Posted by sigismund on May 12, 2011, at 20:15:56
In reply to my stars! » sigismund, posted by floatingbridge on May 12, 2011, at 19:37:52
>May I ask what herbs you find helpful?
Chinese combinations with Chinese names. An important herb in them is zizyphus. When the room vibrates and the lights flash and I need some Valium soon, I can take the herbs along with some theanine and postpone the Valium for a bit.
I was very struck by what you said about feeling like there is a forcefield around the house preventing you from getting out in the yard (or whatever that was). I've felt like that a lot. I could of course say that to my psych...there are rays and beams that are preventing me from doing what I need to do and just a little Dexedrine would etc etc.
5mg Valium is a unit dose....maybe not dissimilar to .25 Xanax or a little more, but of course it lasts much longer. I couldn't reduce on Xanax. It's too uneven.
The good thing about reducing is that it helps me grasp that there are things I can alter other than my perceptions. The difficult thing is that I become so unsociable, but maybe that is something which I will have to accept?