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advice on xanax taper switching to Valium

March 3 2013 at 5:44 AM

please help, I screwed up. was on xanax for over a year 1.5 to 2.0 a day, but when i tried to get off I went through a 3 month hell of constant spitting, acid reflex. SO Doctor switched me to 10 mg of valium to start my taper. 3 weeks later the acid reflex has improved but I have the worst stomach cramping and bloating. I did not read the table and 3 weeks ago I stopped taking xanax and just started on valium. Should I just not go back and stay on the valium even though the cramping is awful or should I start taking like .5 of xanax in the middle of the day and cut down? I only have like .5 of xanax and 10 left because I threw 80 bars away when I got the valium.

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Help on Benzo Withdrawals

March 13 2013, 9:16 AM 


I think the first place you need to go is to read Professor Heather Ashton's detailed manual on HOW to get off this type of drug at

As for the side effects that you are experiencing, you can CHECK at and at the top of the page you'll see a search bar where you can type in the drugs  you are taking and see if it is listed.

You can also REPORT the effect you are having here:

I hope you can get off safely with as little harm as possible.



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