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Miguel: benzo and Buspar


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After use bromazepan low dose prescribed to mitigate digestive discomfort got panic attack after a week of stop it. Never use drugs not even sleeping pills. The nightmare started when after the panic attack, big insomnia recurrent bad thoughts. Went to psych and the nightmare started. Was prescribed zoloft and lorazepan lowest dose for two months didn't work. Then Remeron for a week not help. Stop all meds not much of taper done. Was in hell for three months with all this mix. Almost lost my job. 

 

Last three weeks was put on clonazepan 0.5 and buspar 7.5. got better sleep but want to quit this evil drugs. Dr say to continuous for another month and get more stable and then taper at 25%. Worried about been exposed to benzos for more than 6 months total feeling like crap.

 

please any suggestion will be welcome!

 

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Hi Miguel and welcome to SA,

 

Some of the other mods are more knowledgeable than I am about the drugs you have mentioned, so I won't discuss those.

 

However, I can get you started by asking you to create your drug signature.

 

Please use the following format:

 

Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

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  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs. 
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Hi, Miguel.

 

Welcome to SA from me, too. 

 

It will help us if you can start a drug and symptom journal. This is a good format to use:

 

Drug and symptoms journal format

 

We have a members-only benzo area where you'll find a lot of information about benzos. Please feel free to start a thread for yourself:

 

Members-only benzo forum

 

Here is some general information you may find helpful:

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

How psychiatric drugs remodel your brain

 

The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

Taking multiple psych drugs? Which drug to taper first?

 

Once you fill in your signature and start your drug and symptoms journal we'll be able to help you set up a game plan for a taper. 

 

Please keep updating and let us know how you're feeling. 

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I've been taking Clonazepan 0.5 MG and Buspar 0.75 MG twice a day too for 2 months. 

Want to quit both meds. 

Can I taper both at the same time?

If not .Which one would be recommended first?

Heard that Buspar can be stopped cold turkey not taper needed. Is that true?

My Dr recommends 25% taper weekly (read on this site 10%...). How I do it on 1 MG on the clonazepan pill. 

Thanks for any advice to this questions.  

 

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Hi, Miguel.

 

Please see my earlier post and read through the links, especially the one on "which drug to taper first". 

 

We also need a symptoms and drug journal, as requested above.


Drug and symptoms journal format

 

Please see ChessieCat's earlier post on how to set up a signature. 

 

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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