I Want To Stop Xanax.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:10 PM
I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just saying don't stop at once, you have to wean yourself off, and you have to tell your doctor what you're doing. Also, listen to your body. If anything feels wrong, call your doctor.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:12 PM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:33 PM
I dig Xanax but it's every bit the "crutch".
That is the truth. I am prescribed 9 mg's of Xanax a day, and am weaning myself off it. My doctor doesn't recommend me doing it so soon, having only been on that dosage for three months, but I feel it is necessary. Adderall stops my panic attacks, and is a heck of a lot better than a benzo, especially Xanax. I wish you the best of luck, because as I know, we both need it.
Edited by Bowtech, 12 January 2009 - 10:34 PM.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:37 AM
I just came off Xanax myself hon and it was pretty hard. I still feel, well, as my post says, "like a jitterbug." I took 1mg three times a day for YEARS. I can't believe I have done it actually. I am on Prozac and if not for that I probably wouldn't have managed. I'm still scared I'm going to panic but I'm holding steady, almost on Week 2 now. So it CAN be done. You just have to make sure you're ready and have something as a backup, which I consider my Prozac to be. I totally understand what you're saying about the "love/hate" relationship with your Xanax. It felt like Xanax was a beloved friend all these years, yet at the same time I wished I didn't need it.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:34 PM
I don't understand why xanax is seen as the best way to treat anxiety and depression. There are other ways. If you want more information on these you can see the scientific studies done by Richard Davidson on people who've practiced this meditation style by googling his name, or some other means. Basically the brain grows in areas that deal with happiness and emotional balance, and so people become less angry, like I did, after practicing 'wishing well for others' for a couple months.
There's also Mindfulness. There's already info about this on the Wikipedia page "Mindfulness (psychology)" showing how brains change, and they change as a result of experience and as a result of meditation. So, there are other ways.
Feel free to contact via email if you're interested. Also, the cds and books by Matthieu Ricard are a wonderful resource about compassion meditation. There's also a lot of info about mindfulness, which can be practiced 'off or on the cushion' throughout everyday life by just practicing being more aware of our sensations.
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