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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
414333 tn?1226191493
05/08
So you are going to wean from the ambien right away wow, you are a dedicated woman....  Right on I am proud of you.... I mean that Xan I am..... How many mgs of Xanax were you taking?
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
          oh I am also taking 0.75mgs of Rivotrol(Clonazepam) twice a day my doc is a F*&*(&*ng Quack....  He is crazier than I am.....
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
  Thank you Xan for your thoughtful, meaningful words once again.  I am so sorry that note was depressing I hope it didn't depress you I know that you are also going through a hard time......Power walking that's awesome.... You are getting you back, I hope I get to see that day... Long road ahead of me though.... I am currently taking 0.90mgs of Ativan... When Friday comes around  I will be taking 0.85mgs 5% per week.... I will pray for you as well sweetie.... Thanks for being there my friend
                                              
                                                          May God Help Us Heal       Nate(+)
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
  Hey Xan it's just me, going through horrible withdrawl, I can't believe doc's put people in these situations.... I hope withdrawl gets better or I hope that I will die....   I cannot do this anymore....   Obviously I was never meant to be on this earth sorry depressing.. I know I had so may goals and I used to have a lot of ambition.... I am not on one benzo I am on two.....    No one understands either.....
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04/08
Hi Xan.  I exceeded my limit in the first message so here is the rest. Sorry for the rambling.

I have taken Zoloft before for a nervous stomach but I only remember getting these side effects at 50 mg.  I have an appointment with my primary on Tuesday and I am kind of scared.  I don't want to be used as a guinea pig trying various medication but I also don't know if this is all in my head.  Since the situational stressors are gone, part of me wants to stop taking the Zoloft to see if my sleep pattern returns.  Do you have any thoughts?  Thanks.  I may post this to see what others think.  However, I don't always get a response. Glad you had a nice day wth your son.  I have two boys.
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04/08
Hi Xan.  Thanks for the response.  I feel as if I painted myself in a corner. I have been given lorazepam (2 mg) and Zoloft (25 mg) for the last three weeks.  I started taking this because I was dealing with a lot of situational anxiety and I felt like I was letting my family down because I was not very engaged.  Most of those stressors have resolved themselves.  However, ever since I started the Zoloft (I take it in the morning), I feel hyper during the day and at night I have insommnia.  I take the Lorazepam (I only take 1 mg) to deal with the insomnia but then I wake up very sad.  The sadness usually leaves in the afternoon but then the hyperness becomes more pronounced.
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04/08
With me it was 90 pounds over what I want. Scary!  Naw, it was one of those faceless kinda deals, or perhaps an idealized sort of face. You know how it is with dreams. I do remember one odd thing, i noticed that you were wearing (YES! Call the New York Times! A female in an El Dave dream production wasn't nude!!) something like the French lady with the Jehovah's Witnesses who visit me wears. Very becoming. An odd detail, though.
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04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.  I was wondering how long you were on xanax.  Also, have you found this board helpful?  I am very new to this.  Good luck with the weaning process.

Best regards,

Mark
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04/08
Weird stuff and computers go hand in hand. I'm losing money over here because dyndns won't accept the IP address Comcast changed us to yesterday, so our FTP server is off line. Yet it's a perfectly good address. Computers! Someday I'm going to shoot all mine except this one.
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04/08
Have a coupla ribs for me! I love those things, but hardly ever eat anything. I got so tired of being fat! Tonight I think I'll go with 2 oz. Nyquil, one sonata and two OTC sleepies. I figure with only 3 hours last night that might do it. Last night you were actually in my dream with Sweetling! I just wrote her about it. No, you weren't doing anything naughty, don't worry. Here's hoping you have a fun evening and a restful night.
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04/08
How are you doing on a Saturday night? Better, I hope I hope I hope.
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04/08
JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM THINKING OF YOU. IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR HAVING A HARD TIME WEANING. DID YOU WEAN AGAIN? HOW MUCH? JUST REMIND YOURSELF IT'S THE DRUG AND WHEN YOUR'E OFF YOU WILL FEEL BETTER. THE SOONER YOUR OFF THE BETTER.    TAMMY
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
  I hope that you are still doing well Xan, I am feeling a little better today. I hope that the Xanax Cloud is lifting a little bit for you.... Thank you I can use all the prayers i can get I have been praying for you as well...  I think it is quite remarkable what you are doing... And that your taper is going well glad to hear it...... I know it is hard Xanax is a pretty strong benzo, so that shows that you are a strong individual ..... Least you only have to get off one benzo lollol, For me it's two unfortunately....

                                                           I am half way off the Ativan though
                                                                    Thank You God
                                                                        TTYL     Nate=)
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455051 tn?1255826518
04/08
My net got shut off so I have to go to the store to get online. I am stupidly down to a 1/2 of a white xanax which is .25 mg I think. Like 2 pink = a blue, and 2 white = a pink. I take 1/2 a white. let me know if you know what I mean.:) is everything going well with you.I am now 3 months pregnant.
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477048 tn?1215567947
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! I'm feeling ok today. I just got back from a little vacation in Naples,Fl. we rode the water slides and floated in the lazy pool...it was alot of fun! How are you feeling today? I'm still taking the meds together,I just don't think I need both of them.
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200828 tn?1209917975
04/08
Hey, good morning to ya!  Hope you're feeling better today. Take care =)
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04/08
I see that your mood is a little low so I thought I'd send you this note.  Keep your chin up!  You are doing exceptionally well, it just may not seem like it right at this moment, but moments change and you will have better days.  I'm here for you!  Contact me if you need that shoulder to cry on.
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04/08
I've been feeling much better, thank you. Last night I slept from 0330 to 0830, using nothing more than .5 mg of xanax. It was my "off" night for the cockcktail, and I'm out of Nyquil. Bartholomew D. Bird is now living here in my shop with me, and flying in and out as desired. He has his own liltle cage for nights and to keep his food and water in. He was raised from a baby at the St. Francis animal place, which our good neighbor and friend runs. Our friend brought a flock of them and released them, and all flew away to lead pigeon lives, except Barty, who has so little self-esteem he considers himself human. Just this minute he's at his usual place on my shoulder and kitten is at his usual place at the (inside) screened door with eyes the size of saucers as he formulates his dinner plans.
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04/08
Thanks for your kind words.  I put on 40 lbs. while on Remeron...that's significant considering I'm only 5'1 1/4" tall.  I was very slim to start with mind you and wouldn't want to be that small again but 40 lbs. is a lot of weight!  I've lost 25 since going off Remeron and I'm OK with that.  Before Remeron, I was a size 2 and went up to a size 10 will on it.  Mind you, it was easier to find clothes at that size but now I'm down to a size 6 and I'm happy with that.  Keep your fingers crossed that the klonopin works for me.  I know I'm a little impatient but I thought I would see faster results because it is a benzo...I guess I was wrong.
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424549 tn?1308515502
04/08
Wow, please keep up the good work. Your contribution is appreciated! Thanks for sharing the article! Wow, it's already a year?! I still haven't read the entire article but do work on that! Have a good day :-)
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200828 tn?1209917975
04/08
I thought a lot about your situation and think that what you're doing here is wonderful.  The documentation of your journey to wean off Xanax will be invaluable to others who are also struggling.  Although, I can't identify with what you are going through as I have never become dependent on any medication, I admire your determination and would provide any support that I can.   To give support and receive support from others makes MedHelp a great place.  We all need support sooner or later...  
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476654 tn?1207852799
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi! How long have you been on xanax? I go to the Dr. tomorrow, I am hoping he can guide me in the right direction. I was diagnosed with anxiety and moderate to severe deppression. Are you switching to another medication?  I spent some time looking at all the different supplements, I came out with Omega 3 Fish oil, 1200 mg and another suppliment that claims to increase seritonin (Sp?) production. I'm thinking of prozac to replace the lexapro. What supplements have you found that actually work? What was your diagnosis (if you are comfortable sharing)?
Thanks for taking me on!!!
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
Hey Xan how are you? Hope all is well keep me informed...
                        Nate() P.S. Thanks for always being there for
                                  me if I could hug you right now I would.....
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
You can do this!!!!!!!!!   You can do this.......
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414333 tn?1226191493
04/08
Good job on almost being off the Xanax I know how hard it is I am going to start my Ativan taper soon Thank You God..........
Thanks for your note I appreciate it... I am actually doing better... Now that I have started my Program(labelmesane)....
Take Care you will get through this.... I know it is hell but you can do it girl.....     God Bless Nate()
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04/08
Hey friend - I noticed your comment....have ya hit a wall with you weaning?  Please don't get discouraged - you are worth the struggle!! Erin
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04/08
Thanks for your note!  Sounds like you are on a journey to get off all of your meds.  I wish you luck and when it comes to getting off the Remeron, let me know and I will be more than happy to do what I can to help you.
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04/08
Wow, please keep up the good work. Your contribution is appreciated!

I need for people to listen. I have almost no support; my daughter almost lost sight in both eyes. She is OK now. She is not much support; she does not treat me well. I still lover her.

I have one sister who talks nicely to me most of the time; I tried to support her when her daughter dies. The other siblings are still emotionally abusive. It is hard for me to make friends because I do not have much in commom with others. I am so educated and they put a distance between me and them. I am very good with helping others.
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04/08
If you need more help in tapering off your current drug please stop by www benzowithdrawal.com
I will be happy to help you. When you get there just mention this invite my name is Sue.
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03/08
HEY THERE, I AM DOING PRETTY GOOD.  I have the next two days off so I am greatly looking forward to it.  I plan on doing lots of shopping for an up comming trip.

Hope your doing well. Are you taking anything else, you started the xanax for anxiety right?  I know you may have told me this but I need a refresher...I think what you are doing on this forum in so valuable, especially for those thinking about taking xanax or any drug like it or for those wanting to stop taking it.  Thanks so much.
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