Author Topic: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration  (Read 2040 times)

[Buddie]

Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« on: February 09, 2023, 03:33:56 am »
Im new to the group but been following BB for a few weeks so bare with me.  ::)
I've been tapering Clonazepam and currently on 0.125mg. I need help on water titration please cause I am a short term user of Clonazepam.

History:
10/28/22  -was prescribed 1mg Rivotril every night for sleep anxiety
11/22 - downdosing from 1mg- 0.5mg mild W/D and tolerated
12/20/23 - felt ok and C/T
after 2weeks - rebound anxiety
01/01/23- reinstated 0.5mg
after a month -rapid Tapered 50% reduction (not a good choice bad W/D but sucked it up and tolerated) 0.5mg- 0.25 - 0.125mg
Current Day : stabilized 0.125mg

Need a slow taper or advise what taper % reduction and want to use water titration.

Thank you Benzo Buddies! Great to be part of this group  ::)

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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2023, 11:34:06 pm »
I don't know what country you're from but if you're using the name Rivotril then you should be able to get liquid Rivotril prescribed. It's much more reliable to use the liquid from the manufacturer than making your own liquid at home.

Would that be an option for you?
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2023, 02:50:22 am »
thanks for the reply but sadly no liquid form in the Philippines.  :'(
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2023, 03:00:13 am »
I don't know what country you're from but if you're using the name Rivotril then you should be able to get liquid Rivotril prescribed. It's much more reliable to use the liquid from the manufacturer than making your own liquid at home.

Would that be an option for you?

Can I ask for a titration table or instruction? if using milk or water. I'm pretty confused of my 0.125mg Clonazepam on what to start. Planning a 20% reduction per month using DMT too would be helpful.

Thank you so much in advance.
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2023, 03:45:29 am »
You might just want to read through this post I wrote about tapering the end. Just to see if you understand the difference between percentages and linear tapering and why you might need to change your approach when you get closer to the end. Then we can chat and see what you think will work best for you. http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=275221.0
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2023, 01:38:56 pm »
In addition to reading [...]ís post, we need to know the strength of the tablets you are using. 

Also, do you have a history of taking/discontinuing benzodiazepines or other psychotropic drugs (e.g. Z-drugs, antidepressants, stimulants, antispsychotics)?

Are you taking any medications or supplements that interact with clonazepam? If so, what?

It would be helpful if you would add your tapering and medication history to your signature.  That way members will have the information they need to respond to your questions in one place. Here are the instructions: Add your history/signature
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2023, 02:33:27 am »
You might just want to read through this post I wrote about tapering the end. Just to see if you understand the difference between percentages and linear tapering and why you might need to change your approach when you get closer to the end. Then we can chat and see what you think will work best for you. http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=275221.0

thank you so much for the advise. so means direct cutting and use Gram scale in weighting your tabs?
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2023, 02:44:07 am »
In addition to reading [...]ís post, we need to know the strength of the tablets you are using. 

Also, do you have a history of taking/discontinuing benzodiazepines or other psychotropic drugs (e.g. Z-drugs, antidepressants, stimulants, antispsychotics)?

Are you taking any medications or supplements that interact with clonazepam? If so, what?

It would be helpful if you would add your tapering and medication history to your signature.  That way members will have the information they need to respond to your questions in one place. Here are the instructions: Add your history/signature

alright. done it :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2023, 04:08:30 am »
You might just want to read through this post I wrote about tapering the end. Just to see if you understand the difference between percentages and linear tapering and why you might need to change your approach when you get closer to the end. Then we can chat and see what you think will work best for you. http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=275221.0

thank you so much for the advise. so means direct cutting and use Gram scale in weighting your tabs?

No, you can use any method you like to taper down to zero whether weighing or liquid. You said you wanted to taper 20% per month. If you stick to percentages you'll never finish. It will always be 20% of something. Does this make sense? At some point you'll have to go down in fixed increments/linear tapering. This however means your percentages will increase. It's up to you when you decide to switch to increments. Many people change to increments around the 0.125mg range.
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[Buddie]

Re: Getting Help for first time using Water Titration
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2023, 04:12:28 am »
We just need to know what size pills you have and if you want to taper using percentages or making linear reductions i.e. reducing by a fixed amount per day.
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