Has anyone ever looked into a leaking Blood Brain Barrier?
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:40:04 pm »
I see alot of similarities between our symptoms and people who have a leaky blood brain barrier.. I also see a connection between people who develop alzheimers who have the leaky BBB. This would explain people’s food sensitivities along with chronic fatigue syndrome
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 11:47:29 pm by [Buddie] »
Re: Has anyone ever looked into a leaking Blood Brain Barrier?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 01:25:38 pm »
I think you are onto something. Have been looking into leaky gut, and then found that changing my diet to a GAPS Intro Diet (all soup broth, meat, few veggies, super low inflammation), changed my symptoms. And now I think it is leaky brain.
The doctors say I shouldn’t be having this hard of a time with WD, and that I must be ‘sensitive’ to benzo’s.
I know your post is old but if you found anything out on this, I would be interested, and will be looking into it.
Re: Addiction/Dependence Discussion
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2017, 07:20:24 am »
Quote from: [Buddie] on July 05, 2017, 05:36:12 am
Photo, you did say you were begging God to die when you were C/T’d off of 3mg Xanax. Some of us wouldn’t have to beg God to die off of that dose. Some of us would have actually died from that kind of cold turkey. 3mg Xanax is 6mg Ativan. If I had to C/T off of that much, I would no longer be on this Earth. It would have been too much for my body to handle. Some people like yourself have the genetic makeup to physically endure being on those kinds of doses. Many of us could not do that.
no wonder i am such a severe case and taking so long to heal. c/td from 30 mg valium – 1750mg soma and 2mg xanax after being on a […] high dose of klonopin. i tried to do a successful cross over from klonopin to valium but couldn’t get lower than 30 mg. sorry, just had to vent on how much i did such a stupid thing. why didn’t ANYONE tell me something else? i’m surprised i am not dead. i wish to God i was only on 3mg xanax or 6 mg ativan instead. by the way the last day of all the benzo’s i was on – i had taken some ativan in my cocktail. know this is a debate kind of thread but i just had to vent off LF’s post.
my poor brain.
Seems Dr. Joseph McCabe is not very happy on being included in a cult list of doctors who worship Ashton. What a shame for the kooks. (Incidentally, I’ve contacted every doctor on Tony Pirog’s benzo wise list. Happy tapering.)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
« on: March 10, 2016, 08:25:06 am »
It’s generally indicated for depression, but there is emerging evidence that it may help with anxiety.
Anyone on here experimented with it for treating post withdrawal anxiety?
Re: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 03:27:03 pm »
Not for treating anxiety, but many years ago i agreed to participate in a clinical research study as a “test subject” where i received transcranial magnetic stimulation. I realize that each stimulation paradigm can dial in whatever “strength” they want, but in my case it felt so powerful and dysphoric i would never do it again. it felt like sticking my finger in a light socket. they were unilaterally magnetically activating the region of my motor cortex that controls lower limb movement. Horrific experience, at last in my case.
I do have anxiety though and treat it through the use if CBT and mindful meditation, both of which have some positive effect.
Burning sensation in my brain?
« on: February 14, 2016, 11:25:47 am »
I’ve been off all anti-depressants and benzos for 2 yrs.Started having pain in my joints and mucles so they put me on opioids. It all spun out of control after that I have had burning sensations throughout my head for 2 yrs. now. I’m not on any meds for 2 yrs. and still having the burning head pain. Can these drugs do that. Has this happened to anyone else out there? I haven’t heard anyone else talk about it. Help please. I’m looking into amino acid iv theropy does this work even after being off the drugs for 2 yrs. already? Thank you for listening to me. I really need your help. Thank you.
Re: In The Process of Healing - TimeForAChange's Blog
« Reply #4128 on: November 05, 2014, 05:00:51 am »
not too long ago i believed that my brain was being hijakced by Aliens or something like that — i couldn’t have my own thoughts and images kept coming up that were gruesome with gruesome thoughts to go with it. ask jenny that i am still sometimes say on my blog that “the doctor had to of put some kind of device into my brain” and i am a little further out than you from bad c/t/
i don’t doubt that lower energies can sometimes attach to us but my rational mind says that of course we have the power within ourselves to dispel those energies. it’s got to be the drugs and the mixed up chemicals that’s happening inside our brains right now that makes us think we’re possessed. but i have felt that too.it’s temporary since it’s healing. when i’m in window i never have the thought that the doctor in the detox put something inside my brain and i never have any other thoughts that there is something else wrong with me.
when i did a c/t in 2006 i felt just like you did. and although i was still on .5mg klonopin i literally couldn’t move for months until i reinstated. i just lay there in torment for months and months. it was so brutal. no one could handle that. i get what you’re going through.
Benzo's & opiates approx: 25 years! 1994, 1 seizure after c/t
lg doses benzos & opiates.
1995-2002 clean, sober, benzo & opiate free
2002 dx MS-(not sure?-possible protracted w/d)--2002 went back on
klonopin 8-20mg. opiates & soma
4/26/12 c/t 3mg.klonopin, 1750mg.soma,30mg.valium, 2mg.xanax
8/27/12-last rescue ativan--benzo & soma free kindling
My brain is ruined
« on: Today at 08:45:13 am »
Hi everyone hope you all had a happy new year and are excited about the new year to come.I would just like to know if anybody has been ruined for life over this whole experience?I kind of feel like my brain just got fried and will never return to normal.I also constantly have this fear that anything will put me back into withdrawls again,I can’t even take a Tylenol without thinking it’s going to rev up my symptoms.it’s actually quite terrifying.I worry way to much nowadays.
Re: My brain is ruined
« Reply #1 on: Today at 08:53:19 am »
Happy New Year Blacksabbath…. I am 7mo. post benzos and still feel the fried brain effect. Alot of sx are gone but my brain just doesn’t feel right. I know…I know ..they say it takes time. But enough already!!!! Jude
Re: My brain is ruined
« Reply #2 on: Today at 09:20:44 am »
oh yeah. every post i have made on this forum is about my brain. when i got home from the detox after the c/t all i said was ‘i really think i blew out my brains’ i am kindling now. it’s 9 months and my brain still feels like an undulating vinyl record that just won’t go down. it’s still feels like there is a flying saucer or a hockey puck in there which cause me to have the sensation’s of descending as if i was ski diving. i fear that the doctor in the detox put some kind of device inside my brain. it’s unbelievable!
i really hope it will heal one day and stop pounding. it beats, pulses, zaps and vibrates.
do you have any of these sensations? if so, it would be welcomed to please let me know so i don’t feel so alone. this is the first post i have seen in regards to just the brain. i’ve been looking for a post about it for 9 months.