Cyberchrondriac force fed steady diet of Benzo Buddies bullshit until she imagines she has benzo belly (a condition that doesn’t exist)

Benzo belly - help please!
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:29:30 pm »



I’ve been weaning for a year – initial dose: 6.5mg Xanax, current dose: 0.25mg Xanax, 40mg Valium. Currently tapering at .125mg Xanax per week with a break every third week or longer breaks if I have something important coming up.

Through the decreases I’ve experienced stomach upset in many varieties and degrees, I had no idea about benzo belly but I realise I’ve been having small bouts of it.

Anyway.. my last decrease was over a week ago and about 4 days in I started getting horrible pain and bloating. I try to stay very active to distract while tapering but these symptoms are so severe I just want to crawl up and sleep forever.

I haven’t been able to continue my activities as usual – my endurance is very limited, I think the pain is draining my energy.

I’ve tried prochlorperazine (stemetil), peppermint, po chai, resting.. I’m not getting any relief and it’s not going away like it usually does after a couple of days.

I know there are a lot of threads on this and I’ve read a lot, I just don’t understand why I’m getting it so severely when my tapering is so minimal and I’ve only had it mildly (comparatively) before. I am very close to being completely off Xanax (2 more decreases), are the last couple of decreases harder than the others?

Is there ANYTHING I can do to relieve this pain or at least give myself enough energy to continue my activities? (I dance at least 9 hours a week, it keeps me sane).

Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated 🙏❤

‘and I googled it’

Rolled Shoulders
« on: December 02, 2017, 03:38:19 pm »


I had seen a buddy on here mention this and I googled it and it’s exactly what has happened to me since stopping benzos. I see there are stretches and exercises to help but I wonder if it’s purely a time thing? My shoulders, neck and back hurt everyday so bad. I cope but I honestly cannot remember life without chronic pain anymore. It set in towards the last few months of tapering and has just been a part of life since. I’ve done dry needling to get the knots out but the muscles tighten back up soon after. Relaxation techniques and meditation don’t help…I just really hope it’s not a permanent thing. Any feedback would be cool.


I think My belly is gonna explode
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:52:42 pm »


17 months i cant believe My belly is feeling more than pregnant it feels like its gonna explode….no matter what i did to get it better it hurts severe does this ever Gets better? 
Someone had this,this far out??

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 09:03:54 pm »


My belly is sometimes filled of air very quickly like if it was an airbag blow in a crash ….

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 11:34:50 pm »


Yep, 16.5 months off and still get a swollen belly during waves.

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 11:42:22 pm »


I’m 16 months and have intense abdominal pressure and pain as I type this! Ugh!

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
 « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 04:56:48 am »


20 months off in a week, and still dealing with this on and off. Tonight I feel like a bloated wood tick, tomorrow I could me flat Stanley again. It’s weird.

Re: I think My belly is gonna explode
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 05:16:57 am »


mine never goes away its severe and its not that i am fat its sticks out immensly……….it even hurts my back.
all this shit is for life lets be honest here

One of the treatments for Restless Genital Syndrome is…. benzos

Re: Vibrating Genitals?!?!?
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 04:58:24 pm »


Quote from: [Buddie] on November 15, 2017, 04:04:14 pm
At this point in my pathetic existence this symptom would be the most exciting thing thats happened to me in 2 years…siiiiiigh
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:   Okay I’m laughing but when my Vag went westward it was freaky!! :D

Love […] xxx  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

Re: Vibrating Genitals?!?!?
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2017, 11:26:39 pm »


I wonder if this is withdrawal because I’ve had all kinds of weird sensations down there since I’ve been off Xanax ct for almost 15 months already.

2015: Mass hysteria causes Restless Genital Syndrome outbreak at Benzo Buddies

Kooky Monday: Benzo belly is back!

Benzo Belly
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:29:07 pm »


I see this term thrown around a lot. What exactly is it?

Re: Benzo Belly
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 01:42:27 am »


It’s sort of a catch-all term for belly/G.I. symptoms. It includes, bloating, reflux, nausea, weight gain, weight loss, and may also include constipation/diarrhea.