Crippled Ashton disciples at Benzo Buddies unable to shower, go out in summer weather

Hot weather
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:31:50 pm »

[Buddie]

Has anyone had issues with breathing in the heat? I don’t get it. If I go in the heat it’s like I’m having major issues breathing and my back and chest muscles get really tight. Same if I take a hot shower. I’m afraid somethings wrong. Feel like I’ve posted so much recently but I don’t know how much more of this I can take.

Re: Hot weather
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 05:55:14 pm »

[Buddie]

I live in FL and the heat totally brings on some discomfort, basically just heightening a kinda overheated feeling. ill get woozy, wobbly, overheated and gonna pass out feeling very very easily and immediately sometimes outside. yeah trouble breathing. hot water in shower i feel weird too

its the withdrawal, we are super duper sensitive, but its also hot as all hell out there, and we need to be careful anyway

if you think about it, when we actually felt good, heat still brought on some weirdness, whether outside or a hot shower, it just wasnt enough to make us uncomfortable right away maybe, but now with our sensitivity, it can be pretty impactful immediately.

we’re also experiencing crazy hot summers with humidity, and even at our best ,definitely gotta be mindful of the heat as it can overcome the healthiest of us

Kooks add frequent urination to list of 90,000,000 benzo withdrawal symptoms

Frequent urination
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:36:45 pm »

[Buddie]

Hi

On this past Sunday I dropped my klonopin from .25 mg to .125 mg and four days later ( Tuesday) I started having to go to the bathroom like four or five times an hour. If I drink water I have to pee minutes later and it’s usually only a little bit. Is this from the withdrawal? I am worried because I also have a herniated disc which can cause bladder problems but I went and had an MRI and they said it wasn’t the disc. So now I’m wondering if it’s a withdrawal symptom.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks

Re: Frequent urination
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 04:02:04 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on March 16, 2018, 03:36:45 pm
Hi

On this past Sunday I dropped my klonopin from .25 mg to .125 mg and four days later ( Tuesday) I started having to go to the bathroom like four or five times an hour. If I drink water I have to pee minutes later and it’s usually only a little bit. Is this from the withdrawal? I am worried because I also have a herniated disc which can cause bladder problems but I went and had an MRI and they said it wasn’t the disc. So now I’m wondering if it’s a withdrawal symptom.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks
Yes. It’s fairly common in withdrawal as the adrenal system is impacted. The hormone aldosterone is secreted by the adrenals and helps retain sodium and prevent excessive urination. I went through this and had to take desmopressin to control it. It will improve as adrenal function normalizes.  :)–V

Benzo Buddies cult orders member NOT to attend grandmother’s funeral

Advice of rescue pill do or dont.
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:16:54 am »

[Buddie]

Does a 5 mg of Valium destroy my w/d ? I am benzo free since 1 of October 2017. I am going to a funeral and I have a hard w/d.
Is zoplicone as bad as benzo? I need to sleep the night before the funeral.
If i take one of them will I be back to zero and has to do all crap again

Re: Advice of rescue pill do or dont.
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 12:51:08 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on December 27, 2017, 10:16:54 am
Does a 5 mg of Valium destroy my w/d ? I am benzo free since 1 of October 2017. I am going to a funeral and I have a hard w/d.
Is zoplicone as bad as benzo? I need to sleep the night before the funeral.
If i take one of them will I be back to zero and has to do all crap again

Please don’t reinstate. You have three months of very hard work – the worst period –
behind you now. Taking any risk with that is definitely not something to take lightly and it is most certainly not in your best interests.

You do not have to go to any event, funeral or otherwise; put your recovery first. Not only are you ‘entitled’ to put yourself first, it is imperative that you do so, for your own benefit and the benefit of others who are dear to you.

In time, there will be plenty of opportunity to ‘make up for’ your absences and inabilities of this current period, when your mind is clear, your abilities and capabilites have returned and external activities have become an easy, ordinary thing to do, once again.

I had to miss my son’s wedding for similar reasons and (at the time) suffer the ignominy of my own embarrassment which resulted from that, along with those ‘confirming’ feelings of utter helplessness that also arose from it. (That’s not to mention my second-guessing the uninformed assessments of others and “what they must have thought of me”…) However, my abilities and circumstances now are very different and I am the living proof to others, to myself and now, hopefully, you, that very careful management of your condition has to be your first priority and that no one else can do it for you.

Re: Advice of rescue pill do or dont.
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 01:17:17 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on December 27, 2017, 12:51:08 pm
Quote from: [Buddie] on December 27, 2017, 10:16:54 am
Does a 5 mg of Valium destroy my w/d ? I am benzo free since 1 of October 2017. I am going to a funeral and I have a hard w/d.
Is zoplicone as bad as benzo? I need to sleep the night before the funeral.
If i take one of them will I be back to zero and has to do all crap again

Please don’t reinstate. You have three months of very hard work – the worst period –
behind you now. Taking any risk with that is definitely not something to take lightly and it is most certainly not in your best interests.

You do not have to go to any event, funeral or otherwise; put your recovery first. Not only are you ‘entitled’ to put yourself first, it is imperative that you do so, for your own benefit and the benefit of others who are dear to you.

In time, there will be plenty of opportunity to ‘make up for’ your absences and inabilities of this current period, when your mind is clear, your abilities and capabilites have returned and external activities have become an easy, ordinary thing to do, once again.

I had to miss my son’s wedding for similar reasons and (at the time) suffer the ignominy of my own embarrassment which resulted from that, along with those ‘confirming’ feelings of utter helplessness that also arose from it. (That’s not to mention my second-guessing the uninformed assessments of others and “what they must have thought of me”…) However, my abilities and circumstances now are very different and I am the living proof to others, to myself and now, hopefully, you, that very careful management of your condition has to be your first priority and that no one else can do it for you.


Yes, you are so right.. It is my grand mothers funeral. It makes me so sad. Feels like I am in a mental prision.
I was taking a glass of Baileys last weekend and I start to feel anxiety after that….So no more alcihol

Death by brainwashing: Benzos bad, cigarettes good

Can I still smoke cigarettes?
« on: October 28, 2016, 09:36:37 pm »

[Buddie]

Im sure this question has been asked a thousand times on here but Im a newbie to benzobuddys. Can I smoke a little? I was smoking half a pack daily. Stopped ct when I found out was withdrawing from K. Now Im dying for 2 or three smokes a day. I know i should just stay off them but whats the info on their effect on withdrawals? Thanks everyone. You guys make this bad trip better!

World Benzo Awareness Day campaign shuns perverted Benzo Buddies leader

Re: World Benzodiazepine Awareness day videos
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2016, 06:20:08 pm »

Colin

Hi Red,

The short answer to your question is: no, I have not been asked to submit a video. To be frank, I do not even know who is behind BAD and have no contact with them.

The slightly longer answer is (assuming I was asked) that I would be unlikely to participate by providing a video. I see my role more as providing a support and discussion space for those going through, or have gone though benzodiazepine withdrawal. I leave campaigning to others; those who are better at it (and who are more driven to do it) than me. And, of course, some of them have been doing for very long time – two decades or more. We all have our parts to play.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2016, 07:29:03 pm by Colin »

Crippling years-long Ashton tapers forcing addicts to decide between a sink bath or continuing to wallow in filth

And why not?...?
« on: June 27, 2016, 02:16:14 pm »

[Buddie]

This is a question that I have learned to ask myself a lot. Let’s face it, we have all been using all of our energy to battle symptoms. And why not… use this energy for something else? Here goes…

1. Put carpet shampoo on just one area of the carpet, let it dry, and vacuum it up? Even if you feel you’re going to fall, you see that you don’t, and in that one moment you smile.

2. Slap a swiffer cloth on the mop and force it around that nasty kitchen floor. Can’t hurt can it? If the spasms in your face get worked up, WEAR EM OUT!

3. Take two sips of the cold Coke you have in the fridge. It might make you stand up straighter.

4. Challenge yourself to unload the dishwasher. It helps with back and arm strength.

5. Talk to yourself out loud. Practice difficult vocabulary to prove to yourself ” if I can say that, I’m o.k.”.

6. Burst out in laughter at yourself. Imagine yourself convulsing over the funniest thing you ever heard. Here’s one : ” He/She is crazier than a FRUIT BAT”! This lets you know if you can laugh, you’re not headed to the E.R.

7. Make your bed. Even if the covers are a tossed up mess (proof you got no sleep last night) it will give you some comfort to try again tonight.

8. Walk out and get the mail . ” I didn’t say read it!”

9. Put on clean clothes. Even if you can only take a sink bath, it makes you feel like a functioning part of society! At least you smell better!

10. Lastly, look at all those little things you did today! Be proud of them IT WILL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE FOR TOMORROW!

SMILES EVERYONE… YOUR BODY AND MIND WILL FOLLOW! I?

Kooky Monday: Benzos cause erectile dysfunction?

Erectile issues
« on: January 26, 2016, 12:44:07 am »

[Buddie]

I’m about 4 months off and having these issues all of a sudden. It’s not full on ED but more so the erections are not very hard. Also just any sensation down there feels kind of numb. Desensitized I’d say. I had fuller and harder erections in the immediate acute part of my withdrawal. Anyway to help this. Or just keep pushing through?

Re: Erectile issues
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 01:30:32 am »

[Buddie]

I had this all the time i was on diazepam, both ED and genatil anaesthesia, as well as non existant libido and anorgasmia (pleasureless orgasms). It seems to be improving slowly and at 7 months off i started noticing stronger improvements. Strangely enough lorazepam (i was on lorazepam for 4 years before switching to diazepam) didn’t seem to cause these problems, just the diazepam. Hows your libido? Also were you on antidepressants, because they can cause the problems you mentioned, even a long time after you come off them.

Re: Erectile issues
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 01:44:35 am »

[Buddie]

Never on antidepressants. My libido is pretty good. It’s just the symptom I mentioned. It feels like the blood flow isn’t going well down there. The blood rushes to my head instead. Already have a ton of tension and “fullness” in my head that gets worse with an erection.

Re: Erectile issues
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 01:46:26 am »

[Buddie]

I had soft erections and anorgasmia as well but this symptom recently disappeared at around 3 1/2 months. i would say to just give it some time. It will rise again .

Re: Erectile issues
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 08:34:11 am »

[Buddie]

I’m four months clean off benzos as well. I have some mild ED issues but it is enough to make me do something about it. Granted I’m well into my 40s and many off my friends of the same age have the same ED issues but never had a benzo or drug issue.

After talking with my doc at length about the full scope of my medical issues I decided to take the ED med Cialis. I’m as anti medicine as anyone (Hope this poor slob isn’t banned for admitting he takes Cialis. – Editor) but there are just certain aspects of my life I am not willing to compromise on at this time. And it is not just my life I am looking out for here.

Give it time and if it comes back that is great. If not your doctor will know what to do given your medical history. There was no shame for me in asking for help. Sexual function is a big part of human existence and closely tied to one’s self esteem. I can only speak for myself but I am dealing with enough other withdrawal issues for this one to be an ongoing problem.

Hang tough. Thanks for raising a good question.

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Re: Erectile issues
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 10:04:46 am »

[Buddie]

Are you sure its to do with the benzos? Did you have this symptom when you were on benzos?

Re: Erectile issues
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 02:52:05 pm »

[Buddie]

I did have a bit of a problem on benzos and then more of a problem during withdrawal. I will just say that the problem has fully cleared up for me. I would also say that I have read that erectile issues are a known issue with benzo use and withdrawal. Here are some links:

NIH study on benzos and ED issues: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1590497

Other Benzo buddies with issues: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Sexual+Perversions

General Review ( check out Drug Induced ED section ): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1112680/

If you had not had ED issues before benzo use or withdrawal, I would say that your issue is likely related to the benzos. I f you are truly concerned, you can always see a doctor but I would bet that it is the benzos. Good Luck

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