Avatar universal

Benzo taper

Hey guys.

So I've been on xanax or ativan for anxiety since about last October.  The most I've taken is 1 mg of xanax a day (split into .5mg twice a day) The Ativan I know I took 2x a day but honestly dont remember the dose. My doc switched me from ativan to xanax about 2 weeks ago.

I was taking Prozac at the same time and took a .5 pill and completely passed out sitting up at my desk. I have since ended the prozac (was only on for about 2 weeks), and have been taking .25mg of xanax 1-2x a day for the last 2 weeks. I was down to one .25 for a few days, and then  Yyesterday I didn't take any and today started to feel out of it, a little dizzy, and had some of that weirdo "things dont seem real" stuff going on. So I took a .25

I'm honestly not sure that now is the best time for me to be stopping this, because my anxiety isn't great, but I really don't want to have a long term benzo addiction.

Should I just keep on the .25 day for a while? And then would it be ok to stop from .25, or do I need to go down another step? I know I'm not talking about huge doses or anything, but I do want to eventually rid myself of all medications.
2 Responses
495284 tn?1333894042
You want to taper as far down as you can with benzo's.  Take it slow so your body can used to the lower dose.  
Avatar universal
Am near the end of xanax and bromezepam valuing withdrawal had to do cold turkey been like this 6year 5 mths now jaws still stiff but having burning again it ripping down last quarter of the cheeks the drainage still bad and cheek pressure mucus still have weight gain does this go away without treatment I know I have infection on cephalxen jaws raw to
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community

Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.