Author Topic: in benzo tapering recovery  (Read 95 times)

[Buddie]

in benzo tapering recovery
« on: May 19, 2022, 08:15:41 am »
joined to have a forum to talk do others with similar struggles and figure out the best approaches to recovery.
xanax 3mg daily, tapered down to 10mg valium over the past year
stuck at 10mg and speaking to a psychiatrist and have some questions about their method for treatment
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[Buddie]

Re: in benzo tapering recovery
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 08:20:54 am »
Hello [...]  :hug: Welcome to Benzobuddies!

We are glad to have you here, welcome to the community.  Well done for getting down to 10mg Diazepam from 3 [...] Xanax!  Have you been doing a slow taper?   You will get lots of support and encouragement here.     Browse the boards and post questions, you will find plenty of  information on the forum

Reducing your daily dose by somewhere between 5% and 10% every 10 - 14 days is the rule of thumb. Many go slower, whatever feels comfortable. Listen to your body.

Reading through The Ashton Manual,  gives us a better understanding why we feel the way we do 

I'll leave you a few links:
 
The Ashton Manual
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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