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What does Xanax rebound anxiety feel like?


I have been taking zoloft now for six weeks and it has finally kicked in. My depression is much better and anxiety lessened. Four days ago, I stopped taking my daily dose 0.5mg of xanax. I had been taking that level or less for 30 days. I hoped I wouldn't have any withdrawal from such a low dose, but, I have had some very strange sensations since stopping. My hands and feet are very hot and a little numb just like anxiety causes, but I'm not feeling anxious. My neck and jaw are tense and sore too. I was wondering if this may be rebound anxiety as a withdrawal symptom of the xanax. If so, how long will it take to pass?
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hey mark,
I am no doctor but I believe that it is a rebound from xanax
I ve been anxious for about 2 months now (STD fear) I got tested and all is good
but I still have head pressure and my head feels hot, when I went to the doctor he said its just anxiety and that I dont have any fever
I asked a friend for a few xanax bars, I took .5 before yesterday, and .25 yesterday,
today I decided not to take any and I feel worst than the day  I took the first one
neck is tight
head pressure and my body has fever or whatever you wanna call it,but I feel hot.
and a little drowsy every now and then
so I decided to throw those pills away and I ll deal with my anxiety by running and working out(thats what I normally do, it helps)
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Did you check with your psychiatrist before you suddenly stopped?  Probably not a good idea even with a low dose for a relatively short period of time.  
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I have to agree with Paxiled on this one.  Even though it was a low dose and a short time, tolerance can build up fairly quickly with Xanax.  I took it while I was originally going on Zoloft years ago for about 6 weeks and tapered off of it for a couple of weeks to minimize the side effects.  What does your doctor say about this?
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Thanks for the responses.  My psychiatrist said that he doesn't taper people if they are below 1mg per day so he said it was alright for me to just quit.
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Do what feels best for you. People can still get withdrawal effects with less than 1mg per day - the withdrawal is just likely not to be as intense as with higher doses. Maybe you can try .25mg for a few days before you go off it completely. Either way, any withdrawal symptoms should only last a few days.
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Just remember, you're the boss, not the psychiatrist.  He or she works for you.  If you feel the withdrawal isn't dissipating, ask your shrink to put you back on a low dose so you can taper more slowly.
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