has been taking 0.5-1 mg clonazepam
at night for insomnia for 2.5 months or so, an average of 4 nights per week, and about 60 mg total over that time period. Last Friday, SWIM had a nightmare experience drinking a beer after a 1mg dose that along with increasingly not liking the spaced out feeling during the day anymore has caused him to really want to stop taking benzos
. SWIM has read a taper is best to stop and is calling his doc
tomorrow for a recommendation. SWIM hadn't taken any for 4 days until 0.25 tonight because his mind was racing with paranoidish thoughts, but feels much better now.
My buddy SWIM understands his doctor is the best source of advice and will take his advice close to heart, but wonders if anyone has any suggestions as to a safe time he can taper off his dose while getting off completely as quickly as possible. SWIM is thinking .25 for 4 more days or so then .125 for 4 more.