Weaning Off Xanax

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Penny Says:

I would like to start getting off Xanax xr gradually, how do I go about it.........

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drAnnonmyous Says:

Alprazolam is difficult to wean off, and FDA was considering withdraling it -- just like Methaqualone in the 1970s - then the parent company met with FDA behind closed doors -- You could try a long acting benzodiazepine like clonazepam - will prevent the withdrawl symptoms, but will not give you the kick that so many Xanax users like though.

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SuzieDuck Says:

I have taken Xanax for years! I take it responsibly. I had a potassium problem a few years back and ended up in a very, very bad depression with anxiety attacks. I started on Potassium, Zoloft and Xanax to get through the terrible anxiety attacks I dealt with every day for a few weeks, till the medication kicked in. I was afraid to take the low dose of Xanax 3 or 4 times a day, but some days I had to. After I got on my feet again I tapered back on the Xanax and I use it now ONLY on occasion if there is a situation in my life which I am very nervous or upset about. I think if you take your medications responsibly, you won't have a problem!

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beaverhunt Says:

be very carful any benzodiaziapine can cause seziers after you stop. depending of length of use and dosage.

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