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I am home trying to withdraw from benzos. Been thru detox.

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I am home trying to withdraw from benzos. Been thru detox. Can I do it at home
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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It is risky venture given the possibilities of seizure, insomnia, mood swings, irritability etc.

Benzo dose needs to be tapered very slowly over several weeks to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

The symptoms can be controlled with non addictive medications if needed.

Clonidine, flexeril, buspirone can be used for example if needed by your doctor.

It is better to involve your doctor in your care for close monitoring and addressing the symptoms as they arise.

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