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minwolves: Hi. Any doctors in Minnesota who use Ashton Manual for tapering?


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Hello. I have to taper off alprazolam and I am looking everywhere for a doctor or treatment center that uses the Ashton Method/Manual for tapering off. Can anyone please tell me of a doctor or clinic they know of that can help me in Minnesota? If it's a treatment center, I will even travel out of state, it's so hard for me to find a doctor that will use this method. Thank you to anyone who can help!

6mg tapered to 4mg, four years ago.

 

4mg taper to Valium stated around April 17'

 

Current dose: Ashton Method currently crossing - 3mg Xanax. 20mg Valium all at once, 1 time at night.

Also taking 15mg remeron before bed one time. Started February 17'

 

Supplements:

Magnesium l-theronate powder in water 2x 200mg a day also know as "Optimag Nuero"

L theanine 100mg 2x day

Vitamin D small dose

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Hi minwolves, and welcome to SA,

 

This site exists because very few doctors know how to taper people off psychiatric drugs.  SA has a Members-only benzo forum with knowledgeable and supportive mods who can help you do a careful taper off your drug/s.

 

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SA recommends a taper of no more than 10% of the previous dose followed by a hold of about 4 weeks to allow your brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Please have a read of the following links:

 

Before you begin tapering what you need to know

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

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