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Tapering Going Well, Take it slow!
#91
(10-14-2017, 03:18 AM)fishfarmer Wrote: A final note in this chapter of my life, and I Thank You all for your support!!! Today for the first time in years I forgot to take my 1mg of Clonazepam and guess what, everything was fine! I think a lot of daily users of benzos would be surprised that they really do not need them all the time. I like too keep them around as a safety blanket, but plan on using only when absolutely needed. New Fish Farm is great and life is good! End of Thread! You are a great bunch of people!!! Bless You All-FF

I am so happy to hear this. Gives me hope. I basically need benzos to live at this point. Especially to sleep. I'm so happy you were able to taper off.
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#92
Great advice, the most important thing is taking it down slowly. Depending on your current dosage, it could take a long time but it’s worth not suffering as much. The end result will be having the ability to sleep again without benzos. Also, my doctor says, and I believe him, that benzos actually create more anxiety when taken long term. Imagine the stress of not being able to get them, always increasing your dose , ect. However they do have a place because certain people have sever anxiety and I have tried all the other non benzos medications to no avail.
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#93
That is awesome; tapering off benzos is really, really tough.  I agree with pretty much everyone else; slow and steady wins the race Wink.  There are plenty of other things too that help with anxiety and sleep than just benzos.  I know your original post was a while ago, so I hope all worked out for you!
"You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Dr. MLK Jr.
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#94
maeve, Hi! Just said hello to you last night on the welcome section. I have not kicked the benzos yet but don't take 50mg Valium and drink beer every night like I used to. It has been an up and down battle for me to be honest. Wish I could get back to " Use only as needed" but such is life, have a Great Weekend-FF
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#95
Love to hear the success stories as I have begun a taper from a nightly diclazepam regimen recently... I can't wait to fall asleep naturally once again! Smile
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#96
I wish mine was a success story schmok, and it is to some degree as for about 4 months I was down to 1mg clonaz a day, but at the new farm my responsibilities are growing, and so is the anxiety. When I first got there it was so great and the people so kind I even forgot to take clonaz and everything was fine. Fell for those with GAD as my anxiety is triggered by my surroundings and work environment. Best Wishes-FF
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