Hey guys, as a lot of you know, I experienced 2 months of severe anxiety, and now I am infinetly better, albeit far from perfect.
Anyways, in the first 2 weeks of this new "cycle" I took a lot of xanax. My doc prescribed it to me, I've taken it for panic for over 5 years... normally I would take 1/2 of a 0,25 dose a day, which is nothing... and 1/2 of 0,25 if I had a crisis. Never had ANY problems with it.
During this period of crisis, about 1.5 months ago, for 2-3 weeks, I took more than that. I took about 0,5 - 0,75 mg a day!!
Now I'm only taking 0,25 mg per day at night before bedtime. It's been like this for over 1 month,
Today with my therapist I mentioned I have been having a bit of brain fog. Like in the end of the day when I'm very tired I can't really concentrate or if I'm doing something else and someone talks to me I feel like I can't think properly for a second, it's like I freeze... this only happens when I'm very tired and not that into the topic. When I'm talking about something that really interests me I don't have the fog, but for example, at work, if I'm working on something and my boss asks me about another topic, I get stuck for a second.
So yeah, my therapist was like, oh, that might be because of the xanax, it will pass soon.
Then I read stories here at healing well about people ending in the psych ward due to xanax withdrawl and I am FREAKING out!! Do you guys think I might be addicted to it??? I mean, I don't feel the need to take it at all during the day, I only take the daily 0,25 mg dosage before bedtime because my doctor think I should as sleeping well is important etc... but I don't feel the need to take it...
I'm also taking 62,5 mg of Sertraline, which is a lot for me because I used to take 12,5 - 25 mg when I was younger. However, since I'm older and this crisis came with mild depression, my doc upped my dosage.
I'm just scared that I have too many drugs in my brain, specially the xanax! Other than the "brain fog" I've been feeling very well.
What do you guys think?