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I am on 3.80 mg diazepam on a slow liquid taper. Am having a very difficult time. I am 77 and was put on diazepam 14 years ago for pelvic spasms. My dose was eventually upped to35mg then doc decided to take me off in 6 days. I knew nothing about Benzos or withdrawal. It was horrible. I thought I was dying. The doctor never told me what was happening. That was 10 years ago. 35 mg was finally reinstated then was given cipro for a bladder infection and went thru cold turkey again. My nervous system has never been the same. Have been trying to titrate down since it was finally reinstated.
I am so discouraged and sick from even very small cuts. I also have chronic pain which increases with withdrawal. I so much want to get off this poison. It has taken 10 years of my life from me. It is good to hear you are doing well. So many are suffering from Benzo withdrawal sometimes for years after stopping. Very few doctors know how to taper. You have to do it yourself.

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I've been off psyche meds myself for almost seven years and completely agree. There is book, called Unhinged, by a Boston area Psychiatrists, Daniel J. Carpet, who explains pretty much why doctors won't help. Psychiatry has been taken over by drug companies. It started in the 80s, and has spiraled out of country since. Something like only one in ten still offer therapy. They are simply med pushers. The most disturbing part to me is along with all the dangerous side-effects the medication comes with, much of doesn't even work well at all.