Health emergency: Starving Benzo Buddies member cries out for help after site brainwashes him into fearing ALL food

dont understand, 1 cup of decaff green tea has made me so nauseas.? Anyone
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:38:20 pm »

[Buddie]

My anxiety is so off the wall I can’t function at all. I am trying my very best, but needed something to calm and tried a cup of decaf green tea. Yes it calmed slightly but I feel so very sick now, and I need to be able to eat as I am skin and bone.
Has this happened to anyone else. I am scared of everything now, including food, in case it makes things worse. Even my go to bananas it seems have too much sugar. What can I eat, I don’t know I really am at the end of what I can take. Truly I am
Can’t have bread or grains glutamate reaction can’t have dairy, can’t have fruit, can’t have cruciferous veg, what can I have?
I am in a terrible mess, I want to live please I know you have helped me many times , but can you help me through this fear and panic, and learn how to trust food because I am starving to death, and scared. .I don’t know where to turn but to my friends here. I can’t make a smoothy as I am not in control of the kitchen and too scared to do much anyway.
What is happening to me?

Benzo Buddies member brainwashed into believing drug withdrawal causes organ failure

What risks am i running?
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:28:05 am »

[Buddie]

So I’m bedridden which sucks. Im kind of worried I could just die at any second. In extreme withdrawal. My body is so fatigued and weak. Are siezures the only thing i have to worry about? Or can my body just give out? I heard you can actually have organ failure. Im 30 days out so i dont know how big a risk im running. I want to get vertical again. Being flat on my bed is scaring me. Itd be nice to hear that being so fatigued you cant move won’t kill you. But Idk if thats fact. My body wont just fail right?
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Planning a half-decade long taper

5 year plan
« on: January 12, 2019, 03:14:11 am »

[Buddie]

Hello,

Since I am not looking to take this fast at all because I want to take it slowly is it absurd to want to take 2 to 3 years to be totally off my klonopin. I take 3 mg a day and have been for about 14 years. I guess I am looking at this differently then a lot of people. Since I don’t want to suffer major withdrawals I probably am going to set a goal to be at 2mg of klonopin a day within the next 365 days. Then after that I will work on trying to get to 1mg a day maybe in year two. I have been on this garbage for 14 years so what’s 2 years of dropping 2mg. I know that isn’t a lot at alll but hopefully my doctor will work with me and understand. Does anybody else out there have an approach like this or am I just a newbie that will probably change my mind. I just don’t want to suffer any withdrawal and if I just go with what my body tells me and don’t set a end date then I believe my success rate will be better

Re: 5 year plan
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 02:54:39 pm »

[Buddie]

I see nothing wrong with your approach. Dates and time lines need to be thrown out the window, along with % based tapers.

It takes as long as it takes. With the right taper method, and as long as one tapers based on symptoms, the process doesn’t have to be harrowing, rather manageable.

Would you want your child taught by someone addicted to Klonopin (who is also in a cult)?

Worried About Taking Time Off Work
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:33:42 pm »

[Buddie]

Hey all. I know I have complained about my job many times on this forum. It is my job as a high school teacher that had me on Klonopin for many years, and it is my job that made me want to go back on the poison January 2018 for 2 1/2 months. Those 2 1/2 months led me to this hell I am in now nearly ten months later.

I am going to take some time off work starting January 21st at the end of the semester. At first, I was excited about it and felt a slight sense of relief, but as the time draws closer, I am getting worried about having too much downtime. I am mostly suffering from depression with intrusive thoughts which has basically created a fear of being alone. For that reason, I will probably go live with my parents and making routine trips to visit my wife and daughter with a friend or my family. Just venting here. I will have to find things to do to keep my mind occupied at all times. I’m hoping the time off will at least lead to better sleep and more opportunities to exercise.

Facebook benzo group: Ashton advises people not to eat honey or salmon

Can anyone explain why Ashton advises not to eat honey or salmon in withdrawal?

This getting crazy what we can and can’t eat… I’m seeing so many people who are scared to eat.

People should obviously avoid MSG and food with alcohol, but it’s sad how scared folks are. Even if food does make people feel bad its not damaging anyone further, it’s just a set back and will resolve in a few days or so… it’s hard for people to remember that when they feel so bad. It took me 10 months to stop freaking out about it too.

I agree with you, if we listen to everyone we would not eat or drink anything.

Salmon messes me up bad!!!

Cult forces dangerous taper on 76-year-old

Better late than never
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:50:17 pm »

[Buddie]

My name is […]. I am 76 years old. I have been taking 2 mg. of lorazepam nightly for 25 years. I tried two years ago to taper, got to 1 mg. and regressed back to 2 mg. I am doing direct taper, water suspension of 300 ml, drawing off at a rate of one ml daily. I began on January 1 so today I will draw off 6 ml. By day 75, I will be down to 1.5 mg lorazepam at which point I will reassess to make sure I stay within the 10% drop limit. These are early days but I really feel the need for support and identity with others going through this experience. Thank you for being here.

Re: Better late than never
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 05:50:35 pm »

[Buddie]

Welcome to Benzo Buddies. we are a support and information group for those wanted to get off of benzodiazepines. Much congrats on what you have accomplished. I am very pleased that you are looking for camaraderie from here out. It is such a lifeline. Not only do we support each other, we have a wealth of sound information on everything from withdraw symptoms, how benzo’s affect the brain, and success stories.

Here are some helpful links on tapering:

http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=56.0

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=145.0

In the forums pertinent to your circumstances, you will find other buddies going through their own tapers. This is a good place to ask questions, and receive guidance.

Again, welcome to Benzo Buddies, you have come to a safe, confidential informative support group, and we are happy to have you as a member. You can do this, with knowledge and finding coping skills.

Please take some time to Create a Signature. This will help other members understand your history so they will be better able to support you. Go to the top of the page and select Profile, then choose Forum Profile, insert drug history/timelines into the text box and click Change Profile.

We look forward to reading more from you over the forthcoming days and weeks.

Take care,

BB Team