danger. There are only tow class of drugs that you can die from due to withdrawel. Benzodiazapams (xanax) and alcohol. I hope he is still alive because you posted this a while back. Hopefully this will be of help to someone else also as I was up to 17 milligrams per day and have ben clean for over a year. Trust me..I've been there...my heart goes out to anyone hooked on this drug. You have to get properly detoxed(medical detox) and hopefully tratment. God Bless!

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axe Says:
 
Initially i put in my real name ... i don't see the point in an alias..not in this kind of a 'discussion' anyways.Please don't take my 'tone' to be obnoxious or any thing...its just that i''m upto 30mg's everyday..After nearly killing myself going cold turkey for 20painful, stuck-in-a-nightmare-scared of my own-shadow' days-i was convinced by an ex-girlfriend to go & watch a movie with her at the multiplex. As any xanax addict knows ; just leaving the house & making it to my car is like moving underwater-holding ur breath till u can start breathing again once you've reached (& locked yourself inside..breathing eases as you turn the ac way up and u know no-one can see u thru the tint's..turn up the relaxing lounge music so no other sounds bother you.... Its been sooo many years ...this battle has been won-no, not by me..i'm too weary nowadays ...I give up...the war's won by xanax, alprazoalam, etc.. its the only way i fool people into believeing everything's fine & here's the smile to prove it : ) Does anybody give a damn, anyways? ..i understand ...everyone has their share of problems to deal with.

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homehealth1 Says:
 
possible sliding into deep depression (manic) with way off chemicals in his brain. He needs a blood test immediately. If he won't get a blood test he is hiding something or manic paranoid! Good luck

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OnMeds Says:
 
I am sick of hearing about all you drug addicts abusing xanax! I HAVE to take xanax for a mental health disorder three times a day. When I run out, and if I run out on a weekend I am screwed! No doctor anywhere, even in the ER will NOT give me any to tie me over for the weekend! All because of s***ty abusers like you!! If you have a problem, get diagnosed and get on the drug properly! Don't be a freakin idiot and abuse it and ruin it for the people who REALLY need it!!!

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Patience is the a cure Says:
 
WOW, your angry. Angry at the wrong people for the wrong reasons. please don't let your prescription run out on a weekend. You can get a refill before the bottle is empty.

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googie Says:
 
i have been taking 40 mg, of xanax for 15 years , my dr. retired , and the new dr. says i have to stop taking them , i am upset , because ,they help me with alot of my medical promblems , i take 120 ,10 mg . a month , what kind of other medicine can they give you for withdrawal , i am 60 yrs. old , and i'm scared.

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Bob f Says:
 
If you have a reason to take them on a daily dose
Don t get on your high horse about running out + no Dr
Will write you a Rx because all the addicts are ruining it
4 you!You should not run out on weekend if your not abusing it! In 1976 Time magazine wrote an article about this new anti-anxity drug called Vallum. They prescribed 240 million pills in 1 Year! So xanax is the new vallium! Bad drug for abus nasty length withdraw!!

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Ed Says:
 
Huh If you are taking the drug as perscribed how could you possibly run out?. I am treated for chronic pain and there are ery few reasons to "Run Out' 1. abuse. 2 Not keeeping an appointment and be that the case the benzos can be called in by your Doctor. Your aggresive response as well as blaming other people for your difficulties getting your Meds ;eave me to believe it is just another "Pot calling the kettle Black"

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Cori85 Says:
 
My doctor has been prescribing me Xanax for anti anxiety. It has been about 3 maybe 4 months. I have been having seizures so frightening that when I wake up everyone is crying or backed into a corner. I decided to give it up because I am convinced that these little monster pills are the root cause.
Drs are fools, especially the kind I have, who works in the bad part of town and is out for a lot of money. I have to continue to see this doc because he also prescribes me suboxone. Does anybody know if these two drugs combined would cause seizures?
I just had a 30 sec seizure this morning, and my mother said my lips were turning blue when I finally came to. I have been told to ask for anti-seizure meds but the withdrawal from those drugs cause seizures too.
I have always been such a strong girl, never blacked out no matter how much I drank or how many drugs I did, but these little bars have bested me, and it terrifies me to black out again.
I warn anybody about to start taking Xanax of the risks and the side effects of this drug because now I am stuck on this s*** until I find out another solution...
Good luck y'all and stay away from Xanax! Up with Valium, down with Xanax!

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skgp1966 Says:
 
Hello, I have been taking xanax for 21yrs and when I run out I do not going in pubic at all, If some one knows something eles to take Please let me KNow ... so tryed to come off them, I have by bolar, and 4 other diorders , I have tryed busbar, posec but nothing seems to help

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Paula Says:
 
You are absolutely right!! Ive been on Xanax for ten yrs 2mg 3 x a day, but with people that abuse the meds, people like us that really need them get screwed!! It's really sad to see and hear about a lot of people abusing The meds out there!!!!

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ramona Says:
 
Taking 0.5 mg of xanax at bedtime for many years,I ran out this weekend, cant get until Monday, will I have withdrawl?


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brandon Says:
 
I feel your pain. I was just taking 6-8 mg a day(3 or 4i bars) and i quit cold turkey, along woth pain meds. After thinking i got through the worst of the withdrawal, 3 full days i had a seizure at work for the for the first time in my life. Im back on them again. I have to buy them on the street because drs wont prescribe the so its expensive too. Scared to stop because i dont wanna have another seizure ...

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melzy Says:
 
my bf has been addicted to xannys for awhile now and he has been getting very bad withdrawls and gets pissed off easily. he is on probation too and me and his mom are very worried.. anything we can do to help him without him going to jail for being on probation?

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john Says:
 
They are from the xanax.I was on them for 6 years and i nearly died getting off of them.I had severe chest pains like my heart had a weight on it.The anxiety was so overwhelming and i could sleep.Ive kicked all kind of opiates and xanax was the worst to kick.It took me 3 months just to get over the withdrawals and a year later im still having panick attacks.Its a daily struggle not to do a benzo.Im dealin with life straight and its a b**** and im going to AA 3 nights a week.

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Angela Says:
 
First of all if you take your Meds the rite way you would not run out and you would not have to be begging the Hospital for your Xanax you are no DIFFERNT then this people and you no why because a doctor put a name on yours so you don't feel bad about taken the dame things.So freaking boo hoo you are little crazy will welcome to the F&$@! Club

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I know xanax well Says:
 
You know all you people out there blaming those that abuse the drug are in denial. First of all the drug is known and a common fact that is it very addiciting to your body and when you don't have it in your system you go crazy...I take it for insomnia and I went off cold turkey at 8 mg a day. 4 horrible months later I'm back on because I can't sleep at all ever....It's a horrible drug but does wonders and the fact is it is a addiciting drug where you need more of it! It is the only pill that works for insomnia for me and without insurance you are just screwed. The doctors all know this very well....Bad doctors!

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jeri Says:
 
MYson is 32 and addicted to xanax he quit cold turkey and has not eaten in 10 days .He is acting strange like seeing things and talking crazy.He also sleeps alot.
He won't go to the hospital.

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mljones67 Says:
 
I have been taking xanex for the last year after 4 of my family members died in a 3 year time. I did not know what was going on with me until I saw a doctor. I would sweat,cry and have rapid heart beats and thought honestly I was having a heart attack. I take 0.5 mg a day even though it says to take one in the morning and one at night. I want to get off these meds but when I do I get really depressed and my thoughts are very confused and jumbled and I get VERY edgy. Should I just half my dose and get off that way. I really dont want to be on xanex the rest of my life. I would appreciate any suggestions

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lutan fyah Says:
 
Ive been prescribed xanax since i was 14, i am 30 now and i can tell the drug is the only.one that can remotely help me. But at the same time it has seriously damaged my body,mind,and rap sheet! Lol i am a recovering alkoholic as well so u cud imagine the damage ive cuased with.liquor,xanax, and opiates. Point being dr's put me on it for severe social anxiety, and ptsd from being abused sexuall,mentally, an physically. And also from intense hallucinageon abuse starting at the age of 12. I have experienced more insane hallucinations from benzo withdrawals thatn with all the.lsd and mushrooms ive done! Intense grand maul seizures, and pure psychosis in and out of jail. It is the hardest drug known to man to get off of. If u must take it like me. Make f***in sure u dont.over take them and do not run out! It is krazy krazy White withdrawing from any benzo and it sux cuz they.are the only.thing that can help

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