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This is my introduction post to this site, I have been reading many posts on here for several weeks and want to thank everyone for their time.


I started out being prescribed ativan 1mg a day back in May, was switched over to Klonopin 1mg in June and then started a valium taper in July.


The reason I joined this site is for advice on my tapering which I think I have done too fast.


Thank you

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Hello, herewego - welcome to BenzoBuddies!


Congratulations on your decision to taper off benzos. Having had firsthand experience with Ativan, I definitely understand how a too-fast taper can become problematic.


I'm so glad you decided to join the forum - you'll find plenty of information and support here. Our members have gone through all aspects of benzodiazepine use and withdrawal, so you'll be able to connect with others who understand what you're going through and can tell you what has worked for them.


Please feel free to post to any of the specialized boards, which can all be accessed from the BenzoBuddies Community Forum homepage. Based on the information provided in your introduction, the following links may be a good starting place for you. There you may post your questions, and members can offer advice on how to plan your Valium taper from here on out.


General Taper Plans


Withdrawal Support During Your Taper


When you have a chance, we highly recommend that you take a look at The Ashton Manual, which is an authoritative source on what to expect during withdrawal and recovery, authored by Dr. C. Heather Ashton, who is an expert in the field. It provides a great deal of information that can be very reassuring during any stage of this process, including a list of common symptoms with helpful explanations on the reasons for their existence.


For those who are currently tapering, we suggest reducing no faster than 5-10% every 10-14 days, and some taper even slower than that. One exception: very short-term users of a few weeks or less may be able to taper faster than that. 


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


Again, welcome!

Leslie  :smitten:

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