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Family Is Fed Up!!!!
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:16:29 pm »


I’m the caregiver for my elderly parents. Today they said they’ve had enough of my debilitating symptoms and that I’m choosing to be this way. That I need to see a psychiatrist because they can’t take it anymore. It’s been 2 yrs. and NOTHING is better. Which is true. I don’t know what to do. This is destroying my family. I have no siblings. I tried to explain.


Re: Family Is Fed Up!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 09:50:00 pm »


I can so relate!

Re: Family Is Fed Up!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 09:54:26 pm »


I’m devastated. It’s my own fault for taking the medication no one forced me.


Re: Family Is Fed Up!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 10:10:20 pm »


Quote from: [Buddie] on August 19, 2018, 09:54:26 pm
I’m devastated. It’s my own fault for taking the medication no one forced me.


You didn’t know… None of us knew.

Re: Family Is Fed Up!!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 10:34:30 pm »


Now, I have to pay the price. It’s been a nightmare and it keeps getting worse. I’m losing everyone I love. I either have to go back on or lose my life. It’s that real.


Re: Family Is Fed Up!!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 10:34:56 pm »


Your parents are fed up? Doesn’t sound like they appreciate what you are trying to do. Can you let them go find their own help? I am sorry but your priority needs to be YOU right now and they could be preventing you from healing. Bye Bye Mom and Dad! That is what I would do. Sorry.

BenzMom’s off pills but will be right back on them after a few months at the online Jonestown called Benzo Buddies

BenzMom Introduction
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:33:25 pm »


I am the mother of two children who was placed on Xanax over 15 years ago shortly after my daughter was born. In the course of those years I went off and on Xanax for about 5 years then my mother who was battling a long term battle with a malignant brain tumor became very sick. The Xanax led to other drugs all prescribed by my dr but I like many others needed more not realizing I was dependent. My mother passed away and other tragedies followed in my family. This past August I entered a rehab facility in another state for 5 weeks and gained my life back. I am off of Xanax and all other meds I was on for almost 6 months.

Thank you to this forum.

Seen on Benzo Buddies…

“Colin is king!”

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

The origin of anti-psychiatry haven Benzo Buddies

« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2006, 04:02:14 PM »


Hiya Catherine, I think it is only sensible to get your symptoms checked out: it could b benzo withdrawal, or it could be, as you said, something entirely unconnected. This is something I do try to repeat as often as possible, that members should get their doctor to check their symptoms out.

I am no doubt that doctors do not have all the anwsers, and I do wonder how some of them ever became qualified in the first place. In my experience, the good ones listen to what their patients tell them. I was misdiagnosed by the head of neurology at a teaching hospital nearly 18 years ago. Then about 11 years ago, another head of neurology, at another teaching hospital, also gave me the same incorrect diagnosis. Then, nearly eight years ago, I first gained some very limited access to the Internet. I correctly diagnosed myself in about an hour (their was very little information then about my condition on the Net). I told my GP (he did very well, but I could still see the rolly eyes), he listened enough to my ideas/concerns, and arranged an appointement with another head of neurology, at a third teaching hospital. It was just a referal, and he had no idea of what I thought was the problem. I expalined my symptoms, as I had always done in the past, but this neurologist was clued up enough to know what the problem probably was, without me telling him. He performed some tests, which clinched it.

I have some symptoms that are a very direct indication of the probable problem. The first two neurologists were borderline personality disorder, as far as I could see, with no communication skills. This I noted this at the time of seeing them, and is not with hindsight. My present neuologist, although clearly on the ball and talks to you like a human being, was still the one who prescribed the Clonazepam. I think he knew that it had some problematical side-effects, but I guess he would not have cause to prescribe it that often. Also, most anti-epileptics are very problematical, as far as side-effects are concerned, which he must prescribe all the time (little choice). He does acknowledge that he only made things worse for me, so he has learned. When your doctor is no longer capable of learning, it’s time for them to retire.

Sorry, Catherine, I seemed to have hijacked your thread somewhat!