Untreated cibophobia plagues Benzo Buddies

Question about seasonings
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:49:31 am »

[Buddie]

Does anyone here cook with seasonings like basil, oregano, garlic, parsley etc?
I have been cooking with just salt and pepper for a while now bc of fear of herbs and spices making wd worse. But want to incorporate them back. Wondering if anyone knows if they make a difference in symptoms at all.
I think I’ve read that some people can’t tolerate garlic? But don’t remember.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 12:57:20 am by [Buddie] »

Benzo Buddies member: Eating ANYTHING hits incredibly sensitive vagus nerve, triggering shock

Eating + Withdrawal = SHOCK
« on: March 30, 2018, 12:36:47 am »

[Buddie]

Has anyone else had a problem with chest shocks after eating during withdrawal process? Off Klonopin for 10 weeks yesterday… It was a low does C/T stop (medically monitored) & could not be avoided at the time. After I eat – I get a shock or a ZAP that is really intense. Usually followed with a headache. A few times I get really close to syncope. Worst symptom by far.

The type of food makes no difference. It seems to be anything in my stomach…. is hitting an incredibly sensitive vagus nerve.

Anyone else? Remedy?

Benzo Buddies member agonizes over whether or not a cup of French onion soup will drive her insane

Am I screwed
« on: March 02, 2018, 02:32:25 am »

[Buddie]

I went out to dinner with my fiance tonight and had a cup of French onion soup. Well I got home and started feeling almost normal like. I actually feel good. Vision is clear and my head is not pounding I feel almost myself well I was reading some recipes online and in homemade onion soup they use alcohol in it? Im really wondering if I screwed myself over and there was alcohol still in the soup now I don’t know what to think and I’m hoping I didn’t blow my whole recovery I seriously can’t take much more of this bullshit. What do you guys think?

Re: Am I screwed
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 03:08:45 am »

[Buddie]

Why not call the restaurant and ask the chef if they used alcohol in the recipe? They probably don’t, unless they say so on the menu, but it won’t hurt to ask.

Re: Am I screwed
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 03:14:50 am »

[Buddie]

Just said French onion soup and a price I just don’t get why I was feeling normal

Dark chocolate binge sends kook over the edge

Dark Chocolate Caused Big Wave
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:09:14 pm »

[Buddie]

Major DR, depression, poor sleep, hopelessness, anxiety, SI, detached. All from eating (a lot of) dark chocolate. I hope I feel better today.

Re: Dark Chocolate Caused Big Wave
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 02:39:01 pm »

[Buddie]

I hope you feel better today, too! As much as I love chocolate, I found out the hard way that it affects me in the same way. It seems I’ve become quite sensitive to both sugar and caffeine, both of which are ingredients in most chocolate.

Cult claims dark chocolate makes benzo withdrawal worse

Dark chocolate
« on: March 28, 2016, 09:17:56 pm »

[Buddie]

I am addicted to dark chocolate only thing that brings
Me comfort but is it also a 2 edged sword can it be making my withdrawal worse