Originally Posted by al23
your doc is probably wrong.
******** the Ashton Manual. It's written by dDr heather Ashton, probably the top authority on benzo withdrawl anywhere. I followed this freely available, short read and today, 5 years out I feel great, am drug free and healthier than I have ever been.
Most docs are woefully dumb when it comes to giving out benzo withdrawl advice.
Take a few moments and ******** the Ashton Manual. You won't be sorry.
Yeh, I agree with this, its Prof C Heather Ashton. Watch my post with the orthomolecular assistance (vitamins & supplements) I will be giving to my son who is withdrawing from Diazapam (also a benzodiazepine) to support him as the symptoms of withdrawal may be tough on you, depending on what rate you taper off.
Ashton recommends a certain reduction over 2 weeks and continue to do so with the following proviso "withdrawal should be flexible and dependent on withdrawal responses' so don't let your doctor push you to taper if your body is still giving off difficult responses to that withdrawal. You stop at the previous rate of mg until your body is ready to drop to the next level if that makes sense
i.e. with no bad withdrawal symptoms.