I'm 32, an ex Heroin user (been clean for 3 years but still on a small Methadone script which is being reduced monthly). I have a great job, hobbies and interests, a great family BUT I also have a nasty addiction to Diazepam.
I'm going to be honest - I take 100mg per day. 7 x 10mg blues in the morning and 3 later in the day. Ashamed.
I have recently had an uplifting episode in my life which has made me want to get off the Blues asap. I've been diagnosed as having pratically zero Testosterone and have just started on Testogel and am feeling sooo much better. The last 18 months have been hell. I've been told I'm depressed and it took until I started developing breasts and tender nipples for them to realise it was Testosterone related! I won't go into details but the last few months have been a horror - I do realise that this is all related which is why I want to get things sorted asap before something worse happens. I feel human again now but know that if I can get off the Blues I'll feel even better.
I can't tell my GP/Drug worker as they will stop my Diazepam prescription totally.
Obviously the Methadone is free but I have to pay for my Blues My GP prescribes me 20mg per day but for 3 years now I've been taking ten a day - EVERY DAY!
I want to get down to the 20mg that my GP prescribes and that's it.
Onto my question and I hope someone can help - how quickly can I reduce? 1 blue a month? A fortnight?
Thanks for reading.