Author Topic: Updosing Support Group  (Read 41305 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2017, 01:27:23 pm »
Last weekend builder suggested front loading an updose (take 2mg day 1, 1.5mg day 2, 1.25mg day 3 and then 1mg day 4)

Maybe I should do that? I'm kinda freaking out about taking that much though. 😩 I just can't take this pain and suffering anymore. I've resolved to holding as long as it takes but some relief would be great
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2017, 01:29:33 pm »
Sometimes we have to go backwards to go forwards - love to all xx
Priceless quote. "Sometimes we have to go backwards to go forwards" :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Rather fitting i would say...!!!

So can i add one of my faverouts pls...?

The only thing worse than being wrong, is Knowing your wrong and sticking to it...
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2017, 01:44:30 pm »
Dad,
I wonder if it would give you an idea as to direction... if u do get some relief, then u know up is going to help... at this point, i would forget down...
But then, a quick up n down might not be the same as going up for a few months... And some say things can get a bit hectic in the short term...
If u had a previous dose u felt better at, it would be a whole different story...
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2017, 01:45:26 pm »
I also started switching over my evening dose to liquid last night. Would that be causing this?!

I feel like I can't breath, panicking, sick to stomach...
Hi [...]  :hug: Most people feel rough like they taken a cut when they swap over to liquid, I know I did and also your supposed to hold for 2 to 4 weeks to allow your body to adjust to the shock as well when going to liquid doses even if its just part of your dose.  Also try not to keep playing around and making adjustments as your only a week in to updose an holding and its early days, and its just putting your brain into more confusion and under pressure to cope.

I know its hard but you need to be patient. I'm 11 weeks in to my updose tommrow, and feel real rough today its hell. But that's my pattern at the moment as I explained in my first post as I'm still not stabilised yet, it may help if you go back and read the info I put there regarding this as I'm too ill to go over everything again myself right now. I'm only answering as I can see your terrible distressed to try and help you, and any decision to updose further has to be your own but I would hold for longer first personally.


Love [...] xxx  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2017, 01:50:31 pm »
Should I get my entire dose switched over to liquid or do it in steps?
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Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2017, 02:25:25 pm »
Should I get my entire dose switched over to liquid or do it in steps?
I would guess it would be easier to switch the entire dose to keep it simple.  :)--V
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2017, 04:18:23 pm »
Sometimes we have to go backwards to go forwards - love to all xx
Priceless quote. "Sometimes we have to go backwards to go forwards" :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Rather fitting i would say...!!!

So can i add one of my faverouts pls...?

The only thing worse than being wrong, is Knowing your wrong and sticking to it...
Yep another good one. :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2017, 04:19:53 pm »
Last weekend builder suggested front loading an updose (take 2mg day 1, 1.5mg day 2, 1.25mg day 3 and then 1mg day 4)

Maybe I should do that? I'm kinda freaking out about taking that much though. 😩 I just can't take this pain and suffering anymore. I've resolved to holding as long as it takes but some relief would be great

I would take this advice -- builder knows what he is talking about -- looking at 2mg it's a small dose in the general scheme of things so it could lift you out of it.  It would seem to me you need to do something and until you take that leap of faith you will never know.  Your real enemy is fear  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2017, 04:41:35 pm »
Hi all  :hug: After going into hell and getting worse the last few days with yesterday being the worst of the worse, followed by the same but getting worse again today  :D :D :D I took a 1/2 mg of tonight's 2mg dose rather than take an extra 1/2 or 1mg to see if it would help. And it took the edge off my symptoms  well enough for me to be able to funtion and do what I needed to do indoors  today,  I will see how it goes from here as I didn't think it would be much help as I felt so terrible but help it did. :)


I will have been holding at this updose for 3 months next week, and want to give it until then a at least  in case the change was coming anyway before I make any decisions about up-dosing further. If I should come to the conclusion a further updose and hold is definitely needed  and believe me I don't take it lightly.  I am talking about getting out of being disabled by the withdrawal not very uncomfortable . I can take a good kicking but I can't take it when I can't get up off the floor, then I'm no good to myself regarding not just surviving tapering, withdrawal and recovery, but staying alive and being physically productive enough to do so And  also need to remain mentally logical and rational  enough not to do anything illogical to myself or anyone else.


My mind bends something truly horrific and it scares me that I may loose the capacity to keep remain rational no matter what and be aware of what I'm doing, I've had to battle what feels like an army of evil inside my head to not totally loose control. And when your totally alone with no contact it's one hell of a wrestling match within, battling an unseen chemical legion all by yourself every day for years.  Anyway regarding if I have to updose further I intend to do it by 1/2 mg a each time rather than the 1mg I was considering if the time to do it came. And the other possibility I'm considering is whether to updose each week until I find my halting place or leave it longer again , I'm unsure about that right now.


And I have to see how I am tonight as I've now cut 1/2mg form my PM dose as I take 3mg AM and 2mg PM so I have a few things to make an informed decisions on how to proceed, and even then I may have to change something up or down a notch who knows? so its all by ear/intuition based on how I feel I'm doing. It was fear and of what others were saying when I was weak that got me too scared to do this 2 years ago, and all the fear is based in theory not stone hard indisputable proven facts. 


Yeah sure when its a bad day, now and again I wonder if I did the right thing who doesn't think like that ? I thought like that everyday while cutting down lower as well But more than that I wonder ALL the time, why the hell did I let fear based other peoples opinions which are majorly  based on fear not fact get the better of me, and not updose the minute I felt I was beginning to headway beyond discomfort and becoming disabled very rapidly?  We fear that others know better than ourselves because they been on the forum a long time, and are healed, but it's not true we know our bodies better than anyone.


So now I've reverted back to what I did for many years while getting off all kinds of prescription drugs, if I got slightly symptomatic I held until the symptoms went and I had a rest from the symptoms. Reduced the size cuts, elongated the time between cuts and had liveable symptoms that never kept me housebound continuously. if I got major symptoms, I back tracked by going back on the last comfortable dose until they went away then resumed cutting down again. No matter what I still got off and with a lot less problems that I encountered over the last 2 years and that was off all types of drugs including Benzos. Like  [...] said  until you take that leap of faith you will never know.  Your real enemy is fear   :)



Love [...] xxx :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

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[Buddie]

Re: Updosing Support Group
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2017, 08:57:58 pm »
Hey [...], sorry to hear its been rough... but good that your making positive decisions and have a plan to tweek as u go... much better than blindly going in circles...

I used my recent updose to split my dose yesterday, i had asked a couple of times on the support board for any info... but no...  actually prob best i have a break from there... anyways, things went real pear shaped last night for a while, but woke feeling much brighter thus far... It was mental sx, i guess an anxiety attack, and my body kinda shut down for a bit... looking back, its been building a while, and was there when i woke through the night... All new to me, am only realy used to physical sx..  but real happy if things stay how they seem now..

[...] everyone else is holding up [...]... things can change so quick day to day, and its not all bad...
Take care...
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