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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal support
#1
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I hope this is okay to post here. I have my own problems with benzodiazepine addiction.

http://www.benzobuddies.org

Lots of information on benzodiazepine withdrawal

Shy
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#2
Hi Willie. I looked at the site, first time for me.

Do you know what titration taper is? I have just never heard of it.
Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things. Tom Petty
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#3
(09-16-2015, 01:23 PM)FirePlaces Wrote: Hi Willie. I looked at the site, first time for me.

Do you know what titration taper is? I have just never heard of it.

http://www.benzobuddies.org/benzodiazepi...titration/

This website can explain better than I can.

I do know that it is a method to slowly reduce your dosage use even when the pill cuts get too small to make.

For example, when you are withdrawing from diazepam and you just feel like you can't stop taking that one or 1/2 of one pill a day. You can mix the pill in a liquid base and drink a measured amount every so many hours reducing the dosage even further by drinking the equivalent to say 1/4 or even 1/8 of one pill each day. This is very slow tapering that makes it easier for some people.

Hope that makes sense and answers your question.

Willie Smile
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#4
Thanks Wille. Interesting stuff.
Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things. Tom Petty
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#5
Great information. There will be a time I will decide to taper in the next few months, hopefully. This was very very helpful. 
THANKS, Willie.
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#6
Willie, good information to post. For those that are determined to stop it's great to know there is a place they can go for help and support. Very much needed for many.
The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under! - Anne Frank
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#7
Chill........sounds to me like you've got everything under control and have a good idea about pill breaking.
Your already way, way, on the road you want if your breaking 5 mg valium....that's pretty small quantity.
You've won already......IMO.

Good for you and good luck.



(10-08-2015, 04:21 PM)chillax Wrote: The only reputable place I can find with convenient payment methods for my 2mg valiums is my pill clinic.  But I just got a thought about how to taper from 5mg pills, without needing the 2mgs - I could break it in 1/2 and then put it into a pill crusher and try to adjust my dose from that powder.  I haven't tried it yet though.
Does anyone know how to use liquid valium?  I know an IOP that has it, but I believe it's IV and I'm no nurse, so I don't know if that could be used for oral admin.  Also, my pill clinic doctor sounded open to the idea of scripting it out to me, but I never bothered as the 2mg pills worked just fine and were much easier to taper with.
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#8
Good post! @willie33. I am a benzo guy and one of worst experiences I have ever encountered was from a benzo withdrawal. At the time I didn't know I was withdrawing, I thought I caught a horrible bug. But my symptoms were crazy it was like a migraine had a baby with the flu and toss spasms in that mix. Good thing I had knowledgeable friends who pointed it out as withdrawals - then I was enlightened to that fact that one can actually die from going cold turkey. Didn't know it was THAT serious, but it is THAT serious.
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#9
Yeah I went through the WDs for 6 months. It was by choice. I decided to just quit them, thought I was immune to addiction and WDs. Those WDs kicked my ass, but I stuck with it for 6 months, how I functioned I have no idea.

The scary part is that after 6 months the WDs were still getting worse until I cried "Uncle!" I feel nothing from alprazolam. I have a tolerance like everyone who has been taking them for long periods, and the only way to feel them would be take a big dose at once which I won't do.

People oft talk about which alps are better, and if they have a tolerance such as I, then I don't see how they can possibly tell. I take them now for one reason, because I'm addicted and to keep the WDs away. It doesn't take much to keep the WDs away. I was taking 4mg a day as a doctor once prescribed them to me at that dosage for a long time. I have cut the dosage in half of what I was prescribed and soon to cut it in half again to 1mg a day.

Good luck All.
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#10
This thread is really wonderful. I am so glad you started this, Willie.

Zander, i knew you were tough, but that word doesn't even come close.
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