Cold turkey from xanax... feel awful

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Its now day 4 since i stopped taking xanax. I’ve done this cold turkey (which i know is not ideal). 

I took prescribed xanax for 2 months (once per day @ 0.5mg) topped up by non presecribed xanax to sleep (1.5 - 2 per day) for 2 months. 

I feel sick, vision is blurred, so tired and look terrible. Heart is beating really fast.

Im on day 4 of detox. How long will i feel like this?

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    Cold turkey off Xanax is more than 'not ideal' - it can be dangerous and you could end up in the ER with seizures even if you have omnly been taking it for 4 months. These drugs are not to be taken lightly because they alter your brain chemistry. If it were me, i would go back on to your dose, stabilize and taper the Xanax more gradually.


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    How are you feeling now? I've beencold turkey off zop for 36 hours now and feel like crap. Feelings of unreality, shakiness and sweating on my hands and feet. I was only on it for 3 weeks 7.5mg....I feel like hell. Never knew this could happen. Hope you're better.

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