Author Topic: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story  (Read 5252 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2017, 02:14:49 am »

Fantastic Success story Old Friend! Very open and encouraging.  :clap:

So much brilliant insight, it should almost be mandatory reading here at BB!

Thanks for coming back and sharing these jewels of wisdom.

Enjoy the rest of your new life! God Bless Old Friend!  :angel:


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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 06:20:34 am »
Congratulations Old Friend! I'm so happy for your recovery!
My English is not that good and it's hard for me to read such long stories.
Can anybody answer my questions? How long did you need for your healing to come? Did you felt worse before it gets better?

Thank you so much!
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 01:56:55 am »

Fantastic Success story Old Friend! Very open and encouraging.  :clap:

So much brilliant insight, it should almost be mandatory reading here at BB!

Thanks for coming back and sharing these jewels of wisdom.

Enjoy the rest of your new life! God Bless Old Friend!  :angel:


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Thank you very much, [...]! So glad that you enjoyed it. :)

Congratulations Old Friend! I'm so happy for your recovery!
My English is not that good and it's hard for me to read such long stories.
Can anybody answer my questions? How long did you need for your healing to come? Did you felt worse before it gets better?

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :)

In my case, my recovery from the withdrawal itself was relatively quick - about six to eight months, but I was left with some underlying issues like anxiety and OCD which had to be addressed, and both of those took a little bit longer. All in all, I would say that it took almost three years, but this was mostly due to my social anxiety, which was a particularly big obstacle for me.

Sorry to all of the earlier posters for the lack of response as of yet! I will get back to everyone as soon as possible - most likely at some point tomorrow.
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 01:55:01 pm »
Bump.
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2018, 03:57:19 pm »
This story gives us all hope. Thank you for sharing and Congratulations!

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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2018, 02:05:50 pm »
I love your list of suggestions. All are right on. The part about letting go of resentments is, IMO, key. Too many people stay angry at their doctors. They assume doctors know everything and it just aint so! Doctors believe in pills and drugs. Many of us now simply dont. I used to be on about 12 meds a day. Now I take 3, all of which are for essential hypertension.  When I went CT off Klonapin and Ambien, I was extremely angry at my doctors. I did a lot of blaming. Well, time went on and as my mind sort of cleared a bit I realized that nop one pointed a gun at me and demanded I take pills. I took the pills willingly because back then I still believed in drugs for the mind. I was quite addicted to benzos. I had been kidding myself for years. I finally let go of my anger and resentment against my doctors, but nor did I ever trust them again. I finally learned to make my OWN decisions once I got off benzos. I moved to a new town and found a doctor who is very willing to give me my own control over my care. He never tries to talk me into something, as my former doctor did. I am the only captain of my Health Ship now. And losing that anger felt wonderful. Losing my anger allowed me to focus on MY getting better.
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2018, 10:47:22 pm »
what month did anxiety stop ?

Great job on your success
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2019, 07:39:24 am »
*bump*
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2019, 02:16:08 am »
I LOVE this story!! Did the book every get done and published? How are you now? Thank you so so so much for sharing!!!
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[Buddie]

Re: Living in the Light: OldFriend/Cormanís Success Story
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2019, 12:53:35 pm »
Omg, I can't believe still after reading how you suffered. How crazy is that and finally you made it, you are a warrior. I bow to you man. You gave me hope
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