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Title: My benzo withdrawal taper timeline
Post by: Chip on October 01, 2021, 10:56:41 AM
I have been using Clonazepam (mainly) and Pregabalin off and on for about 2 years and now am tapering using Diazepam.

I want to stop using benzodiazepines permanently and have recently completed my second and final alcohol detox.

My use has been all over the place but I have found that 10 mg Diazepam (or approx. Clonazepam 0.8 - 1.2 mg and even a range of 0.5 - 4 mg) a comfortable dosage to start at as I have been recently taking 1 mg Clonazepam approx. every 1.5 days.

I plan to taper at 1 mg per week under the guidance of my mental health psychiatrist (who usually does not prescribe benzos)

I started on the September 30, 2021 and plan to document my progress here.
 
Title: Re: My benzo withdrawal taper timeline
Post by: Chip on October 25, 2021, 11:59:16 AM
Down to 7 mg and apart from some insomnia, all is well.

Dropping to 6 mg on Thursday.
Title: Re: My benzo withdrawal taper timeline
Post by: Chip on November 17, 2021, 02:15:31 PM
On 4 mg and dropping to 3 mg tomorrow.

Sleep has slightly improved actually.
Title: Re: My benzo withdrawal taper timeline
Post by: ROSCOENSLICK on November 24, 2021, 07:28:38 AM
I was taking benzos for around 10 yrs when I stopped cold turkey and boy was that a mistake. handfuls of xanax and valuim washed down with vodka upon waking up everyday. I had to quit for probation. after the third day benzo free I started having seizures broke my arm and collar bone from a fall the drs. said I have a permanent seizure disorder.that was 30 trs ago still have them occasionally. O:-)
Title: Re: My benzo withdrawal taper timeline
Post by: Chip on December 06, 2021, 07:52:35 AM
OMG ! Yes, with GABAergics, you have to be really careful.

I am down to 1 mg and not sleeping very well at all. Have been using some alcohol to help with that (I know, bad idea).
Title: Re: My benzo withdrawal taper timeline
Post by: Chip on December 20, 2021, 04:55:56 AM
Taper now finished. Went to 0.5 mg for a week then to 0.

So far, so good.
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