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Hi, I am a 4 yr prescribed xanax user.  Normally I can take 1-1mg pill per day and be ok.  Lately I'm having to take more and want out.  I never wanted them in the first place but ran into some serious anxiety.
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Mixon..welcome to the site!


Unfortunately many run into the problem of needing to take more as the body develops tolerance to the med. These meds should never be taken long term. know that is best to go slow when reducing these meds. The works of Dr. Ashton are a great resource for tapering and understanding what happens in this process of recovery so you know what to expect.

The Ashton Manual


Here also is a link for taper plans:

Planning Your Withdrawal (Taper Plans)


There's boards for support from other members as well. Heres a good one to start:

Withdrawal Support (during your taper)


If you have questions or need help let us know.

So many others have got off of these meds and you can too.  :thumbsup:

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Mixon, it sounds like you my be experiencing interdose withdrawal.  Xanax is a very short half-life drug and usually people dose 4x a day. It may help you to break up your dose and start your taper from that position.
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