Decaf coffee sends kook into the stratosphere

Does swiss water decaf coffee revvs up anyone's symptoms?
« on: July 02, 2021, 11:45:54 am »


I have some decaf beans and I took yesterday and the day before.

It might have made my symptoms get a bit worse but I am not sure.

Kook loses it after trying mother’s new meatball sauce

Paprika and cayenne
« on: December 21, 2020, 01:28:21 pm »


Has anyone ever had reactions to either one of these?
I’m already in a wave and went to my moms and she really wanted me to try a bite of her new meatball sauce. It had both these things in it and I felt extremely worse afterwards. Genuinely curious if one of these things made me worse or it was just a coincidence.

Re: Paprika and cayenne
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 02:45:35 pm »


Paprika is pretty tame. Hard to believe anything in there would rev you up. Cayenne is spicy. I suppose if you’re not used to the capsaicins, it could cause a reaction that the mind escalates.

There’s nothing specific about chile peppers that I’m aware of. I eat them pretty much daily.

Does your mother add MSG to her sauce?


49 months off news deeper level of hell
« on: December 13, 2020, 08:53:21 am »


Trigger warning ⚠️

I’m sorry to post again so soon but I’m freaking out and I’m absolute hell 😥 I just don’t understand this these symptoms have hot yet another level and increased dramatically even since the last time I posted a few days ago! About a week ago I noticed a major increase and not just increase but even a different level of hell hit and this is the 2nd massive uptick in symptoms since coming off antibiotics about 4 months ago for a infected tooth but this time is much different. Not only have I noticed and been experiencing a much greater level of hell over the last week but it’s different I don’t know how to explain it it’s all the same symptoms the severe physical torment in my head burning ripping binding pressure and acid feeling on or in my brain and the severe emotional darkness evil and panic but this is over the top horror 😭 I have not been this scared and horrified since I was CT off xanex in the hospital 49 months ago and this is much greater and more severe than any wave o have experienced since coming off the Benzo and so hard to know what’s causing what because I was put back on Zoloft in the hospital after they ripped me off the xanex but I haven’t made any changes in the Zoloft I’m quite some time other than my syringe broke that the pharmacy gave me so I had to buy one from Kroger’s but still measures 10ml and I don’t see how that could make a difference and this massive increase hit before that happened so I’m at a loss.

All I know is I had to take antibiotics about 4 months ago and after about two weeks after coming off the antibiotics i got hit with a bad wave then about a week ago I noticed the symptoms changing and worsening but this time it’s like being all the way back to the beginning of not worse and I’m laying here now scared out of my mind not knowing what’s causing what what has changed so drastically over the last week or how these symptoms can morph or increase to this level seemingly overnight and increased so greatly over the last even few days that I’m terrified I’m gonna end up back in the hospital 😭

The level of hell that has hit is literally the same way I felt right before my CT although I’ve never really gotten a break not many Windows just varying degrees of hell this whole time but this is over the top worst level of madness I have know in the last 49 months by far!

I can’t breathe the severe burning ripping pulling binding pressure and and acid feeling in my head has not only increased but doesn’t even feel the same anxiety and burning in my body can’t set still can’t sleep pacing terror severe akathisia crawling out of my own skin feeling like I’m gonna completely lose it it’s like being back in severe acute like I was still on the Benzo and I’m hell but worse ask the emotional symptoms are just as evil and horrible as they were in the beginning something has changed it’s a new deeper level of hell and suffering same symptoms but a new deeper level of torment and hell I don’t understand nothing has changed as far as the Zoloft still holding at 80mg and have been for awhile but this is the 2nd massive hit or increased level of hell since the antibiotics 4 months ago but this is much worse and something has changed dramatically and I’m scared and really don’t know what to do anymore 😥

Cult site Benzo Buddies is the home of untreated mental illness, this time it’s cibophobia (fear of food)

Food reactions
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:15:48 pm »


I am really sensitive to food and react to literally anything i eat. 20 minutes after eating a meal the DP/DR and high anxiety start to come up and can last for even a couple of hours. I got kind of used to this and never really tried to do anything about it as I have not been eating sugar/foods high in glutamic acid/anything processed/foods high in histamine etc. anyway and cutting out even more foods is just impossible at this point. Also, i am extremely extremely skinny so that’s also why i can’t limit the food im eating. So i have a question: Is it bad for my healing to just continue eating like i always did and react to it heavily? I wonder if it causes even more excitotoxicity and damage my brain even more than it already is…

Re: Food reactions
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 07:35:40 pm »


Hi amkn
Sugar is really bad for anybody’s brain, even not in wd.
It ramps me up to panic attack level now.

I’m super skinny too. Had lost sooo much weight. I can eat no sugar, gluten, caffeine, msg, processed food. But I’ve been able to put back 20 pounds by adding coconut oil, avocado, olive oil to my smoothies. I eat a lot of protein- nuts, eggs, peanut butter on a spoon. I have meat or fish with a potato for dinner. I found decent gluten free bagels at Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s. I slather them with real butter. I’ve recently been able to add dairy back into my diet, slowly, so cheese and milk is helping pack on the pounds.

Re: Food reactions
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:51:25 pm »


Good for you ligma that you can still eat nuts meat etc.

I’m on the same boat. Can’t eat anything contains glutamate on top of everything you listed so nuts meat etc have to go.

It depends on how bad the reaction is for you. If you feel like you can still handle then balance the 2 sounds good. For me, each tiny wrong food put me in a life threatening situation and long lasting setbacks so I have no option.

I’m 5’5 and weigh less than 90 pounds now. Lost about 15 pounds during and after tapering.

I’m afraid to eat or drink anything… Happy Thanksgiving?

Afraid to eat or drink anything
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:59:20 pm »


I feel so defeated anything and everything I try to eat I feel like I itch He says drag on and I. So slow. It feel like the twilight zone I don’t feel real. I’ve been living off chick fila and been on leave from work. Is it Crazy to think I can heal with all this sitting heavy on me

Bone broth, tomato sauce, spices and ANYTHING containing glutamate sends Benzo Buddies members into acute

Bone broth and Glutamate
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:29:27 pm »


Anybody have bad experiences with bone broth? Apparently it can contain glutamine, which converts to glutamate. We make our own broth with quality chicken. This last batch was simmered for 2 hours because it doesn’t release as much glutamate when cooked for a short time. I ate some yesterday and was revved up all night and sleep was horrible. Any opinions are appreciated.

Things we add in our food
« on: October 24, 2019, 05:11:06 pm »


I’d like to know if adding spices, tomato sauce, or any other sauces to my cooked food can Rev up my symptoms… I used to eat anything with no trouble. But some times after meals I feel awful. Anyone with advise on this, please.

Benzo Buddies brainwashes its members into believing eating braised beef can drive them insane

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.