28 YEARS ON BENZOS, 28 YEARS (TO TAPER) OFF BENZOS

Twenty-eight years using daily temazapam
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:38:06 am »

[Buddie]

Although extensive blood tests are normal, I have an uncomfortable auto-immune skin disease on forearms and lower legs. A friend who successfully withdrew from benzo use said that skin problems can reflect long-term benzo use or pop up during withdrawal.

I have taken temazapam, 30 mg, nightly for 28 years. I am soon going to taper, sprinkling out some granules since I can’t imagine jumping down to 20mg, the next available dose. I really don’t know if my brain will accept a lesser dose.

My dream would be no longer using this dangerous drug. Right now, being free looks as formidable as climbing Mt. Everest.

One thought on “28 YEARS ON BENZOS, 28 YEARS (TO TAPER) OFF BENZOS

  1. 28 yrs on any benzo = the body stopped responding to the active metabolites a looooooong time ago. That’s just how that class of drugs work. They don’t work for longer than a few months tops.

    Withdrawing wouldn’t be the benzobuddies hell that’s being touted on the forum because the body is no longer being controlled by the benzo and at that point is just aiding the patient because they believe it’s helping them. It’s now just an effective placebo.

    *The advice should be that they’ve been using a psychological crutch/placebo for the last 2.5 decades, and that quitting them won’t make much of a difference to their bodies unless they believe it will.*

    What remains, though, is the staunch belief that the pills are still necessary and will cause a brutal withdrawal if stopped too quickly.

    The patients need to addresses why they took benzos in the first place. If they don’t need them then why have they been taking them for so long? If they do need them then why aren’t they taking them as prescribed and then dealing with the underlying cause of their symptoms? < Does that part of the reality EVER enter the benzobuddies narrative?

    Withdrawal forums are prolonging the misery and leading people to adopting dangerous pseudoscience.

    It's not hateful to point this out, it's just an uncomfortable truth for the anti drug/doctor/truth cliques that run benzobuddies, hence why we get attacked & threatened for speaking it.

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