I was taking Xanax for 2 years. I’m 66 and have gradually increased over the 2 years up to 4 mgs a day. My psychiatrist had me try different anti depressants over the last 2 years. I’m now taking celexa. It was a gradual increase to 40mg. My body built up a tolerance to the Xanax and probably stopped working a few months ago or better. All the symptoms had the same as anxiety but I believe it’s withdrawal. I’m weaning off .25mg a week. I’m at 3.25mg. I’ve been nauseous and trouble with everything. I was on Celexa for years and stopped in 2020. Ever since pandemic I’ve been a basket case, paranoid, phobia, anxiety and depression. I don’t know what came first the anxiety or med problems. My psychiatrist also has me taking hydroxyzine 10 mg. It’s an antihistamine to help with the anxiety symptoms and withdrawal. He suggested adding Buspar but my husband and I don’t think that would be a good idea. Read bad things on that med. We never thought xanax would be this bad. He suggested going up to 60 mg a day of celexa for 2 weeks. Asked pharmacists and most thought it would be safe. Very terrified by all of this. I would appreciate any comments. Please don’t put me down since I’m having such a difficult time. Thank you.