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Old 02-17-2019, 12:30 PM   #21
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Benzobuddies is a great resource they can help you get through this. Great job so far.
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Met with my pdoc yesterday, and he's really happy with how I'm doing. Says all the withdrawal side effects are normal and are a result of my CNS reactivating.



But he's glad I'm not finding it too debilitating.


We agreed, that I'd go down to 2.5 mg of clonazepam this Thurs., and add in 10 mg of valium. Will be interested to see how that goes. I'm so relieved he agreed to follow the Ashton Manual.
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Dropped down to 2.5 mg of clonazepam and added in the valium, on Tues. So far no withdrawal effects, except my ears are maybe a little more blocked. I was kind of surprised that I was ok yesterday as day 3 is usually my bad day for withdrawal symptoms.


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Benzobuddies is a great resource. It helped me enormously. I did the valium crossover from the Ashton method and used that to slowly taper down. Part of the Ashton method is for the patient to control the reduction and to hold when needed for as long as needed.
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Saw my pdoc yesterday, and he's happy with how I'm doing. I had a very bad fall last week, and wound up with a concussion, so he wants, and I agree, to stop the taper for a while and just stay on 2.5 mg until I'm recovered. He doesn't want withdrawal symptoms masking head injury symptoms.


We did have an amusing moment when he kept getting my prescriptions screwed up because he didn't remember why on earth I was on both Clonazepam and Diazepam. I had to remind him I was cross tapering.


He wants to see me back in 3 weeks.


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