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weaning from xanax slow release, can any one help?

someone i know was put onto xanax 1mg slow release for severe depression some time ago.

the problems that crop up due to xanax if he misses a take or two are enormous:
it just goes downhill all the way: speech and comprehension slow down unbelievably, aches and pains everywhere, stiffness, and by the end of it, he is curled up like a baby (he is 24) and says he can hardly move at that point, and that if he did, he feels he would "break" his bones, because everything is so stiff.
As soon as he gets to the xanax, everything comes back to normal within a day or so.

there are two questions in this one: firstly, the most urgent, what can i give him to get rid of the symptoms when there is no xanax around?

secondly: can you wean someone from xanax with homeopathy once and for all?

thirdly: how?

Thanks for any suggestions
  mariedo on 2004-11-21
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
yes--as in all addictions --possible to treat successfully ---with homoeopathy--dietary restrictions/supplementations/very close personal monitorization; and TIME...

much depends on patient's true willingness to heal....

going about this is long -process for all envolved--if dtermined to do it by internet---be prepared to be the 'middle-man '--thoroughness and honesty play key part in treatment as such...
John Stanton last decade
I don't have any REAL answers but a few suggestions. I was addicted to Xanax at one time...Xanax is an addictive drug because if you miss a dose it throws you into a state of anxiety and you need another pill to combat this anxiety..a vicious cycle. Now what I did was just reduce the dose VERY slowly...cut in half and took half for 3-4 days; then, took half every other day, then every 4th day...or something like that!

1. Go to any pharmacy and ask for the "box insert" for Xanax. This would be the entire Physicians Desk Reference information. Read the whole obnoxious thing and try to figure out what the mechanism of this drug truly is to determine how it is negatively and positively affecting your friend. This would also be a clue as to what sustitute rememdy would work for his conditions.
2. Maybe a good, high potency B-complex would help significantly...the B vitamins are recommended for many things, among them, for stress. Brown rice is an excellant source of the Bs.
3. Also, try 600 mg of magnesium and 500 mg of calcium daily.
4. To balance his pH, have him drink 1 tablespoon of ORGANIC Apple Cider Vinegar with a small amount of honey before bed. Also have him drink this concoction whenever he "feels" like s....and there's nothing he thinks he can do to feel any better.

He sounds real "acidic" to me which also might mean he is very "toxic". The alkaline properties in calcium, magnesium and apple cider vinegar will help balance his pH. Maybe doses of vimain E and C will help remove some of the toxins. Eat an apple a day to remove toxins from the colon. Eat raw beets, shredded on his salads, to cleanse the liver, and/or freshly squeezed lemons in water. Another remedy: plenty of purified water!

I always recommend drinking and bathing in purified water and eating only organic foods with 80% of the diet consisting of raw fruits (do not combine fruits with other foods) and vegetables! Do not combine starches and proteins in same meal!

That's about all I can think of for now until I can know more specifics about his condition.

Keep me informed; I care. He sounds so miserable I can hardly bear it. I have been sick for a long time and can relate to symptoms for which I have no clue what to do...but, eventually find out. Alot of it is trial and error!
christian last decade
I am sorry, but there is almost nothing you can do to replace Xanax. 1mg per day should not be a problem. I take 1.5 mg per day. I do not have any withdrawals from it like i used to 5 years ago. But if you MUST not want it or have it, Ween Off! Take the 1mg, cut it in half (If tablet) 2nd day take the half. 3rd day take the 1/4/ 1/8 and so on. This alone will help your body to totally adjust (Almost) Suck on sour balls (Due to dry mouth) The only other recommendations I have are other drugs that will take away the sting of withdrawal. If you would like a list of them, email me or post the question. I will list what (Prescriptions) have help me that replace XANAX.
Good Luck
davepatrick33 last decade
John is right - this is possible with patience, honesty and willingness..:)
erika last decade
Interesting comment .

One of the major symptoms of Thuja , is a feeling as if limbs are fragile and could break.

Just a thought.
passkey last decade

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