Xanax Withdrawal and Detox

Xanax Withdrawal and DetoxIf you’re dependent or addicted to Xanax and you abruptly stop taking it, as a result this can lead to the onset of withdrawal symptoms. The same situation can accompany a rapid decrease in your accustomed level of medication consumption. Xanax withdrawal during detox can be accompanied by a large number of symptoms.

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Nightmares
  • Delusional thinking combined with paranoia
  • Headaches
  • Painful or aching muscles
  • Bouts of intense panic
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Sound-based hallucinations
  • Feelings of depression
  • Lightheadedness
  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears).1

Additional symptoms withdraw symptoms can include:

  • Numbness and other changes in normal nerve function
  • Distorted perception in any of your five senses
  • Muscle tremors
  • Altered vision
  • Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (which are serious convulsions also know as grand mal seizures.)

Risks Associated With Xanax Withdrawal

Without professional oversight, you can find yourself facing serious complications that endanger your health. As a result, interfering with your ability to progress to a state of sobriety. Crucially, if you manage to quit taking Xanax on your own, consequently you will face increased risks for relapsing. Additionally, you will experience the dangerous symptoms of a tranquilizer overdose.

To control the hazards of Xanax withdrawal, you should only consider halting use of the medication while enrolled in a program dedicated to supervised medical detoxification (detox)2. The levels of medication in your bloodstream are gradually lowered while under the care of trained doctors. While slow in some cases, this process is required to help you achieve initial sobriety with the physical and mental stability needed to succeed in follow-up substance treatment. Indeed, no one can predict in advance how long it will take you to detox from Xanax. Factors that affect your rate of withdrawal for example, include how long you’ve misused the medication and how much of it you usually consume.

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  1. Australian Prescriber: Management of Benzodiazepine Misuse and Dependence
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction – What Science Says: Medical Detoxification
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