using CBD oil to help withdraw from Serapax (Benzo)

Posted by tundra @tundra, Apr 14, 2018

I am currently in tolerance taking 30mg a day of Serepax (Oxazepam). I want to get off the benzo and realize I have to taper after 15 years of being on it. Has anyone used CBD oil minus the THC to taper off benzo’s?

My doctor just recently prescribed Remeron (Mirtazapine) to help with sleep as I near the end of my taper. I'm currently down to 0.25mg of clonazepam. Does anyone here have any experience with Mirtazapine for sleep? I'm taking 7.5mg which is half a pill and seems to have restored my sleep issue which was a MAJOR part of withdrawal for me. Also, as I think back to why I even began taking Clonazepam some 20+ years ago, sleep was a major part of it. It's one of those chicken or the egg questions, what came first, anxiety or chronic insomnia? I'm 3 days into Remeron and so far so good. If this can help me combat the sleep issues, I'm pretty sure I can end my relationship with clonazepam for good. Another question I have here for anyone that has once been on this low is a dose of clonazepam is when would it be safe to just stop completely and "jump-off" from a dependency stand-point, 0.125mg? Thanks!

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Have you ever felt sick to your stomach after taking CBD oil?

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Hi jennie74. If I take cbd oil on an empty stomach I get very nauseous too.

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@rescue2

CBD oil has really only showed effectiveness in some people with seizures. Not much else has been proven through controlled clinical trials. Also there is literally no regulation of CBD oil so each brand and batch can be totally different in amount of CBD, purity etc. Personally I have tried it twice for anxiety and it did nothing at all. I really wouldn't recommend it for trying to wean off of benzos. Let your physician tell you what to do.

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Agree and disagree. The no regulation thing is a huge problem and as you said, it leads to inconsistent potency/purity. In a lot of cases, you are just buying 60oz of coconut oil for 100 bucks. That being said, when visiting California I did try a CBD vape from a licensed dispensary and definitely felt a subtle relaxing feeling. The problem with physicians(in this case) is that these alternative treatments are usually not part of their training, not to mention that the same physician is the one that put me on Valium, to begin with. These are the traditional tools they use. You have a fever, take paracetamol, you feel anxious, take a valium.

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