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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1580 on: June 15, 2020, 12:43:42 pm »
Good morning everyone,

I have switched over 1 and 1/2 mgs of the 2.65mgs that i am on ..I am crushing the .65mgs and taking the whole 1mg whole..i take 1 whole of the old mg..and I have not noticed any side effects so far.. the only reason I havent switched over the other 1mg. is because of everything going on and making sure the pharmacy dont run short...and now they are saying there is a shortage of Zoloft and a lot of pharmacies said it could be a few months before they might be able to get it in.
And since i have extras of the old k when the brand was changed from teva..i am using them up before they expire,,and then will have my new tevas and will continue to switch then..
Is anyone else worried about not being able to get our meds due to everything going on and some places are closing and saying they will not open back up due to the dangers of the rioters..I am worried because at the dose of 2.65 mgs i would have to taper that in 12 months and thats a quick taper to say the least.

Hope everyone gets switched over and everyone is well and staying safe and sound and being careful when they are out.

Hugs to all

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[...],

I am not concerned, but we have not had any riots (just peaceful protests) anywhere near where I live, in suburbs of New York City. Good luck to you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1581 on: June 17, 2020, 05:00:20 am »
[...], I try not to worry about pill shortages, I think the pharma lines will keep running.  Just a few drug shortages from what I read, but no benzo's or psych meds mentioned that I saw.  Fingers crossed.

If I shut off the internet and tv, and just look at my town, not much has really changed in the 40 years since I moved here.  Maybe Im lucky.  It puts things in perspective for me to focus locally, and forget about national or world news.  I feel like the information age is trying to drive us crazy, not interested anymore.

Well Im switched back to brand from Teva for a couple days and I am back to normal.  I slept 8 (broken as always) hours last night.  And I had a pretty decent day today. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1582 on: June 17, 2020, 12:49:18 pm »
Jodan,

Glad you got sleep. I am sorry you have to stick with the more expensive brand but sleep is priceless!
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1583 on: June 17, 2020, 02:21:02 pm »
Greetings, all. An FYI re: drug shortages ...

In the US, the FDA maintains a database of drug shortages and discontinuations (see link below).  According to that database, as of 17June2020, the following drugs are currently in shortage:

Lorazepam Injection, USP (a benzodiazepine)
Midazolam Injection, USP (a benzodiazepine)
Sertraline Hydrochloride Tablets, USP (an antidepressant)
Sertraline Hydrochloride Oral Solution, USP (an antidepressant)

Points to bear in mind:

(1) A shortage does not mean the drug is not available at all.  You can learn more about what is/is not available from specific manufacturers via the FDA database.

(2) Pharmacies use different drug distributors.  If a drug is not available from one pharmacy, try calling a pharmacy that uses a different distributor.  In the US, top drug distributors include AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.

FDA Drug Shortages
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1584 on: June 18, 2020, 05:06:19 am »
NJ, thank you.  Yeah it felt amazing to get some sleep again! I hate the cost of brand but at this point it is literally the only K left that works right for me.  How bad is this situation?  I really need to start tapering and put this crap in my rear view mirror for good.  Hope you are doing well.
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1585 on: July 27, 2020, 11:03:19 am »
Good morning,

And thank you for all the responses on drug shortages and your thoughts on it.

I am on teva now and i didnt notice any difference in the switch back to the new teva after the old teva then actavis and now the new teva..that i am thankful for.

So I made a decision last week after a long discussion with my husband and then my best friend..and I have decided to try my dry micro taper once again..so I got with Jeff and he helped me with the math which i am very grateful for. So yesterday I made my first .001gm cut after holding for like 3yrs..and my mind messed with me all day..minds can be a terrible thing sometimes..But it will not beat me..

I have enough things in my life to stay busy and distract..my best friend will keep my motivated to walk 2 miles everyday and then i have things to do with our company..and I am learning how to can and also store foods in mylar bags..also going to the range and practicing. So my days are full..so now just have to make sure i get enough fluids and electrolytes so my heart doesnt get SVT things going with this taper..

But I am scared to try again and I figure it will take me like 5 yrs to get off..i cant except that its 2.66mgs of k..that sounds like a really long time to say the least..but i know slow wins the race.

well better run for now will be around on the boards a lot more now and will be checking this thread also.

Hang in there everyone

hugs

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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1586 on: July 27, 2020, 12:57:03 pm »
Good morning,

And thank you for all the responses on drug shortages and your thoughts on it.

I am on teva now and i didnt notice any difference in the switch back to the new teva after the old teva then actavis and now the new teva..that i am thankful for.

So I made a decision last week after a long discussion with my husband and then my best friend..and I have decided to try my dry micro taper once again..so I got with Jeff and he helped me with the math which i am very grateful for. So yesterday I made my first .001gm cut after holding for like 3yrs..and my mind messed with me all day..minds can be a terrible thing sometimes..But it will not beat me..

I have enough things in my life to stay busy and distract..my best friend will keep my motivated to walk 2 miles everyday and then i have things to do with our company..and I am learning how to can and also store foods in mylar bags..also going to the range and practicing. So my days are full..so now just have to make sure i get enough fluids and electrolytes so my heart doesnt get SVT things going with this taper..

But I am scared to try again and I figure it will take me like 5 yrs to get off..i cant except that its 2.66mgs of k..that sounds like a really long time to say the least..but i know slow wins the race.

well better run for now will be around on the boards a lot more now and will be checking this thread also.

Hang in there everyone

hugs

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Good luck [...]. I am sure if you go slow enough you will do well. I know when I start cutting again (I am nearing the 2 year mark on my hold and won't cut again until my youngest if off at college next August) it will be very very slow. Glad the new teva is working for you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1587 on: July 27, 2020, 01:22:36 pm »
Good morning,

And thank you for all the responses on drug shortages and your thoughts on it.

I am on teva now and i didnt notice any difference in the switch back to the new teva after the old teva then actavis and now the new teva..that i am thankful for.

So I made a decision last week after a long discussion with my husband and then my best friend..and I have decided to try my dry micro taper once again..so I got with Jeff and he helped me with the math which i am very grateful for. So yesterday I made my first .001gm cut after holding for like 3yrs..and my mind messed with me all day..minds can be a terrible thing sometimes..But it will not beat me..

I have enough things in my life to stay busy and distract..my best friend will keep my motivated to walk 2 miles everyday and then i have things to do with our company..and I am learning how to can and also store foods in mylar bags..also going to the range and practicing. So my days are full..so now just have to make sure i get enough fluids and electrolytes so my heart doesnt get SVT things going with this taper..

But I am scared to try again and I figure it will take me like 5 yrs to get off..i cant except that its 2.66mgs of k..that sounds like a really long time to say the least..but i know slow wins the race.

well better run for now will be around on the boards a lot more now and will be checking this thread also.

Hang in there everyone

hugs

[...]

Good luck [...]. I am sure if you go slow enough you will do well. I know when I start cutting again (I am nearing the 2 year mark on my hold and won't cut again until my youngest if off at college next August) it will be very very slow. Glad the new teva is working for you.

Thank you..and the holds are really hard when your wanting to get off but so needed sometimes and mine was 3 yrs...And glad you are waiting until your youngest is out of college I am sure that will be easier for you. I just hate the thought that at this rate will take me 5 yrs i will be almost 67 yrs old..guess thats why after i got my health back i was just going to take it the rest of my life an enjoy my life..but even tho so many say there won't be a shortage or no benzos here in the states i don't think we can be totally sure of that. But i can honestly say if i knew 100 percent that i could live a long life and be on them i would not be trying again. But I know I want to get lower than 2.66 mgs of k just in case cause that would be a ride i would not want to take if i couldnt get it.

Hang in there with your hold and keep in touch

hugs
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1588 on: July 27, 2020, 01:30:47 pm »
[...],

My concern with staying on is the ability to keep getting it prescribed. My psychiatrist is older and I am not sure what his plans are for retiring. My primary does know how bad it got for me when I was trying to taper so I think she would prescribe but eventually we will be moving somewhere out of the area so it's hard to know. My son has had a lot of health issues the last two years (diagnosed with Crohn's, so he will face this forever), but he is finally mostly stable, at least this week. I had to be strong to get through this which is why I updosed and am now holding. I do hope I can start to chip away next September but time will tell how that works. I already feel like I am on a roller coaster ride considering how far away some of his first choice colleges are. But one day at a time. I know you have been through a lot so please take care of yourself.
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[Buddie]

Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1589 on: September 07, 2020, 09:50:13 pm »
Hey all! Iím going to bump this a bit.
Iím having bad issues with generic Valium and thinking I may have to switch to brand. Itís my only option at this point so I can get lower before I jump.

Besides cost, how have you all adjusted on brand and did it help?

*Add- I know this is for K or clonazepam but just figured it could be similar as far as brand/generic.
TIA
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