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I ran out of Xanax. What's the Xanax withdrawal like?

answered 06:03 AM EST, Tue September 10, 2013
I used Xanax .5 mg for sleep and anxiety..I am now out and scared to dearth of withdraw. What am I in store for that way with the withdraw.? I work full time and can't take time off work. Thank you

Dr. Stuart Shipko Says...

The withdrawal is not going to be the same for everyone.  A dosage of 0.5 mg once nightly is fairly low.  There may be little or no withdrawal, particularly if the drug has been taken for only a few weeks or months.  Sometimes withdrawal can be more uncomfortable, but this is a dosage not usually associated with serious complications such as seizures.  I know that there are a lot of scary stories about Xanax withdrawal on the Internet, but the people who had little difficulty are not going to be motivated to post on a message board.  Because expectation and placebo play a large part in the Xanax withdrawal experience, you want to hope for the best and have a positive attitude.

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