I have been on Xanax 1mg twice a day since March of last year and I am wanting to get off it and get on something more effective with less side effects and no withdrawal syndrome when I stop taking it. Several years ago when my father passed away I was put on Xanax and was up to 5mg a day for almost 5 years. Lost my health insurance and the health dept wouldn t prescribe me Xanax even to be gradually taken off of it, this led to me getting cut off cold turkey and I went through the worst withdrawals that I didn t know existed until afterwards when I looked up Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome and found out that them making me stop cold turkey could have killed me (and trust me, it felt like I was literally dying by day 3). Against my better judgement last year I started taking them again, this time 1mg twice a day. Then I ran out of my script before a holiday weekend and ended up in the hospital because by day two I already felt the withdrawal symptoms coming on and didn t want to go through that again. After that weekend I went back to the doctor and got my script. I ve been thinking about this long and hard and I don t want to be on Benzodiazepines at all anymore, they are way to dangerous in my opinion. So here s my question (2 actually)....1) what kind of taper off Xanax plan works the best without any of the withdrawal symptoms and 2) what medications could I be taking alternatively to help with my moderate anxiety, maybe one that can even address my mild to severe depression episodes (which I ve been dealing with both anxiety and depression since puberty). Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide before I make an appointment with my doctor to proceed with benzodiazepine taper and getting on something else less dangerous as far as addiction and withdrawals are concerned.
WHat medication is recommended for Benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment? Thank you for your reply. MY e- mail address is YYYY@YYYY . I am in Japan. The worthless doctor let my wife take Benzodiazepine (.25 mg) for 6 months. in few months she started developing tooth and gum pains, dry throat. Thinking it is a dental problem she kept going to dentist, there was obviously no problem with her teeth. Then she started looking in the internet and realized that she is having Benzodiazepine side effect. Panicked she stopped Benzodiazepine abruptly and how very depressed with withdrawal syndrome ( often want to commit suicide). She is having some times irritation in mouth, some times powdery mouth, gum and teeth pain etc. I am planning to get some placebo from my friend doctor ( He once treated her and my wife has just blind faith on my friend as a doctor) but he is in India and sending medicine from India. Your advice would be greatly help me. Thanks.
Hello, I have JRA and have had since age 4. I, thus far, have had a TRH replacement, TRK replacement and TLK replacement. I am currently on Hydrocodone 10 for pain (RA is present in both ankles, both wrists, elbow, showing signs in shoulders as well as muscle pain beginning in the neck area and lower back). I also take Xanax 1.0mg for anxieties. My question is, I researched Hydroxyzine that is used for allergies, itching and anxieties. I want to know if this medication would have major side effects with the Hydrocodone and is Hydroxyzine considered a Benzo drug. I m trying to stop the Xanax and find something that would work as well as the Xanax. I m an empath and my anxiety levels are just plain crazy! My next doc appointment isn t until the 8th and I wanted to present this to her as an option. Thank you for your help!
This has never happened before this summer, but starting this summer when I get drunk I sleepwalk. It isn t an alcohol blackout for I know what those are and how they feel and I also have never slept walk before in my life. Why is this starting now and while I am drinking?
My partner and I have been together about 5 times, and he has orgasmed only on 2 of those occasions. Both times there was no semen. On 2 other occasions, while close to climaxing, he went soft. He states this has been normal for him. He had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, but has been clean/ sober for 3 years. do you have any suggestions.
right now my heart beated very hard where i felt it and when that happened i blacked out for a second i can feel it in my for head when it did that like a rush of blood went to my head i take xanax and suffer from drinking alcohol not every day but i do drink heavily
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