Well there has been some unexpected changes to my condition lately and mostly to the positive.
If you read some of my previous posts you will note that I have dropped taking my magnesium lately. It got too high and my calcium too low. In addition, with my diet changes my irritable bowel has disappeared. With it gone I thought I should try Omega 3 again for my high triglycerides. My drs concurred so I went on a 1200 mg/day dose of EPA and DHA. Much to my surprise my anxiety has improved and my ability to increase my withdrawal from lorazepam has increased. I have only been able to drop a 1/2% every month on the Lorazepam but now I am up to 1.7% a month with no noticeable withdrawal symptoms. I still continue to increase my withdrawal rate be it VEEEERY slowly.
Is it the coming off the magnesium that has allowed this or perhaps the use of the Omega 3? I have been digging into the medical research and there is much of it that actually recommends taking extra magnesium during benzo withdrawal. There is no research on the use of Omega 3 for treatment of benzo withdrawal but, as you all know, a lot of research on the use of Omega 3 for improving anxiety levels. Is this something that has been seriously lacking from my diet? Logic tells me it is probably from the Omega 3. We will see how it plays out.