JjAbout two or three years ago I was physically and mentaly addicted to xanax bars taking anywere from 4-10mgs a day for roughly about a year, then one day I decided I would try to quit cold turkey because nobody told me about the horrible withdraws I basically went insane, extreme hallucinations, blacking out, vomiting vile, extremly vivid nightmares, the usual symptoms only ten fold, then one night it got real bad and I could swear I was dying, fast, so I finally came out to my dad and told him that I had been taking xanax everyday and I needed to go to the hospital when I got there I said I think Im having a heart attack the lady up front asked if I was on anything and I told her I had been taking xanax bars everyday for about a year (probably ten months) she just asked if Iwas prescribed to them I said no (cuz im not and am broke so I cant afford to have my anxiety treated and dont have medicaid so I treated it myself >:) she said uh oh and called the doctors and they asked how I felt I said I felt like I was having a heart attack and all the other symptoms I was having, they said I was having a panic attack but this was no panic attack, I was trying to maintain conciousness but couldnt and would black out like every 20 min so long story short they had to hold me in restraints for four days while I detoxified, when I was finally able to control my body and mind the doctor told me that my toxicicty levels were through the roof when I came in and im very lucky I didnt die, I was extremly addicted to xanax and they nearly killed me which is a shame because I started takin them to cure my anxiety but now my anxiety is worse than ever, and all because I couldnt control myself, its been about two years and some stuff has come up and im really! Stressing, and I want to know is it safe for me to even try a little bit (.25) or could I succumb to siezures (i have a friend whos mom took .25 one day and had a siezure even though she had never taken them before) ill just be sure to not let myself get addicted like last time.
Hi, I just read your story, and I would think that you would never be able to ever have xanax again. Just like drinking, once sober, one can't have even one drink. I really feel for you, and I wish you would take something that isn't addictive for your anxeity. I am trying to get off of xanax, I have been on it for many years. My doctor precribes it, but it's not enough. I know what it's like to get down to just a couple pills and not know how to get more. Knowing that I have to wait another week, just makes me crazy. It's so easy to say that you will not let yourself get addicted this time, but I think from the bottom of my heart that it's going to be too hard. I have tried that, and it didn't work for me. I am taking anywhere from 2 mg a day to 15 mg. a day. I ran out once and I couldn't sleep, and when I did sleep I had terrible nightmares. Some of the time I didn't know if I was awake or not. Except for the time I called 911 and I remember most of it. I told them I was scared, she asked me of what. I told her of terrorists! Then the cops came to my door, they asked if they could look in my purse, they did, they were loking for needles. They asked me what was wrong and I told them I was scared, like I told 911. They asked to see my arms too for needle marks. I know i'm going on about me, when this question is yours not mine. For that I am sorry, I just really need to vent. Please don't be upset. I remember my son took me to the ER, I don't remember much, just what they told me. I hit a nurse, then was taken to a mental hospital for a few days. And guess what one of the medications I was given was? Yep xanax, amongothers. The doctor said I was bipolar, which i'm not. They like to label you with anything. At the ER they know I was adicted to xanax, because they said I kept asking for xanax. I have a lot more to say, but I won't unless I hear from you. Once again I am sorry to take up so much of your time. Please lt me know how you are doing I will pray fr you
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