I had a seizure from Xanax withdrawal.
Well, I went to go take a bath on Tuesday evening and the next thing I remember is waking up in the ambulance with 5 faces around me staring down at me. I was completely freaked out as you can imagine seeing as I had no idea what happened. After staying in the hospital for 2.5 days and having an EEG, MRI, and CATscan, they concluded that there was nothing wrong with me. I had been taking Xanax for about 4 months (though I've taken it before for longer periods) and the doctor, in his infinite wisdom, said that my body had become tolerant to it and had suffered a withdrawal seizure. So I guess I am just putting it out there for those of you (like UltraShy) who have been taking benzodiazepines for anxiety for a over a month; I have never had a seizure, I've always been very healthy and taken care of myself for the most part so it was completely out of the blue. Of course the doctors want me to wean myself off of it (even though it's the only thing that actually works and improves my quality of life somewhat, which I told them) and try Lamictal. So I guess my point is to be careful, and if you've been on benzo's for over a month, DON'T MISS A DAY or you might end up in the ER.