Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Comments by Decathlons

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  • I have been on low-dose benzos for 21 years and have recently tapered off using the Ashton Protocol transitioning to Valium (Diazepam) and then off. One thing that concerns me about the Ashtson Protocol is that once one gets to the long-half life Valium, one needs to proceed to taper and discontinue the drug. It may be that there is a temptation to linger at the low dose long half-life Valium but I think this is a very bad mistake. Since Valium has a very long half life, (200 to 400 hours) taking it at a very low doses every day allows it to build up in one’s system to high blood levels. One can be lulled into thinking that the low dose Valium is a place to plateau for a while but I believe that low-dose Valium taken every day could be worse than taking short half-life Xanax every day and slowly tapering down from that. (I hate to use the word Xanax and would never recommend it but maybe you can get the point I am trying to make. )