Benzos To Help With Withdrawal?
Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:45 PM
Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:26 AM
Many take benzos while withdrawing. We all know how addictive they are but there is a proper way to taper them, takes a long time but this way, you have no withdrawal.
My saying is you need them, you take them and worry about it later.
Fishinghat has 2 other meds that are non addictive, they don't work on everyone but when they do, they beat the benzos. He'll tell you about them.
Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:07 AM
Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:18 AM
The other two meds that Gail mentioned are hydroxyzine and clonidine. As Gail mentioned they are like all meds in that they work for some and not others. Neither has a withdrawal and are not addictive. The hydroxyzine (an antihistamine) is very good against anxiety and to help with sleep. They are normally prescribed for 4 times a day. A 25 mg dose three times a day and 50 mg at bed time. Any daytime sleepiness usually fades after a few days. The clonidine decreases adrenaline production and can be very against anxiety. It does not cause daytime drowsiness.
Also, the benzos are easy to come off of with little to no withdrawal but it is slow. We can deal with that when the time comes.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:24 AM
I must say I find it very interesting that you say benzos are not difficult to come off of. They truly are a whole other h*ll of a drug to withdraw from. At times I have skipped 1 for 2-3 days & the zaps start immediately. I'm stuck with these for now, cause my body can't take anymore change & it has been so many yrs that I've been on them.
Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:44 AM
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