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[QUOTE=shane24]If for some reason it stops working, another good medicine for restless leg syndrome is Clonazepam. It's half life is 18-50 hours, so it stays in the bloodstream along time. Shane.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for that Shane, i'll consider that should that situation occur.

The irony though, is that last night I took my requip before going to bed, and just layed in my bed wide awake! No restless legs or any other nasty withdrawal symptoms, I just couldn't sleep, it was like I was groggy and everything from taking the trazadone and catapres but I just couldn't fall asleep! I finally did around 4 in the morning, after I broke down and took a valium. For some reason, valium seems to be the only thing that really puts me to sleep at this point, and I often have to take another one in another couple of hours or so! I then sleep for 3 or 4 more hours and then wake up wide awake and alert?! In the past, when I took just one valium, I would wake up all groggy and could hardly get out of bed. I don't know what's up with that, maybe its due to the withdrawal maliase of the suboxone. I've only been taking the valium for 4 days, and only during the night when I can't get to sleep any other way. I certainly don't want to get hooked on benzos, so within a few days, I'll try to start tapering off to a half pill instead of a whole one. Hopefully, this aggravating suboxone withdrawal will be mostly diminished by then. Thank you for your help!
[QUOTE=GinaMia]It's also [B]highly[/B] addictive. When trying to detox, I wouldn't recommend taking Clonazapam [I]aka[/I] Klonipin unless you absolutely need to. :)[/QUOTE]

I've been concerned with that too Gina, i've heard many times that benzos are even more difficult to detox off of then opiates. This is why i'm going to slowly taper off the valium tabs, cutting the pill down from 10mg to 7.5mg, and then 5mg, 2.5mg and probably drop off from there. I actually slept awesome last night for the first time since I went completely off the suboxone! Thank you for your concern, had I not been someone that carefully researched drugs, I may have started taking too much of the benzos on a regular basis, which would have resulted in another problem that I certainly don't need. God Bless.
[QUOTE=astrolifter]I've been concerned with that too Gina, i've heard many times that benzos are even more difficult to detox off of then opiates.[/QUOTE]

I've heard this too. I do take Xanax as needed and I've become [B]tolerant[/B] of it but [U]not[/U] addicted to it. Lucky me!! But the risk is still there. Problem is, when I take Vic, I have no need for my antidepressants, anxiety or IBS medications. This makes it harder to stop using Vic.

[QUOTE=astrolifter]This is why i'm going to slowly taper off the valium tabs, cutting the pill down from 10mg to 7.5mg, and then 5mg, 2.5mg and probably drop off from there.[/QUOTE]

That sounds like a good plan. Don't try to quit everything at once though, that can be too rough on your system and produces a higher chance of relapse.

[QUOTE=astrolifter]I actually slept awesome last night for the first time since I went completely off the suboxone! Thank you for your concern, had I not been someone that carefully researched drugs, I may have started taking too much of the benzos on a regular basis, which would have resulted in another problem that I certainly don't need. God Bless.[/QUOTE]

I'm so glad to hear that you got good rest!! :bouncing: Good luck friend!





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