Author Topic: Valium/Diazepam Support Group  (Read 775527 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2013, 01:50:24 am »
Hi everyone. DP its alllll good. I guess we are giving quick overviews of the before and present. My [...] pretty much says it all. When all was said and done I was on 27.5mg of [...] after over 20 years of clonazepam .5mg 2x daily and 15mg of Serax (Oxazepam to sleep).
I joined BB in the fall of 2011 so I have been around for 2 years now. I spent the first year tapering by the dry cut method 1mg every 4-6 weeks and like so many others got slammed eventually and had to slow down. I am presently at 9.7mg and tapering daily using a Jewelers scale and nail file and a rate of .013mg/day. This [...] 2 months to lose 1mg. I am using the "taper by symptom" method made famous for me by [...]. I have the theory part down to a science but the hands on [...] a work in progress. I know what to do hands down and can tell anyone else but resist my own advise. I have a full time job and run a business on the side so I'm really too busy to taper. Unfortunately the taper [...] my boss most days! I started a thread for taperers who are also workers, wanna be workers, former workers and anyone else who wants to chime in and it [...] here  http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=66302.msg1208917#msg1208917
I am here to help if you [...] me. I love this group and [...] that we can share our collective knowledge with anyone interested. I would only ask, maybe beg anyone reading this post to please post and let us know how you feel. I did not thinking I knew it all and it turned out to be too late on too many occasions and the too fast taper bug bit me in the butt. Please jump in and save yourself the aggravation of this mistake. Believe me most people who look at this thread are having symptoms or maybe in tolerance. This tapering game [...] no joke and as a great bud of mine ([...]) always said [...] not for the faint of heart. If you are like I was and think it won't happen to you we will welcome you with open arms when it does. The ultimate goal [...] to keep your [...] speed as close to your tapering speed as possible. When the two are far apart that's when you get into trouble and many people do not know how to fix this right off the hop and unfortunately stay in this zone for their whole taper. ASK QUESTIONS!
Nice to be over here
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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2013, 03:17:31 am »
Hi guys,

[...] checking in.  Good to have a new thread.

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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2013, 03:22:56 am »
Hi everyone,

I will come on board also. After 22 years of klonopin use I tapered over a 7 month period. It was a nasty battle. I was put on [...] the day I jumped to help make the w/d more manageable. I had a lot to learn. The biggest thing I learned was to slow it down. With the help of the many supportive people at BB I am finally at a place where I am not sick. My overly long wait for my scale seems to be drawing to an end as it has been shipped. I will start [...]'s taper when I get it and am hoping for a more peaceful time. We will see. The one thing that I understand [...] that much of what happens to us through all of this depends on attitude. This [...] not easy and I would not want to repeat it again. I was very bitter when I realized how backed up to the wall I was when I first was in w/d. I have become a patient person. I was very angry also. That was harder for me to temper. At the [...] mark I took a huge breathe in and exhaled. I [...] this. I will get to the finish line. I look forward to better days and happy endings.

Feeling [...] in Colorado :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 11:10:29 am »
So [...] a little logistics question:
Drawing up 99mls using a syringe [...] irritating me.
I can buy a science grade (albeit school level) glass 100ml measuring cylinder for $5.45.
[...] the accuracy with a measuring cylinder really going to be that far off a syringe?
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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 03:26:59 pm »
Hi [...],
I fear it [...] be trial and error.

In my case, I bought a 10ml oral syringe and a 100ml graduated cylinder.  I measured out 100ml with the syringe into the cylinder and the water level ended up quite a bit above the 100ml mark. 

I could have bought another cylinder and another looking for one that measured exactly what the 10ml syringe was measuring but I decided not to.  I work with a lot of lab equipment (10% milk bottles, different sized beakers, cylinders etc.) in my job because of the testing we do on the product we make here at the [...]where I work and in my experience, no two measure exactly the same.  It [...] [...] the nature of the way they are made and marked.

Because of this, I decided to stick with [...] measuring out my suspension mix and my dose with the syringe.  Whether or not the cylinder or the syringe was measuring the most accurately becomes immaterial because I am measuring with the same instrument each and every time mixing my suspension and taking my dose. 

You could get lucky and find one that measures the same, [...] check it first to be sure.
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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 03:39:53 pm »
I use a 20 ml syringe and a 100 ml container. Both were very inexpensive. I experimented -- 5 syringefuls into the 100 ml container gives me a little more than 100 ml but it's close enough. I figure if I use the same equipment every time, the mistake will be uniform over every use. So I don't worry about it.

I think this [...] what [...] [...] saying.

When we're working with syringes and dumping them into a marked container (two different measuring systems), I don't think anything can be exact. I think consistency [...] the key.

I [...].

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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2013, 07:30:27 pm »
Hi everyone,

I will come on board also. After 22 years of klonopin use I tapered over a 7 month period. It was a nasty battle. I was put on [...] the day I jumped to help make the w/d more manageable. I had a lot to learn. The biggest thing I learned was to slow it down. With the help of the many supportive people at BB I am finally at a place where I am not sick. My overly long wait for my scale seems to be drawing to an end as it has been shipped. I will start [...]'s taper when I get it and am hoping for a more peaceful time. We will see. The one thing that I understand [...] that much of what happens to us through all of this depends on attitude. This [...] not easy and I would not want to repeat it again. I was very bitter when I realized how backed up to the wall I was when I first was in w/d. I have become a patient person. I was very angry also. That was harder for me to temper. At the [...] mark I took a huge breathe in and exhaled. I [...] this. I will get to the finish line. I look forward to better days and happy endings.

Feeling [...] in Colorado :thumbsup:

So good to hear you are feeling better! Here's to slow tapering.
Warmly,
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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2013, 07:59:58 pm »
Thank you for starting this new thread DP.  I want to be part of this thread so I'm signing up!


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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2013, 08:37:03 pm »
Thanks [...] and [...]! Some good points. I'[...] do my syringes into the cylinder. If it reads above I'[...] [...] drop the water a little (which would effectively be a teeny tiny updose in the short term). If it reads below I'[...] stick with it or add the extra water and hold to compensate the slight cut. From then on I'[...] be consistent with using the cylinder and no more time wasted drawing up 9.9syringes for each of my glass jars  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Valium/Diazepam Support Group
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2013, 09:50:06 pm »
We get [...].....yay! :thumbsup:
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