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I'm new to this site.  I visit benzo buddies but I'm left feeling confused.  I am currently on 4.5mg of liquid concentrate diazepam.  I am holding because I cut a little too much a few weeks ago and am really feeling symptoms.  Does anyone on here know about the "daily micro liquid taper"  how should I go about doing this?  I have a 1ml syringe with .01 increments but if I follow what people tell me and cut .02 a day that seems like a lot and it seems like it would catch up to me and I would get hit!  any experience or advice would really be appreciated.

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There's a special thread/section relating to benzos on this forum. You might want to also post your question there.

200 Zoloft; 10 mg Zyprexa; 4 mg valium as of May 2021;  Valium taper: July 16: 3.5 valium; July 30: 3 mg (paused valium taper); Aug. 23: 2.5 mg
Zyprexa: July 26: 8.75 mg; Aug. 9: 7.5 mg; Aug. 30: 7.1 mg

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Dec 1, 2016. 10 mg zyprexa for 1.5 month. Started taper mid-Jan. 2017. Cut 1.25 mg every 2 weeks; smaller cuts 2.5 mg down. Stopped at .6 mg. May 7, 2017: zyprexa free. 
Zoloft: Dec1, 2016, 200 mg. Started taper: Jun12, 2017: 197.5 mg; Jun19,:195 mg; July 2:185mg; July 9,:180 mg; July16,: 175; July 23: 170; July 30: 165; Aug6: 160; Aug13: 155; Aug. 20: 150; Aug.27: 146 mg; Sept3: 145 mg; Sept10:143 mg; Sept17:140 mg....Nov5: 122 mg...Dec3:112.5 mg; Jan14, 2018: 95 mg...Jan28: 90 mg; Feb21:80 mg; Mar11: 75 mg; May2:70 mg; May15: 68 mg; May28: 65 mg; Jun9: 62 mg;Jun25: 60 mg:July22: 55 mg; Aug25: 45 mg. Aug28: 50 mg...Oct 28: 38 mg; Dec.4: 30 mg; Jan8,2019: 25mg; Feb6: 23.5 mg; Apr1:17.5mg; May1:1 mg; May 5: 18;  May 18:15mg; June 16:12.5mg; Sept 10:11 mg; Sept.16:10 mg; Oct. 1: 9mg; Nov. 27: 8mg; Dec.5: 7mg; Jan.1,2020, 6 mg; Feb1: 5 mg; May 1: 2.5 mg; Jn 1: 2 mg; Jy 1: 1.5 mg

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Hi Pooky, welcome to SA.  You are right thinking that reducing by 0.2 a day will cause problems later. I am not a benzo exoert but if you post a topic for yourself in the benzo form someone will be able to advise you there. 

 

It would be helpful if you can fill in your signature for us, you can find how to do that here... 

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/12364-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

 

Link to the benzo forum

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/forum/29-members-only-benzo-forum/

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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Hi, Pooky.

 

Welcome to SA from me, too.

 

As MammaP mentioned, we do have a members-only benzo forum. 

 

 

I'm new to this site.  I visit benzo buddies but I'm left feeling confused.  I am currently on 4.5mg of liquid concentrate diazepam.  I am holding because I cut a little too much a few weeks ago and am really feeling symptoms.  Does anyone on here know about the "daily micro liquid taper"  how should I go about doing this?  I have a 1ml syringe with .01 increments but if I follow what people tell me and cut .02 a day that seems like a lot and it seems like it would catch up to me and I would get hit!  any experience or advice would really be appreciated.

 

 

As far as tapering benzos, here on Surviving Antidepressants, we go slower than many people taper on Benzo Buddies. And we advocate using longer holds and even slight updoses when needed. If cutting .02 a day is causing symptoms, than you may want to consider a smaller reduction and possibly holding longer. There's no rush. It's better to be functional than to rush your taper. 

 

Please start a thread for yourself here in the members-only benzo forum.

 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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