Parent Testimonials Video

Xanax Withdrawal

For individuals who have severe panic disorders, anxiety attacks, or a generalized anxiety disorder, the prescription medication xanax might be what your doctor prescribes. The prescription medication is an approved drug to treat any or all of these conditions, and will generally be prescribed to those who tend to get nervous in big crowds, prior to a big event, or any other situations. For those who are on the medication, with a generalized anxiety disorder, there is always the potential for an overdose, due to the fact that it relaxes users so much, they do not experience the nervousness or difficulty in getting by certain things with the drug in their system. For those who have overdosed, or are on the verge of overdosing, many doctors will consider a xanax withdrawal of the drug, and will get the user off the drug slowly, in order to ensure there are no serious side effects. For those who go through a xanax withdrawal, it will generally be done in a slower manner, and when going through the xanax withdrawal, doctors will usually prescribe less, and will wean the patient off it, rather than just cut it out of their system. In many cases of overdosing, or possibility of an overdose, the only solution is for a xanax withdrawal of the drug, to ensure the individual does not end up in a dangerous situation, due to over using the drug.

Xanax overdose -
This occurs in far more cases than one would suspect, and in most instances, the only real option for treating the overdoses is to place patients in a xanax withdrawal phase by removing the drug from their system entirely. For those who have become dependent on the medication, or for those who are using it in conjunction with other medications, alcohol, or other street drugs, the possibility of overdosing is quite high. When an overdose does take place, there are many symptoms which one will notice, including: drowsiness, issues with coordination, confusion in the individual user, slower than normal reflexes, a coma, difficulty in breathing, and in certain instances, loss of life. The most common cases where the overdose becomes life threatening is when other drugs or the use of alcohol is part of the treatment, and if the user is on other medications, especially those which have an effect on their brain.

Due to the overdose, many physicians will require a xanax withdrawal, in order to clear the system of the medication, regulate the user's body, and get them off the drug and back to a normal state. In many instances, rather than a complete xanax withdrawal, many physicians who are dealing with individuals who have a severe generalized anxiety disorder, or panic attacks quite frequently, rather than call for a complete xanax withdrawal of the medication from their system, they will only wean the patient off of it, in order to allow the body to get used to living without it, and eventually will completely take the medication out of the user's system.

The xanax withdrawal on one's system -
Since xanax causes dependence on the drug for many (most) patients who are on it, the xanax withdrawal symptoms that occur are going to be worsened if the drug is stopped too quickly. There are many symptoms one is going to experience when the xanax withdrawal occurs including: depression, possibility of seizures, memory loss, and in certain individuals heart palpitations might also occur. In order to avoid these harsher symptoms, many primary care physicians who are considering removing the drug from the patient's day to day use may want to consider weaning them off of it, rather than a complete xanax withdrawal all at once. Not only will this result in fewer symptoms, and a shorter duration for the symptoms lasting, but it is also going to help the individual not have the dependence and reliance on it. Whereas, if a xanax withdrawal is done all at once, the individual might experience severe symptoms, and might turn to other drugs in the place of the xanax, in order to deal with the symptoms due to the xanax withdrawal, and in order to deal with the anxiety they experience in their lives.

Because the user has developed a physical and a psychological dependence on the xanax, stopping the use too quickly, or too abruptly, is surely going to lead to many of the symptoms which come with a complete xanax withdrawal of the drug from the system. Therefore, if the individual is trying to stop the use on their own, they should speak to their physician about the benefits and setbacks of a complete xanax withdrawal, and they should consider other options; or, if the physician is the one who is looking to remove the patient from the medication, they should consider all alternative options, rather than a complete xanax withdrawal from the drug, in order to ensure they are not doing more damage than good. In certain cases a complete xanax withdrawal is the only solution, especially in addicts, and those who are not willing to wean off the drug slowly; but, in most cases, a complete xanax withdrawal is going to do much worse damage to the system, than slowly removing the drug from the blood stream, and allowing the body to get used to having less and less of it on a regular basis, until it can function without the xanax entirely.

As with all other addictive substances, prescription medications are just as bad, and users who come off of them are going to experience withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, if you are coming off of the xanax medication, it is wise to consider weaning off the drug, rather than choosing the option of a complete xanax withdrawal, due to the dependence and the tolerance which the body has built up; and, due to the fact that the body feels it needs the drug, with a complete xanax withdrawal, serious symptoms can occur in certain users who remove it from their system too quickly.