In addition, if you can get it from your doc, get some clonidine
. It also will make the last few days off easier. I don't think Xanax of Valium are very good for chemically dependent people; however, I think for a few days they might assist in keeping you comfortable. Whatever you do, remember, the withdrawal is uncomfortable and feels like it will last forever, but it won't kill you. We've all been there and made it through and you will too. Best of luck and keep us posted.