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Hello. My name is***** was prescribed by my doctor the generic brand of xanax 0.25 "as needed", I took it occasionally for 1 year. However, back in June - July of 2015 I had some stressful things happen in my life, so I started taking it more regular but never more then 0.25 or 1/4 two times a day. Then I began to have more anxiety and panic attacks. I didn't know it was the medicine causing them. So I did a rapid 12 day taper, last dose was July 21st 2015. Ever since then I continue to have withdrawal symptoms. Very low appetite, stinking skin, hot flashes, anxiety, panic attacks etc. I feel as if I am "stuck" in this continuous cycle on a daily basis, now for 7 months and it is debilitating. Is there anything I can do to help get myself back to normal? Thank you for any help you may can offer.
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Thanks for this question

have you considered a drug like hydroxyzine

It works for the withdrawal from benzos

and it is non addictive

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