Author Topic: Second Taper Anyone?  (Read 418 times)

[Buddie]

Second Taper Anyone?
« on: January 30, 2022, 11:55:51 pm »
Hello -

Has anyone done more than one taper? I feel like a really idiot having to do this again, but maybe someone else has had to do this? Maybe we can be friends hahahaha. Thank you  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 12:46:07 am »
No, you aren't the only one [...].  We have people join regularly who are tapering again this is one of reasons I got all the benzos out of my possession!  You should get some replies.
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 02:14:23 pm »
I was on benzos for about 10 years and quit cold turkey with little or no withdrawals. Thatís why I reinstated when my panic attacks came back. I used my left over pills from the previous years. When I stopped a couple of months later all heíll broke loose. Thatís when I got with a different doctor and decided to taper. I definitely kindled myself because I didnít know what I was doing about a year ago. This isnít my second taper but it is my second time on benzos after being completely off them previously.

If youíve done it before you know it can be done again.
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2022, 03:13:26 pm »
I guess this is like the food addict who keeps junk food in the house after struggling to lose a lotta weight, or ex-alcoholic who has not drunk in years but still has booze in the house. Just one trigger makes the temptation to fall off the wagon easier.

I have personally failed many times to get off and stay off this junk. When I was much younger, I recall getting off xanax for almost a year. It was not easy but I did it. I think excessive workplace stress during this time in my life was the catalyst for having the panic and anxiety return with a vengeance. That in turn caused me to start up again, even knowing how addictive these drugs are and how painful the w/d process is. Go figure--
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2022, 03:52:13 pm »
Thank you both for not making me feel so alone. I actually never got all the way off - just to 0.25mgs of Valium. Here I am back again, very scared to taper but getting more stable. I am hoping so badly that this taper is like my last and I start to heal I get lower. Once this rodeo is over - never again. I am sorry you are in the same club as me, but I truly feel so not alone. Thank you
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 04:16:00 pm »
When you were at .25, what was the reason for the updose?
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Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2022, 05:55:39 pm »
I wrote a long post about it a little while ago, if you have a peek at my post history. It was a mess of things, but Iím slowly digging out.
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2022, 08:17:41 pm »
I haven't done so yet because I'm scared. My CNS is unstable. So I'm hoping to hunker down for a while. But people have come before us and succeeded. We will have to be slow and careful. Read all you can about holds and tapers. There is a wealth of information here. :)
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Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2022, 09:56:22 pm »
This is my third taper I got off years ago and  when I went through menopause I started taking to sleep my dr said it was ok.. well 5 years later it took me 2 years to taper and six weeks later took again for 4 months and I taper again been off 4 months and for the last 3 days I been sick like I am in a wave
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[Buddie]

Re: Second Taper Anyone?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2022, 10:48:40 pm »
I reinstated after about 3 years.  I didn't taper the first time, just CT'd.  Second time I tapered and it went as well as can be expected.  It took forever, 2 years, but I was mostly stable the whole time.
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