« on: March 02, 2018, 06:29:43 pm »
Today is forty-five months since I jumped after a three-month taper.
It’s been a wild ride.
I still have bad days, like today, but the bad days always feel like they’re — sooner or later — followed by some of the better days. I always tell myself during a bad day that it just means a really great day is coming up, and so far I haven’t been disappointed.
Having a good attitude has been so important to me. It really makes this so much easier.
Having gratitude is also important.
I just have to remember where I’ve been and where I’m at feels like the best place in the whole world to be.
I take care of my today and tomorrow will take care of itself.
Wishing you all happiness, joy and freedom.
7 months today and have had my first all day window!!
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:28:00 am »
7 months today with a great window all day! What a nice suprise for me. Felt good mentally however physically still not there yet or afraid to push it. In the last month have started with diet changes. Dropped dairy products, most all red meat, all nightshade fruits and veggies. It seems to be helping alot. I have been making a special crock pot chicken, cabbage, carrots, onions, green bean and peas dish for myself daily to clear skin problems and it’s working quite well. Ad salt pepper garlic and a couple of chicken bullion cubes and it’s pretty tasty as well. I’m looking forward to more of these good days, what a long strange trip it’s been!! I choose not to fill any of physic drugs thE doc wanted to try on me in the last 7 months and now I’m glad I don’t have them to taper.
15 years Xanax multiple fast tapers
30 day rehab 10 years ago unsusfull
Home tapers cutting pills
Liquid K taper
Two year slow taper finished July 11 17
7 month free from benzodiazepines today!!
Took a rescue dose after 9 months off
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:53:49 pm »
Hello! On holidays with my family i was under pressure and took 20mg + 10mg valium. Now i feel guilty and sad. After 9 months of agony i feel exhausted and wonder how long will this last. I wonder how many steps i am back now. Need to hear something encouraging.
Psych drug free and liberated
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:33:04 am »
I stumbled upon this site in oct 2017, and it has been the best support ever. I couldnt believe that finally, i found a community who understands benzo and psych med issues, and the stories, guidance, and the forums were and contine to be inspirational and informative. In short, since 2005, i was prescribed clonazepam, and up to may 2017, my daily cocktail was: 30 mg vyvanse, 7.5 zopiclone, 100 mgs seroquel, 15-30 mg remeron, and 1.5 clonazepam. Over-medicated, yes! Over diagnosed? Yep! In May 2017, with finally the ears of two psychiatrists who listened and saw my sleep study results, i started to taper from 1. vyvanse (hellish). 2 seroquel (easy), zopiclone (a bit rough), remeron (what? That was a breeze to finally, today, sitting at 21 days clonazepam free (a ride to hell and back with the aim of reaching heaven here on earth, and can finally see it. Thanks to this website, to All you beautiful pple with such courage. Ill be posting more and sharing my
triumphs and seeking some support as im still having waves and when a small window opens, I see heaven again. Its time to live med and benzo free. And when Im better, I want to yell that outloud. We are free. We are strong. Ttys.
Re: Has anyone had the opportunity to meet someone else who went through this ?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 11:24:39 pm »
I’ve made a number of friends from BB and talked to some on the phone, but have not yet met anyone in person. On my blog I sent an open invitation to my 60th birthday party in October (and hopefully a benzo free celebration too). I am hoping some BB members can make it and we can meet up in person that way.