Author Topic: Healed after 12 years!  (Read 32457 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #250 on: March 15, 2019, 12:53:46 pm »
I'm coming up on 12 years [...] free. On may 5, 2005 I was cold turkeyed in the hospital. It was the most horrific and unforeseen event in my life and it has changed me as a human being forever. Slowly, very slowly over 1-5 [...] free years my symptoms waxed and waned until at 5 years [...] free my life was about 80% of what I was pre-[...]. Life was good but not great for a few months. The unrelenting horror, mental anguish and general displeasure for life had abated but the physical symptoms were still alive and well... just milder and I expected them to all abate as well as time marched on.
 
  At almost 6 years [...] free the flood gates reopened again and I was cast back into what I would call acute [...] withdrawal! It was just as bad as the beginning if not worse... as a matter of fact a lot worse! All the progress I made was suddenly gone and I was left a 40 year old man with a wife and two kids, a beautiful home crying on the floor with no [...] for a future. It nearly broke me as a human being and I was ready to give up.

  Luckily I had tremendous support from the person I had been with my whole life...My loving wife. She knew me since high school and knew that this was not the man she married. Luckily she believed in me because I didn't and at 6 years I didn't think recovery was possible. I thought I had permanent brain damage from the ativan and I would never recover.

  My wife got busy and contacted many people on my behalf.  Una Corbett, Barry Haslam, Baylissa Frederick (Bliss), and even to professor Ashton herself! They 'ALL' said to my amazement 'HE WILL RECOVER' and 'THIS SOMETIMES HAPPENS'. She even made an account here to talk to people on my behalf (I was too unwell to post then). I'm Mr. B by the way!

  The symptoms were very hard up until 11 years [...] free and right now at almost 12 years [...] free my life is brilliant!!!  I can see the light again and feel love, joy, and happiness. I'm 47 years old and have a new lease on life and you will too. Please people believe in recovery...BELIEVE!!!

  It happens for 'EVERYBODY' given time and staying off  benzos and 'ALL' chemical crap!

  Mr. B

Oh my! I don't have twelve years to heal.... not even six as I am way older than you.  You have scared me now as I am single, have to work and can't be sick and unable to function.  :'( Did you do a quick taper or a slow micro-taper and how long were you on Ativan and what was the dose? Thanks and congrats on your [...]!
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #251 on: March 15, 2019, 10:32:07 pm »
If you are able to work, your withdrawal wont last 12 years.
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #252 on: March 15, 2019, 10:47:51 pm »
I believe that, too.

This is an excerpt from his earlier posts: In 2000 my husband was prescribed 0.5 mg of ativan 3xday for a nervous breakdown.  Over the years, through repeated prescriptions, he dosage reached 6mg by 2005.  From research that I have done, we now know that this was due to tolerance withdrawal.  At the end of 2005, things got very bad, and he wound up cold turkeying in the hospital. 

From what I read of your posts, you were on .5 mg. Klonopin and did a micro-taper, very different from a c/t.
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #253 on: March 15, 2019, 10:55:57 pm »
I believe that, too.

This is an excerpt from his earlier posts: In 2000 my husband was prescribed 0.5 mg of ativan 3xday for a nervous breakdown.  Over the years, through repeated prescriptions, he dosage reached 6mg by 2005.  From research that I have done, we now know that this was due to tolerance withdrawal.  At the end of 2005, things got very bad, and he wound up cold turkeying in the hospital. 

From what I read of your posts, you were on .5 mg. Klonopin and did a micro-taper, very different from a c/t.

Once the drug turns on you, you cannot remain in tolerance for years. The drug will slowly mess you up more and more. That was his problem. He should have gotten off early, and not went to 6 mgs Ativan. The drug eventually is likely to become paradoxical once you start having troubles where no legit (no amount is legit, really) amount of the drug is going to cover the withdrawal effects. You are slowly hypersensitized, and likely directly, by the drug itself.

My take.
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #254 on: March 16, 2019, 12:21:09 am »
What doctors are aware of this??? The CNS is so complex; the benzos are complex because of all the neurotransmitters in the body.

Yes, he shouldn't have updosed. But who is versed in all the language of the [...]? Very few, unfortunately.

The CNS becomes hypersensitized over time. No one realizes exactly when the domino effect starts coming into play because the signs can be subtle at first. No one becomes an expert on [...] withdrawal overnight...

I had no idea that my dizziness was the result of Ativan. I thought it was the bp pills I was prescribed. When severe vertigo hit, it took two times for me to start researching. Then I knew, but by that time it was too late...I would have had to updose to 1.5 mg. or 2 mg. because I was actually dependent on 1 mg. and didn't realize it. The "as needed" clause that is put on the prescription bottle is a sham...
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #255 on: March 16, 2019, 12:26:51 am »
Receptor "theory" is called theory, because it is not scientifically proven that receptors even exist. It is a "language" that makes it easier to explain to people what they "think" the drugs may be doing. There are no proven receptors.

Here is an example, I am sure many have heard of "[...] Receptors", but why in the world would the human body evolve to have them? They didn't even exist 65 years ago. Do we really evolve that quickly?

There is no scientifically proven thing as a drug receptor. But rarely, and I mean rarely, does anyone go against what they learned from a perceived authority.

What receptors? We can see actual pictures of atoms online, but there is no receptors to view, only cartoons and diagrams. Why is this? Look up definition of theory and realize it is called "receptor theory".
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