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Dose - Temazepam Dosages

Discussion in 'Benzodiazepines' started by spatchcock86, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. spatchcock86

    spatchcock86 Silver Member

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    SWIM recently tried Temazepam at a 40mg dose on the 26th of July.
    This was his 1st time using it, so he didn't want to over do it.
    SWIM felt very relaxed with some mild euphoria, and slept like a baby.
    yesterday/today, SWIM once again took 40mg of Temazepam, but this time didn't get any euphoria, only sedation and relaxation.
    This individual, of which identity remains a mystery to me, would like to know how much he can take safely to achieve greater effects, without completely blacking out and ruining the whole experience.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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  2. fizzle

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    You pose a very difficult question to answer with any certainty as everybody reacts differently to different doses. 40mg is a good amount of temazepam to take. Consuming more than that will just raise tolerance and/or knock you out quicker.

    The best thing to do is stick with 40mg since you like the effects it gives, but space it out like every other day or however long it takes to achieve the desirable effects. This will keep your tolerance at a minimum, and it will also save you temazepam.
     
  3. Spare Chaynge

    Spare Chaynge Newbie

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    swim came across some Temazeapam in his hay day of benzo tolerance and cocaine abuse. He sadly did not have enough to get the affects he desired and totally discarded the benzo as worthless.

    Let swim know how this goes. Also report back with your tolerance and dose taken.
     
  4. spatchcock86

    spatchcock86 Silver Member

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    K, thanks. SWIM wonders why it wasn't as effective the 2nd time round. A seven day gap in between dosing should have been more than enough time for tolerance to drop back down to zero. I guess it must be like MDMA in that respect. You can never top your first roll. :laugh:

    SWIM plans to take a 60mg dose tonight. He'll let you know if this produces any additional euphoria. ;)

    spatchcock86 added 955 Minutes and 15 Seconds later...

    SWIM said the extra 20mgs made a BIG difference. Noticeably more sedation/relaxation, and a strong feeling of well being during the first hour, followed by tranquil feelings until SWIM went to bed. Breathing was quite shallow though, so he won't be exceeding this dose anytime soon...
     
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  5. heroin_ed

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    Swim was prescribed restoril 30s and 120 mg of it used to barely do shit to him. Damn tolerance.
     
  6. PsychoActivist

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    SWIM agrees with Fizzle. The only real way to know is just by playing with it himself. SWIY should just take it easy and slowly increase as he needs to. SWIM was prescribed Temazepam 30mg capsules and the directions said take 1 to 2 capsules before bed. So he was allowed by prescripyion to take 60mg's if he needed to. However the lady at the pharmacy said that was rather uncommon and 30 mg's was actually the maximum recommended dosage. But the fact that the doctor allowed him 60 mg's made him think it was relatively safe. He has a very high tolerance for benzo's though and a lot of times he would take up to 180 mg's and had no problems. Again though everyone reacts differently. A good dose for SWIM though was 90 mg's.

    Most Benzo's have a high LD50 and are relatively safe so long as they are not combined with alcohol or other CNS depressents. The biggest dangers really is when one gets into blackout territory and starts doing stupid shit that could be potentially dangerous.

    Again one should just take it slow and figure out what is right for them.

    Sorry SWIM cannot offer you a more precise answer but he hopes this helps.
     
  7. Laudaphun

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    60mg temazepam is a bit on the high side for a dr. to prescribe. The thing about temazepam that is a little different than all of the other benzos SWIM's marmoset has taken is that it produces much stronger euphoria than one typically would expect from a benzo. However, that being said... tolerance to temazepam seems to develop faster than any other benzo SWIM's marmoset has experience with. After 2-3 days the effects are drastically reduced, and any euphoria is gone. The sedating effects last a little longer, but not much. Temazepam is one of those benzos that will do wonders for your occasional benzo user, but leave your daily, benzo-dependent person feeling little. Of clonazepam, alprazolam, diazepam, temazepam, chlordiazepoxide... Temazepam is the only one SWIM specifically makes it a point to use as sparingly as possible to retain the effectiveness of the medication.
     
  8. Sublimit

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    Hey, SWIM just had his first proper dose with Temazepam. SWIM got his hands on 25/10 mg and has had 80 mg. Swim lives in Melbourne, and it's marketed under the brand name Normison

    Swim's had a little bit of experience with benzo's so SWIM was confident about the dose. Thanks heaps to this thread!!!

    Well it's been an hour since, and right now SWIM's having a glass of red... and there are some nice subtle effects going on there. Much more satisfying the lets say 250mg of codeine... and opiates are my drug of choice, but thats not saying much about either codeine or tamazepam... lets see what a joint will do for this...

    oh and by the way this is mt first post so SWIM aint sure if he's done anything wrong... i did read the rules... briefly:)
     
  9. pinksox

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    Kitty's doc writes her temzies as 30mg at bedtime may repeat ONE time only in one hour if needed, PRN.

    People build tolerance to temazies ridiculously fast. SWIM's kitty can only take them once a week or so if she wants recreational-type fun with them.

    She has an absurd tolerance to temazies however and can take #10, 30mg tabs over a few hours if the mood strikes. She would NOT recommend fooling with these doses unless one has been one them a long time and are intimately familiar with every aspect of their pharmacology and personal reaction to them.

    SWIMs kitty won't take them more than once weekly, preferably bi-weekly if for recreation purposes. In the meantime, she alternates with other benzos, alprazolam, lorazepam, midazolam and uses THC for inducing-sleep instead.

    The way to keep temazies fun is by not using them daily. But once a week or once bi-weekly tops.
     
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  10. Mikeymc

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    Swim finds that 30mg gets him going a little bit, but 60mg gets him feeling completely wacked out. Swim has a hard time concentrating on things, and just fuctioning in general.....swim likes other benzo better for sure. Swim prefers Klonipin(clonazepam)!

    as always, very best wishes to all!
     
  11. nleksan

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    SWIM has been prescribed 60mg Temazepam (2x30mg) to be taken at night for sleep, every night, for the past 2ish years. For the first year or so, they were taken religiously; always the same dose at the same time of night, every night. They also lost their effect very quickly, probably within a month SWIM might as well have not been taking anything, although rebound insomnia was awful if he DID try to skip a dose.
    SWIM has also, for the past 10 months, been prescribed 60mg Flurazepam (2x30mg) every night to be taken along with the Temazepam, and while he has been sleeping better, he hasn't experienced any kind of benzo-induced euphoria in a long, long time. It should be noted that SWIM also takes 3mg Clonazepam (3x1mg) during the day (2mg AM 1mg Noon), 20mg Desoxyn (4x5mg in 2x10mg doses) and 300mg Pregabalin (Lyrica) every day.
    SWIM knows that he takes a lot of benzos, all of which are prescribed by the same doctor and SWIM does not use them recreationally, as he doesn't want to lose what little effect they still have.

    Temazepam was, for SWIM, the most euphoric benzo behind Flunitrazepam and Triazolam, but that euphoria is gone. If you truly want to continue to enjoy the drug, take it as sparingly as possible.

    60mg is a good dose if you have familiarity with benzos, but not a big tolerance. SWIM find it to be, IMO, equivalent to approximately 30-40mg Diazepam, 1.5-2.5mg Alprazolam, or 4-5mg Lorazepam. These numbers are not from an equivalency chart, but rather SWIM's own personal experience.
     
  12. Sublimit

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    SMIM's 80 mg dose he had the had the other week was quite nice in the end. would like to go higher, maybe 120mg. i have a slight to moderate tolerance imo
     
  13. TheOpium

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    SWIM found this topic and doesn't think it's necessary to create a new one for just one question
    SWIM has 2 pills of temazerpam and was wondering about the dosage, mg/kg would be nice
    He weights 63kg's
     
  14. Dickon

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    I have to say that most of the doses talked about in this thread seem absurdly high. Maybe my cat just started out with a low tolerance to benzos, but he used to get effects from taking 5-10mg of temazepam. The trouble, recreationally speaking, is that more is less. More specifically, if you take a high dose, you will end up falling asleep.

    Even the more "euphoric" benzos are really not all that euphoric for most people, and a lot of people don't see the point of benzos recreationally speaking and a small minority really love them.

    So, you can read through this thread and get some idea of what doses people use, but remember all benzos can be addictive, and tolerance can develop very rapidly. Although cat would notice 5mg at the beginning of his benzo usage, he would take 100 times as much as this and more subsequently. It was a nasty addiction to quit, and cat had a seizure when he stopped once, and months of heightened anxiety. Tread carefully.

    Specifically, a small dose (10-20mg) is not likely to have a bad effect, and even a significantly higher one is relatively safe, although it will simply send you into unconsciousness, provided, and this is really important, that it is not combined with other CNS depressants such as alcohol and opiates.
     
  15. TheOpium

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    SWIM recently dosed 20mg of Temazepam and took a few shots, it was all nice but the high lasted only about 30 min. SWIM was kind of dissapointed so he took 30mg more and ~2 shots of 18% and felt nothing... So the first 20mg worked for SWIM but not the other 30mg. SWIM doesn't want to waste his time on this drug and doesn't think it's worth doing, SWIM rates it 2/10.
     
  16. Benzeneringz

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    It seems like some physicians are very weary of prescribing temazepam, while others are more compassionate. I have been fortunate enough to obtain a script; 30 count of the 30 milligram capsules each month.They are indeed a special benzo, providing strong hypnotic and sedative effects, along with myorelaxant action on the smooth muscles. With that said, temazepam is a life-saver at night, but the anxiolytic properties are so appealing during times of stress.

    Have anyone recieved more that the standard 30 from their GP's? Thank you for your time.
     
  17. nleksan

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    I was prescribed #60 of the 30mg temazepam capsules (specifically the brand-name Restoril) each month for about 2.5 years, IIRC. I had started at 15mg per night, then after a month was at 30mg per night, then a few months later bumped to 45mg due to some severe pain issues (deteriorated facet joint between L4-L5 causing a serious compression of a bundle of nerves, including the sciatic nerve, as they had managed to essentially "slip" outside the spinal column; this was a result of a combination of genetics, as I have 6 lumbar vertebrae which is 1 more than normal, a predisposition to joint deterioration, which has also resulted in having my right meniscus fully removed, and skiing accidents). It was then increased to 60mg/night, where it remained for between 2 and 3 years. It should be noted that I had been on 3mg Klonopin and 20mg Desoxyn daily for 1.5/3yrs respectively preceding this point.
    After being at 60mg, and still having trouble with sleep, due to insomnia and pain (treated with a combination of 400mg pregabalin, 350mg carisoprodol, 10mg oxycodone IR, 20mg and 40mg OxyContin, and eventually 40mg Opana; not all of those opiates at once, though), other medications were introduced to be used alongside the 60mg of temazepam, including:
    0.5-1.25mg Triazolam (too short-acting)
    2-4mg Alprazolam (not sedating enough)
    30-50mg Diazepam (too similar to temazepam, IMO)
    150-300mg Phenobarbital (FAR too long-acting for a sleep aid)
    100-150mg Butobarbital (tolerance grew too fast, was messing with my other meds)
    200-300mg Secobarbital (again, tolerance issues... problematic with barbs; also, very hard to get, special order only meant no guarantee)
    500-1500mg Chloral Hydrate (Somnote capsules; too unpredictable, and not easy to get)

    Finally, Dalmane (flurazepam) was introduced, and I was able to get good sleep with it, at a dosage of 30-60mg/night in combination with the aforementioned Temazepam. I was prescribed 60mg/night, but usually took less, as it is unique in that it is not a dose-dependent benzodiazepine, IMO.

    Sorry if that was too much information, I have a tendency to "type out loud" or "type my thoughts", lol.
    Basically, yes, it can be prescribed at doses higher than 30mg/day, but I would HIGHLY advise against it. Coming off of the medication at that high of a dose was ABSOLUTE HELL, and my insomnia was worse than when I started for a full year after. (The Dalmane wasn't so bad to stop)

    Now, all I take for sleep is 3mg Melatonin, 25mg Doxylamine Succinate, and 100mg 5-HTP (which has ~50mg Valerian extract, I believe... an inconsequential amount). My sleep pattern is regular, and I am not groggy when I wake up. I do still take the 3mg Klonopin and 20mg Desoxyn daily (along with 16mg Suboxone Film), but even the Desoxyn doesn't necessitate the use of sleeping pills.

    Good luck, hope this helped, and please be careful and don't get yourself on too high of a dose, because by the time you realize it, it's often too late.
     
  18. suboxonesubutex

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    You've had quite a pharmaceutical history. I would've been dead a long while ago with access to those drugs. :/
     
  19. petejustwantstofeelchill

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    80 mg Temazepam to much yes/no

    I would like to know if it it harmfull to take 80 mg of temazepam, split over 2 hours. SWIM dont do it to feel euphoric,SWIM is just stressed out due to sounds and noises in my appartement(neighbours)

    One day SWIM take 40mg yesterday 60,

    SWIM builds up tolerance, SWIM knows, but is it really dangerous.

    sometimes in the afternoon when SWIM is to stressed out he takes 40mg and sleeps for 3 hours.

    Please your comments
     
  20. Petri6

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    Re: 80 mg Temazepam to much yes/no

    There is no danger of overdose if you do not mix it with other CNS depressants such as alcohol or opioids. However you could end up blacking out and doing some incredibly stupid stuff (including possibly injuring yourself or others) without remembering anything of it later.