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Xanax Withdrawal

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Xanax is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and other related conditions. However, Xanax can be addictive and can lead to physical dependence, which can result in withdrawal symptoms when a person tries to stop taking the medication. Xanax withdrawal can be uncomfortable and even dangerous, and it is important to seek medical help when stopping Xanax use.

The severity of Xanax withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person depending on factors such as the duration of use, dosage, and individual differences in metabolism. However, some of the most common symptoms of Xanax withdrawal include anxiety, insomnia, irritability, tremors, sweating, nausea, and seizures.

The symptoms of Xanax withdrawal typically start within a few hours after the last dose and can last for several weeks or even months. The intensity of the symptoms can peak around the second week and then gradually begin to subside. However, in some cases, symptoms can persist for several months or even years. The most dangerous symptom of Xanax withdrawal is seizures, which can occur in up to 20% of individuals withdrawing from the medication. Seizures can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
It is important to seek medical help when stopping Xanax use. A doctor can help manage the withdrawal symptoms by gradually tapering the dosage of Xanax over several weeks or months. This method helps to minimize the severity of withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of seizures.

Other treatments for Xanax withdrawal include therapy and medication to manage symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia. Therapy can help individuals learn coping skills to manage anxiety and other symptoms that may arise during withdrawal. Medications such as antidepressants can help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. There are also several self-care measures that individuals can take to help manage Xanax withdrawal symptoms. These include getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine.

In conclusion, Xanax withdrawal can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience for individuals who have become physically dependent on the medication. Symptoms can vary in severity and may include anxiety, insomnia, irritability, tremors, sweating, nausea, and seizures. It is important to seek medical help when stopping Xanax use, as withdrawal can be dangerous and even life-threatening in some cases. Treatment may include medication tapering, therapy, and medication to manage symptoms. Self-care measures such as exercise, a healthy diet, and sufficient sleep can also help manage symptoms during Xanax withdrawal. With proper medical attention and support, individuals can successfully withdraw from Xanax and achieve long-term recovery.

Xanax Withdrawal Side Effects


Xanax Withdrawal Palpitation - Perceptible forcible pulsation of the heart, usually with an increase in frequency or force, with or without irregularity in rhythm.

Xanax Withdrawal Tachycardia - Rapid heart rate.


Xanax Withdrawal Ear pain - Any pain connected to the inner or outer portion of the ear.

Xanax Withdrawal Tinnitus - A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a separate condition, such as the use of benzodiazepines.

Xanax Withdrawal Vertigo - A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects.


Xanax Withdrawal Blurred vision - Compared to normal, a distortion of vision.

Xanax Withdrawal Mydriasis - Prolonged abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye induced by a drug or caused by disease.

Xanax Withdrawal Photophobia - An abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation. An abnormal fear of light.


Xanax Withdrawal Abdominal pain - Pain between the chest and pelvis, stomach, intestines , liver, spleen, and pancreas.

Xanax Withdrawal Constipation - Difficulty having normal bowel movement.

Xanax Withdrawal Diarrhea - Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.

Xanax Withdrawal Dry mouth - When the mouth is dry beyond what might be normal.

Xanax Withdrawal Dyspepsia - Disturbed digestion; indigestion.

Xanax Withdrawal Dysphagia - Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow.

Xanax Withdrawal Nausea - A feeling of sickness with the urge to vomit.

Xanax Withdrawal Pharyngolaryngeal syndrome - Of or pertaining to the larynx or pharynx.

Xanax Withdrawal Salivary hypersecretion - A continual or excessive amount of saliva that is uncontrollable.

Xanax Withdrawal Vomiting - Ejecting all or part of the stomach contents.


Xanax Withdrawal Asthenia - Loss or lack of bodily strength .

Xanax Withdrawal Chest tightness - A feeling in the chest of contraction.

Xanax Withdrawal Edema - An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities.

Xanax Withdrawal Fatigue – The body feeling drained of energy.

Xanax Withdrawal Feeling drunk - Feelings associated with drinking too much alcohol.

Xanax Withdrawal Feeling hot or cold - An uncontrollable feeling of being too hot or cold that is abnormal for the temperature.

Xanax Withdrawal Feeling jittery - An uneasy feeling often associated with the inability to remain still.

Xanax Withdrawal Hangover - Feeling like the day after consuming too much alcohol. All or a few hangover sensations may be present.

Xanax Withdrawal Increased energy - An abnormal amount of energy bordering on hyperness.

Loss of control of legs – Inability to control legs, such as restless leg syndrome.

Xanax Withdrawal Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.

Xanax Withdrawal Pyrexia – Fever.

Xanax Withdrawal Rigors - Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill. A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.

Xanax Withdrawal Sluggishness - A fatigue type feeling or dull.

Xanax Withdrawal Thirst - An abnormal sensation of needing liquid.

Xanax Withdrawal Weakness - A reduced state of normal energy and stamina.


Xanax Withdrawal Influenza symptoms - The body feeling and at times the manifestation of flu like symptoms.

Xanax Withdrawal Upper respiratory tract infections - Infection of the nose, sinuses, pharynx (part of neck and throat) or larynx (commonly known as the voice box).


Xanax Withdrawal Abnormal dreams - Nightmares or dreams that are upsetting to the individual.

Xanax Withdrawal Aggression - Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.

Xanax Withdrawal Agitation - A feeling where something or anything could set a person toward anger or combativeness.

Xanax Withdrawal Anger - Uncontrollable and volatile emotion with rage; usually an attempt to stop someone or something.

Xanax Withdrawal Anxiety - A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties. A state of intense apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation, often to a degree that normal physical and psychological functioning is disrupted.

Xanax Withdrawal Apathy - A feeling of no hope, such as if anything can be done it would not work.

Xanax Withdrawal Bradyphrenia - A slowness of the mind.

Xanax Withdrawal Confusion - An impaired orientation with respect to time, place or the form of an event.

Xanax Withdrawal Depersonalization - A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized by feelings that one’s actions and speech cannot be controlled.

Xanax Withdrawal Depressed mood - A lowering of the state of mind or emotion compared to what a person normally feels.

Xanax Withdrawal Depression - A feeling of no hope.

Xanax Withdrawal Derealization - The feeling that things in one’s surroundings are strange, unreal, or somehow altered, as seen in schizophrenia.

Xanax Withdrawal Disorientation – A loss of sense of direction, position, or relationship with one’s surroundings. A temporary or permanent state of confusion regarding place, time or personal identity.

Xanax Withdrawal Dysphonia - An emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness.

Xanax Withdrawal Euphoric mood - A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.

Xanax Withdrawal Hallucination - False or distorted perception of objects or events with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a traumatic life event or drugs.

Xanax Withdrawal Homicidal ideation - The formation of the idea or having the mental image of murder.

Xanax Withdrawal Hypomania - A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria.

Xanax Withdrawal Impulse control - A sudden pushing or driving force. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination.

Xanax Withdrawal Insomnia - Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.

Xanax Withdrawal Irritability - 1. The capacity to respond to stimuli. 2. Abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli of organism, organ, or body part.

Xanax Withdrawal Libido decreased - Sexual desire decreased.

Xanax Withdrawal Libido increased - Sexual desire increased.

Xanax Withdrawal Logorrhea - Incoherent talkativeness.

Mania - A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity.

Xanax Withdrawal Mood swings - The up and or down movement of emotions that are uncontrollable.

Xanax Withdrawal Nervousness - Easily agitated or distressed.

Xanax Withdrawal Nightmare - A dream creating intense fear, horror, and distress.

Xanax Withdrawal Psychomotor retardation - The retardation of movement and or mental process.

Xanax Withdrawal Restlessness - An uneasy feeling of not being able to be where one is located comfortably.

Xanax Withdrawal Suicidal ideation - The formation of an idea or mental image of killing oneself.


Xanax Withdrawal Anorexia - Loss of appetite, usually including a fear of becoming obese or aversion toward food.

Xanax Withdrawal Appetite decreased - A decrease in the feeling one needs food for survival.

Xanax Withdrawal Appetite increased - An increase of the desire for food for survival.


Xanax Withdrawal Arthralgia - Severe pain in a joint.

Xanax Withdrawal Back pain - An unexplained pain anywhere in the back.

Xanax Withdrawal Muscle cramps - Muscle being contracted to the point of discomfort.

Xanax Withdrawal Muscle twitching - A rhythmic or irregular involuntary movement of any muscle.

Xanax Withdrawal Myalgia - Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when nonspecific.

Pain in limb - Pain in arm or leg.


Xanax Withdrawal Amnesia - The loss or impairment of memory.

Xanax Withdrawal Ataxia - Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.

Xanax Withdrawal Coordination abnormal - Maintaining balance of the body difficult in comparison to what is normal for the person.

Xanax Withdrawal Disturbance in attention - Not able to remain as focused as one was able to in the past.

Xanax Withdrawal Dizziness - A disorienting sensation such as faintness, light-headedness, or unsteadiness.

Xanax Withdrawal Dysarthria - Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis or incoordination of the muscles used in speaking.

Xanax Withdrawal Dyskinesia - An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions of lack of coordination.

Xanax Withdrawal Headache - A continual or time specific duration with pressure or pain within the head.

Xanax Withdrawal Hypersomnia - A condition in which one sleeps for an excessively long time but is normal in the waking intervals.

Xanax Withdrawal Hypoesthesia - Drowsiness.

Hypotonia - Reduced tension or pressure, as of the intraocular fluid in the eyeball. Relaxation of the arteries.

Xanax Withdrawal Memory impairment - Not able to recall an instance from the past as well as before.

Xanax Withdrawal Mental impairment - The ability to think and reason diminished.

Xanax Withdrawal Paresthesia – A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling.

Xanax Withdrawal Sedation - An over expression of reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability or excitement.

Xanax Withdrawal Seizures - A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy.

Xanax Withdrawal Sleep apnea - A temporary cessation of breathing while sleeping.
Sleep talking - Speaking words while a sleep.

Xanax Withdrawal Somnolence - A state of drowsiness; sleepiness. A condition of semi-consciousness approaching coma.

Xanax Withdrawal Stupor - A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli.

Xanax Withdrawal Syncope - A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia.

Xanax Withdrawal Tremor - An involuntary trembling movement.


Xanax Withdrawal Difficulty in micturition - Difficulty with urination or the frequency of.

Xanax Withdrawal Urinary frequency - An abnormal frequency of urination.

Xanax Withdrawal Urinary incontinence - Involuntary leakage of urine.


Xanax Withdrawal Dysmenorrhea - A condition marked by painful menstruation.

Xanax Withdrawal Premenstrual syndrome - A group of symptoms, including abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, irritability, and depression.

Xanax Withdrawal Sexual dysfunction - A non-normal, for the individual, behavior or ability to have sex.


Xanax Withdrawal Choking sensation - A feeling of choking with or without cause.

Xanax Withdrawal Dyspnea - Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.

Xanax Withdrawal Epistaxis - Nosebleed.

Xanax Withdrawal Hyperventilation - Abnormally fast or deep respiration resulting in the loss of carbon dioxide from the blood, thereby causing a decrease in blood pressure and sometimes fainting.

Xanax Withdrawal Nasal congestion - A stoppage or restriction of the nasal passage.

Xanax Withdrawal Rhinitis - Inflammation of the nasal membranes.

Xanax Withdrawal Rhinorrhea - A discharge from the mucous membrane, especially if excessive.


Xanax Withdrawal Hot flashes – A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of blood vessels of the skin.

Xanax Withdrawal Hypotension - Abnormally low arterial blood pressure.


Xanax Withdrawal Clamminess - Abnormally moist, sticky and cold to the touch.

Xanax Withdrawal Pruritus - Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.

Xanax Withdrawal Rash - A skin eruption. Sweating increased - Abnormal increase of perspiration.

Xanax Withdrawal Urticaria - A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or nervous condition.