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I need off of this crap!!! HELP! Im taking 30mg at night and again when i wake in the morning.

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    Hi Kerry

    The best thing that you can do is educate yourself about tapering. As far as i am concerned, the best resource is The Ashton Manual written by Professor Heather Ashton - it is the resource that I used to safely taper off. https://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/bzsched.htm

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    Hi Kerry,

    I had the same problem with Diazepam and ended up taking 20 mg four times a day. Yes it helped tremendously with my anxiety but I just became numb and didnt care about anything. Eventually I plucked up the courage to go and see my GP who was surprisingly very supportive. She put me on a slow reducing dose and I am now down to 18mg a day dropping 2 mg a month. It's not easy but it's worth it.

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    Hi Keri,

    Well done for making this decision to get help. Be careful how you do this and heed all the advice given.

    The journey to recovery begins with the first step.

    I have been on Diazepam for 22 years at 19mg a day, now doing a slow taper under supervision of doctor and addiction specialist. have reached 14 mg per date so I am well pleased. I try not to think of how far I have to go but how far I have come.

    Chemical numbing of the nervous system is not the answer to any problem.

    Good luckbiggrin

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      Hi Keri,

      Are we talking about a GP?, as such they have a "duty of care" to help you. I don't want to use the term negligence but this seems to be a case to answer.

      Try and find another doctor who is willing to help you or refer you to the expert you need to guide you.

      Wishing you the best of luck with this!

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