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Sleep Medication abuse...........want to give up

I got addicted to sleep medication for last 3 years, after I had Depression on 2008. Now I had to regularly take combination of Clonazepam and Mirtazapine and sometimes lorazapam(combination of 30mg Mirtazapine, 1mg Clonazepam and 4mg Ativan)  . Need help........... oh BTW for last 3 days iam trying to give all up only taking 15 mg Mirtazapine in a day before sleep. But also Iam feeeling horrible, how long it takes?
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1580085 tn?1400944438
hi and welcome, you really do have to be careful when coming off benzos, it is very risky to do cold turkey. you need to see a Doctor and ask for a taper plan.Your doctor may put you on a different benzo for the purpose of coming off them,  you are on a few that arent that easy to come off, so some medical supervision is highly recommended, you can do this though and i wish you all the best.
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Hi!  Definitely talk to a doctor!  You could be in real danger with this if you're not careful.  It's great that you are wanting to stop, but be safe, ok?
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