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Old 08-16-2019, 08:57 PM   #21
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Benzo's are a slippery slope. The help you our until they don't. I wish you the best of luck on your taper.
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How long were you on Valium?

I am tapering valium once more (a psychiatrist at an eating disorder treatment center put me on Xanax three times a day when I was a minor!).

My psychiatrist and I tapered Valium back in March, but the taper was far too aggressive, so I went back on the medication.

Currently, I am following the Ashton Method as well.

Slow and steady wins the race. If you taper too quickly, you're at a much higher risk for protracted withdrawal.
I'm still on it. I'm at 2 mgs. I lower my dose to 1 mg Saturday. It has been fairly tolerable so far. I'm really worried about this next cut though.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:18 PM   #23
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I ended up not cutting until last night. So far it's ok. But I took exra Zyprexa to help with the insomnia. We'll see how it goes. ...
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My doctor didnít give me a hard time but it was difficult this time getting it refilled. Just a lot of back and forth on the phone. I finally got a 3 month supply. I truly donít think I can go off it.
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Well I'm officially off the diazepam! Took my last dose last night. Hope I don't suffer. Ppl at benzo buddies say I will, but I haven't that badly with the other cuts. Some waves of anxiety but not like they are saying. I do struggle with sleep but I'm using trazadone for it. Just saw my psych nurse today.

Here's hoping this will be an easy end...
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My doctor didnít give me a hard time but it was difficult this time getting it refilled. Just a lot of back and forth on the phone. I finally got a 3 month supply. I truly donít think I can go off it.
It's really not that hard if you come off them slowly. You might have waves of anxiety but they pass. But idk, the supervisor at the clinic I go to thinks I haven't had that hard of a time bc I've survived way worse things. Lots of trauma. I have pretty severe ptsd. So idk. But I think if you come off slowly it's not that difficult.
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Happy that getting off the Valium wasn't that hard for you. Hugs. You're right the smart move is to taper off slowly just like you were doing.
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Yeah, I'm a member of that site. Thanks for the recommendation tho.

Day 4 being off. Some anxiety last night but it passed. So glad to be off them. It's really not as hard as people make it out to be. I'm doing good.
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How long were you on Valium?

I am tapering valium once more (a psychiatrist at an eating disorder treatment center put me on Xanax three times a day when I was a minor!).

My psychiatrist and I tapered Valium back in March, but the taper was far too aggressive, so I went back on the medication.

Currently, I am following the Ashton Method as well.

Slow and steady wins the race. If you taper too quickly, you're at a much higher risk for protracted withdrawal.
I was on lorazapam for 7 yrs. We cross tapered to valuim about 7 months ago. So not that long.
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