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I was on Xanax 24 days--10 days at 1.5mg/day and 14 days at

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I was on Xanax 24 days--10 days at 1.5mg/day and 14 days at 3 mg per day. Because I had lost my zip (and my depression was cured), after reading how tough wdrawal is--I decided to wean off. Yesterday, I took my last Zanax FOREVER.
Weaning facts: 10 days at 2/2.5 mg per day.
8 days at 1.5 mg per day.
4 days at 1 mg per day.
1 day at ,75 mg
All under Dr Superv.
When can I expect my body GABA to kick in? Been 24 hrs since I had my last .25 pill and 32 hrs since my last 0.5 pill. Still nervous so apparently gaba has not kicked in. Thank you. Walt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
That is a ood concern.
Xanax is a highly addictive benzodiazepine.
You have done the taper pretty fast.
But you are doing good so far without any significant symptoms.
Your brain always has GABA --the amount i the same now or before.
Xanax just enhances the GABA action without increasing the GABA level.
So your brain is working with the same GABA but it may take about 3 to 4 weeks for the brain to get used to the normal effect of the GABA.
So you may feel little anxious now but by 3-4 weeks you should notice any problem.
Best wishes,
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