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Xanax Addiction??
Feb 3, 2007
Hi, I have a question about taking Xanax.

I have been having GAD for 3 months now. My doctor gave me Lexepro but it nearly killed me with all sorts of side effects. So I stopped taking it or any SSRIs. Right now I am not taking any medication for anxiety, except 0.25mg of Xanax every week or two weeks, when I feel really really anxious and depressed.

My question is: will I get addicted by taking this dosage of Xanax? My doctor seems to be very concerned about it, although I generally have a pretty good control of myself on medications (I rarely ever take pain killers!). My doctor says once I start taking Xanax regularly, the 0.25mg dosage will soon not be enough and I will want to up my dose and eventually I WILL get addicted to it.

Well, the truth is that, every time I take Xanax, I DO feel much, much better for about a week. Then I kind of feel down and anxious and have to take another 0.25mg. I have taken only 5 of 0.25mg Xanax so far. So will I be addicted???

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