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dear scuder

i have been on benzos (ativan or klonopin) for 8 years and my husband was on xanax for 20 years and died addicted to it (not from it) i am now tapering offf 3-4mgs ativan using valium. i hate to burst your bubble and do wish you the best of luck but i have to tell you it is almost impossible to direct taper off xanax. i have had alot of experience on my own and with drs. and most of them are clueless about this. the best way is to get a little lower and then just switch to klonopin which is hell to get off too but a bit easier as it lasts alot longer. it is also nothing like xanax and alot stronger. good luck

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[QUOTE=pleasantville]dear scuder

i have been on benzos (ativan or klonopin) for 8 years and my husband was on xanax for 20 years and died addicted to it (not from it) i am now tapering offf 3-4mgs ativan using valium. i hate to burst your bubble and do wish you the best of luck but i have to tell you it is almost impossible to direct taper off xanax. i have had alot of experience on my own and with drs. and most of them are clueless about this. the best way is to get a little lower and then just switch to klonopin which is hell to get off too but a bit easier as it lasts alot longer. it is also nothing like xanax and alot stronger. good luck

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I'm sorry, I am not quite sure what you are "burtsting my bubble" about? :confused: I stated that I am under the care of a Psychiatrist...have been on Xanax, which is a drug that you cannot just stop abruptly...documented everywhere, including the patient literature....I am very confident in my Psychiatrist....so, is what you are saying is for me to first taper off the Xanax, then start the Klonopin? Please clarify for me what your trying to tell me.....I hardly think that if the 3mg of Xanax is not holding me in check that I can taper off and then start something....I will be a basket case with no anti-anxiety meds...having a hard enough time now....so, please some clarification would be greatly appreciated.





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