Benzo Buddies kooks offer in-depth help for benzo belly

Benzo Belly help
« on: October 24, 2020, 06:50:26 pm »

[Buddie]

Will be down to 1 and 1/2 V on 11/02/2020. Suddenly, I’m having symptom added that has me bloated. Anyone else have this and if so, what did you do about it? Any suggestions guys?

Re: Benzo Belly help
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 12:38:56 am »

[Buddie]

Bloated as in intestinal flatulence? Yeah, that’s part of Benzo Belly. Avoid fried foods, legumes, cruciforus vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc) – basically any food that can cause gas buildup. Buy GasX, Phazyme or generic Simethicone capsules or chewables to relieve buildup. Constipation usually is in tandem with this, so you might need Miralax, Metamucil, Sennakot, generic versions of these, or something to get bowels moving. Eat simple foods, avoid seasonings. Oatmeal, bananas, potatoes, cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, rice. plain chicken, fish, as examples.

Two mini brownies sends kook over the rainbow

Terrifying episode
« on: November 14, 2020, 02:23:12 am »

[Buddie]

I just ate two mini brownies and my heart rate sky rocketed over 100 bpm. Is this normal!!??

Re: Terrifying episode
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 02:31:56 am »

[Buddie]

Yes. It is. I avoided sugar, caffeine, chocolate etc. Also, gluten can provoke this. Your heart rate will settle. Maybe just don’t do that again. I hope you feel better soon. Try to breathe slow and deep.

Re: Terrifying episode
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 04:03:45 am »

[Buddie]

Thanks […]

it didn’t feel like a panic attack but my heart was doing it by itself. It slowed down but it was like I was given and injection of a stimulate or coke. Not that I’ve ever tried any illegal drugs but I can imagine that is what it might feel like

Benzo Buddies members attempt top another suicidal member from going to psych ward

My pulse is 201 off and on 3rd time since 10 pm psyche ward?
« on: November 05, 2020, 11:27:36 am »

[Buddie]

Wha do i do. I quit my last dose of effexor xr 37 mg tapered off with 20 mg tablets on october 6th. was put back on a small dose February 2020 in a psche ward for attempting S. I was also forced on risperdal which i quit in august. About 3 days ago my symptoms have gotten worse. My head started crackling and squeezing more and my brain went even more numb and squeezed like crazy, also my muscle spasms and tightness are worse, my chest is fluttering and very tight. My spine is crushing. And tonight it has happened 3 seperate times. I cant breathe well. I am wobbling and shivering back and forth like crazy. . If i go to a psych ward they will just give me drugs and benzos. But my brain is so numb ativan does not work anymore anyways. They did it to me before n november 2019 and it did not work. Help, my 3rd unbearable attack tonight. Is my brain and body failing? It feels like am dying, i am so weak. I am scared. Dont know what to do.

Re: My pulse is 201 off and on 3rd time since 10 pm psyche ward?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 12:02:14 pm »

[Buddie]

I want to help you, John, but I don’t know how. Psychiatry has no other cure besides these drugs that led us to this state. The more we took them, the more sick we became.

Re: My pulse is 201 off and on 3rd time since 10 pm psyche ward?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 12:09:29 pm »

[Buddie]

The worst thing is that both psychiatrists and patients themselves often do not understand that this is not a disease, but comes from their medicines.
Psychotropic drugs are scary things that they do to people. You have a drug disorder, John, caused by chronic brain damage from psychotropic drugs
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Re: My pulse is 201 off and on 3rd time since 10 pm psyche ward?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 08:44:17 pm »

[Buddie]

Yeah, i am about done with all this. I cant take any of this anymore
2 years now and my brain is mush. Cracks, squeezes, itches, spine squeezes, dozens of other side affects. i am losing all hope. . How the heck can you stay positive with all this horrendous , indescribable horror going on with us? the positive people are the ones who get relief and see improvements. I want peace and happiness. I trusted psychiatrists. I was only 15 when i was given effexor xr. Oh, it is safe they said. I was given prozac in the 3rd grade because i kept to myself. What quacks this medical industry is.

Re: My pulse is 201 off and on 3rd time since 10 pm psyche ward?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 09:05:24 pm »

[Buddie]

It is indeed an industry of great quackery John. I’ve had it shit in other ways. 21 months for me. It’s still a struggle. Wearing.

The only thing that in any works for me is to roll with it best I can. Acceptance is key for me now. Acceptance coupled with distraction, action, is even better. Sometimes hard for me to do.

You have been on psychotropics since early childhood it makes sense to me that you would feel the way you do. Your brain is trying to recalibrate. Give it time.

Re: My pulse is 201 off and on 3rd time since 10 pm psyche ward?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 09:16:52 pm »

[Buddie]

Thanks […]. I am trying. Ever since ECT while going through drug withdrawal i have so much damage, it is ridiculous.

“One bad apple”

Alcohol in foods
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:31:09 am »

[Buddie]

Hi, I just ate an apple that had a little alcohol taste to it and now I’m afraid it will set me back a little.. Do such small amounts of alcohol have any impact on the gaba receptors?
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Re: Alcohol in foods
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 11:35:14 am »

[Buddie]

Apples don’t have alcohol in them. You should worry about eating apples, they are very good for your overall health.

Re: Alcohol in foods
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 12:09:38 pm »

[Buddie]

Thank you for your response, […]. Well there can be if the fruit is ripe/overripe. The yeasts can ferment the sugars of the fruit and produce alcohol.

Re: Alcohol in foods
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 12:12:37 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on July 05, 2020, 12:09:38 pm
Thank you for your response, […]. Well there can be if the fruit is ripe/overripe. The yeasts can ferment the sugars of the fruit and produce alcohol.

Honestly, this should not be something you need to worry about. I ate a lot of fruit during my taper and recovery in an effort to eat cleanly.

Re: Alcohol in foods
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 08:21:31 am »

[Buddie]

Unless your apple was a mushy pile of fermented goo= I think you are getting a bit overly anxious. Not many people are going to pick up a fermented apple and manage to eat it. Animals do it fairly often and exhibit signs of intoxication but those are some seriously fermented fruits! It is much more likely that your apple was in the same container as a bad apple and took on some odor/taste that absolutely will not mess your system up. This is why they have the whole “one bad apple” saying = They quickly take on the icky odor/flavor of a nearby nasty one. It doesnt hurt you, it just makes for an unsalable product. Maybe just don’t eat the rest of it if it doesn’t taste right?

Another former Benzo Buddies member warns public to stay away from fear-driven cult site, listen to your doctor

I will say this. I got caught in the benzo world. My doctor 4 years ago prescribed Ativan for me daily. I didnt know what it was cause well, I didn’t. After a while it quit working and he upped the dose and I soon found myself “needing” more. After my doctor retired I found a new doctor who was shocked by the amount of Ativan I was on a day. When I explained how I felt he said quit frankly “you are addicted.” I thought I could quit just taking them. I overestimated that you couldn’t. So with my doctor’s help, I got clean. It took 9 months.

I stumbled across Benzo Buddies after googling “benzo online support groups.” OMG. Well, at first they are loving and supportive when you are a newbie. Then all hell breaks loose. That site is fear-driven. I would spend multiple hours a day (at the time I was a stay at home mom and helping care for my aging parents). I would support and post my own journey. Everything that happened i would attribute to withdrawal and I’m sorry to say I was one of the Kooks. One day, about 7 months into my doctor guided “healing” I broke down because I was having a bad day and I said I needed a break from my child. The responses I got were horrendous. One person even commented that I should do like them and put my child up for adoption cause I couldn’t heal and be a mother. It’s impossible.

That day I realized that the amount of time and kookiness on that site was not actually helping my mental state. My fascination was my downfall. So, I sat down, blocked the website from every device I could, and started making banana bread. I made some sort of bread everyday for the remainder of my “coming clean.”

It’s been almost 3 years now since I came off Ativan. Had I not listened to my doctor and had not used judgement to walk away from those idiots… I’d still be on them in fear.

F*ck sake. It might have bern easier if I just started baking as a distraction. I know my previous doctor meant no harm putting me on them. Probably should have paid attention more. But what counts today is that I’m “clean.” The only thing during that time is that I developed tinnitus that doesnt go away. But I’m all good! Stay away from Benzo Buddies. Listen to your doctor. And in like any situation, if you aren’t satisfied or unsure, get a second opinion. Don’t be me and get trapped in that “support group.”

Jordan Peterson: “antidepressants can be absolutely miraculous”

Benzo Buddies kooks add penis problems to list of 90,000,000 benzo withdrawal symptoms

Penis Problem?
« on: February 21, 2020, 05:45:30 pm »

[Buddie]

Hey so before “go get tested” or “you need a real doctor” I’ll say I have been tested for all STDs multiple times as well as had an urologist look at this as well so here it goes..

My penis.

While I was in tolerance withdrawal I had a bad UTI infection that caused the doctors to put me on an antibiotic that really started this whole withdrawal process off with a big bang. He said it was either a UTI or Balantis as the tip was red and sensitive. At one point my balls were aching horribly because of an infection but there just wasn’t a clear problem. He just threw more antibiotics at it which caused my withdrawal to really suck.

It cleared up to 80 with no daily pain so I haven’t thought much of it. Since then I am 3 months post jump but there is a slight redness in the area at the tip of my penis that doesn’t necessarily hurt anymore but just comes and goes and seems to effect the way I pee and often times I “dribble” pee out after I’m done.

It’s not an STD, and there is no constant pain, although about a year ago there was. This just seems to be what’s left of it and it just annoys me so.

Has anyone had any genital problems coming off and any success stories of when they went away. Hands down it has gotten so much better but I’m just at a loss as to why it slightly still bothers me.