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Getting back on track - sleep and Li taper

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fer1

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Good luck with your taper and keep us up to date if you'd like.
Hi there,

How have your sleep issues been? Hope some improvement.

As for me, I have had to delay my taper for a better time in my life.

It's just I work full time and when I tapered even 100mg I got full blown 100% wide awake nights and wasn't able to function.
Then that triggered even more anxiety that I had " blown it". I was very ill last summer and you see, had made such progress that
I was fearful of blowing it. I kept thinking of my son, who is 8, and began to panic.

Also, my wife is just starting a new job and the timing of the taper was not good for our family.


So have decided to park the issue until
I am in a position to take a few months off.
It's a project that I need to mentally prepare myself for and I can't have the pressure of work to contend with at the same time.

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Hi Fer,
Sorry for the late reply, I haven't been well lately. I'm still not sleeping well if I don't take my benzo and I am quite depressed at the moment.

It sounds to me like you made a sensible decision, with everything you've got going on right now it's not wise to taper if it causes such bad insomnia. I totally understand you don't want to derail and end up in hospital again.
All the best to you and your family.
 

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