I had taken Xanax 0.5mg once daily for 30 years. No more. Did the trick... no major panic or anxiety that I couldn't handle. This was prescribed to me from a psychiatrist. Moved to another state to retire, and psychiatrist made me feel like the worst person. He changed me to buspirone and clonazepam. Feeling anxiety again like I have not felt in 30 years. Buspirone 5 MG twice daily and clonazepam 0.5 MG once daily as needed. Took clonazepam for 3 days and I feel anxious. Any suggestions? This doctor has not discussed what the future lies. How long will Xanax stay in and what are your thoughts on weaning of ? Was my old doctor wrong in keeping me on 0.5mg Xanax as a maintenance since it worked? Any ideas will help. Thank you !
Xanax 0.5 mg daily worked for me then?
Question posted by Sabu5253 on 22 Feb 2022
Last updated on 24 February 2022 by Catholicmom
Xanax is a short term medication, I am surprised you were prescribed it for 30 years. It is possible that the increased anxiety you are now feeling is withdrawal from the Xanax. It really should be weaned from carefully. I’m assuming your doctor is aware of this and perhaps he has prescribed the other medication to counteract the effects of withdrawal.
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