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Restoril Withdrawal

Hopefully you know this already, Restoril must be reduced very slowly. In 1999, Jim Harper began assisting individuals off Restoril and other like medications. In 1999, there was not much information available about withdrawal and Jim had to develop such a withdrawal program.

The first step Jim took was to describe and publish how to taper Restoril. Those steps are still used today and most every drug manufacturer recommends these simple steps.

“Reduce the Restoril slowly and gradually. If Restoril withdrawal side effects begin and they are too severe, go back up to the last dosage you were taking and feeling fine at, remain at that Restoril dosage until you are ready to continue with the Restoril taper. When you do resume the Restoril taper, reduce the Restoril slower this time.

It is recommended Restoril withdrawal be at 5% and only reduce another 5 percent every two weeks. No faster than that. It is ok to wait more days or weeks before reducing further and you should not reduce the Restoril further if you are feeling any withdrawal side effects.

In 1999, Jim found 50 percent of the people could get off the medication with this method and 50 percent could not. The 50 percent that could withdrawal from Restoril still suffered a degree of side effects.

Using his DNA testing laboratory, Jim ran hundreds of DNA test on individuals to see if was something in common with the DNA of those suffering withdrawal. A few things were isolated but the breakthrough came when testing our DNA for nutritional supplement metabolism. Possibly you’ve heard of 21 and Me, the DNA testing company out now. Their test was close to what Jim pioneered years before but his was much more complete.  

Using the DNA information, Jim first formulated supplements to help with Restoril withdrawal in 2004. This turned out to be a major breakthrough for a successful Restoril withdrawal.

Throughout the last two decades Jim’s program has become simplified. You no longer need to read a 300 page book with all the details. You can follow the instructions on most every supplement bottle. There’s one exception to that but this is still very simple.

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You should take 1 serving of Harper Drops Supreme in the morning, 1 serving at noon and 1 more about 15 minutes before bedtime.

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Follow the instructions found on the other bottles and you have this part done easily. REDUCE THE Restoril VERY SLOWLY.

If side effects become too much, reduce the Restoril by 2% instead of the 5%.

Talk to your pharmacist and physician about having the Restoril compounded to these Restoril withdrawal amounts.

What is Restoril

Restoril is a benzodiazepine which is a class of drug that acts as central nervous system depressant, or sedative and tranquilizer.

Restoril is an anxiolytic drug prescribed to treat seizure disorders and also panic disorders by slowing down some of the bodily and brain functions related to anxiety and stress. Restoril is thought to increase the presence of gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which helps to slow down heart rate and blood pressure, and calmemotional disturbances.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, warns that taking Restoril can be habit-forming and that users may become physically and psychologically dependent to the drug. Users should therefore not stop taking Restoril suddenly without medical supervision due to the dangerous side effects, or Restoril withdrawal symptoms that may occur after the discontinuation of the drug. Side effects and withdrawal may occur in users who take the drug only as prescribed.

Restoril and other benzodiazepines are often abused and even taken with other drugs and/or alcohol, which may increase the withdrawal side effects. The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) reported that over 61,000 people sought emergency department treatment for a negative reaction involving the recreational, or nonmedical use.

Restoril when taken or abused for any length of time, can produce chemical changes in the brain. Parts of the brain that are normally suppressed by the drug may become accustomed to the interaction of the drug and stop functioning normally without it. This is when a dependence on the drug has been formed. When Restoril is removed, these functions that were being dampened are suddenly not, and a kind of rebound may occur. The symptoms that Restoril may have been managing, such as anxiety, panic, seizures, and insomnia, may then be magnified.

Withdrawal Symptoms

The drug should not be stopped suddenly or without the direct supervision and guidance of a medical professional. Potentially fatal seizures or a coma may occur with the sudden cessation of Restoril.

Withdrawal from Restoril can be dangerous and can be life-threatening.

Restoril withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Thoughts of suicide

Acute withdrawal symptoms normally peak two weeks after stopping use of Restoril, but subtle signs can last anywhere from a week to a month.

This is why most inpatient Restoril withdrawal programs do not work. They get you off the medication but with the short withdrawal period by the time you are getting off the plane on your return home the Restoril withdrawal is starting. We have received thousands of request for help by people that have experienced this. We can assist but it definitely more difficult.

It is very import you have a successful Restoril with your first attempt at coming off Restoril.

Things Influencing Withdrawal

A positive note – The length of time you have been taking Restoril does not make Restoril easier or more difficult. Once the Restoril has made it through your system and the body is expecting more of it to function, the withdrawal is the same. You may have taking Restoril for 30 days or 3 years; it really does not matter.

You still need to do a Restoril withdrawal slowly and gradually.

Because Restoril is a high-potency benzodiazepine with a relatively short onset of action, it is used in the treatment of serious anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder.

However, these properties also leave open the potential for the development of a serious physical dependence on Restoril. The syndrome of physical dependence occurs as an individual’s system adjusts to the presence of a drug in the system and in a sense learns to operate efficiently only when the drug is present in the system at certain levels. Other system functions compensate for the presence of the drug, and the release and maintenance of freestanding levels of neurotransmitters, hormones, and the functioning levels of all systems in the body are adjusted according to the presence of the drug.

When an individual stops taking the drug or reduces the dosage of the drug significantly, and these freestanding levels of the drug in the system decline, the individual’s system is thrown out of balance, resulting in a reaction that leads to the release or inhibition of neurotransmitters, hormones, etc. This situation results in the physical withdrawal symptoms that occur when one stops taking Restoril. The physical withdrawal symptoms are accompanied by emotional and behavioral symptoms that are very uncomfortable for the person.