My partner left to go on holidays for 10 days and as irrational as it sounds I have slipped into a deep state of anxiety and depression that I had to go to the doctor and get xanax to relax me. It had helped for the first 2 days but I seem to be building a resistance to it but I know that on Friday I probably won't need it anymore as I know that he is back on Sunday the 12th of August. I have felt so bad that I have on several occasions nearly booked a flight to join him and nearly asked him to come back early but I have resisted that so far. He has no idea how I am feeling and I would rather he didn't. So basically even though the xanax has helped, I am now worried about the withdrawals and have read alot of scary information about the drug. Has anyone any advice that can help me.
Hello and welcome! if you have only been on xanax for a week you should have no problem stopping. The horror stories you have heard about xanax is true if you have taken them for a few weeks or longer. If you feel in the future you need them only take 1 xanax every 7 days and it will not be habit forming or an addiction.. I hope this has helped. Best wishes... pamee
I totally agree with pamee's answer. If you have been on this LOW dose for only a week, you shouldn't have withdrawals from the xanax. What you read are people taking large does for lengths of time. Just stop it or take one pill a day for a couple of days after he returns to make sure you don't have a problem.I would suggest however, that if you have anxiety this bad being alone, that you consider getting some help without having to take medication for it. You never know what can happen to a person, accident wise or other, & then how are you going to handle it. Something to think about maybe. Seeking help with a good therapist may help you to understand why you are having this anxiety & learn coping skills to make it out on your own if the time ever came where you need to. Just a thought...
Well, you may have a worse week if you stop cold turkey. I was told to go daily from three to two for a week to one for a week. If feeling ok stop. If having problems do half a tab for a week. Don't go fast or you will suffer needlessly. Would be ironic if you had a panic attack getting off a med that keeps you from having them. By the way, my husband has taken two a day for ten years and it is exactly what he needs.
However, your doc knows all your meds and you. That is the one who should help you. Ok? we can only suggest as we are not Doctors.
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