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Any positive stories about Benzo tapering?

Addiction & Recovery | Last Active: Mar 15 11:45am | Replies (149)

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@georgette12

My goodness, please be positive on the tapering of benzos . I recently got off ambien for sleep, tapered off an anti anxiety med and have previously gotten off klonopin from a rather high dose. I'm 75 and have taken these meds for 45 years. And gotten off successfully. Even had ECT and no side effects. Sure, everyone is different, but I've been around long enough to see some amazing things people can do. Sometimes it's a trial and error thing, but life itself is trial and error, don't you think?

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So happy to hear this! I’m 67 and a nervous wreck. How did you do it? I’ll be starting a taper from Xanax. My doctor now has me on Valium as it’s easier to taper from. Are you taking any meds now? Did you take anything during your taper? I know I have a lot of questions if you don’t mind!

Inspirational

I too have been on Benzos for over 35 years. Great to hear your story. Will start my taper soon.

Big congratulations!