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Wanting to quit Temezapam 15 mg nightly


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I started temezapam a short time ago I have taken about 50 pills total 15 mg a night because I was not sleeping more than a few hours at a time. They worked great for about 2 maybe 3 weeks but I have grown a tolerance for them so they don't help me sleep and I have a lot of anxiety in the day time now. My Dr told me they are not addicting and I can just stop taking them if I want or I can substitute Trazadone 100 mg for sleep. I do not want to be on a benzo or anti depressant but I would love to get some sleep. I am never tired but I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Go figure. I would like to wean off with little withdrawal as possible. Next steps?


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Hello, Getoff67 :) - welcome to BenzoBuddies!


Congratulations on your decision to become benzo-free - sorry you are having side effects, but you've come to the right place for support so that you can plan a comfortable taper.  :thumbsup:


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 place for you to start. You may want to copy and paste your Intro questions into a New Topic in the first link, below.


  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 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 accompanied by helpful explanations.


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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