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Hello,

 

I know many on here have had to split doses from 1X per today to 2X per day (or even 3x or more!), but has anyone any experience condensing 2 doses per day into 1 dose per day? What was the result?

 

I was able to reduce to 2 doses per day from 3 earlier in my taper with only a couple of  down days, but don't want to press my luck this far into my taper.

 

I am currently splitting 2.57mg of Diazepam evenly and 12 hours apart. Getting tired of being a slave to the scale and would love to get down to 1 time per day and that's it.

 

Many thanks,

Ed

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I think Builder dosed once a day. Maybe ask on the DP thread. I'm still doing three times a day. At what dose did you move to 2 a day? I'm trying to figure When to do that.
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Thanks for the responses folks. 

 

Hope,

 

I began my taper only dosing 2x. However, around 7mg, I switched to 3x. Then went back to 2x right around 5.5mg or so. Builder, by his own account, had a pretty smooth taper. Unfortunately, I don't think we are the same animal.

 

Grape,

 

That might be some guidance for me. I think I will stabilize where I am and then move to a 2mg at night/.57 in the morning set up. Did you leave your night time dose completely intact until the early dose was phased out?

 

Thanks again,

Ed

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Thanks for the responses folks. 

 

Hope,

 

I began my taper only dosing 2x. However, around 7mg, I switched to 3x. Then went back to 2x right around 5.5mg or so. Builder, by his own account, had a pretty smooth taper. Unfortunately, I don't think we are the same animal.

 

Grape,

 

That might be some guidance for me. I think I will stabilize where I am and then move to a 2mg at night/.57 in the morning set up. Did you leave your night time dose completely intact until the early dose was phased out?

 

Thanks again,

Ed

 

I've been on 3x since the beginning. I have weaned the mid day dose down to 2 mg but am

Now working on the morning and evening doses. At some point I'll get that middle dose out, in the end it all has to go anyway right? I think you should be fine to go down to once a day dosing soon Ed. Your doses are going to get so small it will be silly not to anyway. I agree, neither you or I are a Builder lol. All the microtapering and math in the world isn't going to fix this for me. Just gotta

keep pushing forward and accept that there will be symptoms.

 

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Hello,

 

I know many on here have had to split doses from 1X per today to 2X per day (or even 3x or more!), but has anyone any experience condensing 2 doses per day into 1 dose per day? What was the result?

 

I was able to reduce to 2 doses per day from 3 earlier in my taper with only a couple of  down days, but don't want to press my luck this far into my taper.

 

I am currently splitting 2.57mg of Diazepam evenly and 12 hours apart. Getting tired of being a slave to the scale and would love to get down to 1 time per day and that's it.

 

Many thanks,

Ed

  Throughout my diazepam usage, and throughout my taper, I always dosed 2X day, until I got to 3mg, then I switched to 1X day.  No problem.

 

And I always took  very uneven doses, with the biggest dose at bedtime.  Again, no problem.

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Hello,

 

I know many on here have had to split doses from 1X per today to 2X per day (or even 3x or more!), but has anyone any experience condensing 2 doses per day into 1 dose per day? What was the result?

 

I was able to reduce to 2 doses per day from 3 earlier in my taper with only a couple of  down days, but don't want to press my luck this far into my taper.

 

I am currently splitting 2.57mg of Diazepam evenly and 12 hours apart. Getting tired of being a slave to the scale and would love to get down to 1 time per day and that's it.

 

Many thanks,

Ed

  Throughout my diazepam usage, and throughout my taper, I always dosed 2X day, until I got to 3mg, then I switched to 1X day.  No problem.

 

And I always took  very uneven doses, with the biggest dose at bedtime.  Again, no problem.

 

Yeah, yeah. (playful tone)

 

Smooth as silk. No problems.

 

Good on ya,

Ed

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Thanks for the responses folks. 

 

Grape,

 

That might be some guidance for me. I think I will stabilize where I am and then move to a 2mg at night/.57 in the morning set up. Did you leave your night time dose completely intact until the early dose was phased out?

 

Thanks again,

Ed

Yes, I left it at 12.5 while I was cutting the afternoon dose. When I went from 13 to 12mg, I cut the full mg at once.  (The last .5 of the afternoon dose, plus .5mg from the evening dose).

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