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Hello!

 

It's my first post here.I've been having problems with anxiety and depression for 9 years,but I 've been on psych meds for only 2 years.

Until last year,I used Lorazepam,but my doc wanted to change it to Rivotril(clonazepam).So I've been taking rivotril for 9 months,but it doesn't agree with me.It doesn't do very much for my anxiety and it gives me nightmares or super vivid dreams every night,so I don't rest much.Plus,when I'm on my period,all hell breaks loose,the mental state I'm in is horrid.

Anyway,I am on 0.5 mg rivotril. For the first months,I was taking 1/2 of 0.5 in the morning,afternoon and night.I succesfully got rid of the night dose(almost cold turkey) and 1/2 of the afternoon dose(so right now I am taking 1/2 of 0.5 morning, 1/4 of 0.5 afternoon) but I'm stuck.I tried to get rid of the afternoon one and I have anxiety,tinitus,palpitations,it's very uncomfortable.I tried twice but failed.

Would liquid titration be ridiculous for me,considering that I'm taking such a small dose of rivotril and I only took it for 9 months?

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Hello candycandy093 :hug: Welcome to Benzobuddies!

 

We are very glad you joined our community. Benzodiazepines need to be tapered very slowly.  We can help you with support, encouragement and taper/withdrawal information.  Please feel free to browse the boards and post questions to any of the dedicated threads.  Titration will slow the process right down, you are making a great decision tapering your benzo.

 

In general it’s advised to cut your daily dose by somewhere between 5% and 10% every 10 - 14 days.  You can taper slower than this, whatever feels comfortable,  the aim is to try to keep symptoms manageable.

 

The Ashton Manual is a great resource for understanding the effect benzo’s have on our body, I suggest you check it out.  It provides both taper and withdrawal information, it also includes a list of common symptoms 

 

I'll leave you a few links:

 

The Ashton Manual

Withdrawal Support

Planning Your Withdrawal(TaperPlans)

Klonopin Klub#2 

 

If you would like to add a signature (history of meds/doses etc) to help members give you relevant advice.  Go to the top of the page and select PROFILE then choose forum profile then insert drug history into the text box and remember to click change profile

 

Welcome aboard

Magrita

 

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