Author Topic: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!  (Read 42659 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2020, 03:32:01 am »
Hi [...],

If you'll post your question on the Cold Turkey, Detox & Rapid Withdrawal  board, you'll find other members who will support you through this, I certainly will.  Just click on the link, and you'll see New Topic on the upper right hand side of the page, hit that, then put in a subject title, write your message and hit Post when you're done and others will drop by to help you.

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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2020, 01:55:30 pm »
Hi [...]! A small question. I still have problems with my throat, and weakness. Could it still be recovery, or after many years on the couch? (almost 4 years).

Thanks!  :mybuddy:
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2020, 03:08:55 am »
Very inspiring! You are very strong to have done that. Thank you, your story gives me [...].
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #103 on: January 19, 2020, 12:30:24 am »
you are a beast for all the purrs. I cannot imagine doing this CT, I am in a tizzy
at all times dealing with this. It fees 100% like I will die, i can't imagine just going for it.
Thank you so much for your assistance
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #104 on: March 11, 2020, 04:33:04 pm »
[...]..just read your story...OMG. thank you of posting. I'm scared bc I just came off of a rapid reduction of ativan..but when I read your story it makes me feel like I'll be ok like you. crying right now at the thought of MONTHS of this (already had months of this bc I didn't know I was in tolerance/WD). How the heck did you do it??? !!!! thank yo for being available to all of us on here. I feel like I'm living off of this site right now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2020, 05:43:06 pm »
Time passes quickly. One day at the time and you will find yourself 6 months from now, healthier than ever.
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2020, 04:35:27 am »
[...], you are an angel. Thank you for your story. I can not imagine the intensity of the withdrawal you went through. Your strength and bravery are so inspiring.Your compassion, honesty and caring help keep so many of us going. A million thank yous!🌺🍃
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2020, 12:55:54 pm »
I was on Klonopin for about 5 years, I took it on a as needed basis but as needed turned out to be quite often.  My dose at the end of my use was between 6 to 10 milligrams a day.  My behavior and personality had changed, I knew I had to stop so I did, on October 10, 2007.  I checked myself into a rehab facility on Oct 12, I was beginning to feel very ill.  They gave me 2 doses of Klonopin that day along with 2 doses of Phenobarbital, as I was told me there was a danger of seizure. That was the extent of my detox, I was to join the general population of the facility to learn the 12 steps the next day.  I knew nothing of benzodiazepines, didn't know they must be tapered, but somehow knew I was in trouble.  I checked myself out against medical advice that night with a prescription for 5 Phenobarbital in my pocket.  The next day I tried to find a Dr who could help me, but they all referred me to the facility I'd just left. 
 
Thus my nightmare began, one filled with unimaginable pain and agony.  The first days felt as if my internal organs were being shredded, I could only lay on my couch and writhe in pain.   As the days passed my extremities, all of my muscles were being twisted and shredded.  The pain was relentless accompanied by no sleep, nausea, trembling, twitching and the darkest, most fear filled thoughts I'd ever known.  I was too sick to research what was happening to me, I could only guess I'd been poisoned by the drug.  I made frantic calls to the facility I'd left, asking for help to understand what was happening to me.  They thought I was drug seeking, thought I wanted more Phenobarbital, I wasn't, I just wanted to know how to help myself. 
 
I finally got on the Internet after 3 weeks of torture and found an article about a rock star who'd withdrawn from Klonopin, she said it had taken her 45 days to heal from her nightmare.  I was disheartened, how could I endure this for 45 days.  But as the days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, I finally found BenzoBuddies; 5 months after my cold turkey and learned the truth.  It isn't days, or weeks it's months before healing takes place.
 
I'm writing this story because I know the hopelessness you feel, I know the fear and the pain, but now I also know the joy of complete healing.  The relief I feel each day is something I'll always cherish.  I've returned to who I was before benzo's, but I'm so much [...] than I was then because I've learned a valuable lesson for which I will always be grateful.  I have joy in my life again, I can feel emotion and love. I know [...] and relaxation, and I'm free from anxiety and fear.   I told myself I was completely healed at 14 months past my cold turkey, but I'm not sure that's true now because my life has continued to improve since that time.  I don't know if it's still healing from the Klonopin or if my gratitude to be well has given my life new meaning. 
 
I did this the hard way, I stopped cold turkey but this only proves that however you do it, whatever works for you, we call all heal from this.  Don't give up [...], it will happen for you too.
 
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Thank you for sharing your healing.... I need to hear this. Ive been scolded about going CT. If I would have know [...] I would have tapered but I didn't know [...]. I need CT success stories. Thank you
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #108 on: March 24, 2020, 06:38:22 am »
the first week or 2 of my cold turkey i was screaming in pain. I was having tremors in and out of the shower moaning in pain. i would get burning hot then freezing cold sweating alot. i was yelling and screaming delusional things. i felt horrible for the first few months. then had a beautiful window around 4 months. (have not had a window that nice since it lasted a few days then went right back into a bad wave). around month 5 i forced myself to start jogging once a week. everytime i felt horrible i would go jogging. i went from 216lbs down to 170. the nerve pain in my head in neck was the worst symptom. every month around the same day i jumped off the benzo i would feel the nerve pain and severe anxiety. month 8,9,10 felt almost as bad as month 2,3,4. I would have joined this site earlier but i felt to bad to type out thoughts. Plus my sentence structure is terrible.   
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[Buddie]

Re: Complete healing from a Klonopin cold turkey!
« Reply #109 on: June 05, 2020, 04:09:48 pm »
bump.
[...], how long until the anxiety, heart palpitation lifted?
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