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Nov 25, 2019 · Any positive stories about Benzo tapering? in Addiction & Recovery

Great question! I ordered one of those magnifying glass stands that comes with a light for around 50 bucks. This and a good pill cutter should get the job done. Mind you that my diazepams came in 10mg and could easily be snapped into 4. I then cut each 2.5 piece in half. They didn't always come out even but it was close enough. Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

Nov 21, 2019 · Any positive stories about Benzo tapering? in Addiction & Recovery

I have been tapering off diazepam for months now. This is not my first time trying, but this time I've learned from previous shortcomings. My plan was to try and trick my body to not notice the change. This means slow and steady. So for example, if I was a custom to taking 20mg a day. Week 1 I would go down to 19mg(this can be challenging depending on how easy it is to divide the pills). Every week I removed another mg from my daily regime. It took 5 months! But by reducing the amounts so slowly I think it helped my body and mind adapt without having to deal with withdrawal symptoms. It's really important that you do not cheat and tell yourself that you deserve a bit more because you've had a rough day. Stay strong, focused and proud of yourself for doing the right thing for your health and family. For extra support, I did start incorporating CBD oil and I believe it did help me and I still take it daily.

Nov 16, 2019 · CBD oil and depression/anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

I've been doing a ton of reading about the vapes(and CBD in general) to help me wean off diazapam and just wanted to share my conclusions in hope that it will help with your vape predicament. Regarding the "stigma" of vaping and the connotations it comes with, this should be the least of your worries. The whole PR campaign of "the war on drugs" against marijuana and it's derivatives(CBD) was heavily supported by the companies that created the drugs we are trying to get off… Now regarding the vaping itself, two things you need to know. 1 – Vaping is BY FAR the fastest way to get the CBD into the bloodstream, taking sometimes less than a min for you to feel, making it ideal for "extreme" moments when symptoms are peaking. It's important to note that it does not last nearly as long as the oils so take that into consideration. I take the oil once a day and have the vape on me if I feel a wave of anxiety coming on. 2 – Not all vape liquids are created equal. Just like food, try and find a vape liquid that has as little ingredients as possible. Anything with "lemonade flavor" or any flavor for that matter is a no-no. Anything with Vitamin E is an absolute NO and can be extremely dangerous.
PG(propylen-glycol) is also an ingredient worth avoiding. I hope this helps 🙂

Nov 14, 2019 · Using CBD oil to help taper off anxiety & depression meds? in Depression & Anxiety

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.