Xanax Making Me Panic?
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Posted: December 27, 2010, 5:48 AM

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Posted: January 5, 2011, 10:02 AM

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Zanax, well after a car accident with a tree and totally not being able to cope at work and having constant panic attacks i was supplied the lethal drug zanax.

What did this drug do for me allowed me to function allowed me to me domestic violated allowed me to lose my morales towards myself allowed me to be home invaded and most of me showed me such a dark side of my personality that never existed or something i want to put in a box.

Some junkies stole my tablets one day and a women died in some appartment and i decided f*** this i dont need this s*** well for 12 months i felt f*** this s***. I felt bricks on my chest could not breath, i felt absolute confusion, had to stare at things to centre my self, could control outburst of tears but years on i have not gone back to the doctors for a prescription yes i have tried them once with little effect.

Yes i was only on mg a day but that is all it took to put my life in to a false sense of security and all i have to say is not matter how out of control you may feel i have dealt with a schizophranic on 9mg a day coming down yes there are seizures but coming out the other end of the tube is worth it .
Posted: January 5, 2011, 10:09 AM

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The problem is the drug does not remove anxiety and you need now to focus at the hightened stage when i rushed to hospital thinking i was having heart attacks no one told me to concentrate on one object only and deep breathe it will pass you will soon remove that feeling. you must focus on your feeling and slow your body and not let anyone interupt it and when you are ready to move walk or talk you do. I found before the medication during i discovered this bymyself after taking the medication bymyself ,

Pick a rock a sign a picture and concentrate and focus and become one and block
Posted: January 7, 2011, 10:23 AM

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congratulations on getting off those little pieces of hell, Jacky. Welcome to the other side.

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Posted: March 14, 2016, 9:36 PM

I've been on zanex for years. Sometimes have been off, wish I would have stayed off. It is a hellish, addictive drug. The longer you take it messes with your brain, becomes less effective and has a short half life. Meaning the longer u r on it you need to take more and then you feel depressed. I have become dependent on it, I wish I had never started. Now trying to get off, afraid to tell my dr. because she will most likely cut me right off, I'd like to taper. I hope God will help me. I've taken 4-5 mg on many days. When a couple months ago I was off a couple of weeks then somehow got back on it began on a half and after a month was taken more. I have swollen eyes, itchy places, mark's on my arms, numbness in my spine and headaches. Your brain naturally produces Gaba which relaxes a person, when on zanex brain no longer produces it's natural calming agent. Takes time for it to start again, I often wonder if it ever does. Also read that the liver begins destroying the zanex meaning you are getting less even though taking more. You can die from it. I'm feeling so scared.
Posted: March 14, 2016, 10:14 PM

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Ian C
Posted: March 13, 2018, 6:20 PM

Hey, how’s it going? Your post really stuck out at me, I was in the same position a few months ago but about 2 years further in. I experienced reverse tolerance as well. The bad news is that because you’ve been taking them illegally there isn’t a shrink that’s going to see you, and regulate your benzo dose, well that was the case with me. I asked quite a few to stabilize me but they all told me to go to detox. The GOOD news is that I went to detox 2 months ago, and I can honestly tell you I’m super grateful. I was so terrified my father had to drag me there but the detox I went to got me through it, and it wasn’t as bad as I imagined at all. It was uncomfortable but with my anxiety issues I tend to make things bigger than they are. Please ask a professional for help, preferably a psychiatrist who is an addiction specialist. There are so many different ways that I have found to regulate sleep, and anxiety but when I was on Xanax those doors were closed to me. If I have more than 2 months clean after 3-4 years of illegal use at about 6-8 mgs a day I’m confident that most people could get through it. It sounds like you’re to the point where that might be the answer. Good luck, any questions just holler.
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Mitchell Slowick
Posted: April 7, 2020, 9:43 AM

Off Xanax!!!!
Have been on . 5 mg Xanax 4 times a day for years. Really
Finally got off. It was turning me into a zombie.
I tried hypnosis, acupuncture, tapping, cognitive therapy. Nothing worked. The only thing that helped was
Learning proper breathing technique. As soon as I feel a little anxious. I would start slow square breathing. This helped enough so I could try to get off.
I did a lot of praying. Then started a slow taper off.
Went from 4 to 3 pills for about 2 weeks, then went to 2 pills a day for about a month.then 1/2 two times a day for another month or so. Finally 1/4 pill twice a day for another month or so. Then every other day for another month. Then only when needed. For instance, church. Or an important meeting.etc.
Now I practice breathing a couple times a day, and think keeps me relaxed. In this last month probably one .25 pill or maybe 2. But for the most part, am completing off. No side effects or reactions of any kind. It can be done.
Good luck

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