Benzodiazepine Information Center Japan - Atom Yah
200x: started on anti-benzo, zopiclone
Due to just occasional insomnia
noticed the risk of benzodiazepine. But still thought anti-benzo should be no problem.
2015: Physical condition became bad
Continued cold-like sickness. No any clue of problem at all clinical inspection. Took strategy to get rid of risk factors.
quited cigarette ➡ alcohol ➡ zopiclone. my status went well after stopping alcohol and able to sleep without zopiclone. In this process I met Ashton Manual, and noticed anti-benzos is also a benzo family (Z drug). Switched to flunitrazepam according to Ashton Manual's instruction “switch to medium half-life benzo to reduce drug” ( Maximum failure! . I switched by myself without careful examination.)
2016: living hell
rapid taper of flunitrazepam. extreme withdrawal.
Two months after jumping, reinstated flunitrazepam. Another two months later added 10mg of diazepam. Got stable enough for proceeding several years tapering.
2017年: started micro-tapering
any question please post comments down below on this page. I reply as possible as I can:)
I was a user of the non-benzodiazepine drug zopiclone (trade name Amoban). In the latter half of 2015, my physical condition deteriorated and various tests showed no abnormalities, so I reorganized my diet and investigated risk factors such as alcohol and eliminate them one by one. In the process, he learned about the dangers of benzo and that non-benzodiazepines are also part of the benzo family, and decided to withdraw. From half-hearted knowledge, replaced with one of the strongest benzos, flunitrazepam at my own discretion (the biggest failure). Experience withdrawal symptoms like living hell with a rapid withdrawal of flunitrazepam. After that, reinstatement of flunitrazepam and adding diazepam 10 mg were successful to stabilize "to some extent". Started micro-tapering with help of the my GP (February 2017). Flunitrazepam tapering completed (January 2020). Currently, diazepam tapering is in process (0.39 mg remaining as of April 2021). My profession is an engineer.
※ My taper log and history