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Hi BB,

 

Just want to give a review of how I've been tapering in case my signature is confusing.  I started cutting my night time dose from .25 to .20 (Compounded) on May 8, 2011.  I waited two weeks then went to .15; waited only one week and went to .10; waited one week and went to .05.  I then waited one week and jumped off @ .05.

 

I waited one week and started tapering my am dose.  It was difficult to tell if I was @ .25 for my am dose because I was cutting .50 tablets in half and the pills were all different sizes.  I decided I was probably closer to .20 so went down to .15. 

 

It's been 3 weeks since I cut to .15 and I have not stabilized yet.  I did experience a window two Wednesdays ago and this past Thursday afternoon; however, Friday, Sat & today have been really rough. 

 

I really need some feedback.  Should I hold for one more week or cut again tomorrow? 

 

Thank you,

 

NYClady

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I don't really know if it would make a difference, but you could hold another week or so and see if it makes a difference.  So often we hit a really bad patch at the end of a taper. I see it posted about a lot.  I hit bad patch at .25mg.  I held longer than usual but didn't feel any better so decided to push through to the end.  I'll never know if things would have been better if I had held longer but I was glad to be done with the benzo and in the "full healing" stage earlier rather than later. 
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Hi Beeper,

 

Thank you so much for getting back to me.  I woke up this morning and said enough is enough.  I've held for 3 weeks and don't feel well.  I bit the bullet and cut to .10.  I AM GOING TO BE FINE!!!!! 

 

What's weird is that today I had a window. 

 

Again thanks for your input,

 

NYClady

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Good for you!  You are getting so close to the end of your taper.  As I remember, it feels great and scary at the same time.  You are right:  you will be fine.  ;)
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I'm so happy to hear you got a window, NYClady. It's always nice when we feel better after feeling crud. Enjoy that window for all it's worth and I hope many more start opening up for you. You're almost at the finish line. Congratulations!  :)
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@[ B...]

 

@ Shane, thanks for your good wishes.  I pray that you would also experience many good days.

 

Take care,

 

NYClady

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