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Hi Alys and welcome to SA,


It's really good that you have found SA.  It's the right place to find out how to get off your Diazepam.


To start with we need to know your drug history.  Q:  Are you taking any other drugs?  If yes, we need to know the details about those.


Once we have some more details we will be better able to offer suggestions.



Please create your drug signature using the following format.   Keep it simple.  NO diagnoses or symptoms please - thank you.

  • details for last 2 years - dates, ALL drugs, doses
  • summary for older than 2 years - just years and drug/s

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This is your own introductions topic where your can ask questions about your own situation and journal your progress.

Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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On 3/11/2019 at 4:09 PM, Alys said:

Can you please help/advise me how to come off 20mg of diazepam daily? 


ChessieCat posted a request for a drug signature, which will help us give you a complete answer. 


Like all psych drugs, we don't recommend going any faster than 10% a month if you've been on the drug for longer than one month.


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


A section that we highly recommend to members is the non-drug coping section. You'll find a lot of information on non-drug ways of making your journey off these drugs easier and will prepare you for your drug-free life ahead. 


Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms


We don't recommend a lot of supplements, as many members report their nervous systems are simply too fragile to handle them. However, magnesium and fish oil tend to be calming to the nervous system and many people report they do help. Please only add in one supplement at a time and at a small dose. For more, please see:


King of supplements: Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil)


Magnesium, nature's calcium channel blocker


As you provide more information, we can help you set up a safe and careful taper plan. 

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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