Cyberchrondriac force fed steady diet of Benzo Buddies bullshit until she imagines she has benzo belly (a condition that doesn’t exist)

Benzo belly - help please!
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:29:30 pm »

[Buddie]

Hi,

I’ve been weaning for a year – initial dose: 6.5mg Xanax, current dose: 0.25mg Xanax, 40mg Valium. Currently tapering at .125mg Xanax per week with a break every third week or longer breaks if I have something important coming up.

Through the decreases I’ve experienced stomach upset in many varieties and degrees, I had no idea about benzo belly but I realise I’ve been having small bouts of it.

Anyway.. my last decrease was over a week ago and about 4 days in I started getting horrible pain and bloating. I try to stay very active to distract while tapering but these symptoms are so severe I just want to crawl up and sleep forever.

I haven’t been able to continue my activities as usual – my endurance is very limited, I think the pain is draining my energy.

I’ve tried prochlorperazine (stemetil), peppermint, po chai, resting.. I’m not getting any relief and it’s not going away like it usually does after a couple of days.

I know there are a lot of threads on this and I’ve read a lot, I just don’t understand why I’m getting it so severely when my tapering is so minimal and I’ve only had it mildly (comparatively) before. I am very close to being completely off Xanax (2 more decreases), are the last couple of decreases harder than the others?

Is there ANYTHING I can do to relieve this pain or at least give myself enough energy to continue my activities? (I dance at least 9 hours a week, it keeps me sane).

Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated 🙏❤

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Benzo belly
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:35:40 am »

[Buddie]

Do you guys find the constant bloating all day and swelling makes your anxiety worse?

Re: Benzo belly
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 01:03:05 am »

[Buddie]

Yes it does i can ‘t even breath……
The hardest part is that every day i wake up my intestents hurt like hell right in my diaphragma.

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I think My belly is gonna explode
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:52:42 pm »

[Buddie]

17 months i cant believe My belly is feeling more than pregnant it feels like its gonna explode….no matter what i did to get it better it hurts severe does this ever Gets better? 
Someone had this,this far out??

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 09:03:54 pm »

[Buddie]

My belly is sometimes filled of air very quickly like if it was an airbag blow in a crash ….

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 11:34:50 pm »

[Buddie]

Yep, 16.5 months off and still get a swollen belly during waves.

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 11:42:22 pm »

[Buddie]

I’m 16 months and have intense abdominal pressure and pain as I type this! Ugh!

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
 « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 04:56:48 am »

[Buddie]

20 months off in a week, and still dealing with this on and off. Tonight I feel like a bloated wood tick, tomorrow I could me flat Stanley again. It’s weird.

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 05:16:57 am »

[Buddie]

mine never goes away its severe and its not that i am fat its sticks out immensly……….it even hurts my back.
all this shit is for life lets be honest here

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Benzo Belly
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:29:07 pm »

[Buddie]

I see this term thrown around a lot. What exactly is it?

Re: Benzo Belly
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 01:42:27 am »

[Buddie]

It’s sort of a catch-all term for belly/G.I. symptoms. It includes, bloating, reflux, nausea, weight gain, weight loss, and may also include constipation/diarrhea.

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WHAT IS BENZO BELLY?
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:56:17 pm »

[Buddie]

My stomach has been killing me. I’m all bloated. Loss of appetite and then when I eat I get bloated. I have a chronic pain condition when I sit (tailbone, other issues)…then I vomit.

Can’t figure out if it’s the pain that’s making me vomit or weaning down.

Re: WHAT IS BENZO BELLY?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 11:50:23 pm »

[Buddie]

Sounds like benzo belly to me. I have had so many digestive issues as well as pain in different parts of my body. I wish you well.

There is no such thing as benzo belly yet…

Re: Who has the benzo belly and look more than pregnant?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 01:41:15 am »

[Buddie]

What is benzo belly?

Re: Who has the benzo belly and look more than pregnant?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 02:29:57 am »

[Buddie]

For me, benzo belly is a huge belly, like pregnant, i gets bigger with stress, everytime i eat and drink.
I think it is not only gas i there, also fluid. the core muscles get also tight like a spasm. It is very uncomfortable, sometimes i have shortness of breath when i walk. It is also painfull and makes life not great.

Re: Who has the benzo belly and look more than pregnant?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 02:55:24 am »

[Buddie]

I have had benzo belly on and off.
Some months I can’t close my pants and I look like in about to give birth to twin ponies.
And other times my pants just fall off my behind.

The bloating feeling is really upsetting.

I think in general benzo belly is the accumulated fat around that area , to do with cortisol.
But people who are bloated and swollen also refer to it as benzo belly?

Re: Who has the benzo belly and look more than pregnant?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2016, 07:21:14 am »

[Buddie]

Yeah, benzo belly… I’ve got it. It does not matter how well I eat or how much I work out. The belly will not reduce. It is maddening.

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Re: Who has the benzo belly and look more than pregnant?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2016, 02:55:14 pm »

[Buddie]

I’ve had benzo belly for quite a long time. It doesn’t seem that gas causes it for me. I can go to the bathroom fine, but even when my stomach is empty, it feels full. There’s also discomfort there. I noticed yesterday that there was a lessening of discomfort, and my lower back felt better also. It seems that there might be a connection there. I wish it would go away.

Does anyone else have few hunger pangs? I get a hunger pang every once in awhile. I could go 12 hours without eating, and I wouldn’t get a hunger pang. I never know when I’m really hungry. At times I’ve gone too long without eating or haven’t eaten enough. and I start feeling weak. Then I have to eat right away.

Like […], I feel even more full after eating even when eating a small meal.