Acne breakouts during rapid taper
« on: April 03, 2017, 12:42:59 pm »
I’m 2 months in on a forced rapid taper of valium & have 2 more months to go before I hit 0. I have suffered from acne since I was about 13 years old~it started out as cystic acne & has unfortunately left a lot of scarring. It continued throughout my 20’s then started clearing up when I was about 32. Before I started my taper I was having some hormonal issues & my acne resurfaced~but this time as mainly very oily skin, blackheads, & a smattering of pimples around that time of the month. However, about 5 weeks into my taper my skin started to get extremely oily & I started getting lots of pimples. Yesterday a cyst surfaced on my chin ? I haven’t had cystic acne since I was a teenager! It’s so embarrassing. Does anyone know if benzo withdrawal & acne are related? My guess is that since the withdrawal symptoms pretty much encompass every part of our bodies, I wouldn’t be surprised if it messes with our hormones as well. Has anyone else experienced this symptom? & when will it go away? I have enough to worry about what with all the symptoms I’m already having that cystic acne is the LAST thing I need! Thank you to everyone in advance & I hope everyone has a good start to the week ?
Adyashanti - I´m overwhelmed with fear...
« on: February 10, 2017, 11:39:22 am »
« on: December 31, 2016, 04:26:42 pm »
Haven’t seen her on her in a long time……hope everything is ok with her. Anyone know?
Re: Where's Braban?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 05:55:47 pm »
I was wondering the same thing.
Mouth wash! Ever had any issues?
« on: August 06, 2016, 01:10:25 am »
I am trying to clean my mouth before applying a temporary filling . Most mouthwash have alcohol in them . I won’t be drinking it but is it safe to use without revving up symptom ?
« on: July 07, 2016, 09:34:17 pm »
I need all the help and advice I can get about this topic. It’s really embarrassing for me to talk about, but it’s a real serious issue and it’s causing severe pain in my life. I was on clonazapam .5 mg 1x a day for 5 years for anxiety and insomnia. I am currently off of it and am going through a Nasty withdrawal. I got off of it because I noticed that things were getting bad for me. Anxiety was getting worse, insomnia would happen even when I took the pill sometimes, I developed ocd on this drug. And this is the topic I want to discuss..the ocd. I have/developed irrational fears of thinking someone is going to kill me. It can be anyone, if my mom just yells at me I think she is going to kill me. Literally. If my brother is sad, I think he’s going to kill us. If I don’t do my check..there is someone in my room going to hurt me. Now that I haven’t taken clonazapam
For a few days it’s getting worse. I did do a taper off of this drug. I realize I’m probably going through withdrawal, but I seriously can’t sleep at night not only because of the withdrawal, but because of these rediculous thoughts. My mind can’t calm itself down anymore, so when a thought comes in…regardless of how nuts it is..it sticks and my body reacts in fear and panic. I’m struggling with insomnia because I can’t get these crazy thoughts out. Last night I thought there were bombs placed in my room. I know I’m sleep deprived and being on clonazapam I haven’t gotten good sleep in 5 years…but how can I control these thoughts. Please talk some sense into me. I’m falling apart. I’m 23 years old, and going through a lot.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 12:23:33 am »
Hi […], you did the right thing and stopped taking the pills. I cannot say they gave me OCD but I do know the bad thoughts are part of this. I have all kinds of crazy intrusive thoughts and we just have to tell ourselves the reality of the situation. Like your mom or your brother probably are not going to kill you, well I don’t know them maybe they will, just a little joke. That is beside the point my craziest thoughts are around suicide and I have to tell myself I’m never going to go through with it so why do I keep telling myself I will. I cannot answer that question myself. But I’m sure it is all part of this difficult thing we are going through.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 06:06:35 am »
You were tapering too fast. I would go back to .5 and try again tapering much slower. OCD feeds on anxiety and so once you will go back to .5 you will have relief. It may take a few times until you learn how your body reacts to the withdrawal so don’t look at this as a failure. I now gone back to my original dose again because I tapered too fast. Everyone has different way they react to withdrawal and take different time to taper off. You need to give yourself time and keep trying.
Crazy things I did while tapering
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:52:38 pm »
I tapered several drugs about 5 years and now that I am done with I remember crazy things I did and thought, for example:
– I was afraid the heat in summer would harm the pills so I took them into the cooler, than thought that would be too cold, and so I spent days carrying pills around
– I was afraid I could run out of pills all the time
– I was afraid the crumb I took of a pill (I splitted the pills) would be to big, so I splited a new one.. Once I destroyed a hole package by splitting pills again and again
– I was afraid I would forget to take a dose so I had 5-6 timers on my phone. Every hour the phone rang..
– I was carrying a rescue pill with me and were afraid of losing my bag
– I had a bag with clothes ready so that I can run to the ER
– I wore “good” underwear because I thought I might collapse and People at ER would see me in underwear
– I gave my dog 3 bowls of water so that she would survive in case I would collapse
– I noted EVERYTHING that happened down, it was really crazy..
What I want to say is, I got used to tapering. It ended. These fears are gone. I made it. And you can make that too!!
Go on with that!
« on: May 28, 2016, 11:01:51 pm »
Does anyone know if menthol is ok post withdrawl? Perhaps I’m being overly cautious. I have a cold and want to see if anyone had any problems with cough drops. I have had so many setbacks that I fear things. Thanks
Not a good dentist visit really scared
« on: May 16, 2016, 08:26:14 pm »
I’m four months out and this is not good timing but I had a dental cleaning today and there is a white spot above the roots on xray from last fall so he pointed out but I don’t remember him mentioning it last fall. When I asked what that could be he said he had no idea and I could get xrays at my next appointment in 2 months for my crown. I’ve never had dental work other than feelings as a kid and I’m scared of having a setback with symptoms and especially scared of some kind of cancer. Does anyone have experience with this and would Dental visits while they’re recovering
plugged ear no antibiotic??
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:04:02 pm »
i woke with ear kinda plugged and last night heard clicking in it compared to right ear w more tinitus like sound. used nasal rinse last night and this morning flemmy but blew out my nose. I had a horrific ear ache a yr ago in left ear and took antibiotic which i now hear not to do. so how do you fix plugged feeling in ear?
Re: plugged ear no antibiotic??
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 04:34:04 pm »
I have had this feeling for most of my withdrawal… almost feels like a band of pressure going from my forehead and down over my ears. I have read it is a withdrawal sympton, and since for me the feeling has been constant without getting worse – I believe that to be the case. I would hold off on taking anything for it if you can help it.