Betsy's Story. This is for all of those people who may have questions about benzodiazepine withdrawal and whether or not people can come through it and feel like it was a success. I have been off of the benzos for two months now, and while that is still early for some in recovery, I feel that the best way to help others is to.
It's been just over a year since I finished a 4 1/2 month taper of Klonopin. It was absoluy the most difficult thing that I have ever encountered in my life and there were a few times when I thought I might be better off dead.
The antibiotic, Levaquin, prescribed (April-June, 2000 for 10 weeks) for staph infection in my hip replacement (July 1995), likely caused the insomnia and anxiety for which Ativan was prescribed (August 2000).
Thank you to everyone involved in providing the information that I required for a successful withdrawal from Ativan.
I went out of town to visit some friends one Memorial Day weekend, not concerned that I'd failed to take along my little bottle of Xanax.
I'm posting this to show you an example of a successful taper into sobriety using slightly unorthodox methods. I am a highly inligent individual and fiercely independent and I do not like doctors, they're the ones who started all this in the first place. My taper plan went as follows. Initially I would lower it by.
I want to know more about this ecig etizolam stuff. I dabble with etizolam a few times a month and keep it in pocket in case I get panic attack or something but usually I just chew the pill and gum the powder for quickest effect. the vape route seems perfect for panic attacks.
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I'm posting this to show you an example of a successful taper into sobriety using slightly unorthodox methods. I hate being thrown into the pool of sedative addicts, it's pretty much all doom and gloom, you can't do this alone, etc etc.
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I made the switch from 0.5mg Klonopin to 0.25mg Etizolam 3x daily.
You don't have to be fully recovered. There is no need to add your real name if you wish to remain anonymous. Thank You Thumbs up. As the stories here may be triggering for those who are in early withdrawal and extremely sensitive then please don't read here but move on to the Success Stories. If you would like to get in.
I would wake up early in a panic. I don't think the drug gelled with me. I think I was prescribed an overdose. Especially the high dose. Also I think I had adverse reactions to the drug. While taking them I also started to lose my ability to use my hands, couldn't walk and had slurred speech. I also became verbally aggressive.
Itching, burning sensation. Killing myself became a logical option. My body and head were hot. Baylissa, I cannot even explain. And I was FORCED to take that pill.
I was getting clear windows of the real me…coming back again.
The thing these people have in common is that they got off their benzodiazepine and they felt they were a success story. These stories are recorded here as an inspiration to others to show that getting off benzodiazepines and recovery is possible. Keith - Zopiclone with a Valium taper. Includes a one year update.
Edward - A withdrawal from Ativan.
Carol - Klonopin, Valium and antidepressants.
Jennifer - A story about Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin and Ambien.
Randy - Coming off Ativan.
Brenda - 6mg of Klonopin with a Valium crossover and taper Barbara Susan.
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Well here are 11 great tips and strategies to a successful benzodiazepine taper from Professor C Heather Ashton. Oxford educated Many people who taper very slowly experience only minimal withdrawal symptoms so don't worry about the worst case scenarios and all those scary stories you've heard. Go slow and listen.
Oxford educated Professor Ashton is considered a leading expert on benzodiazepine withdrawal based on her experiences running a benzo withdrawal clinic over more than a decade. Need some advice on how to make sure your taper goes smoothly? Well here are 11 great tips and strategies to a successful benzodiazepine taper from Professor C Heather Ashton.