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Hello, 45 year old mom of 2, xanax and klonopin free for four months now and have heard through social media, community etc. , that this group shares allot of useful information. Truly just looking to get through and make it to the other side! By the look of the posts, I am not alone. Grateful to have real time information. Hopefully I can offer something to the group.





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Welcome to BenzoBuddies!  We are glad you decided to join us.  You'll find a lot of support and information on this forum, which is the only one of its kind online.  Congratulations on getting off benzos!


For those starting a taper, we generally recommend starting out at a rate of 5 to 10% every 10-14 days, then adjusting the taper to suit your own needs.  Note: very short term users may be able to taper faster.


Withdrawal symptoms, which vary widely but commonly include anxiety and insomnia, often occur during a taper, but these are temporary and will get better in time.  In general, first tapers are easier, but cold turkeys or multiple withdrawals may be more severe and longer lasting.  Here are a few links to get you started:


The Ashton Manual, a concise reference for tapering and symptom issues.  Chapter III contains excellent descriptions of common symptoms such as muscle issues, anxiety, and hyper-awareness


Post Withdrawal Support


Once again, welcome!

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