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Xanax should be weaned slowly under your physicians guidelines.
For a person on 0.5 mg three times a day a typical suggested tapering would be over 8-10 week period. Please remember we are not professionals, only sharing info and lots of support.
Again a Warm welcome.
Lyn is right, you need to have your physician involved in weaning of any med that you have been taking long term. I will repeat, we are not prefessionals, we are all members from all walks of life with many personal life stories. Please be very careful with your medications.
Take Care and gentle hugs to all.