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I am here looking for support and guidance while tapering off Xanax and Ambiem

My journey started 5 years ago with mild anxiety and insomnia

I currently have tapered to Xanax .125 mg 4x / day.

Ambien 7-10  mg/ night.

Looking for guidance during my taper and abstinence from Benzos

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Hello Bdsong, welcome to BenzoBuddies,


We're glad you're here, this is a rough process and its so important to have support from people who understand what you're feeling, no one gets this. 


What is your taper like, we suggest reducing by about 5-10% of your dose every couple of weeks or whatever your symptoms dictate, we need to stay functional while getting off of the drug. 


I hope you're only tapering the Xanax for now, we suggest tapering one medication at a time so you can know what is causing what so you can make adjustments if necessary. 


I'll provide some links to resources but please let us know what you need.




Colorado Consortium Benzodiazepine Deprescribing Guidelines


Planning Your Withdrawal (Taper)


Withdrawal Support (during your taper)


The Ashton Manual


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