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How to deal with a panic attack coming off xanax (alprazolam)?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Panic
Breathing exercises and talk with your doctor about taking xanax (alprazolam) on prn (as needed) basis when the attack is starting to come on.

In brief: Panic
Breathing exercises and talk with your doctor about taking xanax (alprazolam) on prn (as needed) basis when the attack is starting to come on.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Carefully
The problem with coming off Xanax (alprazolam) is the risk of a seizure.
A seizure is more likely to occur after taking high doses for extended periods of time and then abruptly stopping. Dosages greater than four mgs per day for a month or more, are more worrisome. Otherwise, the anxiety should go away, day by day. Any medication to decrease anxiety now, will likely just cost you more anxiety later.

In brief: Carefully
The problem with coming off Xanax (alprazolam) is the risk of a seizure.
A seizure is more likely to occur after taking high doses for extended periods of time and then abruptly stopping. Dosages greater than four mgs per day for a month or more, are more worrisome. Otherwise, the anxiety should go away, day by day. Any medication to decrease anxiety now, will likely just cost you more anxiety later.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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