Ugh this really bites - XANAX

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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/26/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
The last 2 days I have the depression bouts back. :( I went 4 days with nothing. I have heard they can come back until you level out. :( I am hoping it's a good sign that i went 4 days with nothing and hope I level out soon. Any tips or suggestions on how to deal with this would help. Also, I know it's not my Zoloft not working as it was working fine when i was on the xanax so this has to be withdrawals. :(

harry4
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   Posted 10/26/2006 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
maybe up the zoloft
would also help to get some more exercise, long walks etc
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/26/2006 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you are right I believe it is the withdrawal from the xanax......
If you get bad call your doc
please take care
you are doing AWESOME
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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/26/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Harry and Lyn. I really hate this. It comes and goes. It has to be that I haven't leveled out. Yuck. I want it over with. I have never experienced anything so horrible. :(

libbyf
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   Posted 10/26/2006 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you start feeling better soon.  Xanax is such a great med for anxiety but it can be addictive.  I take it occassionally but always really evaluate if it is anxiety or just a feeling of needing it.  Maybe you should call your doctor to see if you need to increase your Zoloft. 

Bethers36
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   Posted 10/26/2006 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Libby I just don't know if I should wait to increase it and see the withdrawal goes away because when I don't have the depression bouts I am fine?? So, it would be basically increasing it to fight the bouts from the withdrawal?

alwaysanxious
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont think you should stop taking xanax cold turkey .you should withdraw gradually , or you may get serious withdrawal symptoms, take care

Bethers36
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I was weaned off by the dr. and still having some withdrawal symptoms. :(

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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
hi Beth, I was weaned off xanax a few years ago and I had days of depression and increased anxiety..they will pass, and the bouts will get further apart.  It takes a while for xanax to get out of your system.  I really empathise with what you are feeling, but with me it passed after a few months.  Take care (((Hugs)))
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   Posted 10/26/2006 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bethers It sounds like your still getting some withdrawl to me, I hope you feel better soon. It's too bad we have to go through so much before we finally feel human. Wishing lots of feel betters and Hugs.
 
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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/26/2006 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you gals :)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/27/2006 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hoping today is a better day for you hun I really do
It is a hard thing you did and believe me you are strong for doing it
I am so dang proud of you and yor accomplishment
Hang tough hun you will get to the end soon
Luvs lyn
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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/27/2006 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Lyn:

Thanks. I really hate this. I hate having good days and bad days. I am not sure yet what today is. I feel a little sad. I just want it to be over and feel human again. :( I thank you guys so much for all your love and support.

Bethers36
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   Posted 10/27/2006 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so hoping this fades away soon because when it's bad it's really bad. :(
Today is ok though so far....

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   Posted 10/27/2006 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried to wean from 6 mg and got to 4 mg after 2 weeks and started freaking out again, so I went back up to 6mg.  I'm about to try it again, maybe a little slower because I want to have an rEEG test done and I have to be med free to take it.  I thought I was a tough guy because I have been trough withdrawal from alcohol and narcotics so many times I thought it wouldn't even phase me, but it kicked my ass.  This from a guy who quit 40mg Lexapro and 600 mg Lithium cold turkey and thought it was kinda cool because I felt a little stoned.  I am working with my pdoc on the Xanax, but it sucks.  I feel for you.

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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/27/2006 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Green hope you too feel better soon. NervyMeg I sent you an email.

Hugs!
Bethers

Bethers36
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   Posted 10/29/2006 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going to buy some juice and more veggies today and drink lots of water this week. They weaned me pretty fast off the xanax. I am thinking that may have something to do with it. They weaned me off 1 full pill a week of .5 and had me off of it in 3 weeks. They could be why i haven't leveled yet. Do you guys think eventually it will all go away?
 
Hugs.
Bethers

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   Posted 10/29/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Bethers36

I'm sorry your having to ride this happy sad roller coaster but remember your not rideing it alone. Blessing for you to have better days soon.


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janetlee
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   Posted 10/29/2006 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Bethers,
You might want to try this: Go to the health food store and get some NIACINAMIDE, a form vitamin of B-3. Do NOT confuse this with NIACIN. When you are feeling real anxy, take 250-500mg. See if this helps to calm you down. It helps many people to do so. If you want more info, just email me.
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Bethers36
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   Posted 10/29/2006 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
More good days then bad :)!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/29/2006 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Always remember to check if your other med can be taken with the natural ones okay ..........
I hope so as it sounds like a good idea
Hoping your day stays good hun you can add me to your msn or yahoo
all info is under my name okay(oops never mind you are already on there lol ) 
Again
SO PROUD of you
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/29/2006 11:26:28 AM (GMT-7)


Bethers36
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   Posted 10/29/2006 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn....I am thinking that this will have to be over soon... I am hoping that water, fruits, fruit juice and veggies will help along with exercise. Today I feel good this morning had the shakes etc and insomnia. I have to believe life will be normal everyday again and that this is just because I haven't leveled out. I hate to increase my antidepressent yet or add Wellbutrin to it yet until I make sure that this is withdrawals from the xanax. Thanks for all of your support.

Hugs.
Bethers

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/29/2006 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Huggs back at you I give you all the credit in the world luv what you are and have been doing ids dang hard ( put it mildly) BUT you are doing it
Yes I think the veggies and others should and will help especially wayer as it helps clear out system not fruity water plain bottled water though IMO
Keep us posted
Luvs ya
Lyn
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scaredycat
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   Posted 10/29/2006 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
beth, how long have you been taking the meds and what kind.

Bethers36
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   Posted 10/29/2006 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I was taking xanax for 8 weeks and weaned off per the dr after 3 weeks - been off now 3 weeks - I take synthroid for thryoid and zoloft 125.
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