TAPER CRAZY

Agoraphobia
« on: July 11, 2021, 08:46:12 pm »

[Buddie]

I’m not scared to go into stores but when I’m in the store my body and brain reacts by sending adrenaline and I get flushed and panicky is this even normal and will it ever go away? Like I’ve never been agoraphobic

Decaf coffee sends kook into the stratosphere

Does swiss water decaf coffee revvs up anyone's symptoms?
« on: July 02, 2021, 11:45:54 am »

[Buddie]

I have some decaf beans and I took yesterday and the day before.

It might have made my symptoms get a bit worse but I am not sure.

This taper failed: 60-year-old wants back on Klonopin after sitting in garage with gun in hand, ready to end it

Failure
« on: June 30, 2021, 07:19:46 pm »

[Buddie]

I am 9 wks CT from K at .75 mg that I was on for three months. Now I remember why doctor put me on this to begin with. I have extreme health anxiety. I have been doing fairly well with my withdrawal symptoms and even sleeping pretty well. Now I have just got news that something was wrong with my liver function test. I haven’t talked to doctor or got results, but I am living in extreme fear and panic and it’s not the withdrawal. I just can’t deal with health issues. If he tells me there’s problems with my liver I don’t know what I’d do. I can’t even make the appointment. I don’t know how I’d […] see him or get liver tests done. Seriously what would happen if I went back on K? I know it’s not recommended but lots of people do it. I think I’d rather live my life calmer than live with this anxiety even if it means a lifetime of drugs. Or would it not work for me? I can’t do it. I mean I literally can’t. I can’t get it out of my head the what if’s. I am paralyzed with fear. I would be like this for any health emergency for life, not just because I’m in withdrawal. I have been suicidal. Yes have even sat in the garage with the car running, taken the overdose, had the gun in my hand. Please help me make a decision. What else could possibly help me. Is there a drug that’s not a benzo? I can’t wait for an antidepressant to work. I’ve tried two and they made me sick as a dog. . I can’t […] on like this. I’m 60 yrs old.

HEAT CAUSES MASSIVE WAVE

Increased symptoms during hot weather?
« on: June 28, 2021, 04:50:15 pm »

[Buddie]

It’s gotten very hot outside all of a sudden and my symptoms have increased a lot. Is there a correlation between heat and withdrawal symptoms? I can hardly focus on writing this; I feel so irritated constantly, I’m dizzy and my head burns and throbs.

Thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2021, 04:55:40 pm by [Buddie] »

Kooks come up with new benzo withdrawal symptom: benzo cough (but it’s really mass psychogenic illness manifesting)

Does anyone have a benzo cough?
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:10:40 am »

[Buddie]

I have really been suffering with this cough now since October of 2020. It’s so bad that it causes me to wheeze and it usually comes on at bedtime so it makes it very difficult to sleep too. I’m just wondering if anyone else has a bad cough they’re dealing with. I actually started to develop this cough after the doctor had prescribed some amitriptyline for me that threw me back into withdrawal. I’m just wondering when this might end. Also, was there anything you could do to make it any easier? It just seems to go on and on.

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Re: Does anyone have a benzo cough?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 02:51:37 am »

[Buddie]

I too have a tickle/cough and have had it on and off for about 3 years. Sometimes it’s worse but then just like that it’s gone for awhile. Comes at different times of year. It’s very perplexing.

Re: Does anyone have a benzo cough?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 02:58:32 am »

[Buddie]

I had a benzo cough for awhile earlier on but its gone now. Just wanted to validate you – ya – its “thing”

Without Klonopin mental patient reverts to being nuts

Scared of myself
« on: May 28, 2021, 12:31:33 am »

[Buddie]

I’m 6 months Klonopin free and one symptom I can’t shake is being scared of my body and not feeling safe in it. I feel out of touch and out of control. I look at my tattoos and have a panic attack because I can’t just “take them off.” I got the covid vaccine and was in full panic for 24 hours because I couldn’t “take it out” if I wanted to. I’m constantly questioning whether I’m actually alive or not and wondering if I’m dreaming or actually dead. I’m terrified all the time. I had a window for about 2 weeks but have been really stressed at work and am now in this wave. I’m always reading posts on here but I can’t help feeling entirely alone. I’ve lost 40 pounds so far and I’ve convinced myself it’s lymphoma. Any support I can get would be greatly appreciated.

Man losing everything to Benzo Buddies cult

My doctor set me back so much.....
« on: May 25, 2021, 08:18:14 pm »

[Buddie]

I have a doctor and a psychiatrist. Neither understand but my psychiatrist at least honors me. I cut from 3mgs to 2.5mgs three weeks ago. HORRIFIC…..today I saw doctor and decided to share my success….he didn’t share my enthusiasm. Told me best remedy is intense exercise. I’m 44 and I go to my mother’s on weekend and sleep. I used to have a wife home, competed in martial arts – boxing and Brazil Jiu Jitsu….now I’m lonely, sick, and tired….I feel like I’m going to lose my career… alone forever….I’m extremely extremely depressed today….no looking for sympathy. Just wanted to vent…. this is such a lonely process. My friends either don’t understand or don’t care or maybe they think I’m being dramatic or making excuses…

My doctor set me back….I work full-time..that’s all I can do..and barely. I’m sorry…..many of you have it much harder. I’m so sorry…..