Cult forces dangerous taper on 76-year-old

Better late than never
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:50:17 pm »

[Buddie]

My name is […]. I am 76 years old. I have been taking 2 mg. of lorazepam nightly for 25 years. I tried two years ago to taper, got to 1 mg. and regressed back to 2 mg. I am doing direct taper, water suspension of 300 ml, drawing off at a rate of one ml daily. I began on January 1 so today I will draw off 6 ml. By day 75, I will be down to 1.5 mg lorazepam at which point I will reassess to make sure I stay within the 10% drop limit. These are early days but I really feel the need for support and identity with others going through this experience. Thank you for being here.

Re: Better late than never
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 05:50:35 pm »

[Buddie]

Welcome to Benzo Buddies. we are a support and information group for those wanted to get off of benzodiazepines. Much congrats on what you have accomplished. I am very pleased that you are looking for camaraderie from here out. It is such a lifeline. Not only do we support each other, we have a wealth of sound information on everything from withdraw symptoms, how benzo’s affect the brain, and success stories.

Here are some helpful links on tapering:

http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=56.0

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=145.0

In the forums pertinent to your circumstances, you will find other buddies going through their own tapers. This is a good place to ask questions, and receive guidance.

Again, welcome to Benzo Buddies, you have come to a safe, confidential informative support group, and we are happy to have you as a member. You can do this, with knowledge and finding coping skills.

Please take some time to Create a Signature. This will help other members understand your history so they will be better able to support you. Go to the top of the page and select Profile, then choose Forum Profile, insert drug history/timelines into the text box and click Change Profile.

We look forward to reading more from you over the forthcoming days and weeks.

Take care,

BB Team

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