Author Topic: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years  (Read 9917 times)

[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2019, 04:18:11 am »
Happy for you lexapro worked wonder!

I would say this is a treatment success rather than healing success story. Not everyone can have the same results from using another meds for bwd unfitunately. But as long it works, it is great!

iím sorry that you felt the need to comment on my success story the way you did. i suppose we can agree to disagree on what the term healing means to each of us. I spent 3 years with no medication slowly getting better and becoming somewhat functional. the time iíve been on lexapro iíve still had to work through many side effects to get to the point i am at today. so this is my success story, not what you want to define it to be. it took a lot of struggle to get here and iím someone who made it with help or not.

not everyone may have the same results, were all different human beings but this is my story and how i healed.   :thumbsup:

Didnt mean to be offensive, apology if it sounded so.

Actually your success opened my mind considering other meds as this benzo hell is way too beyond whatever possible other difficulties in the whole universe.

Great to know you were healing even before lex. Sorry you had to deal with side effects of it too. Hope your body get along with it better over time.
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2019, 03:53:25 pm »
Happy for you lexapro worked wonder!

I would say this is a treatment success rather than healing success story. Not everyone can have the same results from using another meds for bwd unfitunately. But as long it works, it is great!

iím sorry that you felt the need to comment on my success story the way you did. i suppose we can agree to disagree on what the term healing means to each of us. I spent 3 years with no medication slowly getting better and becoming somewhat functional. the time iíve been on lexapro iíve still had to work through many side effects to get to the point i am at today. so this is my success story, not what you want to define it to be. it took a lot of struggle to get here and iím someone who made it with help or not.

not everyone may have the same results, were all different human beings but this is my story and how i healed.   :thumbsup:

Didnt mean to be offensive, apology if it sounded so.

Actually your success opened my mind considering other meds as this benzo hell is way too beyond whatever possible other difficulties in the whole universe.

Great to know you were healing even before lex. Sorry you had to deal with side effects of it too. Hope your body get along with it better over time.

thank you, I know that the suffering anybody may be currently going through is like no other. I wish you health in your future and hope that it comes in whatever way you decide to tackle it  :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2019, 09:11:04 pm »
Congrats, Iím very proud that you held on and wish you continued health and improvement  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 07:50:41 pm »
Thank you for coming back and writing your story of hope!!  Congratulations and best wishes!!
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2019, 02:55:02 pm »
Can you tell me what the overstimulation feeling felt like when you were out? Also what would happen/feel like if you were around people? Thanks! Did your head ever feel heavy? Drugged feeling? I sleep great yet every morning I wake up and it lasts all day like my head is heavy and drugged. Iím thinking thatís chemical related. My physical anxiety is greatly diminished such as heart racing, sweats etc but itís the brain fuzz/dizziness/fog that is preventing me from gojng out, being around people etc. if I were to go into a store with[...] lights I would instantly become detached, dizzy and feel awful like Iím dying, couldnít concentrate and need to get out. Itís all head sympoms.
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2019, 11:35:01 am »
Can you tell me what the overstimulation feeling felt like when you were out? Also what would happen/feel like if you were around people? Thanks! Did your head ever feel heavy? Drugged feeling? I sleep great yet every morning I wake up and it lasts all day like my head is heavy and drugged. Iím thinking thatís chemical related. My physical anxiety is greatly diminished such as heart racing, sweats etc but itís the brain fuzz/dizziness/fog that is preventing me from gojng out, being around people etc. if I were to go into a store with[...] lights I would instantly become detached, dizzy and feel awful like Iím dying, couldnít concentrate and need to get out. Itís all head sympoms.

I think that a lot of the symptoms you experiencing are similar to what I had felt. it's definitely difficult to explain. It felt liked a chemical fog, and it was easier for me to think clearly when I was in places I was comfortable such as my home or bed. Going to the store 5 minutes away was too much most days, actually I couldn't drive or go outside most days. I had a hard time letting my dog outside because of impulsive thoughts and constant paranoia. I would tell my boyfriend my head feels funny and we would leave most places. The lights, sounds, the amount of people, it would make me feel like everything was collapsing and I needed to leave. My head pressure was always intense, my light sensitivities. My brain even to this day can become quite overstimulated by lights especially driving at night but before it was so simple like if I were watching tv and it went to a scene in the club and the lights would make me panic so I would have to either fast forward or change the show to something I could tolerate.
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2019, 09:42:38 pm »
I am sincerely so happy for you Natsuka. At 3.5 years out I believe I am 89% healed. You are so lucky to have caught this early in life and kicked while you are young. Many people struggle for decades enduring tolerance wd and believing they have every disease in the book because of the symptoms from wd. You have proven to yourself- the hard way- how truly strong your spirit is. I wish you health happiness and love throughout the rest of your life. Good luck girl!
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2020, 01:05:58 am »
So is it safe to say you had agoraphobia?
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2022, 04:35:18 pm »
You wrote that after 3 years of protracted withdrawal from Xanax, you started taking Lexapro.

Did you ever stop taking Lexapro?
Did you then get withdrawal symptoms again ?

Could you give an update ?

Thanks.
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[Buddie]

Re: feels crazy to be writing a success story 3+ years
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2023, 03:44:18 pm »
Hello! I am still taking Lexapro to this day, but consider myself 100% healed working a full-time job, socializing, traveling, etc. I did have extreme agoraphobia and still have high levels of anxiety (though I had anxiety prior to taking benzos).

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