Hi ryleigh, I take Xanax XR and have been for a while. I know that you have to be careful when you stop taking benzos because your body does become dependant. There are risks of increased anxiety and even seizures. You may want to talk to your doc about
breaking them in half (only if regular xanax, do not do this with xr version) or maybe taking them every other day so your body has time to adjust. Even though you were on a low dose, that is the dose your body got used to so that is why you had those effects.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements