"On average, the withdrawal period from Xanax lasts a few weeks.
Let"s look into how that"s broken down:
The first 72 hours - These first three days of the withdrawal are usually the most intense. This period is when a person will be at the highest risk for more severe side effects of withdrawal like seizures. Cravings are known to be very persistent during the first 72 hours or so. You might also experience things like mood swings, insomnia, nausea, and more.
The first week - Symptoms will continue to persist during the duration of withdrawal, though some may become less intense. During this period, other side effects can start popping up too. A common side effect of Xanax withdrawal is depression and anxiety.
2-3 weeks after your last dose - The remaining symptoms during the final stages of withdrawal are primarily mental and behavioral symptoms. Things like depression and anxiety don"t always go away after withdrawal is finished. Treatment can help you manage both triggers for your substance use as well as your mental health."