And Sleep Medication Pre-Taper
This pre-taper addresses several types of medication,
as indicated in this Chapter title. For the rest of this
Chapter, the word “benzodiazepine” is used alone to
encompass all of the medications included in the chapter
title (Benzodiazepine, Antianxiety, Anticonvulsant and Sleep
During the pre-taper and taper, you will address the immune
system, the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal-axis, cortisol
and the adrenals, along with enzymes that regulate anxiety,
sleep and other symptoms resulting from benzodiazepine
usage. While many of these symptoms may be viewed as mental
(anxiety, insomnia, and other subjective symptoms), we will
address them as physical symptoms.
You may already have heart palpitations or aches and pains
throughout the body. These side effects are addressed with
this program as well as any and all side effects you may be
You will begin your pre-taper by taking the Neuro Endure
Mini, JNK Capsules, Body Calm Daytime Relief and Body Calm
Supreme With Melatonin or you can use Body Calm Supreme
Melatonin Free. These are the basic supplements used for a
benzodiazepine taper, and the majority of you will not need
any other supplements.
If you are also taking an antidepressant,
you should reduce the benzodiazepine first. You will be
taking; Neuro Endure Mini, JNK Capsules, Body Calm Daytime
Relief and Body Calm Supreme.
These supplements should take care of most or all daytime
anxiety, panic attacks, sleep problems, etc. If you have
taken a benzodiazepine for a
prolonged period and have depression or a tingling or
numbness of the extremities, the JNK Capsules will be vital.
Prolonged use of a benzodiazepine massively depletes the B
vitamin biotin and leads to depression and tingling or
numbness of an extremity. To help address this, the JNK
Capsules includes biotin in the formula.
A few individuals will also have fatigue during the daytime
while taking these medications.
If you are one of them, handle the daytime anxiety
first, have 3 good nights of sleep in succession and
re-evaluate the fatigue. For most people it will go away
with 3 good nights of sleep. If the fatigue is still present
you can increase the Neuro Endure Mini by 1 tablet to help
lift the fatigue.
Remember, as soon as you start the pre-taper, you
simultaneously begin keeping your Daily Journal and keeping
your graphs up to date.
Make sure to note in your journal when existing side effects
stop or when there is a major improvement. This is very
Anxiety first thing in the morning and again in the
afternoon is a very common side effect of benzodiazepines.
By the time you are ready to go to sleep at night, you are
too stressed out and fatigued from dealing with anxiety
difficulties all day long that sleep simply may not come.
You could easily end up feeling depressed due to this
endless cycle of anxiety, insomnia, anxiety, and insomnia.
Take the Adrenalpin
as well if this applies to you.
Part of the process of handling sleep is by addressing the
anxiety that is usually present during the daytime. You will
be taking the Body Calm Daytime Relief during the daytime to
help with anxiety, which will also help set you up for a
good night’s sleep when it is bedtime. It is much easier to
go to sleep if you are not all ramped up from daily
activities or constant daily anxiety.
If you are also experiencing some degree of depression, do
not be surprised if the depression lifts during the
pre-taper as your ability to sleep improves, daytime anxiety
abates or other symptoms you may be experiencing vanish.
Even so, as you start to experience relief from your
symptoms, do not
change anything; just continue with the program. There
are still many, many gains available as you continue through
and complete The Road Back Program.
There are optional supplements you can use along the way,
but they are here for specific symptoms that not everyone
will have. Again, most people will do very well with only
taking the Neuro Endure Mini, JNK Capsules, Body Calm
Daytime Relief and Body Calm Supreme.
If you would like to include some optional supplements, read
through Chapter 3 “Nutritionals Used on
The Road Back Program”
for a full list of optional supplements.
If mood is a constant problem for you,
try out a bottle of Omega 3 Supreme TG. Put 3 of the
softgels in your mouth and bite through the softgel, swallow
the oil and remove the softgels from your mouth. If this is
what you needed for mood you will feel the difference in
to do next:
Read through the Chapter 14, How to Taper Anti-anxiety,
Anticonvulsants, Benzodiazepines and Sleep Medication.
Consult with your prescribing physician and/or
pharmacist and layout your drug taper schedule.
Plan out the second and third reduction of the
medication as well at this point to ensure you are ready
with the correct dosages of the drug.
For the next 7 days you will be doing your pre-taper. You do
not reduce your medication during the pre-taper.
Vast reduction or elimination of anxiety, fatigue and
Lessening or elimination of other drug-induced side
Below are the supplements you will take:
Neuro Endure Mini –
Take 1 tablet 3 times a day 5 hours apart.
JNK Capsules – Take 1
capsule in the mid-morning.
Body Calm Daytime Relief
Body Calm Supreme With Melatonin or select
Body Calm Supreme Melatonin Free
DAY ONE THROUGH DAY THREE:
Use your Daily Journal and rate your anxiety, panic attacks,
insomnia and any additional symptoms you may be
experiencing. Rate them from 1 to 10,
with number 10 being the worst and number 1 being no side
effect or symptom remaining.
Rate your previous night’s sleep first thing the next
morning and your daytime anxiety just before bedtime of that
If you take your medication first thing in the morning, take
the medication as usual, and 1 hour later take 1 Neuro
Endure Mini. If you do not take the medication first thing
in the morning, take the Neuro Endure Mini first thing.
Never take supplements within 1 hour of medication.
Take 1 capsule in the mid-morning.
Body Calm Daytime Relief
2 hours after the morning Neuro Endure Mini, take 1 capsule
of Body Calm Daytime Relief.
take 1 capsule
every 2 to 4 hours.
If you found the morning JNK Capsule reduced your daytime
anxiety but the anxiety crept back in near noon, you can
take an additional JNK Capsule anytime you wish.
You can take another JNK Capsule in the early evening if it
Body Calm Supreme
– If you take medication at bedtime, take one capsule of the
Body Calm Supreme one hour before taking your medication.
If you do not take medication at bedtime, take 1 capsule of
Body Calm Supreme 15-minutes before going to bed. Take the
supplements exactly as described here for 3 full days. If
your anxiety levels are going down and your sleep is
improving, remain with this schedule for at least 4
HOW TO ADJUST THE SUPPLEMENTS
– Add additional capsules of the JNK supplement around noon.
This usually handles any lingering side effect that might be
related to anxiety, insomnia, etc. A few people take 9
capsules of the JNK each day; (3) morning, (3) noon and
again (3) at around 4 pm, but that is rarely needed. If you
do need to increase the JNK Capsules to more than once a
day, try that for three days and then reduce back down to 3
capsules in the morning. Sometimes you only need the extra
JNK Capsules for a day or two and you can then reduce back
to the morning only and still feel well.
Body Calm Daytime Relief –
You can take every 2 hours if needed. You can also
increase the amount you take during the day to 2 capsules
for each serving.
Body Calm Supreme
– If you find you are sleeping much better when you go to
sleep but you are still having difficulty going to sleep,
take the Body Calm Supreme 1 hour earlier than you were
taking it and add a second Body Calm Supreme 15-minutes
before going to bed.
The concept of adjusting the supplements during the program
If you felt an improvement after starting the JNK, but
symptoms came back later in the day, take an additional
JNK capsule about 4 hours after the morning JNK.
If you responded well to the Body Calm Daytime Relief
but the Body Calm Supreme you selected is not working as
desired, change to the other Body Calm Supreme product.
For some of us melatonin is fantastic and for others
melatonin does not work.
Body Calm Daytime Relief is keeping you entirely chilled
throughout the day, you can use the Body Calm Daytime
Relief supplement at bedtime for sleep.
If you started getting tired during the daytime, and this is
new for you, try taking less of the Body Calm Daytime
If the Body Calm Daytime Relief helps but doesn’t fully
handle your symptoms, try taking 2 capsules instead of 1 or
try taking it every 2 hours instead of every 4 hours.
If anxiety always comes back at around noon each day,
and it is not time to take the Body Calm Daytime Relief
for another hour, adjust your schedule so you take 1
capsule of the Body Calm Daytime Relief at 11am.
If anxiety or insomnia persists, try taking the extra
JNK Capsule at noon and again around 4pm.
Make sure to keep your Daily Journal and graphs updated each
day. The pre-taper is really that simple.
After 7 full days of the pre-taper, you are now ready to
begin reducing the medication.
The key is to keep good notes or at the very least, make a
mental note of how you felt. You can adjust the supplements
around as you like, but be consistent with how you adjust
If you feel a massive reduction of symptoms after taking the
Neuro Endure Mini,
you can adjust around the time you take it. Try and keep the
time at least 4 hours apart though. You can try taking 2
tablets of the Neuro Endure Mini 3 times a day 5 hours
apart. If the 2 tablets work well for you, you can change to
the Neuro Endure and just break that tablet in half to
consume the same amount that is found in the Neuro Endure