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Re: Benzos addiction

Posted by Shelley on December 29, 1998, at 15:59:32

In reply to Re: Benzos addiction, posted by alas on December 29, 1998, at 12:14:48

Thanks all! I am trying to stop taking Halcion because it seems to serve no purpose, in that it does not help me sleep. Yet, if I do not take it at night I am in agony the next day, called "withdrawing". I have the help of a good doc who is helping me to taper off over a period of months. She said "success" is more important than "time" and that backtracking is okay. She says the drug may be contributing to daytime "dysfunction"; ie, anxiety, early morning lethargy, etc. She doesn't want to start me on any new anti-depressant/mood stabilizer until we see how this goes for awhile as long as I'm pretty well stabilized. Thanks for the input. I look forward to more.




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