I was in a detox last week for 6 days trying stop Xanax I was taking for 25 years. They gave me anti seizure meds, Ativan and Trazodone.
Was up to 1-3 mg PRN. I also stopped alcohol. Now that I am home and not taking anything, I had severe withdrawal symtoms coming off Xanax. Hot, cold, sweaty, mucsle twitches, pounding heart, sensitivity to noises, funny feeling in my head like electricity, weak, nightmares
, nauseous, shaky, headache. I feel they should have done a slow taper. I went to the ER two nights ago because I couldn't stand the symtoms. Doc gave IV Ativan and everything went away. He gave me a script for Xanax, 2.5 mg twice a day. I took that dose last night about 10 pm and this morning about 7:30 a.m., all the symtoms came back. I had to take another dose. I have GAD
and social anxiety
disorder. Do you know if I need another drug instead ie. Ativan with a longer half life or just a higher mg of Xanax right now to feel normal and get rid of these symtoms. I am VERY scared.