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   Posted 11/11/2017 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone used xanax long term ?
I’ve been on .125mg (once a day) for about a year now.
I can’t stop because of my irrational fear of getting seizures . I’ve never had a seizure before but that’s my biggest fear. I have heard horror stories! /:

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   Posted 11/11/2017 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Benzos are not ideal long term. They are best used for a finite amount of time, or as needed.

You are on such a small dose, that discontinuation would not be difficult...and seizures would not be an issue to worry about.

If you did decide to stop, you could easy do the skip a day/days method...or water titration if you were worried about withdrawl.

Peace and progress,


"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

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