Posted by Abby Cunningham on September 18, 2010, at 1:30:45
In reply to Re: Can B3 Niacinamide help horrible benzo anxiety? » Phillipa, posted by Maxime on September 17, 2010, at 21:27:45
Sorry Phillipa and Maxime, I did not see this until now.
Yes Maxime you are correct. Tolerance does develop often to benzos, and I feel as though I might be tolerant after 5 years on 1.5 mg, (where the dosage either needs to be increased, or decide to taper off the drug).
My psychiatrist surprised me tonight by actually calling me at home. I think she read my email or listened to my voicemail and decided I sounded pretty desperate. I was. She said it would be okay to try the niacinamide, as I am resisting more pharmacuticals now. So tomorrow I'll buy it with some B-complex vitamins and see how that does.
I'll keep you all posted. I know the hell of xanax withdrawal; actually I tapered from 3mg. -equivalent of 60mg.. valium, to 1.5 mg. equivalent of 30mg. valium. I used the Ashton crossover slowly to valium and that was a big mistake. I cannot tolerate valium; way too depressing. I tapered off xanax alone years ago and did not have nearly as hard of a time as tapering valium.
I am not looking to taper off xanax, (can't bear the thought of withdrawals again) just to supplement it and hopefully knock out the anxiety with the niacinamide. I have been about paralyzed with depression and fears which come on me almost every day.
Thanks for your concern,