Hello Jvc! Welcome to the site!
You need to taper very slow. You are fortunate to be coming off diazapam as it has a long half life which will make your taper go smoother. It takes approx 16-32 weeks to be done with the taper. Also with valium they make 2 mg pills, then after that if you need to go lower after cutting the 2 mg they have liquid so you can go really low with a smooth taper. Some people have hellish withdrawals, while others do not. Go at your own pace, and be confident and patient.
I would recommend doing a cut every 1 or 2 weeks, if you are stable after a week do a cut, if not hold for 2 weeks. When you become closer to the end of your taper you should hold for 2 wks. I wish you the very best!
Good luck ... pamee
Dear jvcdenon, Not to bum you out, but after 15 years of taking benzo's,
the withdrawl is horrendous! If you are just cutting back, so they will work
again, surely your Dr. might try another in the same family. At least you
are being given a taper. I was in prison- abrupt withdrawl is indescriable...
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