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HOPE IS OUT THERE!
Jan 5, 2003
Hi,I'm new to this board and have gone through many things that alot of you are experiencing.I had been on Xanax(1mg.x4) for 5 years and tried to stop on my own at least 20 times.The withdrawals(vomiting,diarreah,shakes,bodyaches etc.)got so bad that family members had to put me in detox.When I got there,my BP was 240/135!They quickly administered me some Valium & a very potent BP med called catapress.The next morning my BP was back to normal but the Md's & Rn's couldn't figure out how I didn't have an MI/Stroke/Seizure or all of the above!I left there 5 days later with more of the BP med & a taper program for the Xanax.I've since been clean for the past 6 mos.& thank God I'm here to relate.I went through the shame,guilt,low self-esteem but the bottom line is that you CAN'T do it by yourself.If you can't afford to go into a detox program,walk into any GP's office and if he/she can't help you they WILL guide you to someone who can.By the way,my insurence ran out the same day I entered detox so I ended up forking out some $5000 for the few short days I spent there!I had to cancel my vacation to Aruba this March but feel now as though I'm on vacation everyday!!Peace & Serenity in 2003!!





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