Author Topic: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam  (Read 2044 times)

[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2021, 03:49:09 pm »
Noted. I'll continue the hold till some events have passed.
Ty this is a lot of help.
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2021, 06:49:21 pm »
Is it oke for your liver to take multiple pills?

Looking ahead if I'd want to make the next cut from 1mg to 0.875mg.

Dosing the 1mg is easy its just one pill.

to achieve 0.875 I would have to take:

- One 0.500mg pill
- One 0.250mg pill
- One cut in half 0.250mg pill

Seeing some have been on this stuff for 5,10,20 years I have little concern about my liver.
It seems reduntant to do it this way. Is it normal for a dry cut?
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2021, 10:31:22 pm »
I am not a doctor but an engineer.
That said, I do not see why taking a dose as a complete pill versus in little bits would mater to your liver.  Both would have the same effect.  Remember, many people dissolve the benzo in a touch of Vodka - so those people are getting it in very tiny bits.
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2021, 07:57:10 pm »
Alright I've decided to reevaluate my taper process.
some symptoms were to put it frank dangerous but also I want to remain functional due to having a daughter and a partime job.
and due to [...] proposal of 0.0625 (I accept  :-* :P )
I've decided to go smaller and reduce with cuts of 0.0625 instead of 0.125mg.

However I'll try not to compromise on time length, previously I did about 0.125mg per month.
So it will be roughly 2-3 weeks 0.0625 cuts. strafing for 0.125mg per month or month and a half.
Leaving some flexibility as thats how it goes.
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2021, 11:21:01 pm »
The most important word in your last post is "flexibility", I'm glad you're willing to listen to your body and introduce flexibility into your schedule.  Please don't put time restraints on your taper, I know we call them taper schedules and we make them but it's really our symptoms that should be calling the shots. 

I'm concerned when you say dangerous symptoms because I know you have a young one at home.  It's important to know that getting drug free is only one leg in this journey, getting free from the pain of symptoms is another, they typically stick around for awhile even after you're off the drug.  It takes awhile to recover from this, its a marathon not a sprint.
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2021, 10:30:48 am »
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"The most important word in your last post is "flexibility", I'm glad you're willing to listen to your body and introduce flexibility into your schedule.  Please don't put time restraints on your taper, I know we call them taper schedules and we make them but it's really our symptoms that should be calling the shots.
Defiantly right about that, its just I get the feeling holding for too long isnt the option neither.
After I went through the cycle of the symptoms over 5 weeks period would the cycle start again if I held longer?
I mean can we actually get a breather by choosing to hold longer or is the breather making smaller cuts so the symptoms are less intense.
Its like dealing with pressure in moderation.
so far I've been managing  :angel: and doing pretty fine figuring this out.


The dangerous symptoms I am talking about are these: http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=259048.msg3276515#msg3276515
which we called the doctor for it. they wanted to see me but I dont have a car so I couldn't go around midnight.
The other that I didn't mention was having a sort of outfall of a breathing like I couldn't breath on one side of the nose. that was very strange it happened one time for the first time the past week.
It was totally different from a stuffed nose hole or something.

Another was back in januari I woke up in the middle of the night with the feeling of a snake strangling my neck, I gasped for air.
Instinctively I kew I had to relax the muscle and then I could breath. sounded like a laryngospasms.
People can have this when they experience a lot of stress and anxiety I leanred. which was the case as this happened in the period before moving house. during w/d. a lot of family drama.  I felt caged.
Have been tested for sleep apneu and that came back fine.

Im sorry [...] I hardly dare to speak about this as I dont want to make the suffering any worse for my fellow w/d people on here.
After the holiday I got some appointments waiting for me one of is a neurologist.
With the 2nd vaccine shot the doors open again to start seeing some specialists.
My last appointment was back in March this year, so I didnt let corona stop me however with the vaccine coming up I had a goal inmind and took a step back till my wife and I had these shots.
Im trying the best I can. this stuff is just so inhumane.
Therapy is coming but its taking too long as well. last therapy I had was july, august and september of 2020.
Its good to talk to people and learn cooping skills thus this will help nonetheless!

What else can I do?
options of going to a clinic have been in the back of my mind.
as a person I can manage mentally but these ocasional symptoms wont let me.
Risking getting poly drugged there while I would just need vital signs monitoring. I barely would need that as it happens so occasionally. rare.
Otherwise I manage just fine to taper at home.
also my wife is here for our daughter and she goes with her to work. during which, either of the grandmothers watch over her.
I'd say we got that part pretty much covered  :)  Its just I dont want her to grow up without a father.

Sorry its time I let it all out.
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2021, 03:08:51 pm »
I'm grateful to know your child is well cared for while you're going through this, but please don't fear this will have her growing up without a father, this is a lie the drug is telling you, there are many as you'll see here:  Benzo Lies That Have Been Busted

It looks as if you're doing all you can to keep yourself healthy while dealing with Covid and I understand not wanting more drugs added to this situation, it seems to be what they do when they can't answer our questions.

I wish you could get back into therapy but with the new variants we're headed in the wrong direction, I'm so sorry.  Are there any telemed options for you or perhaps group therapy via zoom?
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2021, 04:30:44 pm »
[...] it seems I've missed the news during this week. as the new variants other then the delta are news to me.

: )

Any good news about it with having two vaccine shots?
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2021, 04:43:52 pm »
[...] it seems I've missed the news during this week. as the new variants other then the delta are news to me.

: )

Any good news about it with having two vaccine shots?

I was talking about delta and the vaccine seems to be a good defense against it although there have been breakthrough cases with mostly diminished symptoms. 
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[Buddie]

Re: My taper progress - seeking guidance - Lorazepam
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2021, 08:19:35 pm »
Ah alright, then nothing has changed yet and I can go with my approach according to plan :  )

Thanks for sending the link.

Also yeah Im reliefed as well about my daughter being taken care off.
There are times that I have to do it but then my wife aint that far away.
Other times we are alone when walking outside but then we live in a kid friendly neighborhood.
So i'd expect there will be enough people vigilant incase something bad happens.

Its just these alarming occasional symptoms I went through.
Some I can write off as a one time thing. the other reoccurs and im planning to see a doctor about that.
But thats going to be a long haul.
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