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I have a really hard time stabilizing between doses as I believe I'm kindling from tapering 3 times. I'm at 2mg Klonopin and the next cut would be 6% 1/8th mg.

 

Has anyone found the micro tapers to be less symptomatic?

 

Sorry if this question has been asked before, I couldn't find it.

 

If I buy the dry scale what might a dry micro taper look like? What % is cut daily?

 

Thank you for any advice. I feel stuck and it's taking me so long I feel like I'm just getting more addicted.

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I have a really hard time stabilizing between doses as I believe I'm kindling from tapering 3 times. I'm at 2mg Klonopin and the next cut would be 6% 1/8th mg.

 

Has anyone found the micro tapers to be less symptomatic?

 

Sorry if this question has been asked before, I couldn't find it.

 

If I buy the dry scale what might a dry micro taper look like? What % is cut daily?

 

Thank you for any advice. I feel stuck and it's taking me so long I feel like I'm just getting more addicted.

 

When doing a cut-and-hold taper, I reached a point where my sxs sere so severe and unrelenting, I eventually just gave up and resigned myself to taking benzos for the rest of my life.

 

When I learned about microtapering, I was able to completely taper off, with only occasional, mild sxs.

 

A microtaper will always be more tolerable.  The smaller you can cut, the easier it will be. 

 

Yout considering a 6% cut,  2mg X 6%= .12mg.  If you break that down to a 10 day daily taper, it would be .12mg/day.  Which do you thing your body would like better, a .12mg cut, or a .012mg cut?  :)

 

BTW, you can do a daily microtaper with a scale, but with high potency benzos like K, it can be challenging.  Liquid is much easier.

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Thank you for the information! What daily percentage did you use? Did you take the 10% and divide it into 2 weeks? Do you have to dissolve it in alcohol or can I use something else? Sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions, maybe you can point me to a thread, I couldn't find one. Thank you!
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Thank you for the information! What daily percentage did you use? Did you take the 10% and divide it into 2 weeks? Do you have to dissolve it in alcohol or can I use something else? Sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions, maybe you can point me to a thread, I couldn't find one. Thank you!

 

I started from 9mg at .025/day.  That's about 3.5% everry 2 weeks...actually a pretty conservative rate.  But yes, the calculation for a taper rate is pretty simple...choose a %age, multiply X your current dose, and divided by the number of days.

 

I was on diazepam and my doc gave me a scrip for Rx liquid diazepam.  There is no Rx liquid K, but you can easily liquify your tablets with a little aclohol (vodka) or propylene glycol, then dilute with water.  Its a very simple procedure and creates a stable, non-perishable solution.

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