I quit Xanax cold turkey
What should I do? Resume taking the medication and taper off? It seems to me that since this is my 5th day, it would be best to NOT go back on the medication that I want to STOP taking.
Any information you can share with me would be appreciated. I want these symtoms to get better NOT WORSE.
Dr. Stuart Shipko Says...
It is probably a good idea to reinstate at least some of the Xanax and then taper it much more slowly. Right now, besides being needlessly uncomfortable, you run the risk of a withdrawal seizure. One school of thought is that you can also get a protracted withdrawal syndrome from stopping too quickly. Patients are often in a hurry to stop medications, but this is probably the most common reason that people are unsuccessful in stopping. A proper tapering approach is flexible, and withdrawal discomfort is minimized.
You might want to read my eBook, 'Xanax Withdrawal' http://xanaxwithdrawalbook.com/ I think that you will find this to be helpful information.
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