I am on a low amount of Valium - 3mg per day. I am going down by .5 every two weeks. Can i do it quicker? Or shall i keep going at this pace? Thanks s.e
Because you're not using a medication that is an extended release, you have the ability to break the tablet down into smaller and smaller pieces, not just in half. I have used a technique before where I have taken a tablet and broken it in half, and then in half again - and taken three-quarters for a few weeks, then moved to half, then moved to one-quarter, just as an example. You might want to check on the internet for symptoms related to withdrawal, so if you begin to experience those undesirable side-effects, you will know to attribute them to your down-titration. Unless your Doctor gives you instructions otherwise, you should feel comfortable moving at your own pace, and taking as much time as you need. I have even gone as far as taking one-eighth of a tablet before to round out the final week of down-titration, and that helped make it an easier transition for me. This type of plan should never be used with any coated tablet or one that is extended-release, of course. Best of luck to you! Meggie
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