Will I have a panic attack if I stop taking Xanax?

I am trying to lower my typical intake of Xanax, but every time I skip a dose, my blood pressure spikes, I sweat like a pig, and I live in constant fear. It's like I'm on the verge of having panic attacks all day and through night. Will this get any better?

asked 02 Sep '12, 14:57

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Xanax (Alprazolam) is a commonly prescribed benzodiazepine, used for the treatment of various mental health concerns, including anxiety, insomnia, and stress related muscle tension. Detoxification from xanax is very difficult due to the drug's short half-life and withdrawal symptoms for xanax are particularly bad for drugs of its class. Street names for xanax include xany (zanny), z-bars, or bars. If you have medical concerns or symptoms, please see a doctor.

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Prescription Drugs

Xanax, like all benzodiazepines, is available by prescription only.

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Drug Addiction

The dependencies created from benzodiazepine addiction are extremely strong and can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

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Benzodiazepines

Xanax is a benzodiazepine (benzo) prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, restlessness, panic attacks, seizures, and other mental health issues.

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Xanax

Xanax is a brand name for the drug Alprazolam and is the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepine today.

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