Braised beef & tomato
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:07:15 pm »
We cooked a braised beef dish for dinner recently that contained tomato paste and roasted salsa. Couldn’t sleep that […] and I think it threw me off. Too much glutamate? Maybe so. Anybody else have issues like this?
Re: Braised beef & tomato
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 02:04:19 pm »
Hi […], certain foods wreak havoc on our fragile systems. I hope you are sleeping a bit better now. Oregano does a number on me and it is typically in spaghetti and pizza sauces. I raise it in my garden, but no longer add it to any thing I prepare. Perhaps there was something in the salsa.
Not sure about the glutamate, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:02:16 pm »
I had stopped when I began withdrawal but Valium is kicking my but a bit It is tolerable on workdays since my job requires me to move around and that seems to help. But at home on weekends and trying to be productive in front of a computer, not social media mind you, I am borderline hopeless. Drinking a cup as I write this
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 05:03:44 pm »
How long have you been drinking coffee?
I often feel the same way because my bp pills cause such a “downer” effect that I want something to get me motivated to start the day. I just bought some decaf but have had regular coffee when I do have it. Been having more of it lately, which kind of scares me.
I know it’s a very slippery slope because my nerves aren’t healed yet, and I’ve had a terrible problem with anxiety. Coffee is always on my mind, though, and instead of being an alcoholic and looking in bars, I’m walking by cafes and wishing I could drink all the coffee I want. And there are many cafes where I live, so it’s a constant battle. I used to love coffee. I still love it, but it’s always been a double-edged sword in the benzo mess.
Decaf Coffee or Cocoa OK During Withdrawal?
« on: January 18, 2019, 07:40:09 pm »
I understand caffeine affects Gaba receptors, so I quit drinking regular coffee. But I DO have a decaf I make myself (3 mgs) and a homemade cocoa (ditto, as I read cocoa from Starbucks, etc, was much higher.) I seem to be recovering quite well mentally, but still have oodles of physical pain caused by the benzo’s. Should I quit even decaf? (I love it – makes my day start beautifully!)
Re: Decaf Coffee or Cocoa OK During Withdrawal?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 07:55:38 pm »
cocoa has caffeine in it. I cannot take it while on taper, makes me hyper.
Re: Decaf Coffee or Cocoa OK During Withdrawal?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 09:09:40 pm »
Hi Benzo P!
There are two problems drinking coffee and cocoa. Coffee has caffeine and even the decaf has at least 14% in it. Cocoa also has caffeine and sugar. Both are excitatory substances 😀 . If you are tapering you probably want to stay away from it or at least take the decaf only in the morning. I replaced coffee with Roma Kaffree. It’s a plant base and really taste like coffee. If you put milk you won’t notice a big difference. Yes, it’s hard to quit things that you enjoy…
« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 09:25:02 pm by [Buddie] »
Re: Question about food (Salmon)
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 05:03:23 pm »
I am ok with Salmon but when i tried mackerel, I had cough so suddenly. and tomato gave me a mouth sore. They contain histamine and other kinds of fishes,too. We get sensitive to chemical things in foods like that during taper,so You should avoid those foods. but as I went lower doses I am ok with mackerel again. so You will be ok with Salmon again.
Re: Does Everybody Truly Heal? ***MAY BE TRIGGERING***
« Reply #160 on: November 18, 2018, 11:24:23 pm »
Quote from: [Buddie] on November 18, 2018, 09:14:24 pm
I had no desire for a cup of morning coffee in early withdrawal as my system was already overstimulated. Extreme physiological panic and seizures particularly wipe out any desire for coffee. When things calmed down and I felt better, I went back to living dangerously with my cup of joe. So far, so good. If a wave hits, I can’t disprove the coffee theory, but then again, can anyone prove my cup of joe was the culprit? Theories and speculations and proven facts are just different things is all.
Edit: Extreme physiological panic and seizures particularly wiped out any desire for coffee for me. Edited because I suppose I should speak for myself, but I cannot imagine others desiring coffee during such.
Question about seasonings
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:49:31 am »
Does anyone here cook with seasonings like basil, oregano, garlic, parsley etc?
I have been cooking with just salt and pepper for a while now bc of fear of herbs and spices making wd worse. But want to incorporate them back. Wondering if anyone knows if they make a difference in symptoms at all.
I think I’ve read that some people can’t tolerate garlic? But don’t remember.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 12:57:20 am by [Buddie] »