Author Topic: Want to cross over to valium  (Read 1794 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2021, 12:36:13 pm »
I was taking K twice a day.
I switched 1/2 of my night dose to V for a week or 2, then the second half of night dose.

Then went half of morning dose to V then all. It got easier to do after that initial 1/4th.
Things were crazy for about a week. Tingling, wild emotions, etc.

I would consider starting V for a few days then taking away half of pm dose. There was definitely
a lag with V getting up to speed.

Thank you [...] for sharing your personal crossover experience from K to V! I think this is really valuable for other members to know about.  :thumbsup:
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2021, 12:39:00 pm »
I have completed my 1st step today, going is good. Today is my starting to 2nd step.

Hi [...],
I wasn't aware you decided to cross. Are you crossing from etizolam to diazepam? Are you doing 6-steps? Did you stabilize on your last step?

Congrats on moving forward with your recovery!  :thumbsup:
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2021, 12:58:46 pm »
I am doing a 6 step cross from E to V.
I was much stable before I started co (except 2 days when I msged u n thought of reinstating), and today is my 1st day of 2nd step cross over to Valium.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2021, 01:09:10 pm »
I am doing a 6 step cross from E to V.
I was much stable before I started co (except 2 days when I msged u n thought of reinstating), and today is my 1st day of 2nd step cross over to Valium.

I'm so glad that you were able to get a prescription for diazepam and that your crossover and drug trial is going well thus far! I think you're very brave to try this, and I hope you will be rewarded with improved stability and ease of tapering.

Are you holding 1 week between steps?
Did you feel stable at the end of step 1 before crossing to step 2?
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2021, 02:49:44 pm »
I am holding 5 days on each step, I was stable on step 1 before I came to 2. I am still stable today.
During my first step co I didn't notice any change except a some heart palpitations.
I think a 3 week hold at 0.26mg E, did turned out good, I didn't held it intentionally, I held it coz my marriage was forthcoming. I waited the co to V for the same reason. Now that my social situation is less bothersome after I got married, I'm back tapering.
I was denied valium by some doctors, but on forum advice I asked my uncle who is a Gastro specialist to write the script and i got it easy.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2021, 02:52:47 pm »
I am holding 5 days on each step, I was stable on step 1 before I came to 2. I am still stable today.
During my first step co I didn't notice any change except a some heart palpitations.
I think a 3 week hold at 0.26mg E, did turned out good, I didn't held it intentionally, I held it coz my marriage was forthcoming. I waited the co to V for the same reason. Now that my social situation is less bothersome after I got married, I'm back tapering.
I was denied valium by some doctors, but on forum advice I asked my uncle who is a Gastro specialist to write the script and i got it easy.

Yay! This is really great news. I'm so glad that you held long enough to stabilize on etizolam before your cross, that your uncle was willing to prescribe the medicine you wanted, and that your feeling stable so far in your cross. I'm so happy to hear this.  Please keep us posted!  :thumbsup:
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2021, 02:56:09 pm »
The stability I'm feeling is because of the benzos still in effect.
It's the benzo numbness (which is symptom free temporarily) which is making me feel relieved after I spread out my doses, prior to which I was struggling. This feeling is soon to wear out I know, suffering is just around the corner. Anyway, I still get going.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2021, 03:01:26 pm »
The stability I'm feeling is because of the benzos still in effect.
It's the benzo numbness (which is symptom free temporarily) which is making me feel relieved after I spread out my doses, prior to which I was struggling. This feeling is soon to wear out I know, suffering is just around the corner. Anyway, I still get going.

Yes, I agree that you're probably experiencing support from the benzos in staying calm, but I think this could also be supporting your healing in many ways. And I think this is also the same quality of calm that you are learning to cultivate in yourself naturally and which you can experience once you're off the medication with enough practice and self-awareness. I believe you will get there. Suffering has been my greatest teacher.  :thumbsup:
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2021, 04:10:42 pm »
I have learnt some specific Yogic practices which will never allow me to give up on life, although I may sound like that many times in future. These practices have kept me alive, but with fatigue as a symptom it's hard sometimes to keep it practicing daily.
I have little concern on how to manage myself without meducations when I have such potent tools with me, but the fact that benzo withdrawal is so cruel and I have to deal with paxil post this, is something I deeply struggle to come in terms with. I'm definitely scared for such a long journey.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: Want to cross over to valium
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2021, 11:07:49 pm »
SC, it's good that you got your uncle to prescribe the Valium for you.  I'm sure then you'll be able to have a better taper and not have interdose w/d and get off the drugs smoothly.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.