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Parkersburg, WV
A 48-year-old female asked:

been on 1.0 xanex for 23yrs, want to get off them. how do i do it without bad withdrawals? plz help thank you very much.

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Psychiatrist: Is required. The general idea is the best policy, to avoid withdrawal symptoms, is to decrease a benzo extremely slowly. For example to decrease by 10-20% daily dose every 3 months. But your psychiatrist and you will need to come up with a thorough plan designed for u and may entail therapy. Take care.

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