Hi there. I’ve been taking xanax for my anxiety for about 8 years now. I’ve never upped my dose. I’ve always been on the 0.5mg twice a day. I know I need to stop taking them. Since I’ve been sober from alcohol, today is day 314, I’ve noticed a difference in my cognitive functioning. I’m very forgetful, space out a lot when I’m in a conversation with someone and just feeling blah, for lack of a better word. This is not the person that I am or use to be. I don’t want to spend time with family anymore. I feel I’m not as Witty as I used to be. Almost like my brain has slowed down. I want my old self back!
I went ahead and did a little reading up on the long term effects of prolonged use of Xanax and everything that I’m reading seems to be on the list of side effects of Xanax addiction. So I’ve made the decision to start weaning myself off of them.
This is the first week of me cutting the pill in half ( 0.25 mg ) twice a day. The headaches are incredible and I feel very off balance. Did you experience any of those symptoms?
And a big congrats to you! I’m still working on the smoking thing. What a pain in the ass this is!