Author Topic: Looking for advice and community support  (Read 120 times)

[Buddie]

Looking for advice and community support
« on: May 18, 2022, 07:52:13 am »
Hello,
Looking for extra support in my journey. I've been on Oxazepam for about 5 years now... every night. For the last 3 years been on about 17.5 mg. I don't have access to longer half life benzos unfortunately and looking for advice how to best handle a rapid half life benzo like Oxazepam. I've started a taper of 1.25 mg per month so far it's tough but I'm getting through.
Thanks,
B
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking for advice and community support
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 07:59:40 am »
Hello [...] :hug: Welcome to Benzobuddies

Welcome to the community. Well done in starting your taper.  Take your time and browse the boards, we have some very valuable information here and lots of support. Feel free to post questions on any of the dedicated boards. 

Itís generally recommended to reduce your daily dose by somewhere between 5% and 10% every 10 - 14 days.   Many taper slower than this, whatever feels comfortable.

I would  suggest you check out The Ashton Manual, It is a great resource for understanding the effect benzodiazepines have on our body.

I'll leave you a few links:
 
The Ashton Manual
Withdrawal Support
Planning Your Withdrawal (TaperPlans)

If you would like to add a signature (history of meds/doses etc) to help members give you relevant advice.  Go to the top of the page and select PROFILE then choose forum profile then insert drug history into the text box and remember to click change profile

Welcome aboard
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking for advice and community support
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 07:53:20 pm »
Thank you!
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.