Originally Posted by Psychedelicious
It's not completely permanent in my experience, but it just never seems to return to baseline. It's absolutely one of the longest lasting and hardest tolerance to get rid of. My advice would is to be careful and do't keep upping the dose, it's so hard to get rid of. I don't know how long it takes to godown reasonably, perhaps years. I have a massive tolerance to benzos and can't really take them anymore because of it. Have to take 10mg + of xanax to feel anything at all, and while that is lower than it used to be it's pretty damn high still. Benzos also seem to have a cross tolerance to alcohol and because of that I can't drink anymore either! I don't know if it depends on how high your tolerance is to reset but 1-2 months does not seem long enough. I can go months and months without and the tolerance does go down, but it never really resets itself. Be careful with benzos and don't be an idiot like me. Try and maintain the same dose the best you can. If you want your tolerance to go down any you have to be incredibly patient.
Wow that sucks! I can't see myself going months or even years without taking a benzo. It's something I need as I have PTSD & severe anxiety & insomnia too. The thing I don't understand is if I'm tolerent to a specific benzo such as Valium does that mean I'm tolerent to all the other benzos such as Ativan,Klonopin even though I've never took them before?!
I thought if I had built a tolerence to a specific benzo I'd be only tolerent to that benzo no other benzos/meds.
And yeah I think my tolerence is sky high like I said I've been taking benzos for a year at first i started with small doses & it was working whether it was prazepam,xanax or valium. But now even if I take 40mg of valium or 60mg of prazepam which are the maximum doses it has no effect at all anymore!