CAUTION: The information contained in this document comes from the personal experience of laypeople and is not intended to constitute medical advice. Do not attempt to stop or taper benzodiazepines without first consulting a doctor.
§ You must be stable on your dose before starting your taper and hold when necessary to remain stable.
§ Be sure to have a continuing supply of the benzo you are taking.
§ Eat something (a few tablespoons of yogurt, some crackers, etc) before taking any medications.
§ Try to keep a journal next to your bed. Record anything unusual during the day – stress, etc.
§ Be sure to pace your taper to be under 1%, at least in the first few weeks to judge how fast or slow your body will tolerate the titration. Slow and easy = SUCCESS!! This is not a race!!
§ Please refer to the Water Titration Taper Schedule Manual for tips if you take multiple daily doses
Disclaimer: The information contained in this website was not compiled by a doctor or anyone with medical training. The advice contained herein should not be substituted for the advice of a physician who is well-informed in the subject matter discussed. Before making any decisions about your health or treatment you should always confer with your physician and it is always assumed that you will do so.
Last updated 29 July 2012