I have been taking anywhere from 0.5mg to 1mg a day of Xanax for about a year. I want to wean off and go back to taking Valium as needed like I was doing years ago. That worked well for my anxiety issue. I had a BAD time of it this past year so family Dr. put me on the Xanax. I asked for Valium as it's longer acting and I would like it as needed. So my question is, how do I go off the Xanax and switch onto Valium as needed? Dr. said I could just do it now. But hmm.. I don't know about that. Yeah the Xanax was a low dose but a year. I've searched for schedules but I'm only finding some with high doses of Xanax and not finding anything on how you can just switch over to Valium. Can someone help?
Just a thought. I'd start by taking 5 mg of Valium mid to late morning each day as sort of a baseline dosage and then taking another 5 mg later in the day if needed - but don't allow yourself more than that. Try to lengthen the time between your morning dosage and the later dosage. Also, try taking only 2.5 mg as the later dosage as time goes on. If you could eventually get yourself down to just 5 mg of Valium a day you would be doing awesome.
Take care for now and all the best.
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