Author Topic: I just wanted to re-introduce myself! I am from BC, Canada!  (Read 675 times)

[Buddie]

Re: I just wanted to re-introduce myself! I am from BC, Canada!
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2023, 04:22:41 am »
Hey [...]

In Toronto over here!

Good luck!

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[Buddie]

Re: I just wanted to re-introduce myself! I am from BC, Canada!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2023, 06:55:32 pm »
Thank you fellow Canucks and anyone else reading this and in a similar boat! I appreciate the kind words and advice. I am still feeling pretty good with my direct switch from clonazepam to diazepam. Maybe one thing I notice is I feel a bit more sluggish/tired than normal but can usually get over it during the day. I think I never slept much when I was on the clonazepam. Max sleep would be maybe 5 or 6 hours!!

I am certainly going to tell my doctor I want to try and keep level on the diazepam dosage I take now. Maybe I will try tapering in a month or so. It is a tough decision as I want off these sooner than later but also know I was taking clonazepam for over 20 years!! I can't rush this taper.

Thanks again folks and hopefully I can keep updating here soonish...lol. Take care and bye for now!

[...]- aka Clay  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: I just wanted to re-introduce myself! I am from BC, Canada!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2023, 01:47:40 am »
Very sensible plan, Clay!

Thatís why youíll get through this with the minimal amount of suffering. Just maintain that patience. Itís so important.  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: I just wanted to re-introduce myself! I am from BC, Canada!
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2023, 09:15:47 pm »
Okay guys so today I am seeing my family doctor about some blood work and also asking her about tapering off the diazepam now. I think I can go to a stage of gradually reducing it. I feel pretty good on the 10mg - 3 times/day. I actually wouldn't start my taper until about Feb. 7/2023 as I have enough of the current dosage until that date. :)

I will show her the Ashton Manual and maybe try and get her to do some research about it if she has time ever. I am willing to try the Stage 6 according to my initial clonazepam dosage in the Ashton manual. I will link to the chart if anyone wants to see: https://benzo.org.uk/manual/bzsched.htm#s5

I hope she is willing to help me slowly taper off the diazepam now that I have made the drastic instant switch from clonazepam to diazepam. If she doesn't think it fits her plan I am not sure who to see who can help as I live in a super tiny town with only family docs!! I just want her to understand it probably won't be quick or simple!!

I will let you know how it goes later today or maybe tomorrow. Thanks guys!
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[Buddie]

Re: I just wanted to re-introduce myself! I am from BC, Canada!
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2023, 06:29:36 am »
Okay guys so today I am seeing my family doctor about some blood work and also asking her about tapering off the diazepam now. I think I can go to a stage of gradually reducing it. I feel pretty good on the 10mg - 3 times/day. I actually wouldn't start my taper until about Feb. 7/2023 as I have enough of the current dosage until that date. :)

I will show her the Ashton Manual and maybe try and get her to do some research about it if she has time ever. I am willing to try the Stage 6 according to my initial clonazepam dosage in the Ashton manual. I will link to the chart if anyone wants to see: https://benzo.org.uk/manual/bzsched.htm#s5

I hope she is willing to help me slowly taper off the diazepam now that I have made the drastic instant switch from clonazepam to diazepam. If she doesn't think it fits her plan I am not sure who to see who can help as I live in a super tiny town with only family docs!! I just want her to understand it probably won't be quick or simple!!

I will let you know how it goes later today or maybe tomorrow. Thanks guys!

Thanks for the update, Clay!

Best of luck with the Doc!

I hope sheís sensitive and accomodating to your needs.
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