Xanax withdrawal Or panic attack?

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   Posted 12/21/2017 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
I have anxiety/panic attacks and on Zoloft 100mg for 7 months.
I take small amount of Xanax on weekend.
Today being the 4th day after I've taken Xanax I felt very shaky, jittery lightheaded and jelly legs and feel so anxious and phlem in my throat and extream tired.
Is it withdrawals or a long panic attack..
Plz help!

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   Posted 12/21/2017 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   

I don't think it is withdrawals but just your anxiety that is causing your symptoms.

Use any self help skills you have such as Mindfulness to help reduce your anxiety levels and hopefully you will see an improvement in your symptoms.

I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.


Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

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   Posted 12/21/2017 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree. The small dose of benzo that you take on a PNR basis would not be enough to cause withdrawl symptoms on days that you do not take it.

Rather, you are likely having breakthrough anxiety...and yes, coping skills...and possibly taking your rescue med will help. smile

Keep posting for support!


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   Posted 12/26/2017 4:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanx guys, I'm starting to think its breakthrough anxiety.. Ill see how it goes before I see my specialist after the holiday break.
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