I have been having episodes of shakiness all over my body. It usually happens in the morning and it gets better by afternoon. The only things I have done differently are reduce Xanax from 1.5mg per day to less than .5mg, and to nothing. (I was only at the 1.5mg of Xanax for a week then 1mg. for 3 weeks) The other thing was to reduce my atenolol from 50mg a day to 25mg a day. I have been on the atenolol for 3 years or so.
Friday (2 days ago) I had a faster than usual heart beat, higher than usual blood pressure, lots of shaking, and anxiety. I went to the emergency room because I felt I was out of control. The ER dr. called my cardiologist, he advised to go back to the 50 mg a day. Once I started taking it the shaking stops, but I feel like it is trying to break through at times.
Is this normal when reducing medications? Is is maybe withdrawal from the Xanax? I don't understand why it seems to get better in the afternoon.