Anyone on Zoloft or had to wean off Xanax

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   Posted 9/23/2006 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   

If so how has it worked for you. I have been on 7 years and it works great now on 125mg and weaning off 7 weeks of Xanax from a pregnancy loss. Anyone have to wean off Xanax? How did that go? Did anyone need to replace it with Buspar?



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   Posted 9/24/2006 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bethers, It is always best to follow your doctor’s having said that I have a few questions. Did doctor instruct you to wean off of Xanax?  If so what MG and how often were you taking it?  The only reason that you really should have to wean off of it is if you have a dependence to it and considering that you have only been taking it for 7 weeks I would seriously doubt that is the case.  OR if your taking it at higher dosages like 1 or 2 mg 3 or 4 times a day everyday then perhaps weaning would be a good idea so as not to through your body into an chemical withdrawal. 

I have not heard of anyone replacing Xanax with Buspar...and I worked in the mental health field for years.  These are two different drugs from two different classes.  However, you can take Zoloft and Buspar together safely...and most physicians dont like patients on long term use of Xanax as it is a Benzo and addictive.  Buspar does have some uses for anxiety but it is a long term maintance drug and much different that Xanax.

I hope I have been of some help for you....Take care

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   Posted 9/24/2006 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, yes Dr. is weaning me off as it is causing me a lot of diarrea with my zoloft and synthroid. I think she will have me use it as needed?
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