Author Topic: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent  (Read 383 times)

[Buddie]

Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:56:25 am »
I was in 3.0 mg clonazepam for many years, About 2 years ago my doctor switched me to 50 mg of diazepam in one day. I tapered in 4 months to 15 mg. Tried to go to 11 mg of V a few months later. Just could not do it. Now I am on 15 mg for a year and feel like a zombie all day, so sedated and confused. I just can not tolerate Valium. They are like sleeping pills. Went to Clonazepam 1.0 mg ( shorter half live ) for a few days. Finally can function. Very restless but not sleepy. Yesterday I took 2.5 mg valium and 0.75 mg V. Just want to cross back to clonazepam stabilize and Microtaper from there.
How do I cross back? I want to go very slow maybe tapet from clonazepam in a year or even longer. With valium I can not work, maken to sleepy. Can I switch back in one time? Taking them together causes confusion. Clonazepam makes me a little irritated but not sedated. Can function better. My doctor agreed. But we donít have a plan how to cross back.
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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2022, 09:59:25 am »
[...], I've sent a message to one of our members to see if they can help you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2022, 12:54:36 pm »
Iím in the same boat.

I need to cross back to Ativan, but itís not working.

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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 02:08:11 pm »
[...], I've sent a message to one of our members to see if they can help you.

Thnx a lot :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Now I am taking 7.5 mg diazepam and 0.75mg diazepam.
Some confusion, restless and irritability.
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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 06:40:53 pm »
Hi [...],

[...] asked me to stop by.

I am confused. 

You wrote your are taking 7.5 mg diazepam and 0.75 mg diazapam.

I think you meant to write:  7.5 mg diazepam and 0.75mg clonazepam.

If that is true, you are over doing your cross over.

15 mg of diazepam is equal to 0.75 mg of clonazepam.

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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 07:04:17 pm »
Hi [...],

[...] asked me to stop by.

I am confused. 

You wrote your are taking 7.5 mg diazepam and 0.75 mg diazapam.

I think you meant to write:  7.5 mg diazepam and 0.75mg clonazepam.


If that is true, you are over doing your cross over.

15 mg of diazepam is equal to 0.75 mg of clonazepam.

Thnx for stepping by, I mean 3/4 pil so basically 7.5 mg And 0.375 clonazepam. Want to go to 0.75 mg or 1 mg because of the shorter half life. Donít know if I just can switch once or gradually? But the feeling taking borg of them is not good.
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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2022, 07:44:42 pm »
Your ratios are perfect (15 mg of diazapam is equal to taking both 7.5mg diazepam and 0.375 clonazepam).

Why did you originally switch from clonazepam to diazapam?






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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2022, 03:17:40 am »
Your ratios are perfect (15 mg of diazapam is equal to taking both 7.5mg diazepam and 0.375 clonazepam).

Why did you originally switch from clonazepam to diazapam?

Thnx, I had also some other issues like alcohol, went to a psychiatrist. He said diazepam is dasjes to taper and switched me to 50 mg diazepam. The last few days iím very irritated.donít know if Itís the cross of the clonazepam. But I never had issues like that with clonazepam. Maybe I have to get used again or It s the mix.
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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2022, 06:55:52 pm »
I am now on my sixth day take 2.5 mg diazepam And 0.625 clonazepam. More energy but tense nervous And hard to concentrate. Does this go away?
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[Buddie]

Re: Plan needed to cross back from valium to clonazepam! Urgent
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2022, 08:26:50 pm »
These do get better but as long as you are in the taper phase, accept the situation.
Acceptance helps.
Keeping you mind on other things (hobbies, etc.) helps.
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