I agree. It's not only totally do-able, but I;ve often wondered if it isn't less stressful on your brain, neuro, and CNS, since they don't have to adjust suddenly (and it would feel sudden to them, even with a long slow crossover period) to a new substance that functions slightly differently from the original one.
Compounding pharmacies are great for this, but chose your compounder carefully, I just read recently that they're under even less supervision than large regular pharmacies, tho why that would be knows God. I think when you get down to the very end of your taper, a good compounding pharmacy would pretty much be the only sensible way to go, no? Tiny, teeny, inky-dinky little doses would be tough even with a jeweler's scale.
@YippeeKi YOW !! - Golly, thank you for all the encouragement!
Re: Staying on Xanax - I read a great little book - "Xanax Withdrawal" by Dr. Stuart Shipko, a psychiatrist who did an about face after 30 years of prescribing Xanax for anxiety and panic disorder. He believes directly tapering from Xanax is not only do-able, but preferable for many people. His book got a little flack at Benzo Buddies because his "suggested" taper schedule was a bit fast--but after reading the book for myself, he made it clear the suggestion was only to illustrate how to go about tapering, and that everyone must go slow and at their own pace. I have a friend who did a slow direct taper successfuly and is now benzo free after being on 2 mg Xanax daily for 40 years!
Re: Compounding - I have been using a wonderful local compounding pharmacy for years to do my LDN and T3. When I first started compounding I was worried that someone who didn't know what they were doing could do some serious harm. The pharmacist carefully explained why their methods for measuring all those "Tiny, teeny, inky-dinky little doses" (LOL!) were impossible to mess up.