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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1990 on: August 03, 2020, 11:51:27 am »
When you taper slowly, do you have morning adrenaline surge?
Hi [...], I only had one morning with adrenaline surge and it went away rather fast.I read eating half of a nut butter sandwich and glass of fresh OJ really has helped some. I know there is another cocktail, but somehow the simpler things are, I think the better. If you want to get more responses to that question about surges if I were you I would start a new thread on Withdrawal support. You are in a good support group Long Hold Support and they are giving you great advise. Stay Strong and Stay Safe. 💖Peace and Healing. :smitten:

Hi [...]..did you have during your first 2 attempts?
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1991 on: August 03, 2020, 01:27:23 pm »
When you taper slowly, do you have morning adrenaline surge?
Hi [...], I only had one morning with adrenaline surge and it went away rather fast.I read eating half of a nut butter sandwich and glass of fresh OJ really has helped some. I know there is another cocktail, but somehow the simpler things are, I think the better. If you want to get more responses to that question about surges if I were you I would start a new thread on Withdrawal support. You are in a good support group Long Hold Support and they are giving you great advise. Stay Strong and Stay Safe. 💖Peace and Healing. :smitten:

Hi [...]..did you have during your first 2 attempts?
I only had it the one time.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1992 on: August 03, 2020, 03:44:58 pm »
When you taper slowly, do you have morning adrenaline surge?
Hi [...], I only had one morning with adrenaline surge and it went away rather fast.I read eating half of a nut butter sandwich and glass of fresh OJ really has helped some. I know there is another cocktail, but somehow the simpler things are, I think the better. If you want to get more responses to that question about surges if I were you I would start a new thread on Withdrawal support. You are in a good support group Long Hold Support and they are giving you great advise. Stay Strong and Stay Safe. 💖Peace and Healing. :smitten:

Hi [...]..did you have during your first 2 attempts?

[...], [...] did a slow, careful taper. I encourage you to read her progress log and buddie blog, they are full of awesome positivity and [...].  :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1993 on: August 03, 2020, 10:33:30 pm »
Be good, how long were you on [...] in total and what was your worst symptom?
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1994 on: August 03, 2020, 10:40:52 pm »
Be good, how long were you on [...] in total and what was your worst symptom?
I think about 20 years, and during my first two tapers when I jumped I was in total hell, falling, and much more, it was horrible. My third taper, was nothing like my first two, I walked off without problems, minor blips during the whole time tapering. I learned to accept things and [...] went with the flow and distracted, and it was like night and day. I was never anxious, so that helped, but when I allowed myself to get entwined with my sx, I felt worse, so I [...] did not feed into it and it worked well for me. Try not to overthink everything, trust that the process will be slow and that others have healed and so will you. Sometimes we have to take a deep breath and [...] let things be...and things seem to get better. Stay Strong. :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1995 on: August 03, 2020, 10:52:02 pm »
Be good, how long were you on [...] in total and what was your worst symptom?
I think about 20 years, and during my first two tapers when I jumped I was in total hell, falling, and much more, it was horrible. My third taper, was nothing like my first two, I walked off without problems, minor blips during the whole time tapering. I learned to accept things and [...] went with the flow and distracted, and it was like night and day. I was never anxious, so that helped, but when I allowed myself to get entwined with my sx, I felt worse, so I [...] did not feed into it and it worked well for me. Try not to overthink everything, trust that the process will be slow and that others have healed and so will you. Sometimes we have to take a deep breath and [...] let things be...and things seem to get better. Stay Strong. :smitten:

Thank you [...].
Did you ever developed tolerance, like you needed more to calm down your anxiety?
My worse symptoms is anxiety right now .
How long did it take you to taper 10mg and did you have insomnia?
Did the horrific symptoms from the first 2 attempts came back on the 3rd try?
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1996 on: August 03, 2020, 11:25:59 pm »
Be good, how long were you on [...] in total and what was your worst symptom?
I think about 20 years, and during my first two tapers when I jumped I was in total hell, falling, and much more, it was horrible. My third taper, was nothing like my first two, I walked off without problems, minor blips during the whole time tapering. I learned to accept things and [...] went with the flow and distracted, and it was like night and day. I was never anxious, so that helped, but when I allowed myself to get entwined with my sx, I felt worse, so I [...] did not feed into it and it worked well for me. Try not to overthink everything, trust that the process will be slow and that others have healed and so will you. Sometimes we have to take a deep breath and [...] let things be...and things seem to get better. Stay Strong. :smitten:

Thank you [...].
Did you ever developed tolerance, like you needed more to calm down your anxiety?
My worse symptoms is anxiety right now .
No, thankfully I did not. Being anxious is hard, but do the best you can when you can. Maybe go and play some of the games here at BB, thinking of other things may help you to relax a bit. I will leave a link for you, http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=150.0 sometimes we need to do other things so the anxiety does not overtake us and make us feel so bad. You are stronger than you think.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1997 on: August 04, 2020, 12:28:20 pm »
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Did you have insomnia when you tapered ?
How long did it take you to taper the 10mg V?
Thank you so much
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1998 on: August 04, 2020, 01:40:07 pm »
This group sometimes gets quiet and sometimes gets offtrack, but I think it is still important that people see what this group is about and that tapering does not have to be a nightmare. Here's the opening post.

Hi I want to hear from people who've had a fairly easy taper. I need to start thinking more positively.
Thanks

And here are a few of the following posts that are encouraging.

I agree with [...].  If you listen to your body and go as slow as you need to you will be fine.  My taper is also pretty easy now. I did taper too fast and got very sick but switching to liquid changed everything, and then I slowed down and have been fine ever since.

Good luck to you.

[...]

My taper was definitely harder at the beginning, doing cut and hold.
Been far easier doing daily liquid taper.

I read posts here every day but don't feel the need to constantly post.

Read the benzo free celebrations and success stories, there are people posting who have only posted a few times during their entire taper.

I have cut out all sugar and coffee.
I eat a very clean fresh food diet. No processed crap.
I don't drink alcohol ( 4 years sober)
I walk 5 miles a day.
I function socialising etc
I meditate daily and anytime I feel sxs I go straight to my breathing and breath deeply and slowly.

My sxs are definitely getting less the lower I go.

Steer clear of the scare stories.

The clue is usually in their sig

Read this success story.

He only posted 20 times

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=161763.0

It looks like people are doing good here. I think found the right amount to taper. I'm dry cutting so it's a little harder to get the correct ratio but I found about 5% every two weeks pretty smooth. Day 7 is the hardest but by the next day I feel better. I am 1.3mg v so I still have a ways to go.

You guys inspire me and make it so it's not so scary.

I added the bolding to emphasize what helped these buddies. Would love to hear from other buddies who are doing well now.
[...] :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Easier Taper Support Group
« Reply #1999 on: August 04, 2020, 03:44:43 pm »
[...]
Did you have insomnia when you tapered ?
How long did it take you to taper the 10mg V?
Thank you so much
Yes I had sleep problems, most of us do. It took me 5 years, my choice. Read my progress log, you can click on link below. :)
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