Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Lothlorien, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    How are you making out? I've seen you reply to people, but haven't seen an update on how you were making out with kicking the xanax. I know you've had a rough time of it.
  2. Steely

    Steely Active Member was nice to see my name in a title:D Good to know people care.
    To tell you the truth, since Matt slid of the cliff emotionally, and was picked up by the police and escorted to phosph - I nixed trying to get off of Xanax. The withdrawal symptoms and anxiety were just too much at that exact moment to go forward. I have a Dr appointment Friday, so I will see what he says, and how he suggests we go from here. Matt continues to do extremely poorly, and the anxiety from not knowing what is next, and whether he will be on the streets, is intense right now. So for now I am trying to be gentle with myself, and let it be OK that I take .25mg of Xanax at night. In the big scheme of things, that is not that big of a deal.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    .25 is not bad to take only at night. If it helps get you through the day, then great. I'm glad you have a doctor appointment. If you decide to get off the xanax, then you need to take a slow approach to it and do it under docs care. I was really concerned for you.
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    That doesn't sound too bad as far as the medication....I'm sorry to hear M isn't doing so good right now. Touch base more often and keep us updated, ok?
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    If you need it, you need it. And the dose isn't much and only once a day. I'm sort of releaved you nixed it for now and will talk to the doctor about it for the future.

    I had klonopin for awhile. It was the only thing that made my upper back muscles relax. Evidently.....all my stress/anxiety ect make those muscles tense something horrid. psychiatrist took me off after only a short while. Evidently it's also addicting......although I'm not sure why. All I ever noticed with it was my back no longer killed me. lol

    Boy, do I miss it for that though.