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    benzo_free_now is offline New Member
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    Greetings and blessings to everyone for sharing your experiences in these forums.
    I hope to have some light shed on how my friend might detox from Lorazapam while staying at home. She is experiencing physical dependency to the drug. She was prescribed it in '04 for 'fibromyalgia' but after a few weeks she felt she was having withdrawal symptoms from it. She was also on Oxycotin at the time. Her doctor didn't agree only suggested taking more(!). As she has a daughter and was single she couldn't alter too much and remained on the drug. That's enough background...fast forward...she's in a more emotionally stable place now and took herself off oxycotin last year - at home - she now desires to be free of the Ativan for her body has a dependency at around 5mg a day.
    With being a mom a 28-day program is out of the question.

    We've learned that Subutex is used in programs when taking a person off of a benzo.
    Does anyone understand how she would use the subutex for the Ativan? Taper off Ativan over a week? while taking Subutex.
    We will be speaking with a pain specialist but I am curious for feedback from anyone who went through a controlled benzo detox program. What was experienced while being taken off the medicine and how long after it's complete removal did it feel like the side effects and pain had fully subsided?
    Thank You for any feedback.
    On a side note ... for many issues that we turn to drug intake for there can be found to be an emotional root involved. If people are curious to truly becoming drug free I suggest visiting this website regarding emotional freedom technique -- it's a combination of psychology and acupressure --- two websites actually ... and the method is one of self-healing, allowing a person to feel empowered again and engaging fully with life again. www.emofree.com
    www.tryitoneverything.com

    Warm Blessings,
    Rei*

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    Subutex is not used for benzo detox; it's used for opiate detox. I think it's best for your friend to see what her doctor recommends. Good luck!

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    Robert_325 is offline Retired
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    Quote Originally Posted by benzo_free_now View Post
    Greetings and blessings to everyone for sharing your experiences in these forums.
    I hope to have some light shed on how my friend might detox from Lorazapam while staying at home. She is experiencing physical dependency to the drug. She was prescribed it in '04 for 'fibromyalgia' but after a few weeks she felt she was having withdrawal symptoms from it. She was also on Oxycotin at the time. Her doctor didn't agree only suggested taking more(!). As she has a daughter and was single she couldn't alter too much and remained on the drug. That's enough background...fast forward...she's in a more emotionally stable place now and took herself off oxycotin last year - at home - she now desires to be free of the Ativan for her body has a dependency at around 5mg a day.
    With being a mom a 28-day program is out of the question.

    We've learned that Subutex is used in programs when taking a person off of a benzo.
    Does anyone understand how she would use the subutex for the Ativan? Taper off Ativan over a week? while taking Subutex.
    We will be speaking with a pain specialist but I am curious for feedback from anyone who went through a controlled benzo detox program. What was experienced while being taken off the medicine and how long after it's complete removal did it feel like the side effects and pain had fully subsided?
    Thank You for any feedback.
    On a side note ... for many issues that we turn to drug intake for there can be found to be an emotional root involved. If people are curious to truly becoming drug free I suggest visiting this website regarding emotional freedom technique -- it's a combination of psychology and acupressure --- two websites actually ... and the method is one of self-healing, allowing a person to feel empowered again and engaging fully with life again. www.emofree.com
    www.tryitoneverything.com

    Warm Blessings,
    Rei*


    Maisie is absolutely correct. Subutex or suboxone does NOTHING for benzo detox. Ativan has a short half life, second only to xanax. The best home detox from fast acting benzos is actually switching over to a benzo like valium with the longest half life. 5mg per day is too much ativan. Your friend needs to do something about this. I was on benzos for over 25 years. It nearly killed me when I finally got off. It's a very serious detox. I was taking lots more than your friend is but she needs to deal with this now.

    The premier authority on this subject I know of is Dr Helen Ashton. You can google The Ashton Manual, The Ashton Method or you can go to www.benzo.org.uk. Dr Ashton's manual can actually be downloaded from that web site. And I guarantee you that if your friend does this detox properly it will take her longer than 28 days to be over this.

    I would approach your friend's dr with the Ashton method for benzo detox as she would require medication. If the dr looks at Dr Ashton's credentials and the manual itself I can't imagine them refusing it. Very few drs know diddly about detoxing properly from benzos. I'm not joking around, it's a very serious detox. Benzo w/d can cause seizures, electric shock syndrome, all kinds of NASTY and dangerous side effects. God bless.
    I am not a dr. My statements are based on years of experience and related education. Consult with the professional of your choice regarding matters of concern.

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    benzo_free_now is offline New Member
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    Thank You both for your feedback. I'll share it Dr Ashton's information with her pain specialist on the 31st. I'll repost sometime after that to share what steps she will be taking. Be Well!

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