Benzo Buddies members prefer 24/7 pity party over healing

Overposting and healing.
« on: March 29, 2019, 02:27:38 am »

[Buddie]

I logon every few months and see the same old people with their same old crap posts. I almost think we have trolls with multiple id’s or maybe some folks don’t want to heal. Maybe some lonely bored trolls. I wish the admins would investigate the IP addresses of the chronic offenders because all the noise gets in the way of real information. This site helped me immensely but I see why it gets a bad rap on the internet. Like most other things, 10 percent ruin it for the other 90….BTW – time causes waves and just because the wind changed directions is no reason to question the wind. As more time goes by you will get less waves and more windows…Get it and don’t forget it. A beer or a burger didn’t cause you to relapse. Jesus Christ help us. This will get taken down but don’t take it lightly. I’ve written this 10 different ways over the past 2 weeks wondering if I should post or not. Ban me, delete it or whatever but I’m not questioning my motives.

BTW – over 2 years out and doing good and only hope to do better. I would not wish this nightmare on anybody.

Kooks add crazy sweating when laughing to list of 90,000,000 benzo withdrawal symptoms

Here's a new one! Crazy sweating when laughing! Taper Side effect?
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:58:41 pm »

[Buddie]

Let’s face it, we’re all hyper aware of every physical symptom throughout this tapering process but my new one? Crazy sweating when I laugh really hard (which isn’t often these days). I never noticed this before as I’m not one to perspire a ton. But lately, it’s kind of freaking me out that after a really hard laugh, I find that I’m sweating like crazy. Any thoughts?

Anti-doctor maniacs at Benzo Buddies terrify member into believing her doctor is wrong

Wine
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:41:27 pm »

[Buddie]

I am not a drinker generally but I used to like a glass of wine years ago. Lately I have thought I would like a taste of wine. Today it was beautiful out and we went to an outdoor cafe. I had a small glass of riesling. I feel like my withdrawal symptoms settled down a bit. Much more relaxed. has anybody experienced this sense of calm with a bit of wine?

Re: Wine
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 05:02:25 am »

[Buddie]

Ever heard of the term….”liquid benzo”?

Re: Wine
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 11:57:37 am »

[Buddie]

No I haven’t. The clinical director of my residential program said a few sips of red wine are healthy. I have only had a few sips and would never have more. I like a few tastes but nothing more.

Re: Wine
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 01:58:52 pm »

[Buddie]

Please be really careful when it comes to alcohol. I keep reading on this forum that it can cause major setbacks. You may be OK with small amounts, but in my opinion it’s not worth the risk. Best to avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar. I personally may not ever drink again! Happy healing to you …

Re: Wine
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 06:27:56 pm »

[Buddie]

I’m at the end of my taper, five more days to jump. I had a small glass of prosseco last Saturday and it gave me tachycardia, I had to take a propranolol, and have felt lousy the last two days.

Re: Wine
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 10:23:57 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on March 18, 2019, 11:57:37 am
No I haven’t. The clinical director of my residential program said a few sips of red wine are healthy. I have only had a few sips and would never have more. I like a few tastes but nothing more.

Well unfortunatelyT. Yes, red wine has some health benefits for those that have not had their CNS fried by psych drugs. Alcohol affects the Gabba receptors similiar to benzodiazepines and it is strongly advised to avoid alcohol until you are well and truly healed. Some say 6 mths and some say 2 years after you have completely healed, not just finished taper but completely healed.

So this is probably why you felt relaxed, like the effects of swallowing a benzo?

Re: Wine
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 10:27:54 am »

[Buddie]

[…],
It sure looks that way for me.
When I was in the middle of my taper a glass of prosseco was fine, but now with the tachycardia I can’t touch alcohol. I want to take 10 milligrams of propranolol only when it is absolutely necessary, I’ve only taken it this once. All this symptoms are very tiresome.
Thanks.

Klonopin eater can’t get off the toilet, vows to keep tapering

Anyone struggling with diarrhea during taper?
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:38:19 pm »

[Buddie]

Hello. I have been tapering klonopin for a 4 months. I was on 8mg for 23 years. I’m tapering .25mg per 30 days. I can’t get off the toilet. I have lomotil that I have been taking, but it is not helping like it usually does. Has anyone else had this withdrawal symptom?

Re: Anyone struggling with diarrhea during taper?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 09:15:49 pm »

[Buddie]

Hey, sorry you’re having stomach issues. That is no fun at all. I (like you) was on Klonopin and when I tapered I had bouts of diarrhea (and vomiting) that would come and go. And yep, when I had it nothing would help. I do believe this is all related to w/d. I was on 2mg for 7 years so with you being on 8mg for 23 years I am willing to bet this is all related to w/d. But again, it did pass for me but it took awhile. If it gets really bad that would be something most def worth getting checked out by the DR. I would hate to see you get dehydrated from prolong bouts of it. I wish I could give you some advice on what helped me, but nothing did. I had to just grin and bear it unfortunately. So sorry you are dealing with that, I feel for you

Re: Anyone struggling with diarrhea during taper?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 11:05:34 pm »

[Buddie]

[…] – Bummer. Diarrhea is a really annoying s/x. I’ve had some IBS problems for years but worse during the taper.

I can say that eating more natural foods – fresh fruits and veggies apparently provided more fiber and helped the problem a whole lot. I also cut out most meat though have small amounts occasionally.

The diet change was due to high sugar levels from diabetes which the doctor said would require insulin if I did not get it under control fast. From my reading a whole food, plant based diet would regulate the sugar. The much improved bathroom issue was just a bonus.

I’m really sorry you are dealing with this and know it can be a serious problem. I hope that will level out for you.

All the best, LA

Benzo Buddies loves naturopaths, hates real doctors

Re: Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 11:56:45 pm »

[Buddie]

Same problem with showers, so only take showers 2x weekly. I start to feel real hyper, and later break out with severe itching and small hives. My naturalpath said that sounds like chlorine allergy has developed with withdrawal somehow. So she suggested a chlorine filter for the shower head. Haven’t done it yet, but I plan on it.

Addict ditches wife to marry cult

Losing Marriage
« on: March 01, 2019, 11:16:21 pm »

boomboxboy21

Has anyone felt the withdrawal process caused you to completely lose the connection you had with your spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend? I am pretty worried my wife and I aren’t going to make it through this. We never have fun together anymore, even though we do try and do things, but it just feels forced now. We tried to play darts the other night and we both acknowledged that we weren’t having fun. It honestly feels like we are still together because we have a child now. All […] do is talk about what I’m going through and she doesn’t want to hear it, which I understand, and even when I don’t talk about, I feel like we have nothing to talk about or do together.

Aquaphobic Benzo Buddies members wallow in filth

Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« on: February 16, 2019, 07:32:33 pm »

[Buddie]

Ok ever since I’ve been in my setback I cannot showed causs I can’t handle it,it causes major anxiety.
Any type of stimulation I cannot handle,does anyone else have it this bad? Like in my chest and it’s like I can’t handle the adrenaline,even trying to do very light lifting my body can’t handle it,I want to know how many people have had it or have it? Thank you

Re: Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 02:09:57 am »

[Buddie]

I’ve dealt with it/deal with it. It’s been horrific. Extremely destabilized nervous system.

Re: Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 03:37:52 am »

[Buddie]

It’s really common for people in the throes of benzo withdrawal to have a really difficult time, sometimes even impossible to shower.

Re: Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 07:37:55 am »

[Buddie]

i also have this the shower is a battle for me every time but i keep doing it at least ever 2 to 3 days i do not do much beside eat and lay in bed 90 percent of day and sleep when im not watching movies or tv on my laptop

Re: Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 05:54:30 pm »

[Buddie]

Yes, i suffer from severe heat intolerance ever since starting benzo’s. 3 years off clonazepam and i still can’t handle a hot shower or warm weather in general.
Heat triggers my orthostatic intolerance / POTS. My veins swell up like crazy and hurt, then my heart rate goes up, i feel dizzy and sick. The only think that then helps is to lay down in bed for the rest of the day with the airconditioning at the lowest setting.

Re: Can't shower/can't handle anything anyone have this?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 06:00:42 pm »

[Buddie]

I manage a bath about ever three weeks atm because the look and sound of the water terrifies me.