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Two years of tapering


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I'm joining Benzo Buddies for information and support. I started my taper just short of two years ago, when I was on a combined dose of clonazepam and alprazolam of 4 mg every night. I currently take 0.5 mg of clonazepam and 0.5 mg of alprazolam at night. I have been taking benzos, as prescribed, for more than three and a half decades. I'm interested in learning more about the Ashton method, especially since I have been having trouble with panic attacks in the past month, and that's making it difficult to go anywhere or do anything. My most recent decrease was two weeks ago, when I decreased my clonazepam from .75 mg to .5 mg. 
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Hi  :) Welcome to BenzoBuddies!


I am glad you found us today. Congratulations on your taper so far. The recommended reduction rate is 5 to 10 percent every two weeks.



You might like to check out The Ashton Manual it is an authoritative source on what to expect in withdrawal and recovery.  Dr. Ashton is an expert in the field. 


Please feel free to post to any of the dedicated boards, we have a wonderful community of people here, who will give sound advice. Members have been through all aspects of benzodiazepine use and withdrawal and are more than willing to share their experiences.


General Taper Plans

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Please take the time to Create a Signature.  This will allow others to see where you are in the process so they can better support you.


Again Welcome!  :smitten:



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