Day 19 and terrified Please help is this normal?
« on: January 02, 2020, 11:12:29 am »
After a long difficult taper from just 4mgs of valium taken for 3-4 months and over a period of 17 months with a blip in the taper September 2018 wen in hospital for 3 days and put back to 4mgs from taper reduction down to 2.5mgs, since October 2108 tapered off suffering all way down with many symptoms , mostly fear related, but many others,
Tapered to zero with a DMLT for the last 2mgs and taking 4 months to reduce the last 1mgs reducing at 0.01mg a day ,
Now at day 19 and absolutely terrified, , Lots of symptoms, tinnitus (Severe) numbness hands face lips mouth teeth, toes
Little to no sleep. Agoraphobia, unable to deal with any stress at all, Major weight loss,
Please can you tell me is it normal to be this bad at 19 days off?
I don’t want to take anything just to know this is how it is and it will ease?
I am 74 and still cannot believe this has happened , shaking like mad, Icy cold, hands feet,
Teeth hurt nose hurts , not sure what to do as I cannot distract,
Just words of assurance I guess
Please help me
52 months out - a wave from hell
« on: December 17, 2019, 03:19:26 am »
I just got hit by a strong wave and it’s wreaking havoc. The anxiety is bearable but the nerve pain and muscle spasms are horrendous. Therefore sleep is minimal and poor.
At 52 months out I would think I am close to the finish line but it seems otherwise.
Any feedback is much appreciated.
Ps . Today considered making an appointment with a psychiatrist to may be get amitryptalin for the nerve pain but held off. If this wave continues much longer I may have to do just that
« Last Edit: December 17, 2019, 03:40:06 am by [Buddie] »
What can I safely take for a headache
« on: August 08, 2019, 12:43:14 pm »
Hey everyone would it be safe to take Advil or Tylenol for a headache?
Jumping vs .0008
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:03:22 pm »
Down to the last push of a daily microtaper. If you are stable for the most part at a crumb say .0008 of medication. What is the outlook of jumping? I mean is there really any major difference to being on .0008 and zero? Or is the complete absence of the medication something to brace for. I have read mixed reviews, please share you knowledge and experience. Also has anyone jumped from that low of a tapered amount?
throwing in the towel
« on: April 06, 2019, 04:59:05 pm »
i cant live like this. its not living .everyday is hell and fear for me. im going back on my original dose and hope to feel like i did a few months ago. maybe i really just need them anyway. i wish all you beautiful and strong people a successful taper and much peace. love & light to you all
Re: throwing in the towel
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2019, 11:39:08 pm »
i spent the night in the crisis unit. im finally home. and i just want to tell everyone who took time out of you journey to encourage me that i truly love each one of you. family doent understand and they think by making me feel shame or less than because this is so hard is somehow going to majically fix this. i went up a bit. back on .5 in morinng and .5 and night. once im ready i will begin again. so much love and thanks to all you amazing and compassionate warriors.. much love to you all. this group is filled with the kindest and strongest people of ever come across.. thank you so much <3 love & light to all. jill