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Is Xanax Hard To Quit
Yes: Because of the short half life and rapid onset, this particular drug is more reinforcing than the other benzos. If you are on xanax and want to come off, i suggest doing this very slowly...Over at least 6 months to a year and done by someone who has experience in taking people off of xanax. ...Read more
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
How is the best way to quit from Xanax medication currently taking 1mg before bedtime for 5 months now , II like to stop?
See your MD: Your dr needs to evaluate you and explain the treatment plan. You may be able decrease the dose gradually over a 3 - 4 week period. Some mds may prefer to switch the xanax to long acting "benzo" med from which you can taper off more comfortably. Again only an md who has evaluated you should decide how best you can be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is it impossible to have Xanax w/d after taking for 2 wks, if feel severe symptoms that i never ever had before i took it, after quitting?
Talk to doctor: Your question is an important one, and can't be answered clearly in this kind of forum, with only a little information. You need to discuss this concerns with your treating physician, who knows your history, and can answer your specific questions. ...Read more
My Xanax receptors are multiplied outrageously I can take 8 and not feel a thing so I quit 1+ year ago still have same issue will they ever work again?
What do you suggest if i'm having dependency problems with the benzo, xanax. I want to quit, how long will withdrawals last?
Depends on dosage: Xanax (alprazolam) is one of the most addictive benzos. Physical dependency is best treated with a *gradual* taper in dosage under medical supervision. Sometimes a less addictive benzo can be substituted, which can be tapered more easily. Depending on your current dosage, the result of suddenly stopping can range from nothing to life-threatening, ; can last from nothing to weeks. Very variable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've taken 0.25 mg daily dose of xanax for a week. Did this dose make me addicted, and should I expect any "withdrawal" symptoms now that i quit?
No...: It will not. Rest assured..Get a more detailed answer ›
You have options ...: There are many physician offices, group practices and clinics that offer addiction medicine services, including medications and counseling. You will want a knowledgeable evaluation of your medical, mental, and substance use history before starting any medication assisted treatment to go along with your twelve step facilitated group therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm having dependency problems with the benzo, xanax. I want to quit, how long will withdrawals last?
DO NOT DO THIS: on your own. Alprazolam withdrawal is notorious for producing VERY severe symptoms, including seizures (which can be multiple and life-threatening), very elevated blood pressure and pulse which can stress a heart with pre-existing problems, and delirium tremens (DTs). www.asam.org or www.aaap.org can give you name of an addiction physician in your area. Get medical help for stopping. ...Read more
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