Xanax withdrawl

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Hello, I am going through xanax withdrawl have been for almost 3 months now.I've been having alot of heart paps, racing heart and high pulse. My My resting hr is 80-105 an just walking through the house is 100-140. I also have heat intolerance, weakness and when I go outside I can't handle the sun my heart goes crazy my pulse is high.I've had an ekg,echo , stress test , tilt test & blood work all is good. Had anyone else exsperienced this if so plz comment below.Thanks smile

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    Hi there - please can describe exactly how you're tapering?

    It is vital to do it correctly. Some doctors aren't trained to taper people off benzos.

    I'm currently tapering myself - I hope i can help you.

    love Tess xx

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      Tess, I had to taper fast the dr. that I was currently seeing left an I was basically forced to see another dr. Who cut me off . I was taking xanax for 14 yrs. I have been going thru hell. Im doing better now than I was before except the heart paps, high heart rate, heat intolerance and weakness in my legs.I can't go outside because the heat feels like hell. The heart racing an high heart rate scares me.

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    Hi frootlooed ,and tess33005 , 55 days ago i started to taper from 26 mg of diazepam , in 18 days i,d tapered to 10 mg - then started to  taper 1 mg every five days , gp suggested i taper 2 mg every 5 days when i got to 8 mg but i didnt i kept it to 1 mg , i have been fine-ish till about  5 mg  now i am on 3 mg per i am getting about 50% of the symptons i had but only about one tenth as bad from when i was in hospital 55 days ago when i abruptly stopped - for 5 days , i can possibly live with this - BUT the insomnia is exceptionaly severe i have slept 1 hour  in 4 days    3 days no sleep at all . i have not contacted any medical help at the moment - not for at least 2 weeks plus .
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      Hi Fred.

      First of all, you're doing it way too fast.

      Google The Ashton Method, print it and take it to show your doctor.

      I am currently tapering from massive amounts of benzos and Zs.

      My doctor suggested that I went to the local walk-in addiction centre,

      I'm in the UK and we have them in every area.

      Your doctor needs to know that a successful taper has to be done very slowly. My own taper started four months ago. For ten weeks the specialist addiction doctor kept me on 30 mg diazepam daily.

      Then we started dropping 2 mg a fortnight.

      I have now reached 20mg diazepam daily, and, as I say, every fortnight my specialist puts me down 2 mg a fortnight.

      Your body has to get used to smaller amounts very, very slowly.

      Eventually, when i reach 10mg daily for a fortnight (of diazepam) we have agreed that my taper will be handed back to my own doctor, with full instructions of how to do it. 2mg less a day, for a fortnight, has me sleeping well, no withdrawal effects, and is the proven method if people are tapering off any benzo, because diazepam hangs around in the body a lot longer than xanax (alprazolam) does.

      let me know how you get on.

      If you're in the US, there must be similar centres where you can refer yourself for expert advice - I hope.

      Love Tess xx

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    Sorry - got mixed up there - that should have said 'Hi Frootlooped'.

    mind you, it applies to Fred, too.

    best of luck, guys. I was addicted for forty years!

    Now I see a light at the end of the tunnel. My husband says I'm a different person since I did this. \i even gave up smoking 10 weeks ago, and three weeks ago started a healthy eating plan.

    Have lost 22 lb so far. So only 6 stone to go lol.  xxxx

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      Great job Tess, we're I live there is no walk in addiction clinic sadly to say I'm on my own in this one sad I just hope th e heart stuff goes away. Thank you for the advise I hope soon to be free of these withdrawls thanks ....

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      Hi tess , thanks for that - now i am on lower doses i will take on board your advice ( dont want to go back up higher again ) and stay on them a while longer   a week or more before lowering 1 mg at a time ,

      I am also in the UK  in the north west of England

      Many thanks Tess

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      Fred21728 the best way to taper is slow.I hope you the very best you can overcome God Bless smile

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      God Bless to both of you. Xanax is one of the hardest to come off.

      Let me know how you're getting on.     love Tess  twisted

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      thanks frootlooped , my very best wishes to you , and to you also tesswink

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