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Xanax addiction Anxiety

Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by mattmorgan66, May 16, 2018 at 10:35 PM.

  1. mattmorgan66

    mattmorgan66 Member

    I have a severe addiction to Xanax I have been on them for 18 years I have seizures, brain fog, night sweats, high blood pressure, insomnia, muscle spasms and more what is the safest way to get off them?
  2. Stephani

    Stephani Member

    The consequence of using marijuana depends on how you use it. If you use it in a good way, then the result would be good. But when you use it without discipline and responsibility then you may suffer at the end.
  3. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @mattmorgan66 hello. I suggest speaking with an addiction specialist to go off them. It can be dangerous to go off them abruptly so work with a Dr or specialist.
  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @mattmorgan66... Welcome to the community. The best and safest way to get off of Xanax or any benzodiazepine is to wean off of them slowly. If you try to quit too quickly, you will likely experience severe withdrawal symptoms, many of which can be dangerous. Talk to the doctor who prescribes your Xanax, or an addiction specialist. They can help you safely taper off of it. It will be a slow process, but it will be worth it.
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  5. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Active Contributor

    Hi I just got home from the hospital from a spider bite but I have some really good advice that I believe can,help you. I am tired and will post again tomorrow. But take heart!!!
    I'm on 30mg valium down from around 200mg plus 6mg Xanax a year ago. I'm not comfortable on 30mg valium only, but point is it can be done. BTW I have all those symptoms also every time I lower the dose but only for about a week or two.
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  6. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Josh111187 I'm so glad that you're home from the hospital! Excited to hear your newest Advice. So grateful that you're here journeying with us here in the forum.
  7. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Sorry that a spider put you in the hospital, @Josh111187. It's amazing how a little thing like a spider can cause us humans big problems! Looking forward to your next post, my friend.
  8. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @deanokat is correct,these particular meds are very tough because there are so many side effects in the withdrawal stage and you basically covered them in your symptoms,hallucinations were the worst for me they will make you hallucinate worse than LSD which is scary and builds extreme anxiety.I personally believe tapering is the safest way for this class of substance as the withdrawal can be very deadly in multiple ways.Stay Strong and God Bless
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