I hope things continue to get better and better each day and that you can get "out" this weekend.
I have been taking xanax on and off for too many years to remember! lol! I was put on a very, very high dose (6mg daily) by a pdoc when I was very young, and honestly reducing it was a challenge, but I did it slowly under strict medical supervision and now I only very rarely take it and only 1mg does the trick. The dose your doctor is proposing is quite low and shouldn't pose any problems for you if you need to drive. Just make sure you don't mix it with anything else!
I hope that this new dosage helps you out and allows you to leave the house more often. It's horrible to be limited by anxiety. Take care, and let us know how you get along. All the best.
Many people can maintain on a low dose, I have been on a benzo everyday for 24 years so I agree with the ones that say if you need it take it and kick any quilt or scary stories to the curb.
If you feel better, that is what counts.
There are other meds out ther Paulos, you perhaps would do better on a different med.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
IMHO (in my honest opinion) .25 MG isn't that much,but what affects one might not affect the other.
When I was prescribed .25,I didn't notice any signs of sleepiness or heaviness and it didn't help because it wasn't high enough dosage for me.
I've taken 1 MG,0.5 MG,0.25 MG and am now taking 2 MG Bar Xanax three times per Day,but I'm a big Gal and going through a very rough patch.
To answer your questions..
1. I think it's an individual thing..
2. It HELPED and HELPS me to drive or do other things I couldn't previously do.It gives me courage to try..if I didn't have my Xanax I'd still be stuck to this House!
3. I didn't have a single problem weaning from Xanax when I took it before..I agree with your Doctor..if your taking something that helps why come off it?You could wind up at square one again.It happened to me!
I have a Friend who has taken Xanax Daily for 24 Years..your Doctor needed a good kick in the Arse.Just because some are addicted to Xanax doesn't mean all are..Some Doctor's need to be overlooked!
P.S. PLEASE don't be afraid of something that will HELP you!