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Question about going back up in dose, philosophy of avoiding it


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Hello,

Being new to this I am trying to understand the implications of going up

In dose.  Is it harmful to recovery aside from the time and effort involved?  Is it harder each time to taper?  I pushed too hard , i am suffering from withdrawal and anxiety.  Wondering if should wait it out?  Hi elise

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A few reasons to avoid it. Updosing doesn't always alleviate symptoms in the way you think it might. Holding at the same dose will lead to stability even if it takes a while. Better to do it that way. Also, part of the rehabilitation process has to be to challenge the mindset that considers benzos as a viable solution.

 

Unfortunately, I think that pushing too far is too common a problem for updosing to be a good solution. Hold until you stabilise and be more careful next time is my advice. You'll be glad you did it when you get over this bump.

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Thank you so much for this info. Really miserable and the the way I cut this dose is hard. I cut a .25 mg Xanax in half, then quarters.  I take 1 1/2 and one eight tablets.  Done it 5 nights...each time more anxious.  The next step was to be 1 and a half tablets which would be stable dosing.  Never have felt so

Ineffective in my life which is all precious to me as it is to everyone.  Elise

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