Do we all really heal?
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:15:56 pm »
I think the majority of members don’t fully recover..what do you think?…and for sure some symptoms are permanent…i think GI problems are permanent..i have yet to read any member that has claimed to be healed or written a success story..claim their GI problems were fully cured…and for sure Tinnitus is permanent…I’ve never seen not one member claim there Tinnitus has gone away for good..so that’s my theory..IMO the minority not the majority fully heal..what are your opinions?..and should people give people false hopes or be honest..i understand this is a support forum and that people wanna give hope of a full recovery to all the members who are struggling while tapering and those who are recovering..but no one knows who will fully heal..there are too many people still suffering 3,4,5,6 or more years still in withdrawal and suffering horrible symptoms..and they are short term, long term, c/t, fast taper, super slow taper all different methods of tapering…my heart goes out to all those who suffer for such a long duration.
Healed after 12 years!
« on: April 13, 2017, 05:51:33 pm »
I’m coming up on 12 years benzo free. On may 5, 2005 I was cold turkeyed in the hospital. It was the most horrific and unforeseen event in my life and it has changed me as a human being forever. Slowly, very slowly over 1-5 benzo free years my symptoms waxed and waned until at 5 years benzo free my life was about 80% of what I was pre-benzo. Life was good but not great for a few months. The unrelenting horror, mental anguish and general displeasure for life had abated but the physical symptoms were still alive and well… just milder and I expected them to all abate as well as time marched on.
At almost 6 years benzo free the flood gates reopened again and I was cast back into what I would call acute benzo withdrawal! It was just as bad as the beginning if not worse… as a matter of fact a lot worse! All the progress I made was suddenly gone and I was left a 40 year old man with a wife and two kids, a beautiful home crying on the floor with no hope for a future. It nearly broke me as a human being and I was ready to give up.
Luckily I had tremendous support from the person I had been with my whole life…My loving wife. She knew me since high school and knew that this was not the man she married. Luckily she believed in me because I didn’t and at 6 years I didn’t think recovery was possible. I thought I had permanent brain damage from the ativan and I would never recover.
My wife got busy and contacted many people on my behalf. Una Corbett, Barry Haslam, Baylissa Frederick (Bliss), and even to professor Ashton herself! They ‘ALL’ said to my amazement ‘HE WILL RECOVER’ and ‘THIS SOMETIMES HAPPENS’. She even made an account here to talk to people on my behalf (I was too unwell to post then). I’m Mr. B by the way!
The symptoms were very hard up until 11 years benzo free and right now at almost 12 years benzo free my life is brilliant!!! I can see the light again and feel love, joy, and happiness. I’m 47 years old and have a new lease on life and you will too. Please people believe in recovery…BELIEVE!!!
It happens for ‘EVERYBODY’ given time and staying off benzos and ‘ALL’ chemical crap!
Re: Can we have a little more "positivity" here?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2016, 02:06:42 pm »
You know i hear the same speach every month since im here
“Trust me pill you will be better at 6 month ”
” hang in there pill you will turn the corner at 12 month i was better ”
” come on pill i bet you will be better at 18 month like the majority ”
Well im now 19 month off and still hearing a new timeline… oh now its 24 month off.
And then people that are 24 month off+ like raksha etc are still struggling now everybody tell you ” oh well it will be better at 3 years”
Come on im bored by that process, just a wasting life and nobody know when you will get better . Even more if you will ever be