This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « on: March 18, 2019, 01:43:44 pm »
This is just an observation. This is really the last benzo support forum on the internet. I appreciate Colin keeping it alive. It has helped so many people over the years including me. I hate all the facebook groups. They are disorganized and cluttered with stuff posted all over the place. I actually despise social media platforms like FB and twitter. This is still the best forum on the internet as far as I am concerned when it comes to helping people with bzd withdrawal + plus just talking to people in general. The forum is well laid out and very easy to navigate. I do not post daily, but I do drop in daily to just read a few of the posts and offer support when I can. I am still struggling myself with a variety of medical issues. A couple are not even benzo w/d related but the bzd w/d is by far the biggest hurdle in my life. This forum is a lifeline to many. I hope it is here for many many more years to come. The benzo horror stories do not scare me bc they are true. Not everyone experiences the full magnitude of this suffering but there are also some very sensitive individuals like myself who do and it helps to read the truth no matter how scary or disturbing. These drugs can cause some really bizarre crazy SXs that make you feel like you are dying on a daily basis.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 01:51:44 pm »
Agree. I had joined a BWD Facebook group and ended up leaving after a few days bc it was not helpful at all!
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 02:11:18 pm »
I credit this site for saving my sanity & job.
From the vast knowledge archives to the incredible peer support, this site is unmatched. Be sure to thank our selfless & caring moderators for maintaining the integrity of BB.
I have no shortage of gratitude.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 02:37:51 pm »
AntiBenzo’s, this is a great thread, and I agree with all that has been said. I also think that Our Mods are not given enough credit for all that they do here. Most of us are very loyal to BB and all that have helped to keep this great site open. And we are so blessed that Colin continues to keep it open. I do not think we will ever find another place like this, and I remain grateful to have a place to come to. Best to All. 💖 Peace and Healing.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 02:44:25 pm »
I think both are very good, but for different reasons. I’ve met good people who support one another on both mediums.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 03:20:31 pm »
Yes, this site’s admins and moderators deserve a big Thank You for all their work and dedication.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 03:48:00 pm »
I have been on Benzobuddies and in other groups since 2014, I have always preferred Benzobuddies but there are many people who prefer Facebook so it really depends on the individual. As someone who is very protracted there are very few places to go for support, very few indeed. I appreciate the protracted section here where we can discuss the issues of struggling with symptoms for a very long time. Twitter is our main vehicle for campaigning about the harmful effects of the drugs, I am on Twitter every single day and we have achieved a lot simply by being there and making our voices heard. There are positives and negatives to everything, I usually find.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 04:23:44 pm »
I agree with everything that was said. Without BB I’d probably be dead. I am SO VERY THANKFUL for Colin and the moderators and administrators for starting this site and being here day after day!!!
One thing I hope is that people will realize that these drugs are VERY HARMFUL taken for more than a few days and that they won’t have to turn to any sites for help getting off. I also hope word gets around that whatever you desire the benzo for, it will whip around and give you 10x the insomnia or anxiety. In other words, it’s no miracle pill!!
I agree with […] about the protracted site. There is very little to go on once you’re further out. This provides a space where we can discuss symptoms and commiserate. Very helpful.
5 year plan « on: January 12, 2019, 03:14:11 am »
Since I am not looking to take this fast at all because I want to take it slowly is it absurd to want to take 2 to 3 years to be totally off my klonopin. I take 3 mg a day and have been for about 14 years. I guess I am looking at this differently then a lot of people. Since I don’t want to suffer major withdrawals I probably am going to set a goal to be at 2mg of klonopin a day within the next 365 days. Then after that I will work on trying to get to 1mg a day maybe in year two. I have been on this garbage for 14 years so what’s 2 years of dropping 2mg. I know that isn’t a lot at alll but hopefully my doctor will work with me and understand. Does anybody else out there have an approach like this or am I just a newbie that will probably change my mind. I just don’t want to suffer any withdrawal and if I just go with what my body tells me and don’t set a end date then I believe my success rate will be better
Re: 5 year plan « Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 02:54:39 pm »
I see nothing wrong with your approach. Dates and time lines need to be thrown out the window, along with % based tapers.
It takes as long as it takes. With the right taper method, and as long as one tapers based on symptoms, the process doesn’t have to be harrowing, rather manageable.
Petition to UK Govt nominating Prof Heather Ashton to be recognised by Queen « on: December 20, 2018, 05:24:15 pm »
I very much hope that many people here will sign this petition. I am sure many of us would like to see Prof Heather Ashton honoured by the Queen in recognition of her work for the victims of benzodiazepines.
Thank you very much in advance.
“The signatories to this petition want to see Prof Ashton honoured for her selfless work supporting those effected by benzodiazepines and other addictive substances and drugs. A direct request to Her Majesty’s Government to honour Prof Ashton is in progress. This petition has been started by a small group of dedicated activists and supporters of campaigns to raise awareness of the affects of over prescription of all psychiatric drugs. Their aims are to ensure health organisations such as Public Health England revise their guidelines for the use of these drugs to medicine and psychiatry to avoid further patient suffering in the future.”
Hot weather « on: July 17, 2018, 03:31:50 pm »
Has anyone had issues with breathing in the heat? I don’t get it. If I go in the heat it’s like I’m having major issues breathing and my back and chest muscles get really tight. Same if I take a hot shower. I’m afraid somethings wrong. Feel like I’ve posted so much recently but I don’t know how much more of this I can take.
Re: Hot weather « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 05:55:14 pm »
I live in FL and the heat totally brings on some discomfort, basically just heightening a kinda overheated feeling. ill get woozy, wobbly, overheated and gonna pass out feeling very very easily and immediately sometimes outside. yeah trouble breathing. hot water in shower i feel weird too
its the withdrawal, we are super duper sensitive, but its also hot as all hell out there, and we need to be careful anyway
if you think about it, when we actually felt good, heat still brought on some weirdness, whether outside or a hot shower, it just wasnt enough to make us uncomfortable right away maybe, but now with our sensitivity, it can be pretty impactful immediately.
we’re also experiencing crazy hot summers with humidity, and even at our best ,definitely gotta be mindful of the heat as it can overcome the healthiest of us
Mom rocks back and forth and says she can't stop « on: July 08, 2018, 12:51:29 pm »
My mom has been through a hell of a taper and has recently started rocking back and forth when she sits. Claims she can’t stop. Any ideas?
Anybody feel like they are going to go #2 in their pants during panic attacks? « on: May 03, 2018, 12:06:18 am »
Just wondered how many out there struggle with this one. It used to be vomiting during attacks now I have trouble feeling like I’m going to go in my pants or I can’t go number 1 without feeling like I’m going to go #2 during an attack.. Hopefully that makes sense
Re: Anybody feel like they are going to go #2 in their pants during panic attacks? « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 12:42:26 am »
Hahahaha! Well, not exactly. That might just be you, but I have wanted to vomit and die.
Re: Anybody feel like they are going to go #2 in their pants during panic attacks? « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 03:58:15 am »
Not me, but I do know somehow who actually did poo their pants during panic attack.
I had taken her to the hospital to discuss with surgeon possible hernia surgery and the poor little thing poo’d her pants. The nursing staff said it was fairly common in extreme anxiety. Beautifully too, the nursing staff were ever so kind and did not embarrass her.
And don’t think for a moment that I believe myself to be immune. I’m no better equipped than the next poor soul.