Hello Everyone !
I'm new here as of today. . .I had a cardiac episode about 20 years ago. Instead of the one major artery leaving the heart. I have 2 smaller arteries. It's no biggie. But it is a condition that requires a visit to the doctor once a year. And I take 4 prescriptions. One of those is Xanax. I take 1mg in two stages .50 at 6pm and .50 at 8pm and then I go to bed. This has been going on for 20 years. My original physician retired. The new physician went crazy on the Xanax. He is scared to death of the DEA. Which is quite common now in the medical community. I could probably keep it if I really wanted too, but it's a hassle to keep using it. It is also extremely addicting. And I know I am very addicted. Several months ago I bought some Kratom ( red ) and thought I would try it. I took two 500mg pills of it, and it did absolutely nothing for me. As in ' ZIP ' So I was reading about dosages. Yesterday I tried it again at 2500mg. I felt somewhat euphoric, and at peace. Sort of like Xanax. It is different, but not that different. I can't put my finger on why this is bothering me. I guess it's the change or something. I should be happy that there is something to take the place of Xanax. My hope is to keep cutting down on the Xanax for a couple of months, and go completely to Kratom. I am just hoping this can be done without all the withdrawal problems. Also I am glad I have only taken Xanax in low dosage. I read where some people take 5 to 10mg of Xanax a day. I take the 1mg in two stages for sleep. I also don't smoke, drink, or do anything except work all the time. Well, that's my story. I may be seeking support. If it turns out that I don't really need it. Then I am offering my support to someone else who can use it. I just seem to be overly focused on transition right now. I just want everything to be OK. That 8 hours of sleep is very important to me.
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