Has anyone got advise on stopping diazepam HELP!

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Iv been taking 2mg twice a day for nearly 4 months and my doctor wants me to cut down but hasn't given me advice on how to do it.

I was having 2mg then cut one and half so 1mg and it started making me feel ill so I upped it back up to 2mg twice a day.

So scared all my symptoms will come back

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    If your doing 4mg a day you might want to only drop by 1/4 of a tab, try that for a week, if you feel ok drop another 1/4 tab.. sounds like you have droped by to much in one go.

    Your GP really should have offered you some guidance..

    good luck & take it slow.

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    Youre doing it right its called titrating. I too am afraid to just not have anything because of return of symptoms. Im on Ativan 3x a day 1mg and it barely cuts through
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      So you think cutting in half will be ok? I'm also on 100mg sertraline and have been now for six weeks so hoping they have kicked in and will help to reduce diazepam
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    Hi I am on a reduction programme of diazepam I have gone down from 30mgto 8 mg in three months now they will only reduce it by 1mg every 2wks the reduction should be advised by proper drug councillors I usually notice the reduction effects 5 days after the reduction my only advice is stick to whatever programme you have been given there. Is no denying your symptoms will be magnified but this does eventual stabilise until the next reduction it is worth reducing this drug as this particular drug likes to play tricks with our minds
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