Author Topic: valium taper rate  (Read 274 times)

[Buddie]

valium taper rate
« on: February 28, 2022, 01:23:09 am »
Hi, I've been tapering 5mg valium for 3.5 months and have gotten down to 2mg. Withdrawal symptoms are bad but bearable, and I really just want to be off the stuff. Going forward, I'm deciding between going down .2 mg/week or .1mg/week. What do you think? Is 10%/week too fast?
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[Buddie]

Re: valium taper rate
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 01:39:52 am »
It would be helpful if you would tell us more about your tapering history, specifically your past taper rate(s).  What size reductions have you made over what intervals?

Also, please be mindful that if you continue to make fixed amount reductions in dose (e.g. 0.2mg per week), your taper rate will increase.

For example, 2mg to 1.8mg is a 10% reduction.  However, 1mg to 0.8mg is a 20% reduction.
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[Buddie]

Re: valium taper rate
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2022, 10:32:07 am »
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