Benzos are only one tentacle of the beast « on: April 19, 2019, 01:24:28 am »
I have known for years that conventional diet “wisdom” is mostly nonsense but recently I have been been doing a lot of research on the keto diet and come to find out there are some doctors out there who are waking up to the fact that their med school education is at best inadequate and worst case it can have serious negative consequences (including death) to patient’s health.
I have listened to a few podcasts with Dr. Ken Berry He lays out the case for how conventional dietary advice that is sanctioned by many (most?) western governments and the medical establishment is effectively killing people. It’s scary how wrong they are about a fundamental health issue but it just goes to show that benzos are only the tip of the iceberg. If they are making us fat and unhealthy with bogus dietary advice and pushing drug after drug on us to mask the symptoms, what else is there that we need to be paying attention to?
We simply cannot take anything for granted, especially when it comes to our health and well being.
Here is a dicussion between Dr. Berry and a PA who is also clued in about the diet thing. Some very interesting information about how doctors are constrained by “common practice” making it very difficult to provide patients with information and treatment that goes against the orthodoxy. Very relevant to the benzo discussion.
The Darkside of benzo support groups « on: April 18, 2019, 04:33:35 pm »
The Darkside of benzo support groups by David powers
Has anyone experienced diarrhea during taper? « on: April 16, 2019, 08:10:03 pm »
Hello. I’m tapering off of 8mgs of klonopin. Ever since I started I can’t stay out of the bathroom. I have tried Imodium and lomotil(prescription) with nothing working. I also have had a burning feeling in my stomach and gut. Could this be benzo belly? Any advice would help greatly.
Re: Has anyone experienced diarrhea during taper? « Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 09:11:23 pm »
yes. every single day. get used to it my friend.
Dumped during taper « on: April 10, 2019, 12:33:03 am »
Just lost one of the key players in my support network. She said, “I can’t do this for another 6 months, year, however long it’ll be before you’re better. I love you, I want you to get better, and I don’t want to be with anyone else. But I just can’t do this anymore. I have to let go. I have to live my life”
This was 2 weeks ago. I tried to remain her friend, but she couldn’t help but rub her new relationship in my face. When I’d finally had enough and blocked her number, and on social media, she got pissy and finally left me alone. It’s strange how the ones we love the most can end up being the most toxic. Prior to this she would always be at my bedside. Checking in on me every day. Assuring me I’d get through this and that I’m strong for having made it this far.
I found myself up-dosing. I messed up. I let her hurt me even more. I’m trying to get back down to 0.5mg Klon per day, but the nights without her are much harder. Maybe I shouldn’t have been dating in this state. She tapered off klon a long time ago, I thought she’d be more understanding.
If anyone’s suffered a blow like this during taper, any advice would be appreciated.
(I know, “Try not to think about her, occupy your mind with other things.” I got that much, I’m trying.)
How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « on: April 13, 2019, 02:56:16 pm »
Hi everyone. I jumped two months ago from diazepam after a long withdrawal taper while in tolerance. I have had every symptom possible. The two symptoms that have never let up while in tolerance or through the taper and after jumping are benzo-flu symptoms and muscle pain throughout my abdominal region which an ultrasound showed nothing.
I’ve been mostly house bound for 3 years fighting this. The benzo-flu use to be 3-4 days a week but since jumping it is 24/7 with no breaks. Nothing helps this and my head feels like it will explode. Just achy, hot, nauseous and anxious. I just want to know that there is an end to this and that I am not the only one.
Has anyone else struggled this long with benzo-flu symptoms? I haven’t read of anyone having it like this. It seems they may have it for a few days one month here and there. This is constant for me. Anyone?
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 04:17:11 pm »
Yep. Its constant for me.
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 04:25:23 pm »
[…], so sorry for you too. How long has this been going on for you? It is really taking a toll on me.
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 04:33:49 pm »
NO your not the only one. I had it on and off during all of my long taper, just continually getting worse and more frequent
until it was 24/7 at about 3 months after jumping. It’s very discouraging & scary when it just keeps getting worse even after stopping the drug.
But after 3 months it reversed and very gradually started getting better until that particular group of symptoms is all but gone now.
My mind is just completely boggled at what I’ve been through and how sick I’ve been the past couple years.
So hopefully yours will start getting better now real soon. At 2 months your very early.
Re: How Long can the Benzo Flu Last? Years? « Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 04:39:34 pm »
[…], thank you so much for replying and I hate that you went through that. I am just crying now out of some relief. I really was thinking that I was alone. Like you, it was bad before but since jumping it never lets up. I’ve suffered through this for 3 years. It is unbelievable the torture. I hope your health just continually gets better by leaps and bounds.
Blue Listerine made symptoms worse « on: April 11, 2019, 09:34:15 pm »
I don’t know how many times this has happened–symptoms get unbearable worse and I have no idea why until I realize some small thing I’ve done for the last few days has caused it like coconut oil, erythitol, chia seeds, oat bran, Mometasone (cortisone / hydrocortisone) cream, and this last time, Listerine. Stopped using Listerine and feeling better. Just posting in case anyone else wondered if any of these same thing were affecting them.
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