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Old 07-10-2019, 12:12 PM   #31
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Sounds like you have a great doctor who is open to your time frame on the taper.Remember to take it low and slow.Seems like you are doing a great job. Congratulations!!
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:53 AM   #32
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Thanks Guiness,

I am lucky. I've got a great psychiatrist who listens to me. And more importantly he was willing to try a cross taper withdrawal, which he normally doesn't do.


I am taking it very slow, which seems to be working for me.

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I'm now at the point, where I'm physically sick from the withdrawal. Threw up multiple times last night and have a splitting headache this morning. This is about normal, and should clear up by tomorrow or Wed.
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Just dropped down another .5, so I'm now at 1.5 mg. So far so good, but I expect it to hit me in a few days.


My pdoc agreed that since I seem to be mostly over my concussion, we can look at doing another decrease at the end of January, although I may decide to only go down .25 mg, instead of the full .5 at that point.

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Making another decrease today, going from 1.5 down to 1 mg /day.


I'm a bit nervous, as % wise that's a big drop, but think I can handle it.


My next goal will be to go down to .75 mg / day. But I may wait until I'm done the IOP trauma program that I'm starting at the end of this month before doing that. I'll have to see

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Thats a big drop. I am glad the tapering is going good for you. Tapering off of benzo's can be one of the toughest things to do.
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Thanks Guiness

I just feel that I'm lucky that I have a Dr., who is letting me go as slowly as I want to and didn't force a sudden sharp taper.
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I don't mean to hijack your thread at all but I am also trying to taper off of clonazepam currently (with my doctor's support). I find it difficult. I always rationalize taking clonazepam by saying I need it because I have anxiety. But intellectually I know that I'll feel more energetic without the med, clonazepam. I know there are other strategies towards managing anxiety but I haven't found any that are consistent yet.
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WastingAsparagus, it is difficult I have some days where I absolutely crave clonazepam. What helps me, is my pdoc only will prescribe me a 2 week supply at a time, and I know if I take extra one day, I'll run out early, and the pharmacy absolutely will not refill it early, so that's good motivation for me to stick to my daily dose.

I also find that I have incentive, because I've finally reached the point where I'm feeling like my brain is a bit clearer and less foggy, and I don't want to go backwards.

I just keep telling myself that it will be worth it in the end, and that I don't want to damage my memory any more than I already have.

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