I too was on 1mg xanax 3 times daily plus bedtime. Through the years I was weaned to 1mg at bedtime and as needed throughout the day. Been doing great with that.
Recently my new pdoc suggested that I try .5mg instead and see how that worked. One month later...pretty good. Occasionally I take a full 1mg instead but that is rare.
Last week my pdoc said he wasn't going to refill my xanax and that I should try other ways for sleep and just to take the xanax prn during the day. (Again which has been rare).
Tried xanax free for 2 nights (bedtime) in a row & so far so good. But I am looking for xanax during the day. I look forward to it relaxing me & slowing me down.
Shame on me right?
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*Crohns Disease 1994
*Bipolar 2003/Anxiety/Panic Attacks