I have been taking Xanax for 8yrs. Started with.25 as needed worked up to 1 mg 5x a day and was not working as well. I could tell that my body is dependent on the Xanax. I made a personal decision to go off all benzodiazepines. 10 days ago my doctor told me to drop to 4x a day for month. I'm feeling it. Panic attacks and all. I worry how I'm going to get through this titration and what will happen next. Any words of wisdom?
No additional drugs that are evidence based. That's a 20% drop. The recommended drop is 10% per month. You're likely going way too fast. I suggest reading the Ashton Manual. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is misunderstood and can be a multiyear disaster, especially if done improperly.
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