Any positive stories about Benzo tapering?

Posted by sears @sears, Nov 9, 2019

Would love to hear some positive stories from people whom have tapered off benzos. Positive only please. Give me some hope. No horror stories! I need some encouragement!

@sears

They may not have known many many years ago. True. But they have known for a very long time. The problem is that most don’t want to get involved in the tapering process. It can be very hard for some people and require a lot of their time getting patients through the process if done correctly. So they just leave you on. It was my idea to taper, which was when I was basically abandoned by my doctor.

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I am 65. Have taken 10mgs of zanex for 20yrs. The VA just quit prescribing benzos so they just stopped. No tapering NOTTA. I had a seizure. Really thought I was gonna die. Now it has been 5 months. My muscles.are twitching. I feel terrible. Feels like electricity flowing through my veins. The least sound makes me jump(never had a high startle response).HELP!

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Are you covered by Medicare? If so, find a general practitioner outside of the VA, and get some help. Medicare honors prescriptions for Clonazepam for me via Medicare. Just my $.02…Hope you can get some assistance.

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I’m outraged that the VA did that to you. I wish I could offer some helpful advice but I did want you to know that shouldn’t have happened to you or anyone. Good luck in your recovery.

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@dryrun50

I am 65. Have taken 10mgs of zanex for 20yrs. The VA just quit prescribing benzos so they just stopped. No tapering NOTTA. I had a seizure. Really thought I was gonna die. Now it has been 5 months. My muscles.are twitching. I feel terrible. Feels like electricity flowing through my veins. The least sound makes me jump(never had a high startle response).HELP!

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You need to contact your congressman’s office. What they did to you is inhumane. We treat animals better than this. Get to a regular hospital or physchiatrist and tell them what happened.

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@dryrun50

I am 65. Have taken 10mgs of zanex for 20yrs. The VA just quit prescribing benzos so they just stopped. No tapering NOTTA. I had a seizure. Really thought I was gonna die. Now it has been 5 months. My muscles.are twitching. I feel terrible. Feels like electricity flowing through my veins. The least sound makes me jump(never had a high startle response).HELP!

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Hi, @dryrun50 – just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? How is the muscle twitching you were experiencing?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @dryrun50 – just wanted to check in and see how you are doing? How is the muscle twitching you were experiencing?

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Trying about a three month taper from 1.mg-2mg xanax daily for over 20 years. I am now at about .75mg split betwenn 2 doses a day morning and night gonna hold this for about three weeks and then try .5 split twice a day. Been at it for about six weeks. So far so good I do about 200-220 minutes of cardio per week and I think it is helping a lot because I am not noticing any ill effects so far.

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@jimk849

Trying about a three month taper from 1.mg-2mg xanax daily for over 20 years. I am now at about .75mg split betwenn 2 doses a day morning and night gonna hold this for about three weeks and then try .5 split twice a day. Been at it for about six weeks. So far so good I do about 200-220 minutes of cardio per week and I think it is helping a lot because I am not noticing any ill effects so far.

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So happy you’re doing well. Gives me hope!

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@sears

So happy you’re doing well. Gives me hope!

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Best of luck to you. You can do it

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