Xanax Withdrawal is How I Imagine Hell Would Be

Xanax withdrawal is horrible.  Seriously, I would not wish it on my worst enemy.  During my first trip to rehab, all of my initial withdrawal symptoms were experienced in the hospital.  Since one of the main concerns with Xanax withdrawal is seizure, I had pads on my bed and was given Phenobarbital to help prevent […]

Xanax is Not a Pain Pill

Xanax is not a pain pill.  And yet, I used to use it as one.  I would take one when I had a headache, backache, hangover, toothache, whatever.  I would use it as a sleeping pill, to lift me up, to settle me down… for everything.  Do I sound like Dr. Suess yet?  Well, I […]

How My Addiction Progressed

Back to how my addiction to Xanax began… looking back, it feels like it didn’t take long to get hooked at all.  I can remember feeling like it was a magic little pill.  Not only did it make me feel better, but it made me feel good… really good.  My stress and anxiety would melt […]

My GAD Diagnosis and Prescriptions

I was eventually diagnosed with GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  There came a time in my early twenties when my panic attacks took a turn for the creepy.  They morphed into something a lot more twisted and alarming to me and I really couldn’t deal. What was happening to me occurred almost every night around […]