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Joy2u - Should I reinstate or am I too late for that?


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Hi there,

I was prescribed 20 mg Temazepam for 10 years but discovered I`d reached a tolerance to it last August (2014). I asked my Dr to help me taper, who crossed me over to Diazepam 10mg.  After managing to reduce to 7 mg, I became anxious, depressed and began to see suicide as my only option.  My Dr suggested an AD but I`d had enough of drugs. 

As a last resort I booked myself into a detox clinic 10 weeks ago, which I now know was a big mistake, but having all faith in them at the time I tapered from the 7 mg Diazepam over 7 days. 

Since then I `m in terrible daily pain, with head pressure, stiff neck, shoulders, arms, back and a burning feeling in my legs.  On top of this I`m having dizziness and nausea. 

 

With hindsight, I wish I`d somehow managed to carry on with the taper as since then I`m mostly bedridden with these awful symptoms.  I don`t seem to be recovering at all.

Am I too late to reinstate a small amount of Diazepam as I `d like to be able to at least function again?

 

Thanks for any help or advice.

Rapid detox/cold turkey 7mg diazepam April 2015 at a detox clinic.

A whole host of symptoms....from floors undulating, pain, panic attacks, dizziness, agoraphobia, ......to nausea, tinnitus and everything in between.

 

26 months later.....Pain that moves around my back. Neck and jaw stiffness, occasional nausea, tinnitus comes and goes, same with agitation and the other symptoms.

 Overall better than I was but still quite unwell.

 

Still take levothyroxine for thyroid disorder.

Lisinopril 20 mg for BP

 

 

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How long has it been since you last took diazepam?

As requested. In the last 3 years to the best of my recollection I first dropped the max dose of Lamictal. Yes I just stopped it was doing absolutely nothing. Then I dropped Lexapro, that was even easier I had been on and off that a dozen times before. There were at least 2 odd off label attempts at anxiety that I won’t be able to remember. Then there was sweet/evil Seroquel. That was the last to go it’s been around 16 months.

Lithium, Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Celexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Luvox, Viibryd, Brintellix, Pristiq, Zoloft, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Geodon, Abilify, Latuda, Ritalin, Adderall, Valium, Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Propanalol, Spravato

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hi and thanks for your quick reply, I took the last diazepam 10 weeks ago,  I`d still like to stop these drugs but wondered if I could reinstate and then taper slowly.

Rapid detox/cold turkey 7mg diazepam April 2015 at a detox clinic.

A whole host of symptoms....from floors undulating, pain, panic attacks, dizziness, agoraphobia, ......to nausea, tinnitus and everything in between.

 

26 months later.....Pain that moves around my back. Neck and jaw stiffness, occasional nausea, tinnitus comes and goes, same with agitation and the other symptoms.

 Overall better than I was but still quite unwell.

 

Still take levothyroxine for thyroid disorder.

Lisinopril 20 mg for BP

 

 

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From what I've read here you can still reinstate at a lower dose. You'll be fine, just hang in there.

As requested. In the last 3 years to the best of my recollection I first dropped the max dose of Lamictal. Yes I just stopped it was doing absolutely nothing. Then I dropped Lexapro, that was even easier I had been on and off that a dozen times before. There were at least 2 odd off label attempts at anxiety that I won’t be able to remember. Then there was sweet/evil Seroquel. That was the last to go it’s been around 16 months.

Lithium, Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Celexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Luvox, Viibryd, Brintellix, Pristiq, Zoloft, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Geodon, Abilify, Latuda, Ritalin, Adderall, Valium, Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Propanalol, Spravato

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Welcome joy2u,

Please would you post a topic for yourself on our benzo forum, you will be able to get some advice and help there

Members-only benzo forum

It would be great if you would put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature. Doing this helps people understand your context, it appears below each of your posts. Here are instructions for how to do it:

 

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Petunia.

I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

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