Cult site Benzo Buddies is the home of untreated mental illness, this time it’s cibophobia (fear of food)

Food reactions
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:15:48 pm »

[Buddie]

Hi.
I am really sensitive to food and react to literally anything i eat. 20 minutes after eating a meal the DP/DR and high anxiety start to come up and can last for even a couple of hours. I got kind of used to this and never really tried to do anything about it as I have not been eating sugar/foods high in glutamic acid/anything processed/foods high in histamine etc. anyway and cutting out even more foods is just impossible at this point. Also, i am extremely extremely skinny so that’s also why i can’t limit the food im eating. So i have a question: Is it bad for my healing to just continue eating like i always did and react to it heavily? I wonder if it causes even more excitotoxicity and damage my brain even more than it already is…

Re: Food reactions
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 07:35:40 pm »

[Buddie]

Hi amkn
Sugar is really bad for anybody’s brain, even not in wd.
It ramps me up to panic attack level now.

I’m super skinny too. Had lost sooo much weight. I can eat no sugar, gluten, caffeine, msg, processed food. But I’ve been able to put back 20 pounds by adding coconut oil, avocado, olive oil to my smoothies. I eat a lot of protein- nuts, eggs, peanut butter on a spoon. I have meat or fish with a potato for dinner. I found decent gluten free bagels at Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s. I slather them with real butter. I’ve recently been able to add dairy back into my diet, slowly, so cheese and milk is helping pack on the pounds.

Re: Food reactions
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:51:25 pm »

[Buddie]

Good for you ligma that you can still eat nuts meat etc.

I’m on the same boat. Can’t eat anything contains glutamate on top of everything you listed so nuts meat etc have to go.

Amkn,
It depends on how bad the reaction is for you. If you feel like you can still handle then balance the 2 sounds good. For me, each tiny wrong food put me in a life threatening situation and long lasting setbacks so I have no option.

I’m 5’5 and weigh less than 90 pounds now. Lost about 15 pounds during and after tapering.

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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.