I have been on Xanax 1 mg for 6 years I want to ween off and I don't know how. I have PTSD and agoraphobia and OCD and GAD and I am now taking 20 mg Lexapro and 15 mg busbar twice a day I take 1 mg Xanax 3 times a day please help I don't want to have any bad side effects PTSD is bad enough
Weaning off a medication like XANAX needs to be done slowly over much time to avoid withdrawal effects. You can't just abruptly stop without running into some serious problems. You'll need to talk to your doctor about a weaning schedule and make sure the doctor is onboard with you coming off this.
Alicia79; Good Morning and as always Laurie gave the great advice, You don't want to do anything with Xanax without the doctors help. My question is if your doing well WHY? It has proven to be the best for agoraphobia control even with the other medications.And you are able to get by on a very low dose for agoraphobia. Xanax seems to help the other meds. And even a study they did on us people with Agoraphobia they have us as the less likely to get addicted to it. Manly because we are so happy to have stuff to control the panic and fear.I have taken it for 20 to 25 years and am not worried I used to drive my doctors nuts because i would go down on all my medication only hurting myself. I only want what is best for you- my friend the benzodiazpine's get a bad rap because of all the abusers out there and they scare people from taking them even us that take them right.
Please make sure if you are going to go off that you get a taper list from your doctor and follow it to a tee. All my best and glad you are doing better. Chuck1957 medically retired pharmacy technician Cpht.
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