I am glad I found this forum.
Under doctors care(?) I have gone off of 40 mg valium at bedtime for sleep, to zero in 3 months.
I feel like I am dieing 24/7. I cant tell my thoughts from artificial ones. I am filled with a terrible level of fear and cant reduce it. My body muscles hurt badly, and I move like Frankenstein's monster.
I have been reaching out for help, but cant find any. I need to talk to someone, or read from someone asap. I cant handle this.
I don't have a lot of experience with benzos other than detoxing off a small amount myself. There are several forum members here that have a lot of experience and knowledge about them so hopefully they will see your post and reply.
I feel the pain and fear in your post. Can you clarify - you are detoxing with your doctors care?. benzos can be dangerous when going off, have you spoken to the doc that tapered you down and let them know the feelings you are having?
It's frustrating to look for help and find none - you will be supported here and not judged. Just wanted to reach out to you and hopefully some of the members with more experience here will post to you - hang tight
I am sorry to hear your suffering, and I can relate. You need a doctor's care because benzos cannot be stopped abruptly, nor tapered too quickly. I have done a long and slow taper off benzos for sleep...Your dose was high and it will take awhile to feel better. As Vicki said, please go to urgent care and seek medical support. You don't need, nor should you have to suffer so much. Please keep us posted.
My doctor had me do this in less than 4 months. I called him telling him I feel like I am dieing and he has no comment. I am also taking 400 mg of Trazodone at bedtime as well. I went to the ER and a nurse and an emt told me it is "all in my head"! I am so angry and lost. I cant believe this is happening.
Thanks for writing to me.
I went to the ER and they looked down upon me, didn't take me seriously and told me "it is all in your head"! I cant type here what I want to do to them. I see no help for me in this medical system that still treats people suffering from depressioin or anxiety like the witches of the 1500's.
I have now realized I am on my own with this. Mother natures natural selection at its best. I cant go on like this and the doctors dont care. Nice.
There are urgent care clinics that are usually free standing as opposed to ER's that are in a hospital. I go to one when my doctor is booked and I need to have medical care quicker (or at least I think I do). Google urgent care clinics for your area. You should get a list. Here is a link about what they are
It does sound like you have come off them to quick. You need to taoer your dose at a comfortable level with benzos at that amount. You need to go back to the doctor who has been perscribing to you and stress to them that they have tapered you too fast. I know you have probably already tried that and it can be frustrating. As they already have your history, it should be easier to get back with them. You need to be assertive and assure them thar you just want to get to a comfortable dose, and then taper off at a slower pace. I know its easier said than done if you can keep your cool and stay polite and rational, they should not be able to refuse you. I know your head must be all over the place right now but you need to approach these doctors in the right way. Best of luck. Blue
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