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A Helping Hand During Benzo Withdrawal
Valerian & Alprazolam
Citation:   flyaway. "A Helping Hand During Benzo Withdrawal: An Experience with Valerian & Alprazolam (exp106586)". Erowid.org. Dec 25, 2017. erowid.org/exp/106586

 
DOSE:
2.5 mg oral Pharms - Alprazolam (daily)
  840 mg oral Valerian (capsule)
BODY WEIGHT: 160 kg
Benzo withdrawal ain't no joke... I'm working really hard on my taper, currently I'm on 2,5 mgs of alprazolam, but in the last year I was eating Xanax like candy, around 12-14 0,5 mg pills a day. Now I'm doing my taper, and I still feel very uncomfortable. Pressure in my head, confusion, extra hard anxiety, etc.

I decided to get something to make myself feel a little better. (Apart from good old Mary Jane of course ;)). I bought some Valerian Root pills, but I didn't belive it would do much. I popped seven 120 mg pills, and waited. After half an hour I felt like my anxiety is getting more tolerable, and my mood got a little bit better. I was a lil bit sleepy but I had things to do so I went out, the fresh air took away my sleepiness.

It didn't take away all the pain the withdrawal causes, but it makes it a lil' bit easier.

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 106586
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 24
Published: Dec 25, 2017Views: 2,401
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Valerian (48), Pharms - Alprazolam (98) : Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Addiction & Habituation (10), Not Applicable (38)

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