Another member leaves Benzo Buddies, blames declining health and failure of Ashton

Goodbye and thank you.
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:29:13 pm »

[Buddie]

I’m leaving benzobuddies. It is no longer helpful for me to see others recovering while my own health continues to decline. It’s also not helpful to see so many others who are not recovering. My heart breaks for us all. The longer all my body’s systems are in disrepair the more fatigued and disabled they become. I cannot explain all the ways this has completely devastated every aspect of my life. I hope someone comes up with a better term for benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Doctors hear the word “withdrawal” and can only think of the short period when the body struggles to overcome the physical dependence from a drug. It does not adequately describe the lasting brain injury that benzos inflict by disabling GABA receptors throughout the entire brain. I also hope you will consider trying to educate the medical community and the general public about the devastating effects of benzodiazepines. The only way to prevent this from happening to others is to raise enough awareness that doctors will drastically change the way these medications are prescribed or stop prescribing them altogether. I’m grateful to BB for being there for so many people who are suffering. Without BB I wouldn’t have learned what was happening to me. Doctors were certainly not going to help me understand. Love and healing to all of you.

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