I was prescribed Valium since October 2010, and I was taking up to 30mg (prescribed) daily t.i.d., then found out about the dependence potential of Valium and tapered somewhat quickly, from 30mg to 10mg by mid-November. I was also prescribed Xanax and Lyrica, and was taking 0.5-1mg of Xanax about once a week, along with 100mg-200mg Lyrica. I then tapered down to 2.5mg daily by mid-December. I tapered to 1.25mg diazepam, and have been holding the dose for about 1.5 - 2 months. The doctor does not want to prescribe any more benzos, so I am left to my own devices.
Well, I ran out of Diazepam, and my last dose was on Tuesday morning, so it's been 72 hours. I know I'm not in any trouble for seizure at such a low tapered dose, but benzo w/d is pure HELL. I went cold turkey off of a 2.5mg/day tapered dose in January, and by day 3 I was crawling out of my skin, until I got more Valium.
I have a total of 2000mg of Neurontin (Gabapentin), and 300 capsules of 400mg powdered Valerian root (each capsule has 0.56mg of Valerenic Acid). I also have Bystolic for blood pressure if it goes through the roof.
Please help, any suggestions will be welcomed!