I am experiencing more intense withdrawal symptoms than I thought I would. How long will these last. Anxiety, heart racing, Weakness and terrible stomach pain making it hard to eat are not all but the worst.
I am currently tapering off Xanax. I only took 0.25mg once a day for 4weeks. How long will I suffer?
- 6 Nov 2019 by Tate4
- 8 November 2019
- xanax, anxiety, pain, generalized anxiety disorder, withdrawal, heart, tapering, stomach pain, stomach, symptom
I have been taking 1/2 of a .25 for four days. My doctor told me to take that dose for a week and then I should be able to quit taking it. Does this sound right?
Sorry you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Your doctors advice concerning taking 0.125 mg for a week sounds right.
All the best and take care for now.
Melatonin. It's natural you can take 20 mgs. And it works.
I too, have come off low dose Xanax (I was .50 mgs, tapered to .25 for 3 weeks.. then stopped). I was on longer than you though, 7 months.
What I can tell you though is that coming off even a low dose can be very rough. The slower you taper down your dose, the easier it will be. You just cut yours down by 50% in one dose (as I did), which is a big jump. Your brain needs to adapt to the lower quantities of medicine...
Now that you've done 50%... you have 2 options. 1) Hang tight until you stabalize, then do the rest of your wean with smaller cuts. (You can use a razor blade to shave off bits and maybe hold a dose for 5-14 days to see how you feel. Once you feel okay, you can cut again... or 2) Updose a little bit until you feel better, then try the wean.
I would recommend #1 if you can.. it should get better in the next few weeks. Everyone is different.
Good luck!! I am on month 4 of stopping and it's been pretty crazy... but keep in mind I was on Xanax much longer than you.
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