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I thought it was high time to give an update, because the previous journal entry was written under such dire conditions. I got a couple of meds to try to help me sleep. The first one made the akathisia (a constant agonizing need to move) worse but the second one seems to have calmed things down. Either that or that particular withdrawal symptom died down, but I wouldn't bet on that. So right now I'm sleeping largely thanks to an old antihistamin with a heavy sedative effect. 

Since I didn't have to reinstate diazepam, the withdrawal continues. I'm now getting physical therapy for my piriformis and pelvic floor both, so hopefully the situation there is going to improve in the near future. I can't say that life is good, but at least it isn't living hell, and I get to sleep at night, even if I do wake up every two hours. I don't think I've ever been so glad to feel tired and sleepy.

It's soon going to be three months since I stopped taking diazepam, so I have to be getting close to a limit after which new withdrawal symptoms can no longer pop up. I've read that people have been able to return to work 4-6 months after cessation, so I assume that after I've held out that far, things will start to get easier. 
  • Mood: Pain

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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting gallery you have here. Can't believe I missed you for so long!
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TeiOuja Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi there. I'm a huge fan of your artwork, particularly your He-Man redesigns. 
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! Sorry for missing it.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist
My best wishes in your birthday for you :)
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AlexSone Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Mette! I wish you optimistic mood and good health!
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Wishing you all the best.  May your birthday be quite enjoyable.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!
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jorre1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
happy birthday :D
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Have a happy birthday good miss... I hope you will be better soon enough
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday. Hope you will feel better step by step.
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