« on: August 04, 2018, 10:30:24 pm »
All comments welcome on this monster most of us know as benso belly. Will it ever leave? Bloating,burning,gas,nausea and pain. What did I forget? Two months to go on this taper if all goes well. Will this monster leave or what?
Re: Benso belly
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 01:18:54 am »
My experience. I CT’d and months later I was great for about 4 months then BAM, stomach pain, bad. Personally I think this time Im going to do a ton of probiotics, stay away from other drugs, less stress and more interaction with people and better non GMO diet. I did suffer from upper GI years before and I am a light smoker so that may have been my issue too. When I had this after the Benzos nothing seemed to help except,…benzos. Good for about 6 months after I reinstated. I was that bad that I did it again like an idiot but I had no insurance and was doubled over ALL day pacing back and forth by myself for weeks. Another hell. Tests showed nothing and I could not afford a scope. Best of luck to you and I hope you find better answers than from me.
What is "benzo belly"?
« on: March 29, 2018, 03:25:18 pm »
I’m bloated and having lots of discomfort in my abdomen. It is another very concerning symptom.
It hurts a little to press against my gut in the area of where my belt would be. Yesterday, I had a very stressful moment, and I think it triggered this overnight.
Is this normal? Is this what is called benzo belly?
Re: What is "benzo belly"?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 06:21:50 pm »
Bump, but need answer too
Re: What is "benzo belly"?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 01:09:02 am »
Benzo belly can be caused by lots of things.
Muscle spasms in the gut, inflammation of the stomach lining & bowels, hiatal hernia.
That’s in addition to overall sensitivities that can be caused by hormones run amok, a virus that impacts the gut or just plain old indigestion.
If you continue to have stomach pain, especially if you haven’t yet had your appendix removed, I’d book an appointment with a gastro just to make sure. The gastro’s I’ve met have all been fairly supportive, and fairly benzo wise.
Benzo belly - help please!
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:29:30 pm »
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 🙏❤
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:35:40 am »
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 »
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.