About 15 years ago I started having panic attacks and began taking Xanax (Alprazolam) at 1.5 mg/day and have been on it ever since. Two years ago I had some really bad panic attacks so my doctor doubled my Xanax medication to 3 mg/day. Now everything is out of control for some reason. For some time I have wanted to try to taper down or get off the Xanax, but I am scared I will feel worse. How am I going to live my life without the Xanax? I want to be able to get through the day, but not like this! I would love to be free and be me again! What should I do?”
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs commonly known as tranquilizers and sleeping pills. They are predominantly prescribed for anything associated with anxiety or sleeping problems. They can also damage your ears (and the rest of your body) if you are not careful. This article tells you what you need to know in order to protect yourself.