Author Topic: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people  (Read 118289 times)

[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3130 on: July 21, 2020, 05:45:27 pm »
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear, so keep going!

Wow, this resonates with me so much. [...] beautiful. ❤️
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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3131 on: July 21, 2020, 07:59:47 pm »
Me too Kit. I've found that of all the emotions that seem to be hyper-exaggerated during WDs, Fear is at the top of the list
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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3132 on: July 21, 2020, 10:06:17 pm »
[...] do you mean that you had to hold for two years to get better? I don't know. What happened to me last summer has really thrown me off balance. I know I'm not going to be able to taper like people who haven't been in acute wd thus throwing all this glutamate damage to my brain. Probably all those you say that are no longer here did normal tapers, like my previous tapers were. I can't even handle a 5% a month cut so imagine how long it would take to come off. And I can't even consider being incapacitated as my life is very very demanding. [color=[...]]I guess I'll chip away at it[/color] when I feel I can cut a little, and stop obsessing about being drug free, as that obsession is killing me. I'll [...] accept I'm ON [...] and try to cut a little here and there whenever possible, after a reasonably good period. I [...] you slowly get off your 1 mg. You did so well, don't ruin it now. Take it easy and go slowly and you'll be off before you know it!!

At least you're doing it!! [...] chip a little here and there. I've been tapering mega-slowly for over 5 years now. I can see the finish line. The hypersensitivity to the cuts, life stress, and other challenges has made the trip really brutal, but we can all do it!! I'm thinking there's no such thing as a "normal taper". Everybody's voyage and circumstances are different. Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear, so keep going!

Thank you ultra 2007, you' optimism is always so contagious. I'll keep going super super slowly.
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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3133 on: July 23, 2020, 03:53:30 pm »
Never thought I would reach 3 mg but [...] cut another 0.5 to 2.5 mg. On the 5th day and loving the weird feelings(well trying my best to) as I know that's my body healing. The only way out is through :)
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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3134 on: July 28, 2020, 09:32:29 pm »
Hi all, [...] checking in. I agree- we all need to keep going. Sometimes that means holding. Holds are productive as they give our bodies time to recover so that we can continue tapering. I know it often feels like itís wasted time. Iíve learned that holds are far from wasted time, in fact for me anyways, they are absolutely necessary. Iím one of those folks that have been tapering for years and my pace is becoming incredibly slow. However, Iíve accepted that Iíd rather be able to function somewhat and let this take as long as it needs to, than rush myself and feel like Iím dying (literally).  The wall I hit in May scared the bejesus out of me. My body was suddenly unable to regulate itself. It was like having POTS if anyone is familiar with that. My BP was spiking, I couldnít control my bodyís reactions to emotions (I was afraid to cry because when I did, I lost control of my limbs), or moderate exercise (I almost passed out from trying to mow the lawn), it was scary stuff.  What was crazy was I was feeling completely fine (even better than I had in months actually), and then the wall hit out of nowhere.  Iím much more stabilized now, thankfully.

I guess Iím here to chime in and say- keep going and remember to believe in your bodyís ability to heal. Your pace and your journey is like a finger print and unlike anyone elseís. And thatís okay.

Also, Iím wondering if maybe Iíll be slapped with a miracle and at some point the [...] will be undetectable by my body and I can stop taking it instead of microtapering to 0. Wishful thinking. But knowing my body- VERY unlikely.  :laugh:

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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3135 on: July 29, 2020, 02:01:06 pm »
Thanks [...],

I so needed to read this today. The wave that hit me last week is brutal.
 Decided to hold for a very long time.

Best wishes. TS
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Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3136 on: July 30, 2020, 10:06:18 am »
Hi all, [...] checking in. I agree- we all need to keep going. Sometimes that means holding. Holds are productive as they give our bodies time to recover so that we can continue tapering. I know it often feels like itís wasted time. Iíve learned that holds are far from wasted time, in fact for me anyways, they are absolutely necessary. Iím one of those folks that have been tapering for years and my pace is becoming incredibly slow. However, Iíve accepted that Iíd rather be able to function somewhat and let this take as long as it needs to, than rush myself and feel like Iím dying (literally).  The wall I hit in May scared the bejesus out of me. My body was suddenly unable to regulate itself. It was like having POTS if anyone is familiar with that. My BP was spiking, I couldnít control my bodyís reactions to emotions (I was afraid to cry because when I did, I lost control of my limbs), or moderate exercise (I almost passed out from trying to mow the lawn), it was scary stuff.  What was crazy was I was feeling completely fine (even better than I had in months actually), and then the wall hit out of nowhere.  Iím much more stabilized now, thankfully.

I guess Iím here to chime in and say- keep going and remember to believe in your bodyís ability to heal. Your pace and your journey is like a finger print and unlike anyone elseís. And thatís okay.

Also, Iím wondering if maybe Iíll be slapped with a miracle and at some point the [...] will be undetectable by my body and I can stop taking it instead of microtapering to 0. Wishful thinking. But knowing my body- VERY unlikely.  :laugh:

Yeah I totally agree with you on holding for a while, I have gone from 2.5mg to 2mg and have held for 2 months. You definitely need time to recover and then move on at your own pace  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3137 on: July 31, 2020, 04:19:00 pm »
Hi everyone!

Ughh I'm on the 7th night of not sleeping a whole lot. I'm sooooo close to the end that it's surprising how strong this crap still is. [...] went down to .25 mg last week but I think I'm gonna have to do these last little bits slower. Was hoping I could make .05 cuts and have like 4 left maximum!! But I can't sleep.  :(  I crash out for an hour or two and then my brain [...] wakes me up over and over again, like every 15 min til it's time to get up.

I don't know that I have any questions or deep thoughts to share. Mainly wanted to come here and post because I'm exhausted and feel bad.

thanks for listening  :smitten:
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Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3138 on: July 31, 2020, 04:25:26 pm »
Hi everyone!

Ughh I'm on the 7th night of not sleeping a whole lot. I'm sooooo close to the end that it's surprising how strong this crap still is. [...] went down to .25 mg last week but I think I'm gonna have to do these last little bits slower. Was hoping I could make .05 cuts and have like 4 left maximum!! But I can't sleep.  :(  I crash out for an hour or two and then my brain [...] wakes me up over and over again, like every 15 min til it's time to get up.

I don't know that I have any questions or deep thoughts to share. Mainly wanted to come here and post because I'm exhausted and feel bad.

thanks for listening  :smitten:

I'm sorry your sleep is so crummy.  Your body is definitely speaking- it needs you to slow down.  For what it's worth- it looks like you have removed .1 from your dose this month, which is 33% of your starting dose this month (.3).  Many people cannot tolerate more than 10% dose reduction per month.  Slowing down or perhaps holding will help your body to stabilize and tolerate further tapering. 

You're almost there, don't give up  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: 3,2,1: Under 3 mg Valium people
« Reply #3139 on: August 03, 2020, 09:05:52 am »
I'm one of those people [...] was never good for.. wish had stayed on clonopin and not wasted years.

On .85 by weight of [...], which is about 1 mg strength.  And .5 ambien.  Frankly I'd do whatever it takes to function, but since I'm not, think have to get off soon as I can.

The ambien I will leave alone for a future date.

And if any natural or rx med would help this, I'd take it, frankly, after looking at 4 years go go from less than a half of a .5 clonopin to this now, and mostly nonfunctional.

If were functional that is another story!
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