Author Topic: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals  (Read 2673 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2022, 01:12:56 pm »
As I said I don't have taper experience but I've read that using a liquid is easier than dry so I'd probably go with that.  We can help you figure out your method and taper rate.

It sounds like you're dealing with interdose withdrawal, even though Temazepam has a longer half life than Ambien, its still a lot shorter than other benzo's.

I would suggest dosing at least twice a day but of course, this will interfere with your sleep but insomnia is pretty much going to be your constant companion until you're off the drug and recovered.
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2022, 01:29:47 pm »
Thank you
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2022, 01:54:18 pm »
When you originally tapered from your klonopin about how many days did your acute symptoms last?
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2022, 12:54:46 am »
When you originally tapered from your klonopin about how many days did your acute symptoms last?

Not sure if you're asking me this question, I quit cold turkey and I was able to return to work full time after 3 weeks, so I'd say my acute was probably about 2 weeks.

Have you watched any video's about liquid titration?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whpciMUXHfY
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2022, 02:51:01 am »
I have and am considering it, however I think my doctor might prescribe me a compounded version of temazapam which would make it much easier to taper.
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2022, 11:17:48 pm »
Absolutely, much easier, do you have a compounding pharmacy nearby?
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2022, 10:47:54 am »
Yes I have one nearby. Do you have any tips on handling the lnsomnia that I know is coming from lowering this dose? I originally started ambien because of severe sleep onset insomnia so Iím sure that is headed my way again. Also the inter dose withdrawals are hitting me by 1 pm the next day and making work a horrible experience. Will taking gaba, magnesium, Theanine and niacin help these in any way? Oh and what is your opinion on Picamillon? Thanks for your input👍
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2022, 11:14:16 am »
It might be time to start dosing during the day, maybe just a sliver subtracted from your evening dose to make it through the day. 

I'm not enthusiastic about supplements because I see what works for some will harm others, our central nervous system is so highly sensitized we don't react like we normally would.  If you do decide to add anything, be sure to only add one at a time so you can know what's what.  This board has a lot of opinions on it, there are many threads on this subject.  Alternative Therapies & Supplements
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2022, 12:17:35 pm »
Thank you. I will probably add a sliver which will be easier to do if itís in a liquid form. Canít do it that with the capsules currently have. Slept 5 hours last night and feel pretty good right now. I try to get most of my stuff done early because I know the(storm) is coming by noon or 1nish. Thank you again .
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[Buddie]

Re: Temazapam or ambien withdrawals
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2022, 01:46:57 pm »
This member compiled a lot of tips for insomnia, most involve acceptance of it.   :(  http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=235100.0

I'm glad you got 5 hours, I feel pretty decent on that amount but love it when I can get a solid 7.
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