Most who have issues coming off of benzos have other issues i.e. mental illness

Re: Rant : What about not scaring everybody with our own singular experience ?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 08:10:17 pm »

[Buddie]

I can’t help but think some of the horror stories are people with problems beyond benzo withdrawal.

Re: Rant : What about not scaring everybody with our own singular experience ?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2016, 08:22:51 pm »

[Buddie]

[…], I did not want to come out and say this, but I think you have nailed it.

Re: Rant : What about not scaring everybody with our own singular experience ?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 09:28:09 pm »

[Buddie]

[…],[…]. Yes you nailed it! […] and […]. Let’s keep this thread going. […] what you said about it being a numbers game is exactly what my psychiatrist said. Flying back to NY tomorrow and will be changing my game plan. Then I’ll see what happens. Going to trust his opinion. If he’s wrong I’ll slow down. I already feel I could cut every week. But nooooo I might die or be condemned to benzo hell for all eternity Not listening to any one but my body from here on in. Hell, I feel better already. Thanks […]

Raw, naked fear – expressed as a shrill call to censor ideas – that everything at Benzo Buddies is total bullshit fed to them by a deranged, Ashton-worshipping lunatic called Colin…

Re: Rant : What about not scaring everybody with our own singular experience ?
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 08:32:05 am »

[Buddie]

The insinuation that the “horror stories” must have something else wrong with them other than protracted withdrawal isn’t exactly the “positivity” that we’re looking for on BB. It would be quite convenient to conclude this, but it isn’t the case for everyone…please keep in mind that those of us (I am living this, 24 hours a day for three years, with my bedridden partner) who are, indeed, “horror stories” are the very reason that benzo use is like Russian roulette. There are many, many lucky ones, but those who get the bullet shouldn’t written off as simply exceptional cases that must have other “problems.”

I don’t believe anyone on here is going to feel better about their own situation by dismissing others in this way…

More hysteria…

Re: Rant : What about not scaring everybody with our own singular experience ?
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2016, 06:53:19 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on February 16, 2016, 05:46:03 pm
What was said was that “some” of the people here may have other things going on. Not all, most, or the majority. Perhaps “a few”? Many end up on benzos due to underlying psychological problems/illness. I know I did. Maybe, just maybe, a few are dealing with the reemergence of symptoms that had been long held at bay by the benzos . I believe that is what was meant and there is no intent by anyone to diminish anything or anyone.

It would be foolish to deny that underlying issues might contribute to benzo symptoms in some cases but looking around the protracted board I have no reason to believe that anyone there is dealing primarily with a preexisting psychological issue. Most of the symptoms people talk about are classic benzo stuff, and if they did have any of it pre withdrawal it was not of the magnitude they are experiencing now.

So although most of us will acknowledge that there is truth to the idea that some people might have other issues that are complicating things, it is still insulting to hear someone point it out because it essentially means that people are skeptical of what you are experiencing. That’s not a good feeling, especially after you have been dealing with the same debilitating symptoms for a long time and especially hen it comes from people who have been through it themselves who should understand.

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