Anxiety and Stress - I've been on Xanax for ten years and all my Dr does is up the quantity. I?
- 3 Jul 2014 by Jhelems
- 4 Jul 2014
- xanax, anxiety
... already take 2mg 3 times a day but I feel their not working and find myself taking more. I want to get off them and have tried but I get sick how can get off them
You have to taper off very slowly. Tell your dr you want off, and you should try something else for anxiety. If he can't manage your anxiety except with xanax then you need to find another dr.
Taking only Xanax is very old school. Xanax is used for emergencies.
Talk to your doctor about a better, long lasting medications. There are
so many options. If you are having problems, see a counselor, they
You need to have your Dr help you with a taper plan to get off them. You might ask him to switch you to valium so you can do a cross over from xanax to valium. Valium has a long half life making it easier to come off without withdrawals.
Gradually over 3-5 months with the Dr's help. I'd also have you find a new Dr if what you report is the case. You have to be that gradual or you'll have ugly withdrawal issues. Do it with the help of a Dr.!
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