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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 04:17:22 pm »
I also really love this story. It gives ke [...]. I am 7.5 months free of temazepam and sleep 2 hours ...broken hours... a noght. Sone..a lot of nigjts 0 hours... rare nights with 4 hours. I just want my precious sleep back. I already quit my job and my relationship and social life is troubled because of how i feel. Your story gives me [...]. I tried pheregan last [...] but did nothing. Trazadone helps for 2 hours. Seroquel also nothing. Now my doc wants me on amytriptiline
 But now i think...away with all that horrible stuff.

How much Phenergan did you take? If its in tablet form, it starts acting after 2 hrs.

25 mg in tablet. It made my legs and arns heavy. But did not get any sleep last [...]. Also 0 sleep [...] before. [...] before that was 3 very broken hours... this is hard

Im sorry. Its a very strong med. I noticed it prolongs sleep, contrary to Seroquel. Ashton recommends even 75-100 mg promethazine (Phenergan) 2 hrs before sleep (1st Chart). I take it in syrup, 12,5 ml. It knocks me out. Valium has more and more paradoxical effect on my sleep. I dont know, you need a sleep specialist. Maybe also different receptors in the brain should be targeted. A benzo-wise pdoc. Didnt mean to hijack a thread, but I feel so sorry for you. Its been going on for so long... Take care :hug:

Thanks. Appriciate this a lot. Np benoi wise docs here in the netherlands. Had a sleepstudy and they just want to give me meds. Maybe a higher dose of phenergan? But still. Nothing seems ro work...

Was given amitryptyline as a kid for a short time. Dont remember how it worked. Insomnia may have sth to do with the deficiency of serotonin in the brain. As more and more pdocs claim. Some ppl find amitryptyline, mirtazapine or doxepin (Sinequan) helpful. My sleep improved on ADs. I couldnt sleep at all since like 12-14 yrs old. Kept falling asleep at school on the desk. Or on the bus to school. Well before benzos and ADs. As a result of my dysthymia. A prolonged lack of sleep may impair your immune system. This may cause somatic problems.
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2017, 01:43:02 pm »
I also really love this story. It gives ke [...]. I am 7.5 months free of temazepam and sleep 2 hours ...broken hours... a noght. Sone..a lot of nigjts 0 hours... rare nights with 4 hours. I just want my precious sleep back. I already quit my job and my relationship and social life is troubled because of how i feel. Your story gives me [...]. I tried pheregan last [...] but did nothing. Trazadone helps for 2 hours. Seroquel also nothing. Now my doc wants me on amytriptiline
 But now i think...away with all that horrible stuff.

Yes, that is your best bet, get rid of everything.  You will only prolong your recovery by taking anything that knocks you out, benzo or not.  It has been proven by a lot of Buddies on this site.  Your brain wants to sleep, but your Gaba receptors are messed up right now.  Sleep will come back.  It will take time.  You won't die and you probably won't even get sick.  I never got sick, not even once in over 8 months of getting barely any sleep.  Your sleep will return sort of like the stock market....slow and steady progress with lots of ups and downs.  I wish I had a timeframe for you but, I don't.  Everyone heals differently and in their own time, just like everyone responds to drugs differently.  Prayer is the best medicine in my book.  I will pray for you, whether you have faith or not.  Don't give up, you will recover...It may not feel possible right now, but you will.  I was right where you are now 1 year ago.  Last [...] I slept about 7.5 hours and only woke up 2 times and was able to fall right back to sleep.  God's speed
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 05:59:50 pm »
I also really love this story. It gives ke [...]. I am 7.5 months free of temazepam and sleep 2 hours ...broken hours... a noght. Sone..a lot of nigjts 0 hours... rare nights with 4 hours. I just want my precious sleep back. I already quit my job and my relationship and social life is troubled because of how i feel. Your story gives me [...]. I tried pheregan last [...] but did nothing. Trazadone helps for 2 hours. Seroquel also nothing. Now my doc wants me on amytriptiline
 But now i think...away with all that horrible stuff.

Yes, that is your best bet, get rid of everything.  You will only prolong your recovery by taking anything that knocks you out, benzo or not.  It has been proven by a lot of Buddies on this site.  Your brain wants to sleep, but your Gaba receptors are messed up right now.  Sleep will come back.  It will take time.  You won't die and you probably won't even get sick.  I never got sick, not even once in over 8 months of getting barely any sleep.  Your sleep will return sort of like the stock market....slow and steady progress with lots of ups and downs.  I wish I had a timeframe for you but, I don't.  Everyone heals differently and in their own time, just like everyone responds to drugs differently.  Prayer is the best medicine in my book.  I will pray for you, whether you have faith or not.  Don't give up, you will recover...It may not feel possible right now, but you will.  I was right where you are now 1 year ago.  Last [...] I slept about 7.5 hours and only woke up 2 times and was able to fall right back to sleep.  God's speed

Thank you sooo much. You give me fairh.
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 09:39:16 pm »
Dear [...],

I am so thankful for your recovery story! You are an awesome poster, and very succinct in detailing the good and the bad.
I am greatly encouraged by your journey, and pray for continued health and JOY for you and your family. I know how hard
it can be on a spouse and kids! Fortunately, mine are grown, and so I have been able to share the real ups and downs without
feeling I will scare them. Gosh, I've had a few ups and downs in the past six months in my own story. But our kids and their spouses
have been really great-loving and understanding.

Many thanks and Godspeed to you as you move on to greater endeavors!

In faith,
[...]
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2018, 03:52:38 pm »
Dear [...],

I am so thankful for your recovery story! You are an awesome poster, and very succinct in detailing the good and the bad.
I am greatly encouraged by your journey, and pray for continued health and JOY for you and your family. I know how hard
it can be on a spouse and kids! Fortunately, mine are grown, and so I have been able to share the real ups and downs without
feeling I will scare them. Gosh, I've had a few ups and downs in the past six months in my own story. But our kids and their spouses
have been really great-loving and understanding.

Many thanks and Godspeed to you as you move on to greater endeavors!

Thanks [...],

In faith,
[...]

Hi [...],

I wanted to share my success story because one year ago, I never thought I would write one.  I never thought it was possible to break through the maddening cycle of withdrawal, but I made it and everyone else will too!
Thanks for praying for my family and me.  It means a lot!
Thanks for your kind words
I don't know where you are in the recovery journey, but I pray it will end soon!
If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Godspeed to your and your family too. 

[...]

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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2018, 11:23:22 pm »
Dear [...],

I am so thankful for your recovery story! You are an awesome poster, and very succinct in detailing the good and the bad.
I am greatly encouraged by your journey, and pray for continued health and JOY for you and your family. I know how hard
it can be on a spouse and kids! Fortunately, mine are grown, and so I have been able to share the real ups and downs without
feeling I will scare them. Gosh, I've had a few ups and downs in the past six months in my own story. But our kids and their spouses
have been really great-loving and understanding.

Many thanks and Godspeed to you as you move on to greater endeavors!

Thanks [...],

In faith,
[...]

Hi [...],

I wanted to share my success story because one year ago, I never thought I would write one.  I never thought it was possible to break through the maddening cycle of withdrawal, but I made it and everyone else will too!
Thanks for praying for my family and me.  It means a lot!
Thanks for your kind words
I don't know where you are in the recovery journey, but I pray it will end soon!
If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Godspeed to your and your family too. 

[...]

Congratulations on your recovery! It's so encouraging to hear that someone who was struggling has recovered and is now seeing better days. I'm 6 months off and still struggling significantly. I honestly can't even picture what my life will be like once I crawl out of this hellish withdrawal. It's almost like I can't think of a time where I wasn't miserable because I've gotten so used to feeling this way. Thanks for coming back and writing your success story. It's encouraging for those of us who are still in a dark place.
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2018, 01:45:39 pm »
Congratulations on your recovery! It's so encouraging to hear that someone who was struggling has recovered and is now seeing better days. I'm 6 months off and still struggling significantly. I honestly can't even picture what my life will be like once I crawl out of this hellish withdrawal. It's almost like I can't think of a time where I wasn't miserable because I've gotten so used to feeling this way. Thanks for coming back and writing your success story. It's encouraging for those of us who are still in a dark place.

Thanks [...],

I am on this site now trying to help others.  I see that Wellbutrin is an antidepressant.  Some circles suggest the WD from ADs is just as bad as benzos or in some cases worse!  Not what you want to hear, but it will get better.  6 months out is pretty good.  You should be seeing some improvement soon.  Turning a corner can happen just like that.  Your symptoms will fade over time.  Be positive and hang in there.  Don't give up [...].  It might seem hopeless now, but it will slowly get better.  Each passing day brings you one day closer to recovering.  I know how difficult this can be, but know that it does eventually come to an end.
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2018, 09:13:08 am »
Everytime I am hopeless I read your post .No body believes that a short term user like me can go through same hell a long term user. Some bodies are too sensitive and take long time to heal. [...] you are doing a great favour to everyone. People generally heal and wont bother to look back .Thanks for reconnecting after quitting the forum
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2018, 03:13:36 pm »
I'm suffering terribly from anxiety and depression 4 months out, were you also suffering a lot or was it minimal? I'm thinking of getting on ad's soon, I don't know what else to do, the anxiety is so debilitating. I'm homebound.   
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[Buddie]

Re: I Got My Life Back Thank God!
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2018, 11:44:39 am »
I'm suffering terribly from anxiety and depression 4 months out, were you also suffering a lot or was it minimal? I'm thinking of getting on ad's soon, I don't know what else to do, the anxiety is so debilitating. I'm homebound.

I suffered a lot with terrible anxiety almost to the point of being in a constant panic attack.  What was worse was the claustrophobia I felt no matter where I was.  I could be in a Way-Mart and feel like I was trapped.  It was very hard to use a public restroom.  It will get better. I would stay far away from an AD.  It is claimed by some they are harder to get off of than Benzos and have worse withdrawal.  Drugs are not going to do anything to help you heal or recover.  Drugs are why almost all of us are on this site.  Adding more Rx drugs into the mix is only going to prolong your recovery.  You will get better.  It just takes a lot more time than we would like.
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