Addicted to Loperamide-New Year, New Start, New Motivation and support is key - Part 68

By Nefret · Aug 17, 2014 · ·
  1. MRC, thank you so much for your post!! :) It really made my day. Truly it so touched my heart and gives me motivation to fight yet another day. Some people do good with that Tough Love strategie, but I am not one of them. I just feel really bad about myself and second guess myself if I can do this. So thanks again for that kind and motivating post. I also liked the quote from Rosey too, it's so true isn't it!

    You are strong too and should be admired for even coming on here and telling your story. It takes guts! And to continue to post as some make a post or 2 and give up. You most assuredly have touched lives of people who have thought of doing Lopes, and thought other wise after reading something you said in a post, that made them think other wise. I am sure of it. And yes, we are like pioneers telling our stories and going thru the unknown, detoxing from this crazy drug, as there is little known about what will happen to us when getting off these Lopes. For me I had no idea really when first coming here, about the withdrawal process. I soon found out that it was like no other drug detox, I have ever been thru. But yes, we will get thru this and am so grateful for this small Lope community that we have here! Anyway thanks again for your heart felt post. I so appreciate it :)

    Nefret added 44 Minutes and 31 Seconds later...

    Mr Doggie my buddy, thanks for your post! I am so happy for you, that you are finally feeling OK! Jeepers, it took long enough!! But you stuck it thru and emerged on the other side. I am so proud of you!

    Now you are doing a Valium taper and am so glad you are taking it slow. Soon enough you will be off them too!

    Me, with the Xanax, I just have 15. I have been getting them monthly for 4 months now. And when they are finished, I don't feel any withdrawals. So I know I am not dependant on them. Even when I went to a Medical Detox centre, a couple of years ago when my Oxycontin use started to get way out of hand, I was given 50mgs a day for 9 days and when I was taken off of them, I didn't feel any withdrawals either.

    So in my experience, being on a new Benzo for a week or so, 1) it helps more than my usual benzos, I can feel the new ones actually working. And 2) when I go off the new ones, being on it for a short time, no withdrawal is felt.
    So with that being said, I was wondering how long I would have to be on Xanax before my body got dependant on it?

    Anyway, no morning anxiety, or anxiety at all today! Yeay :). Love these kind of days!


  1. tatittle
    Alprazolam/Xanax is the fastest acting benzo I believe, and thus a physical dependence develops faster than any other benzo. But as was mentioned, if you already take another benzo daily you likely already have a tolerance or dependence on benzo's...even if only a slight one. So if you stop the Xanax but continue with valium e.g. you wouldn't feel any withdrawal (as long as dosage was small) bc you are still getting a benzo valium.
    Xanax is pretty much accepted as a more dangerous benzo for various reasons, and my experience concurs with that. .5mg is a small dose though so I don't wanna scare you if it is helping you. Folks that take several mg a day should be concerned though...seizures are part of abrupt withdrawal from large amounts of Xanax often.
  2. Roaddoggy
    Well that's a pretty tough question to answer. I mean it all just depends on each person. I had a friend who took them for years, and just stopped, and never even felt insomnia. Others are crawling the walls after missing one dose. Its hard to say.

    I know I somewhat struggle to taper. Also I'm getting ready to go on a hold, for a while on my valium taper. I feel my body needs to catch up. I am down from 30mgs, to 25mgs. Of Valium. But with kicking loperamide, and going through 2 valium cuts. I feel I have earned a couple weeks off.

    Anyway Nefret, and everyone else, I love ya all. Keep it up, you will get there. Im over 100 days clean of loperamide. It can be done. Much love. Roaddog....
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