Re: One of us has taken her life
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 01:28:50 am »


Oh no! This is dreadful news. I’m so sorry she felt this was her only option. RIP B/Buddie 

Valium daily taper using milk or liquid valium
Valium daily taper using vodka
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Started daily liquid taper
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4.5mg - 9 Nov
4mg - 8 Dec
3.5mg - 14 Jan 2013
3mg - 22 Feb
2.5mg - 26 Mar
2mg - 15 May
1.5mg - 26 June
1mg - 12 Aug
.9mg - 9 Nov
.8mg - 25 Nov
.7mg - 15 Dec
.6mg - 15 Jan 2014
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.4mg - 18 March
.3mg - 17 April
.2mg - 11 May
.1mg - 29 June
.005mg - 18 July
DONE - 30 July 2014

Renegade Benzo Buddies member “benzojunkie” posts horrific image of his benzo belly, lets loose torrent of saliva (warning: graphic)

Post-withdrawal Recovery Support / Re: Dry Mouth
« on: August 06, 2014, 01:43:59 pm »


just the opposite…. drooling like a wolf eye balling a doe. a doe who’s sleeping in the snow…i have to change my pillow case every day as i wake up drenched in saliva spray.. the lower in dosage i get, the more things around me get wet. if i turn my head real fast, local objects get a blast. forget about my constant burping. now it seems to be never ending slurping….


Benzo Buddies covers up new suicide

One of us has taken her life
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:27:26 pm »

ego trapped

She could not go on – she suffered so bad this past couple months. She was had crossed over from xanax to Klonopin and was on a LT- got to .75 had to updose to 1mg but was unable to stabalize– and yesterday decided she was done, RIP BB

Call the suicide hotline if you feel like she did. It hurts all of us. It terrifies us because we know and we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring withdrawal wise. We are a support group not professionals to help people fighting for their lives.

Re: One of us has taken her life
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 09:02:42 pm »


Oh no  was it someone active on the forum? This is very sad news 

Re: One of us has taken her life
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 09:16:10 pm »

ego trapped

Shw was a member here- I am not sure how active- also a friend of mine in a FB group

Re: One of us has taken her life
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 01:28:50 am »


Oh no! This is dreadful news. I’m so sorry she felt this was her only option. RIP B/Buddie

Re: One of us has taken her life
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 11:41:54 am »



Hello ego trapped.

We do not allow unverified announcements such as this. I am locking this thread until we have more information.

Please contact the Admin team.

Thank you.


Cult perversion: Benzo Buddies member Flick Rahke admitted drinking urine after reading about New Age urine drinking orgies

Re: Remedies that have worked WONDERS for me
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 09:35:13 AM »


I prefer the Myrhh  While both are derived from Somalian tree saps, I like the myrhh better, but only as a incense base, not in its essential oil form.

Flick enjoys drinking his own urine as a remedy. He has also drank others urine in a party setting….I kid you not. He has posted this on here.

Thanks littlefeather for sharing,


Re: Remedies that have worked WONDERS for me
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011, 12:39:29 AM »


Marky is full of crap as usual. yes essential oils are great and can be very relaxing to inhale.

As far as urine goes , drinking it sometimes is an old ayurvedic remedy that many in India and elsewhere swear by. I did say that I read that some of the new ager types had parties where some people drank other’s urine, but it was to show how harmless and safe it is, since urine is sterile. I never went to one of those parties, although I did drink my own urine in the morning once for a month to check it out as a healing method. It was harmless enough and did not make me feel weird or anything. did not seem to treat the illness I was trying to treat either, so I simply stopped, no w/d or side effects lol.

Marky seems to have pee pee and ca ca issues though. lol Uncle Flicky the Wise

Cult loverboy on benzodiazepines only 3 months

Brother Just Put on Paxil
12-19-2011, 03:23 PM


Hi, My step brother was just put on Paxil because he was feeling suicidal and was also given gabapentin. I’ve read much on these drugs and I am really afraid of him having problems with a discontinuation syndrome later. I myself went through a protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal, and I’m still going through it at 7 months off, though much improved. I’m basically afraid of these medications and I’m afraid of him trying it. He claims he is just totally suicidal and can’t take feeling the way he is but he’s been on these two meds for 3 days and says he feels really weird. I found it odd they would prescribe gabapentin for him when it’s primarily used for pain and hot flashes… When he told me he was on paxil I remembered this site that was dedicated to the withdrawal of paxil when I was going through benzo withdrawal really bad. I basically went insane in benzo w/d and it was the most horrifying experience of my life, and I was only on it 3 months. I warned him about this and he doesn’t wanna take it now but he feels he needs some kind of med to help him. What should we do? Can he safely try this or is there another A/D that is less dangerous?

Re: Brother Just Put on Paxil
12-19-2011, 03:42 PM


Can he try more natural stuff like St Johns Wort? Never used it myself but supposedly acts as a mild SSRI.

Note: He should not use SJW together with any other psych meds as there is a risk of serotonin syndrome!!!!


Cult tells members to eat supplements in place of food

Don’t be fooled by dietary supplement claims

  • More than half of Americans are taking supplements, fueling a $30 billion industry
  • David Seres: But supplements are not the amazing panacea that we are led to believe
  • He says vitamin E and selenium supplements, for example, may not be safe for men
  • Seres: We need to reassess regulation of dietary supplements and educate the public

Editor’s note: David S. Seres, MD, is director of medical nutrition and associate professor of medicine in the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a Public Voice Fellow with the Op-Ed Project. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) — Recently, the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection successfully ignited a public discussion about dietary supplements. It’s about time. But this is only a first step, and of no substantive value without continued careful objective and scientific re-evaluation of how we view these products.

The $30 billion dietary supplements industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the world, has reason to celebrate. More than half of Americans are taking supplements.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of one of the most skillful pieces of legislation ever to undermine the health of Americans: The Dietary Supplement Health and Educational Act of 1994. The result was to remove from regulation by the Food and Drug Administration any substances labeled as a dietary supplement. The act was passed with strong bipartisan support. After all, shouldn’t we make it easier for Americans to access good nutrition? If it is nutrition, isn’t it good for you? And, if a nutrient is essential for an important body function, shouldn’t more of it improve that body function?

But supplements are not quite the amazing panacea that we have been led to believe. Supplements, which include substances such as vitamins and herbs, but can also include hormones and other pharmacologically active ingredients, can impact the effect and safety of various medications and alter our body’s physiologic functions.

For instance, severe bleeding has been reported as a result of supplements taken at recommended doses around the time of even minor surgery. This is of great concern given that a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado found that 40% of patients undergoing surgery were taking herbal and vitamin supplements that block normal blood clotting and predispose them to excessive bleeding, and 17% were taking supplements that may prolong the effect of anesthesia.

Nutrients are chemicals, and almost all are known to have toxicity when taken in high doses. Look in any nutrition textbook and you will find lists of vitamin toxicities, some of which may even be fatal.

For example, overdose of vitamin A will cause brain swelling and liver failure. This is, fortunately, not common. But intake of vitamin A, only slightly higher than the recommended daily allowance, has been associated with thinning of bones and a higher risk for fractures.

Some supplements, like zinc, may cause harm even at low doses, since it can cause a significant decrease in the levels of copper, another essential mineral for the body.

Vitamin E and selenium supplements have both been proven, in a well-designed randomized trial with more than 35,000 men, to cause statistically significant increases in the incidence of aggressive prostate cancer. The National Cancer Institute felt the results were concerning enough to post them on their website, with a strongly worded warning that men should not take these, despite the claims of supplement proponents who vehemently deny the scientific data, based on outlandish theories. Nor do these proponents disclose conflicts of interest, which real scientists are ethically bound to reveal when they are in a position to make personal gains.

Despite the proven risks, the market is glutted with supplement companies and vitamin pushers who argue that supplements, from multivitamins to herbal cures for everything from the common cold to obesity, are natural and thus, safe. They fiercely advocate for keeping access to dietary supplements unfettered by government regulation, claiming that further regulation would unfairly deprive the public of access to these potentially beneficial substances. They cite theory and inappropriate data to support their claims and dismiss any evidence to the contrary.

Proper randomized studies, such as those performed to establish safety and efficacy of prescription medications, are needed to establish cause and effect of supplements. Such studies require large numbers of patients and are extremely costly. Without regulatory pressures, there is little motivation for industry to do the studies, even as supplements bring in large profits from sales to the American public.

The other option is observational or epidemiological research, which is easier and less expensive. But conclusions from these studies can only be used to note the coincidence of events, not cause and effect. Erroneous conclusions are often drawn (e.g., only overweight people are on diets, therefore being on diets causes obesity). And guesswork, which some supplement proponents use to deny the science, costs nothing.

Most people, scientists and nonscientists, are not aware of the weaknesses in the scientific data on supplements. Part of this misunderstanding is the fault of us nutrition experts, who want very much to provide something to slake the hunger of the public for advice on what to do to stay young, thin, fit and healthy, and are loathe to say “we don’t know.”

It is a hopeful sign that this issue has come to the attention of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection. But there is so much to be done.

Just because a product is brought to market and labeled as a dietary supplements, guarantees neither efficacy nor, more importantly, safety. On this anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, with lawmakers now willing to challenge this powerful industry, it is time to reassess the regulation of dietary supplements, consider our priorities in how funding is granted for nutrition research, reeducate the community of nutrition experts as well as the public, and be honest about our inability to offer definitive, safe and effective nutritional recommendations.