Was on Xanax for 8 years. Then I was forced to change doctors and my new doctor won't prescribe it. More and more doctors won't because it is so addictive and the withdrawal is a nightmare. I'm on my 15th day without and still not right. I'm still anxious, shaking, no sense of time. Everything tastes like metal. I'm in a cloud and can't get out. Need advice and how long before I can feel a little bit normal again?
I am so sorrry to hear you are going thru this with xanax, as I know how difficult. First, I don't know how long your gonna have that disgusting metalic taste, and the clouded head, and anxiety... I have been forced for different reasons a few times to ween off or abrupltly stop Xanax or the Benzodiazepine... same class as Xanax... Clonazepam. It was so bad for soooo long, like a month, that I eventually was able to get a new script. Listen, if you can get thru this and stay off the pills, you are already really far in. The hard part is over. and things should start looking up a bit every day. It's gonna be a struggle. A couple months ago when I was dealing with the loss of the mental health care benefits I get, I couldn't find a new psych in time and ran out. I got thru 2 days, and on that 2nd night I started to hallucinate along with alll the other discomfort, so my husband called 911. Keep in mind that it is very dangerous on the body to come off the Xanax without the guidance of a proffessional. I was always given meds in the ER to stabilize the withdrawel, sent home with 10 days or so worth of meds, and talked to a specialist who would set me up with an appointment with a doc that can help me. Now that I found a good permanent Psychiatrist every 3 months I am going to know I always have my meds. !st, decide if u can stay off the pills from here on 2nd, If u decide to get more, go online and do a search for Psychiatrists in your area and bring some info w/ you from the pharmacy that u previously filled at to prove u have been on the meds before. Just say you need to re-establish care for your illness with a new provider and need to continue your med management. 3rd... if all fails I added u as a friend and I have a knack w/ finding good recources all over. Email me anytime or ask the forum again if you need more help... Good Luck... Jewels480
- Xanax Information for Consumers
- Xanax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xanax (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Can low amounts of xanax be taken safely long-term for chronic anxiety panic phobic-avoidances, etc?
Posted 29 Oct 2011 • 4 answers
Posted 29 Nov 2011 • 6 answers
Posted 21 May 2013 • 1 answer
Posted 23 Apr 2015 • 6 answers
Posted 21 Jun 2015 • 4 answers