Helping with tapering off of Zanaflex
I've been taking Zanaflex for about 10 months now! I took it for sleep, it's a muscle relaxer! I was told that it's not addictive! WRONG! I wound up developing a tolerance to it, I started to have withdrawal symptoms! The reason I know this, is because, I was on benzos for 20 years, the same thing happened to me with those! I know what withdrawal is! The doctors have been telling me I can just cold turkey this drug I'm on now! There's, no way!!!
So, I'm now on a 5% taper, per week, it's been horrendous!
I have a compound pharmacist helping me taper, he told me about the progesterone, and how it will help with the withdrawal. So I'm on it now, I'm really feeling it help me, I'm on a high dose, due to the stress that my body is going through! I don't know where I would be without the progesterone, it's keeping me out of the ER, which, I don't want to go to anyway... they would just pump me up with more drugs!
Thanks for letting me share, I wish I would have known about this during my Benzo withdrawal, I suffered through hell with that!