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I have been on 2mg xanax for about three years and really want to get off. I hear alot of withdrawl (withdrawal) symptoms occur while trying to get off this medication. I'm extremely scared but these pills are starting to control my life, and I really wish someone had informed me that they were addicting. Also I feel like I need to take more now, is that normal? what are the withdrawl (withdrawal) symptoms and are the seizures common? Thanks in advance for anyones help.
You have already received some excellent advice from Jaquta. I would add that you should do this under a doctor's supervision, there is a danger of seizures, and he or she can cover you for that problem with another temporary medication. Do not increase your dose. Addicition is very dangerous.
You could enter Xanax withdrawal into a search engine, that should bring up some info. I like Wikipedia. I haven't used medhelp drugs tool but you could also try there.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include just about everything. Info said that seizures can occur after cessation of Xanax after a short period. Didn't mention any particular dose.
There are taper programs in the mental health expert forum archives.
I would wait for advice from the forum expert and then take that with you to your doctor.
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