Kitts and Dr. A thanks for your congratulations.
In answer to your questions Dr. A I have found the following helpful. Valium (2.5mg mostly once a day but I did take 5mg one night because I wanted to sleep ) 2 Kava tablets at night (dose is 1, I doubled up). Magnesium powder. I asked the doctor for clonidine, as he prescribed it to my husband years ago when his dose wasn't holding him. He seemed puzzled and said valium was better. I have tried to be careful with the valium, don't want another habit to kick. Oh and weed. Not a lot just a little to relax. Too much and my heart races.
I still have diahorrea, sneezes, feel a bit lethargic.
The best bit of advice I would give is to get as healthy as possible (eat well, exercise etc) and think positive. Mostly I have been able to sleep, but not always when I might want. I seem to fall asleep late evening and wake at 1 or 2. Mostly I can get back to sleep. A few nights I just accepted that I couldn't sleep and tried not to stress about it. I actually managed to sleep in this morning (go back to sleep after waking at 6.30.
Also, keep busy. Less time to dwell on how shit you feel. And do the taper in your own time. If you need to stabilise your dose first, get healthy then stat the taper again, do that. You will feel crappy at times. Even so, I have managed to do more while tapering than I ever did on 120mg, in the last few years at least. Best of luck and mate I'm sure you can do it