Author Topic: Three years and across the finish line  (Read 8813 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2018, 04:41:30 pm »
Yes, Iíve been healed 100% for well over a year now and am back to drinking regularly for most of that year. Although itís never caused any relapse similar to when I went off Benzos I do now notice that if I overdo it and get really drunk that the hangovers are much worse than before and they can last a couple days.
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2018, 08:09:38 pm »
Hi [...], thanks for stopping bye!

Glad to here youíre doing better and can drink some again. Yep, hangover are something I donít miss!
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2019, 09:14:49 pm »
Bump!
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2019, 10:26:36 pm »
Sorry if I already asked you this (my brain is messed up from W/D) but how was your experience with hydroxycine? Did it help with anxiety?
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2019, 04:24:15 pm »
Sorry if I already asked you this (my brain is messed up from W/D) but how was your experience with hydroxycine? Did it help with anxiety?

Sorry I missed this until now.

It was ok. Early in withdrawal / recovery it barely put a dent in it and didn't really help me sleep much. It was slightly better farther out, but antihistamines don't effect me much in general. It certainly won't have the same effect a benzo does, but then really nothing else does either. Relatively safe compared to most other meds. If you are ok taking things like Benadryl, you'll probably be ok taking that. Start off with a smaller amount though if you try it. If you take it at night, it can leave you with a little bit of an antihistamine hangover the next day that can take a few hours to wear off.
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2019, 07:06:56 am »
Thank you for writing this, it gives me lots of hope. Insomnia has also been my biggest symptom. I was doing well for awhile, then this past November around 14 months out, I had a huge setback and my sleep has been absolutely horrible ever since. I am repeatedly going 3-4 days without sleep. I really helps to see someone make it through this horror.
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2019, 06:16:47 pm »
I've read so many stories (posts)  by people in the 20-40 range who took benzos short term for the first time
and encountered the benzo syndrome. I had the same warning signs when young but never connected the dots.
There simply was no information available. Glad your recovering, bookmarked your story!  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2019, 01:18:45 am »
[...] ... I am so glad for you that you got out of this mess.  I think that you are a really great person and Iím so happy that you survived the last episode.  Letís remember to stay away from alcohol as it just is not worth it to go into a long lasting hell state over some drinks.  Thank you for writing your story and I wish you a little fairy sitting on your shoulder to remind you how to stay well.   :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2019, 06:25:36 pm »
Oh my goodness. I think you have sufficiently scared me into never drinking alcohol ever again ... Iíll never take a benzo ever again of course 🙄 ... thanks for sharing and congrats!!!
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[Buddie]

Re: Three years and across the finish line
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2019, 11:54:05 am »
Congrats [...]. It's crazy that you had to go through so much from such a small amount of usage. I was curious, did you have any bad reactions to anything else other than alcohol? Like a sleep aid?
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