‘You are an insulting SOB. Get a life.’


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« Reply #42 on: Today at 12:18:52 PM »

When I read horror stories about tapering too fast and what comes with that, I get scared and fear makes me feel like I might not be able to do it.  When I read about slow tapering and the success stories, I have hope.  I took Benzos most of my adult life.  If it takes half that time to be free again, Ill be one very happy old man.  I am  not counting days or years. I am listening to my head and body.  It tells me when I can taper down again so at least I can be somewhat happy and functional. 

I detoxed,  off 20 mgs of valium,  almost 22 months ago,  I know how powerful these drugs are, as do many others who have come off in this most horrifying way.  I don’t want anyone to ever feel that scared or lonely or sick.  

Zoe, I am sorry you had to detox. we will never know if your cumulative amount of suffering would be greater if you had taken 22 months to taper vs your detox. Would you rather be just coming off today instead of being 22 months free?

Please understand that taking several months may be better for most people that a few days, or a few years. Too little or too much time to taper have serious draw backs.

Seek the golden mean my friend 


You are an insulting sob.  Get a life.


Benzo Free 11/27/2009