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My withdrawal is troublesome so far joe schmoe

Posted by alexcanada on March 23, 2013, at 12:09:15

In reply to Five days since my last klonopin (after 12 years), posted by joe schmoe on March 16, 2013, at 7:51:09

I been at 2.5mg valium for a while but recently dropped to 2mg these past 4+ days. So far I am getting lot less sleep. Past two days woke up with some sweating. dreams eventually become bit vivid. usually feel off and bit weird after waking. usually i can sleep for 2-3 hours then wake up middle of the night and can take time to fall asleep again. more than 5 hours of sleep per night is difficult. My mood is also usually darker. not easy to think. difficult to enjoy anything. sometimes headaches.

This withdrawal has been a long time coming. I used to take over 5mg a day a few months ago. and 10mg months before that.

I'm considering taking gabapentin at night. Would this be wise? Overall it is capable of making me feel more positive but makes me feel dumb. it gives bit of a lift.

My dose is usually about 0.5mg in late morning or noon. then 0.7mg early evening and 0.8mg at night.

such poor mood, very low drive interest motivation

> Think I'm gonna make it! :)
> I am surprised that stopping it altogether (from 1/8 of a mg, after a 3 month taper from 2 mg of course) has not been nearly as bad as some of the dosage decreases during the taper. I was expecting the end to be the worst part, but really the drop from 1/4 to 1/8 mg, and 1/8 mg to zero, were both much better than some of the earlier dosage drops.
> 1/8 mg was one-quarter of a 1/2 mg tablet, which you can practically do with your fingers, but I used a pill cutter to try to keep the dosages fairly even.
> Melatonin is helping me to get a deeper sleep, I wake up feeling more refreshed, even though I still wake up sometimes. I think the booze is hurting my quality of sleep and I plan to cut back to one drink a day this week.




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