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I'm new here and was really hoping to get some answers: I keep searching on forums for situation similar to mine, but can't find anything.
I started on Mit at 15mg for acute insomnia at the end of Jan 2017.
That dose was too strong, so went down to 7.5mg in 2 weeks.
Then March 1 down to 5mg.
Each time I would go down on a dose some sleep regression followed, but would usually resolve in 1-2 days and sleep would even imrpove some.
Going from 5 to 3.75 was more difficult: some anxiety, sleep got pretty bad. I decided to slow down and got 1mg and 0.5mg pill from a compounding pharmacy. So from 5mg I went down to 4, 3.5, 3, 2,5, 2, 1.5, 1 – all in 2 week intervals. Some minore bumps with sleep here and there, nothing of exraordinary. I thought I'm DONE. I took 0.5mg for 5 days and stopped. I didn't even think about it anymore, slept great.
Then 1 week out had a first night with 0 sleep. I thought this was just one last bump on the way out. Slept better the following week. Then at 2 weeks off it hit me again, progressivly harder: 5 hours a night, then 3 hours, then again 0.
I panicked and went back to 1mg, thinking may be I jumped off too quickly from that last dose. I honestly didn't think it was doing anything anymore!
This time I got 0.2mg pills and decided to go a bit slower.
I stayed on 1mg for 3 days – imediate improvement.
Went down to 0.7mg for 1 week – still feeling good.
Went down to 0.5mg – same night couldn't sleep.
Went up to 0.6mg for a week – slept well.
But tonight again – 0 sleep. 2 weeks to a day since I went down from 7mg to 0.7mg. Plus some anxiety (but I think it's just about sleep).
So my QUESTIONS: should I wait at 0.6mg and see? Should I go back up? If yes, than to what dose? 0.7? 1? And then going down even slower? Does the 10% rule apply to below 1mg? We are talking 0.00 then, it gets ridicolous. Would going from 0.7 down in 0.1 increments be better? Or should I just stop all together and ride this rebound insomnia out?
I'm doing all the "right" things for insomnia otherwise: esxersize, eat healthy, go to/get out of bed at same time, starting accupuncture, taking natural supplements etc.
Any advice or success stroies on this last leg of taper is very much appreciated!
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