Benzo Buddies forces members to give up coffee

Re: Does Everybody Truly Heal? ***MAY BE TRIGGERING***
« Reply #160 on: November 18, 2018, 11:24:23 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on November 18, 2018, 09:14:24 pm
I had no desire for a cup of morning coffee in early withdrawal as my system was already overstimulated. Extreme physiological panic and seizures particularly wipe out any desire for coffee. When things calmed down and I felt better, I went back to living dangerously with my cup of joe. So far, so good. If a wave hits, I can’t disprove the coffee theory, but then again, can anyone prove my cup of joe was the culprit? Theories and speculations and proven facts are just different things is all.

Edit: Extreme physiological panic and seizures particularly wiped out any desire for coffee for me. Edited because I suppose I should speak for myself, but I cannot imagine others desiring coffee during such.

Chris Cornell’s history of drug abuse swept under carpet by deranged Benzo Buddies kooks screaming justice

Chris Cornell’s Family Sues Psychiatrist over Ativan
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:30:25 pm »

[Buddie]

Justice
https://variety.com/2018/music/news/chris-cornell-widow-files-malpractice-suit-soundgarden-1203017603/

Admin might need to move this but not sure where it goes.

Re: Chris Cornell’s Family Sues Psychiatrist over Ativan
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 09:46:27 pm »

[Buddie]

imo, attorneys sue where ever there is a chance for monetary settlement. cornell’s wife knew he was taking lorazepam, he told her on the phone shortly before his death that he had taken a few extra doses. why didn’t she/he take appropriate actions in regard to his addiction/drug seeking behavior before his death? the rx’s written to him (940 mg over 20 months) are about 1.5 mg/day, not an excessive dosage. the toxicology autopsy report indicated 4 mg lorazepam, barbiturates (where did he get these?), and other substances. yes, suicide ideation is a symptom associated with benzodiazepines but not any more so for cornell than for you or i. as i said imo, the attorney is seeking monetary settlement for a celebrity’s estate but, such action would likely not be brought by the estate of an average person.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2018, 10:46:35 pm by [Buddie] »

Re: Chris Cornell’s Family Sues Psychiatrist over Ativan
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 09:58:01 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on November 01, 2018, 09:46:27 pm
imo, attorneys sue where ever there is a chance for monetary settlement. cornell’s wife knew he was taking lorazepam, he told her on the phone shortly before his death that he had taken a few extra doses. why didn’t she/he take appropriate actions in regard to his addiction/drug seeking behavior before his death? the rx’s written to him (980 mg over 20 months) are about 1.6 mg/day, not an excessive dosage. the toxicology autopsy report indicated 4 mg lorazepam, barbiturates (where did he get these?), and other substances. yes, suicide ideation is a symptom associated with benzodiazepines but not any more so for cornell than for you or i. as i said imo, the attorney is seeking monetary settlement for a celebrity’s estate but, such action would likely not be brought by the estate of an average person.
Can we please just enjoy the fact that someone is being held accountable and it’s making the news?

Re: Chris Cornell’s Family Sues Psychiatrist over Ativan
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 10:00:49 pm »

[Buddie]

enjoy if you want, but it may make it more difficult for those that are still alive & depend upon benzodiazepines for what ever legitimate purposes they use them or may need them in the future. also, I believe they are suing cornell’s treating physician, a cardiologist, not a psychiatrist: Dr. Robert Koblin is a cardiologist in Beverly Hills, California.
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A short history of Cornell's drug abuse

Turnbridge

Chris Cornell had long struggled with drug abuse and addiction. He started using around age 12, and by the time he was 13-years-old, he had become a daily drug user – of pot, pills, or whatever was easily accessible at the time. When he was just 14, Chris Cornell had a bad experience with PCP (a dangerous hallucinogen) and wound up with a longer-lasting panic disorder – agoraphobia. For the two years following that experience, Cornell rarely talked to anyone and did not have any friends. He had debilitating flashbacks of his PCP trip and stayed home most of the time. He became depressed.

Though Cornell stayed away from hard drugs for years after that, he drank heavily from adolescence to his late thirties. He was the child of two alcoholics and felt his own drinking problem was nearly inevitable. In a 2006 interview with SPIN magazine, Cornell explained that it was alcohol that eventually led him back to drug abuse:

“I think alcohol is what leads you to everything, because it takes away the fear. The worst drug experimentation I ever did was because I was drunk and didn’t care.” By everything, Chris Cornell primarily meant prescription medications. When things got hard at home, he hit the bottle and took some pills, leading him to an even more severe state of depression and addiction.

Wikipedia

In a 2006 interview, Cornell revealed that at the age of 14, he had a bad PCP experience and suffered from panic disorder and agoraphobia. “I had a bad PCP [angel dust] experience when I was 14 and I got panic disorder. And of course, I wasn’t telling anyone the truth. It’s not like you go to your dad or your doctor and say, ‘Yeah, I smoked PCP and I’m having a bad time.’ So I became more or less agoraphobic because I’d have flashbacks. From 14 to 16, I didn’t have any friends. I stayed home most of the time. Up till then life was pretty great. The world was big and I felt I could do anything I wanted. Suddenly, I felt like I couldn’t do anything. But in the isolation, my imagination really had time to run. I never did any drugs until my late 20s. Unfortunately, being a child of two alcoholics, I started drinking a lot, and that’s what eventually got me back into drugs. You often hear that pot leads to harder drugs. But I think alcohol is what leads you to everything, because it takes away the fear. The worst drug experimentation I ever did was because I was drunk and didn’t care.”

Benzo Buddies taper regimen leave addicts disabled, in state of panic

Can't do anything
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:21:16 pm »

[Buddie]

Did quite a bit of housework today and then had a big panic attack. As if my body was telling me to rest. So the panic attack was prolonged and it has left me exhausted and I’ve had to come to bed. Now everything is too much. I have no energy to read a book or magazine and the noise from the tv downstairs is really bugging me.

So I’m lying here doing nothing but I have a nagging voice inside me telling me that I should be doing something or I will never get better. Is it normal to have absolutely no energy at all? Thanks.

Re: Can't do anything
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 06:43:39 pm »

[Buddie]

I have no energy at all on pretty much a daily basis. If your body is telling you to rest than please rest. It can only help , not hurt. you are not being lazy. In fact resting when your body wants to is a way to help heal in my opinion.

I have so little energy that its scary. Also extreme muscle weakness. From where I was at before fitness wise this is a total nightmare and a joke at how little I can do. I guess this happens in Benzo withdrawal. For me it was bone crushing fatigue and then weakness. Its been going on about 14 weeks for me.

Try not to worry, I know its hard. This is withdrawal and it will eventually pass.

Addict with severe tooth pain skips Big Pharma dentist, joins cult instead

Severe Tooth/Gum Pain
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:04:59 am »

[Buddie]

Hi, I’m new to the BenzoBuddies forum. I joined a few years back but didn’t get really active because I was dealing with a lot. During that time, I continued my use of the clonazapem. It’s now been 5 years and I’ve been taking .5mg almost daily since then. Recently, I had struggled with trying to get off of it, but would give back in due to stress and my body feeling weird because I wasn’t taking it. But about 2 weeks ago, I started experiencing the worst tooth/gum pain I’ve ever felt in my life! It seems like nothing much has worked to get rid of the pain. I really regret taking this message for so long. I had noticed minor gum irritation before when taking clonazapem, but nothing like this. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I’m miserable! I’ve barely been able to sleep, have been to urgent care and the ER. I also need a plan in place to ween off this medicine.

If a person had no sleep over a year they’d be dead

no sleep for one year
« on: May 04, 2018, 04:29:05 am »

[Buddie]

i started tapering more than 18 months ago and got to 5 mg valium and can no longer go any further. i have an assortment of symptoms and the worst is insomnia. I only manage 1-2 hrs of broken sleep each night and my whole body is breaking down. i also have constant panic attacks all day which means I am house bound.Pls help.

Re: no sleep for one year
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 08:02:27 am »

[Buddie]

Hi, sorry about your bad insomnia. In my case it was bad as well at the time I was on low dose and jumped. My sleep has improved a lot since I jumped and can sleep 6 hours now so it becomes better over the time when you are off. For me helped total surrender so I did not care if I slept or not but just kept my eyes closed or watched dull TV program at night. Sometimes sleep came and I also boticed I slept more than I knew so typically we do not always know when we sleep. It helped me to watch clock at the time I closed my eyes and later on I noticed I have slept as time has passed more than I expected. Same happens still today I close my eyes in order to take a nap and then I notice I have slept half an hour but though I have been eyes closed only 5 minutes but clock tells the truth. Take care!

Re: no sleep for one year
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 08:12:33 am »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on May 04, 2018, 04:29:05 am
i started tapering more than 18 months ago and got to 5 mg valium and can no longer go any further. i have an assortment of symptoms and the worst is insomnia. I only manage 1-2 hrs of broken sleep each night and my whole body is breaking down. i also have constant panic attacks all day which means I am house bound.Pls help.

This is normal. You will make it.

Re: no sleep for one year
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 01:07:37 pm »

[Buddie]

5mg was definitely among the toughest plateaus, i was a wreck at 5 mgs, it was one of the few places i actually held for a bit, to no avail.
though this whole thing has been hard, i have had periods after 5mgs where i felt better than i did then
i hate to say “hang in there” but try try if ya can, so sorry youre feeling this bad, this is all just cruel