High, I'd appreciate any help you can give me re the title. Basically my benzo tolerance is getting out of hand I'm taking 100mg + every day of diazepam. I'm prescribed 2 ml diazepam tabs to take 3 times per day for anxiety but had a chance to buy more so right now I'm sitting on a lot and I know that if I don't sort this out soon then I'm in for a really really bad time. I also take bupe for opiate addiction- 16 mg.
Anyway I have reasearched a few case studies in which the benzo abuser was quickly tapered off their benzo over say a week or two while adding an anticonvulsant with great success- the most successful being Topamax and Neurontin.
I am seriously thinking of doing this or at least trying it. So my question is has anybody used anticonvulsants in benzo withdrawal with success? and how do you think this plan looks? I have diazepam on hand if withdrawal symptoms become too bad etc.
I also have baclofen- they say that baclofen tolerance does not develop to the thereputic effects- what if I where to switch to that and then taper- sort of like a Benzo Replacement Therapy.
I'll add that I won't be staying on the anticonvulsants for long and will taper accordingly.
What do you think guys? Thanks