Valium , I feel fantastic!

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  • #5866
    seashells
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    Long story short for those of you interested in my taper: I relapsed on valium. So what I did was order some 1mg upjhon xanax. The half life is great. I took it three days in a row at 2mg and then 1mg the second day. I did not take any benzos last night and woke up this early morning and took my vitamin supplements and b-complex. I also drank my testo-boost as usual as I am a sprinter. I feel excellent and better than I have felt in several weeks today. No withdrawal symptoms yet and my head has no fog and my focus and concentration is unbelievable. I want to personally thank everyoneon this forum for the wonderful suggestions and support you all provide day after day. I think xanax is finally going to set me completely free from benzos. I realize my symptoms are likely to show up again within the next day, sooner, or perhaps even later. I will then try to subside them with 0.5mg of xanax and go from there. I was finally able to do a heart to heart with my SO and I’ve got support now and the high fives I get from her are enough to keep me in the zone- just felt the need to vent what I was thinking. Good luck all

    #5867
    Ocean View
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    Amazing! Glad to see you becoming much better. Hang in there and before long you’ll reach you goal.

    #5868
    seashells
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    Thanks a lot I presume the part that causes me to feel the best is that I kept to the program and it’s going on nearly 72 hours now, but I still like xanax now and then and will keep using it just lower doses.

    #5869
    Ocean View
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    Congratulation on taking constructive steps to be free of xanax addiction , or get your doses down to a acceptable level:). The vast majority of people on this site have health-related issues, or we wouldn’t be searching for sources of drugs. Dependency is a medical issue but theres a fine line between addiction and correct use/doses. I don’t view it as anything worse than strep throat, or a hard dick. It’s something that has to be taken seriously and probably treated with medicine (taper program) but it doesn’t make you “bad person”. The fact that you’re doing something about it says to me that you’re a great person, that you’re willing to tackle this issue instead of drowning yourself in prescription drugs). Concentrate on your everyday life, and let the pills be your backup if needed. You have the support of your SO, you have this forums support I’m sure, and you’re past all the psychological fog that valium and xanax can bring. Soon you’ll be taking less and less of the xanax, A definite success story. Congrats 🙂

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    Boriss
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    Congrats diem @seashells I have been reading your posts and congrat you on your achievements thus far! You can do it. I am trying to comprehend and plz don’t slam me if I ask a foolish question. So is is easier to switch over to valium from xanax, to taper off the alprazolam? I am very interested due to the fact I would like to not depend so much on the xa. Just need some feedback. Thank You!

    #5895
    cpa-hydro-market
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    Wish I could feel same – Great xanax working for you, and I see the long hal-life of valium vs xanax could be beneficial when tapering. But I gave up with IOPs for now cos everybodys gettin ripped off using domestic sources, seized an such like. So where I live diacetylmorphine is the drug of choice and there has been a huge drop in the grade and availability of narcotics here and as a result many turn to rohypnol as it give a somewhat similar effect.

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    JellyFish
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    Its crazy how many different solutions people have for tapering from benzodiazepines. A lot of people suggest switching whatever you’re on to xanax and then tapering down from there while others recommend tapering off of the benzo you’re on. I can see the upsides and downsides to each scenario. By switching from one benzo to another for taper purposes, it doesn’t cover the same spectrum in the brain that the original benzo did and in turn, you can get some nasty withdrawals from the previous benzo. Case in point – my switch from klonopin to valium went very well. And I wasn’t even doing it to taper. Absolute nightmare for the first few days but then I felt great. because even though I had benzodiazepines going to my brain, my brain adjusted. On the flipside of the coin, you can taper a lot slower from xanax than the other benzodiazepines because of the extremely reduced potency of xanax. A number of drugs have been shown to have as much as 20-25% more OR less of what is actually listed to be in the pill (most common with generics) and so you might think you’re taking 2mg of xanax but instead are taking 1.90mg- Not a big deal but good to know.

    #7272
    BigG
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    I think take it slow; Do not rush it; four weeks is round about the lower limit, but trying to do a slow taper with a short-acting drug is very complicated indeed. Taking an extreme case, withdrawing from Halcion using xanax is not much short of barbaric. The same sort of principle is used with opioids. The crossover to a long-acting drug is almost always needed, but occasionally has to be done dose-by-dose, and not all of a sudden. It may take a couple of weeks to gradually replace diazepam with alprazolam or Rivotril, and this also reduces the chances of the substitution drug being underdosed. Any withdrawal effects can be compensated for during the taper.

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