Author Topic: Walked off Clonazepam!  (Read 498 times)

[Buddie]

Walked off Clonazepam!
« on: May 05, 2022, 03:51:33 pm »
Hi everyone,
I am so excited to have something to share here in the BB Celebrations and Milestones! After a 15+ year dependency on Clonazepam, I just completed my two year, 4-month taper. As of today, I am free from taking benzos ever again!

I wanted to taper my 2mg/day in six months so I started with some bigger cuts.  Well, those large cuts caught up with me and I got a real taste of how painful coming off these drugs can be.  I found BB, read the Ashton Manual, and slowed down.  I took a couple of long holds to stabilize and I also added an AD to be able to continue to function after having acute-like symptoms but I pressed forward and took it all the way down to .001 to walk off today.

Iím feeling pretty good and I have no expectation of whatís to come. I know the truths of benzo wd from that Iíve learned here and I am aware that I will now enter a recovery phase. The only way out is through, and Iím determined to see this through and regain my life again.  Thank you for your support.  This is a lonely journey and this forum makes it easier. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 05:08:29 pm »
Bravo and congratulations, [...]!
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2022, 05:38:56 pm »
Congratulations [...], I love your attitude and realistic expectations, here's to an uneventful and smooth recovery!  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2022, 08:05:25 pm »
Thank you so much [...] and [...].  Your advice during the tapering process has been invaluable!  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2022, 08:12:56 pm »
Congratulations. Well done!
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 08:45:54 pm »
Thanks, Seeking.  I appreciate your advice and encouragement along the way!!
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2022, 11:20:05 pm »
Hi everyone,
I am so excited to have something to share here in the BB Celebrations and Milestones! After a 15+ year dependency on Clonazepam, I just completed my two year, 4-month taper. As of today, I am free from taking benzos ever again!

I wanted to taper my 2mg/day in six months so I started with some bigger cuts.  Well, those large cuts caught up with me and I got a real taste of how painful coming off these drugs can be.  I found BB, read the Ashton Manual, and slowed down.  I took a couple of long holds to stabilize and I also added an AD to be able to continue to function after having acute-like symptoms but I pressed forward and took it all the way down to .001 to walk off today.

Iím feeling pretty good and I have no expectation of whatís to come. I know the truths of benzo wd from that Iíve learned here and I am aware that I will now enter a recovery phase. The only way out is through, and Iím determined to see this through and regain my life again.  Thank you for your support.  This is a lonely journey and this forum makes it easier.

Congratulations [...]! You did it!
My prayer is that from this day forward your days are better and brighter.
God bless you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2022, 01:15:17 am »

Congratulations [...]! You did it!
My prayer is that from this day forward your days are better and brighter.
God bless you.

Thank you, Pixie! Your prayers continue to be much appreciated.  God bless you!
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2022, 03:16:14 am »
Congratulations RogerThat!  Great job!  You might be pleasantly surprised and continue to do well.  I'm 9 days out and it's getting better with each day.  Fingers crossed friend.  :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Walked off Clonazepam!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2022, 04:43:25 am »
Congratulations RogerThat!  Great job!  You might be pleasantly surprised and continue to do well.  I'm 9 days out and it's getting better with each day.  Fingers crossed friend.  :)

Better each day so far?! Wow! I'm so happy for you Gitfiddle!! Thank you so much for posting that.  It gives me hope. 
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