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Off xanax for 1 month.

 

Insomnia is getting worse.

 

After I fall asleep, I just suddenly wake up after 1~2 hours and I get 3 sets of it every night.

 

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

 

I don't want to try zolpidem because it also has horrible dependency.

 

I tried melatonin but it didnt work.

 

Weed/CBD is illegal in my country.

 

Some symptoms are better but insomnia is jet getting worse and worse.

 

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

What can I do?

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29 minutes ago, [[L...] said:

How long were you on Xanax for? 

just 30 days

 

30 days on

 

30 days off

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Wow I’ve been on it for 6 months. I’m nervous about all of this. Didn’t realize how serious this was

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everyone is different. maybe im a bit more sensitive. i hope it is better for u

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On 03/06/2024 at 02:44, [[b...] said:

Off xanax for 1 month.

Insomnia is getting worse.

After I fall asleep, I just suddenly wake up after 1~2 hours and I get 3 sets of it every night.

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

I don't want to try zolpidem because it also has horrible dependency.

I tried melatonin but it didnt work.

Weed/CBD is illegal in my country.

Some symptoms are better but insomnia is jet getting worse and worse.

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

What can I do?

I suffered from insomnia in the start of my taper. I would be hesitant to add other drugs or medications to the mix. I learned that the hard way. The only way out is through it. I dont think there is anything that can help benzo withdrawal symptoms. 

When we are in the thick of it all we become desperate for a cure. We will try anything to get relief. When I'm in the thick of withdrawal I am tempted to try anything. I believe we have to endure the symptoms until they go away. 

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On 03/06/2024 at 00:44, [[b...] said:

Off xanax for 1 month.

Insomnia is getting worse.

After I fall asleep, I just suddenly wake up after 1~2 hours and I get 3 sets of it every night.

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

I don't want to try zolpidem because it also has horrible dependency.

I tried melatonin but it didnt work.

Weed/CBD is illegal in my country.

Some symptoms are better but insomnia is jet getting worse and worse.

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

What can I do?

@[be...]When I was in your situation, doctors prescribed me Seroquel, warning me about the dangers of sleep deprivation. They said it would calm my nerves. But instead of helping, it made my symptoms worse during withdrawal, leading to months of extra suffering. And that is an understatement. I regret taking something for sleep.

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On 03/06/2024 at 09:44, [[b...] said:

Off xanax for 1 month.

Insomnia is getting worse.

After I fall asleep, I just suddenly wake up after 1~2 hours and I get 3 sets of it every night.

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

I don't want to try zolpidem because it also has horrible dependency.

I tried melatonin but it didnt work.

Weed/CBD is illegal in my country.

Some symptoms are better but insomnia is jet getting worse and worse.

I feel like Im gonna collapse.

What can I do?

Hi!

You say weed is illegal. Same here. So a couple of weeks ago i bought a vape containing THCH from a indica strain. It's legal all over the world. 

It helps me fall asleep. And stay asleep.

When I use it i take like 4 tokes before going to bed and after 15-25 minutes i sleep like a baby.

Indica is the strain that gives less high and more body load, relaxation. 

Do a google if you got it in your country. 

Peace.

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I had terrible w/d while tapering down from 1mg klonopin.  Also believe I had reached tolerance.   Horrible insomnia with shaking, heart palpitations, I really believed I was insane.  Rx from my doctor for 50 mg Seroquel for past 3 weeks while I tapered down further.  And  I feel more stable than I have in a year.  It really helped me.  Almost ready to taper further down klonopin again.  ALMOST.  What an ordeal.  But I definitely have hope again.  Don’t want to stay on Seroquel if I don’t need but … it’s helping me for now.  Just my story, everyone’s body and story is unique.  Also finding this website has truly been a gift from my Higher Power.

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I take low dose seroquil and it generally works pretty well although I’d like to get off it. You’re right not to take zolpedeim, it’s a horrible drug to take long term. You might also want to look into gabapentin, as it can ease some symptoms, but also not good to take long term.

im not suggesting taking any other drugs but there’s a limit to sleep depravation IMO and you can’t do very much without sleep. 

it might be worth exploring a bridge med to get you over the hump. Just IMO

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11 hours ago, [[P...] said:

Hi!

You say weed is illegal. Same here. So a couple of weeks ago i bought a vape containing THCH from a indica strain. It's legal all over the world. 

It helps me fall asleep. And stay asleep.

When I use it i take like 4 tokes before going to bed and after 15-25 minutes i sleep like a baby.

Indica is the strain that gives less high and more body load, relaxation. 

Do a google if you got it in your country. 

Peace.

even those are illegal here

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4 minutes ago, [[b...] said:

even those are illegal in my country (south korea)

Have you checked? THCH is very new.

 

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7 hours ago, [[P...] said:

Hi!

You say weed is illegal. Same here. So a couple of weeks ago i bought a vape containing THCH from a indica strain. It's legal all over the world. 

It helps me fall asleep. And stay asleep.

When I use it i take like 4 tokes before going to bed and after 15-25 minutes i sleep like a baby.

Indica is the strain that gives less high and more body load, relaxation. 

Do a google if you got it in your country. 

Peace.

 

Just now, [[P...] said:

Have you checked? THCH is very new.

ya. all those things from cannabis 

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3 minutes ago, [[b...] said:

ya. all those things from cannabis 

Ok to bad.. then in my opinion just try to tough it out.. if that not works there are pills. I take a low dose of quetiapine for sleep. It works sometimes. Not this night though I been up all night. 

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7 minutes ago, [[P...] said:

Ok to bad.. then in my opinion just try to tough it out.. if that not works there are pills. I take a low dose of quetiapine for sleep. It works sometimes. Not this night though I been up all night. 

i see. thank u for the advice

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I have heard of quetiapine and may try it for myself. I also recently read Exhale Wellness reviews and I think maybe it will help me more. This insomnia does not allow me to function normally and I would like to get rid of it to at least have a normal mood. During the day I want nothing but rest

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