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I am 47yrs young, and have suffered 3 episodes of major depression/anxiety.

I used to take Soroxat. which worked wonders for years.


My last episode was horrendous, and I was in bits, as a result I was prescribed

diazipam & antidepressants. Any way this was 3 years ago, and although

things have greatly improved.


I still feel some anxiety and depression, I have tried to reduce diazipam

I managed to reduce from 20mg to 10mg daily, but can't seem to drop

Any further, without painful withdrawl.


I have no intention of ever coming of my antidepressants, as each

time I have I relapsed within months.



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Hello Side FX,


Welcome to benzo Buddies, there are so many kind and caring people here willing to answer questions about tapering from diazepam.


Do you have a doctor on board helping with your taper?  How quickly did you taper from 20 mg to 10 mg? General guidelines suggest cutting no more tan 10% every 7 to 14 days.  Others have reduced even less to make it easier on their systems. Slow and steady wins the race.


Here is a link to the General Taper Board for further information: http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=56.0


I tapered from diazepam and I know that withdrawal can be so tough and rough, but it is definitely doable. Please feel free to ask questions.



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