Xanax For Sleep

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sleepless Says:

I have been taking .5 mg xanax every night for the last 8 months to fall asleep. It actually works, but I think I'm having side effects. I used to wake up 3 times per night before Xanax, and now I sleep through the night, but I wake up exhausted and sluggish. I'm having memory problems and I don't feel alert. Am I addicted? Can I just stop, since it's such a low dose? Do I have to reduce slowly? It's only .5 mg per night. Any ideas?? HELP!

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Verwon Says:

Those are normal side effects for Xanax.

When you use something regularly and your body is used to having it, it isn't considered addiction, it is actually called dependence.

An addict has to keep using more and more of something, because they like the effects they get from it and must keep increasing the amount the use, because those effects eventually wear off as their body gets used to the current amount.

Dependence occurs when your body is just used to having a certain substance on a regular basis, there is no abuse involved. It can cause some withdrawal symptoms, but they are usually mild and do not last for a prolonged period of time.

That said, yes, if you stop taking it abruptly, you will probably experience some withdrawal symptoms, such as body aches, nausea and rebound insomnia. So, the best thing to do would be to reduce the dosage slowly.


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