June 06, 2019 8:27 AM EDT
I experienced the same thing on BenzoBuddies. At first it was a great forum and others on that forum helped me through the toughest times of my withdrawal. After I healed, I thought I would pay it forward. I was doing a good job helping others and then decided to introduce outside sources of hope and encouragement. I was instantly reprimanded and when I complained, they pretty much locked down my account to where I couldn’t post anything without moderator approval, nor could I Personal Message anyone. My account was for all intents and purposes…worthless and not usable. I told one moderator in particular that you need people on the site that healed to help and give hope to others. She dismissed it and said I thought I was “special” and “better than everyone else.” Because I volunteered my time on the site? Needless to say I don’t go on BBs any longer. Their draconian rules are only meant to stifle what they claim they are about, which is giving others hope. Too many rules, too many moderators on a power kick and too political…that’s how I would sum up BenzoBuddies. Plus too many hard core people that claim they never heal when they don’t tell “rest of the story.” Almost all of those cases involve being poly drugged and having preexisting medical conditions prior to any type of anti-psychotic drug use.
“Dear Friends, Six years ago, while camping out, I got a tick bite that immediately got a bulls eye rash and flu like symptom came on that night. I new nothing about lyme disease then and did not get tested. A couple of months later, I was feeling tired and getting some arthritis , so I went and got tested. I tested positive for lyme and the doc gave me antibiotics, but my liver had hepatitis c at the point, and I could not tolerate antibiotics. I got the hep c cured, but right after that came down with full blown lyme disease.
“I have struggled mightily against this disease for six years , and , even though , the first two years, I was almost non functional, I studied and learned how to use herbal protocols, which helped quite a bit over time. I even make my own herb tinctures, because I have little money. I had not been able to work for a long time and was out of money, and did a fund raiser here, which kept me in my house and allowed me to make down payment for a Prius so I could drive part time for Uber in the Bay Area. I did this almost two years ago, and have been able to work for Uber and make my bills. But it has been very hard to work with lyme, due to the crushing chronic fatigue.
“Now, in the past few months. the bacteria are affecting my heart and lungs. I have had bronchitis for ten months and was getting chest pains and saw a cardiologist. He said I have a heart problem and should take prescription drugs. i am taking herbs instead. But the problem is that lyme, when it infects the heart , will ruin it over time and cause heart failure. So I need to actually cure the lyme now, or not live a lot longer. And it is getting harder and harder to work now. However, I have discovered a new natural treatment that works very well on lyme . It is called “ten pass ozone therapy” and there is a natural medicine clinic two hours away in marin county that uses it for lyme . People are getting well from chronic lyme in 3 months or less on this. The problem is that the treatments are super expensive, $700 a treatment, and I will need at least 10 of them over a period of 3 months. The doctor visits are expensive , too. So I am trying to raise $10, 000 to finally get well from lyme, and literally save my life. I need to get into the clinic as soon as possible and start treatment. I appreciate any kind of help on this, any donations. Thank you very much!!”