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Weaning off Temazepam success story

Temazepam is frequently prescribed in the treatment of insomnia. Temazepam is only recommended for short-term treatment of insomnia, but long-term use is commonplace. [1] Like all Benzodiazepines, Temazepam has short term efficacy and then as the GABA receptors are modified a plethora of symptoms emerge including weakening of the muscles often leading to falls, impairment of cognitive function, increase in daytime anxiety, and worsening sleep patterns. 

Our nonprofit takes a multi-pronged approach to Temazepam Withdrawal, assisting in the recovery of the GABA receptors with a proven holistic approach combined with a gradual taper - this helps to manage Temazepam withdrawal symptoms and provides the greatest chance of success for weaning off Temazepam. Let us help you with our At-Home Taper Program to successfully get off Temazepam*

Debbie - Success overcoming Temazepam withdrawal symptoms

The Point of Return Withdrawal Program works.  Every piece of advice was proven true. I am now sleeping GREAT!

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Eric’s Temazepam withdrawal symptoms success story

I can't say enough about Point of Return and the people that helped me. I followed the program and with magnificent results. Eric  


Temazepam is often used for the treatment of insomnia and although it's recommended for short term use, it's common for many patients to take Temazepam for years.  Early signs of Temazepam dependence include the inability to sleep without Temazepam, daytime anxiety, personality changes, lethargy, depression, falls or confusion. [5] Many misinterpret the symptoms and increase their Temazepam dosage which works short term and then the symptoms surface.  The symptoms are indicative of the millions of GABA receptors being altered and downregulated by Temazepam. The way to break the pattern is weaning off Temazepam slowly and heal the receptors. True sleep can return after Temazepam and at Point of Return we believe in calming the nervous system and augmenting the healing process while our clients taper off Temazepam.*


Temazepam is a Schedule IV controlled substance benzodiazepine that has a high potential of dependency.  Do not stop Temazepam cold-turkey, the withdrawals can be dangerous and severe.  Abrupt Temazepam Withdrawal symptoms can include an unsafe rise in blood pressure, seizures, vomiting, flushing, agitation and extreme nervousness. [6] Weaning off Temazepam slowly not only diminishes the symptoms and removes the seizure and high blood pressure concerns but also provides a comfortable way to come off Temazepam.  The Point of Return protocol implements a holistic approach proven successful for the last 17 years.  We have found that combining a gradual taper with a holistic approach to healing has provided the best chance of success to get off Temazepam.*

If you need help to Withdraw from Temazepam and would like to learn how to wean off Temazepam, contact our nonprofit.

We will spend the rest of our days enjoying life and singing the praises of Point of Return to which we owe a debt of immense gratitude. Tom

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From the moment I discovered your life-saving withdrawal program, I felt understood and really cared for. Suzy

TEMAZEPAM Withdrawal Help - WEANING off TEMAZEPAM Naturally and Successfully

A common fear is that sleep will be injured by coming off Temazepam, but the reality is that a successful withdrawal from Temazepam can actually improve sleep issues, freshness and your quality of life. [4]  At Point of Return, our At-Home Taper Program, we place emphasis on providing relief for Temazepam withdrawal symptoms and use a proven holistic approach that helps to sooth the nervous system. We want to promote sleep and ease anxiousness throughout the process of slowly weaning off Temazepam.

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.  Our innovative approach to benzodiazepine tapering encompasses a holistic method to empower you on your path to recovery. Our approach provides you the highest opportunity for a successful Temazepam Withdrawal process.*

Weaning off Temazepam properly with Point of Return


  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • balance issues 
  • blurred vision
  • brain zaps
  • concentration impairment
  • constipation
  • crying spells
  • depersonalization
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • electric shock sensations
  • fatigue
  • flatulence
  • flu-like symptoms 
  • hallucinations
  • hostility  
  • highly emotional
  • indigestion
  • irritability
  • impaired speech 
  • insomnia 
  • jumpy nerves
  • lack of coordination
  • lethargy
  • migraine headaches / increased headaches
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • over-reacting to situations
  • paranoia 
  • repetitive thoughts or songs  
  • sensory & sleep disturbances
  • severe internal restlessness (akathisia)
  • stomach cramps
  • tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing)
  • tingling sensations
  • troubling thoughts 
  • visual hallucinations / illusions 
  • vivid dreams
  • speech or visual changes 
  • worsened depression
  • insomnia
  • abdominal and muscle cramps
  • convulsions
  • feeling of discomfort
  • inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • sweating
  • tremors
  • vomiting

We will spend the rest of our days enjoying life and singing the praises of Point of Return to which we owe a debt of immense gratitude.

by Tom (USA) Temazepam Taper Success


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Temazepam, a benzodiazepine prescribed for insomnia.  Temazepam acts on GABA (gamma-Aminobutryric Acid) receptors and the downregulation of GABA is responsible for the widespread and devastating withdrawal symptoms. Once dependent on Temazepam, a gradual withdrawal process, over a number of months, is required for weaning off Temazepam. Restoril has a relatively short half life of 8 hours and while the metabolites can remain active up to 48 hours, most find that Temazepam withdrawal symptoms begin within a few hours and worsen significantly within 24-48 hours.  Early Temazepam withdrawal symptoms can include extreme anxiety, nausea, insomnia, sweating, fatigue, muscle weakness and headaches.* We recommend starting with All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help soothe the nervous system and then begin weaning off Temazepam slowly. [7]

Gilbert's Temazepam withdrawal symptoms success story

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    Temazepam had the highest rate of drug intoxication (including overdose), among benzodiazepines in cases with and without alcohol combined (1985 study).  A 1995 Australian study found that overdose with Temazepam was more likely to lead to coma than other benzodiazepines. 

    Like all Benzodiazepines, Temazepam can cause physical dependence and addiction and if withdrawn too rapidly can cause benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms that resemble severe alcohol and barbiturate withdrawal. Abrupt withdrawal from therapeutic doses of Temazepam may result in a severe benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Gradual and careful dose reduction is strongly recommended. 

    Temazepam (Restoril) is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine, approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia.  Temazepam was first synthesized in 1969 and by the 1980s became one of the most popular and widely prescribed hypnotics on the market.

    While Temazepam was shown in laboratory sleep studies to decrease the number of nightly awakenings but has the disadvantage of distorting the normal sleep pattern. In the UK the prescribing guidelines of hypnotics are restricted to 2-4 weeks due to concerns of tolerance and dependence.  In the United States Temazepam is approved as “no-go pills” to help special-duty personnel and aviators sleep for mission readiness.

    Chronic use of Temazepam can cause drug tolerance and this can develop rapidly, therefore Temazepam is only recommended for short-term use (1-2 weeks). In use longer than 1-2 weeks, tolerance to Temazepam will rapidly develop, causing the inability of Temazepam to maintain sleep.  Some studies have shown tolerance to Temazepam can occur in as little as one week, whereas other studies showed no issue of tolerance in 6 days. 

    The main pharmacological action of Temazepam is to increase the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA. This causes sedation, motor impairment, ataxia, anxiolysis, an anticonvulsant effect, muscle relaxation, and a reinforcing effect.

    A current study is underway from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to analyze the effects of pharmaceuticals on fish to determine the life-cycle exposure and alterations from Temazepam individually and then combined with anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and a muscle relaxants since this combination is typically found in streams flowing into the Great Lakes.

    As with all benzodizepines, Temazepam produces addictive central nervous system effects when taken with other medications that depress the CNS, such as barbiturates, other benzodiazepines, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, antihistamines, anesthetics and alcohol.* 

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    Weaning off Temazepam - Dene’s Temazepam Withdrawal Symptoms Testimonial

    “ I am proud of my accomplishment, completely and entirely due to you, your team and your Point of Return Withdrawal Program. 

    —Dene (New York) Temazepam Withdrawal Success Story




    Daytime drowsiness Amnesia or forgetfulness Muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination Numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling Headache, blurred vision, depressed mood Feeling nervous, excited or irritable Nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort Dry mouth, increased thirst Confusion Feeling restless Low energy Feeling weak


    Weak or shallow breathing Fast or pounding heartbeats Confusion, slurred speech, unusual thoughts or behavior Hallucinations, agitation, aggression Thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself Restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck Pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms Problems with urination Low fever Dark urine Nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools Jaundice or yellowing of the skin or eyes


    Severe: neonatal abstinence syndrome, teratogenesis, angioedema, anaphylactoid reactions, neonatal respiratory depression

    Moderate: euphoria, confusion, blurred vision, ataxia, palpitations, dyspnea, amnesia, nystagmus, hallucinations, tolerance, psychological dependence, physiological dependence, withdrawal, memory impairment, complex sleep-related behaviors, hypotension, respiratory depression 

    Mild: drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, lethargy, anxiety, diarrhea, weakness, vertigo, nausea, tremor, vomiting, ocular irritation, hyperhidrosis, back pain, agitation, restlessness, somnambulism, nightmares, insomnia

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), CNS depression, coadministration with other CNS depressants, pulmonary disease, respiratory depression, respiratory insufficiency, sleep apnea 

    The most serious reactions of Temazepam are CNS depression and respiratory depression. As with other benzodiazepines, Temazepam should not be used in patients with known respiratory depression. Use with extreme caution in patients with severe pulmonary disease or conditions associated with compromised respiratory function or respiratory insufficiency such as sleep apnea or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Additionally, avoid coadministration with other CNS depressants, especially opioids, unless no other alternatives are available as coadministration significantly increases the risk for respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and death.*


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    The FDA states: 

    Withdrawal symptoms. You may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking RESTORIL (Temazepam) suddenly. Withdrawal symptoms can be serious and include seizures shakiness, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating. Mild withdrawal symptoms include a depressed mood and trouble sleeping. Talk to your healthcare provider about slowly stopping RESTORIL (Temazepam) to avoid withdrawal symptoms.  

    Abnormal thoughts and behavior. Symptoms include more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts. 

    Abuse and dependence. Taking RESTORIL (Temazepam) can cause physical and psychological dependence. Physical and psychological dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Your healthcare provider can tell you more about the differences between physical and psychological dependence and drug addiction.  

    Severe allergic reactions. Symptoms include swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, and nausea and vomiting. Get emergency medical help right away if you have these symptoms after taking RESTORIL (Temazepam).  Abuse and addiction are separate and distinct from physical dependence and tolerance. 

    Abuse is characterized by misuse of the drug for non-medical purposes, often in combination with other psychoactive substances. Physical dependence is a state of adaptation that is manifested by a specific withdrawal syndrome that can be produced by abrupt cessation, rapid dose reduction, decreasing blood level of the drug and/or administration of an antagonist. Tolerance is a state of adaptation in which exposure to a drug induces changes that result in a diminution of one or more of the drug’s effects over time. Tolerance may occur to both the desired and undesired effects of drugs and may develop at different rates for different effects.

    Addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiological disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving. Drug addiction is a treatable disease, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, but relapse is common.*


    *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice. 

    *The statements/info on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. 

    * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

    *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent throughout. 

    *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness. 

    *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..