Author Topic: CURED from doing Keto!!  (Read 2909 times)

[Buddie]

Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2018, 03:57:06 pm »
I started Keto the same time I began my taper.  I don't want to lose any more weight.  I'm 5'1" and weigh 105.  I didn't do it to lose weight, I did it bcuz it's supposed to restore your CNS from Sympathetic to balancing with Parasympathetic.  It takes time though, a long time.  However, when you are on it, it is helping your body heal.  It takes out all the offending foods like refined sugars and flour, pastas that only harm your body.  Do the research, it's worth taking the time to do that.  I also do intermittent fasting bcuz it allows your body to heal w/o always working to break down foods. 
   
   In spite of all this that I've done, I'm on 10 mg of Valium and still having a lot of sxs.  My BP skyrocketed and my heart is healthy.  Finally I found Hisbiscus tea which is taking down my bp and keeping it at 145/90s.  I wish it were less, but it's not.  MY CNS is reacting to the taper.  I haven't been able to continue to taper for a month now.  Even now I'm shaking and there is nothing I can take to calm it down.  So I guess I'll wait on HOLD till I stabilize ....that is my constant prayer.

   I don't know why this is giving me so much trouble, but it is.  I [...] I stabilize, if not, I don't know what I can do. 
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[Buddie]

Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2018, 09:11:36 pm »
1 mg of Ativan = 10mg of Valium not 30.  You were on way too much.  Plus Ashton recommends no more that 10% of your current dose every two weeks. 2mg per week is too fast for a taper.

30mg should have been tapered to 27mg (10% of 30 = 3mg) after 2 weeks.  Then you cut by 2.7mg (10% of 27mg) or down to 24.3mg for 2 weeks, then down by 2.43mg the next 2 weeks or 21.87 then down by 2.187 the next 2 weeks and so on until you get as close to zero as possible before jumping.
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[Buddie]

Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2018, 10:43:08 pm »
You sound like you could be me!! Tons of stomach problems after reducing and then going off of Klonopin. I had been to tons of doctors about my symptoms, including a GI doctor who did a colonoscopy (and to no one hereís surprise, found nothing).

I came across keto last year, when I was a few months off of Klonopin. I did it for most of the year and it helped significantly. I still have other residual symptoms, but keto did help me start to feel like I was healing.

At the moment, Iíve lost 25 of the 30 pounds that I too gained in withdrawal, so Iíve strayed a bit from keto and am focusing more on paleo/whole foods and clean eating at the moment - still on the low carb end of things, though.

Anyway, I wholeheartedly echo the keto recommendation for those in withdrawal, especially those experiencing major stomach issues.
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[Buddie]

Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2018, 07:56:22 pm »
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    I know the dumb doctor didn't know, either did I at the time.  It should have been 15 mg to help me get off 1mg of Ativan.  But fortunately I did get down fast but now I'm suffering.
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Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2018, 07:59:11 pm »
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   I weigh less than 105 and I am on Keto.  I eat Rice (not starchy when cooked right) and lots of carbs so that I get the benefits w/o losing weight.
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Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2019, 12:26:36 pm »
I wouldn't mind giving keto a go because I'm getting weird sensitivities even from healthy foods. Yesterday I ate a salad and felt worse afterwards. No sauce or spices apart from salt. Just carrot, cucumber, avacado, cherry tomatoes. So confused by this.
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[Buddie]

Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2019, 02:34:31 pm »
I wouldn't mind giving keto a go because I'm getting weird sensitivities even from healthy foods. Yesterday I ate a salad and felt worse afterwards. No sauce or spices apart from salt. Just carrot, cucumber, avacado, cherry tomatoes. So confused by this.

There is a lot you can react: Avocado gives me allergic reactions, tomatoes are night shades and can cause reactions.
Might be worse a try to get your blood checked on IGge4 Markers on food. Then you have a list of food you can tolerate at the moment or not, leave the bad ones out - and after some time, try them again. The gut heals and later can tolerate much more :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2019, 04:50:08 am »
So glad for you. I'm trying to get back to a low carb paleo, not full keto, but the amount of carbs that works for my body and helps me feel balanced. It really is amazing. You're inspiring me. I asked my family to help me with this as I'm in bad wd and still tapering and I know it will help me level out a bit. I'm so happy you are feeling so good and congrats on taking power back over your health.
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Re: CURED from doing Keto!!
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2019, 08:19:58 pm »
Hi everyone!! Iím so excited to share my success story, and [...] it can help others!  :)

Backstory: Iíve been off benzos (klonopin) for a year and a half! Going off was the most hellsih experience of my life. It was shit. I had been on klonopin since I was 16, and went off when I was 31. The suffering I went through was extreme, and wouldnít wish it on my worst enemy. The panic, depersonalization, anxiety and insomnia were terrible. But the worst thing of all was the stomach problems. Extreme cramps, extreme stomach pain, extreme bloating, extreme diarrhea (20x a day) and tons of weight gain (over 30 pounds). While the anxiety and depersonalization got better within a few months, the stomach problems went on and on.

I talked a lot with my primary care physician, and was on an anti-spasm medication for my stomach and was taking peptobismol all around the clock. At one point, I saw another doctor who wasnít convinced my probs were related to benzos, so she referred me to a gastroenterologist who did a colonoscopy and endoscopy on me to check for Chrones or another disease. Found nothing.

It had been a year of this benzo stomach suffering and I WANTED MY LIFE BACK. Doctors couldnít help and I  realized the only one who could help me was me. My friend Jennifer mentioned at the time that she had gone on keto and had marvelous results. Jennifer was suffering from severe heart disease (she had quadruple bypass heart surgery the year before), diabetes, obesity and fatty liver. When she went on keto, in just four months she lost 40 pounds, her cholesterol levels became normal, she reversed her diabetes and reversed her fatty liver. Sheís the healthiest sheís ever been in her life!

I was skeptical of keto at first. Itís very low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein (and all my life Iíve heard the opposite diet is healthy: high carb, low fat). But I did a lot of research on it. I watched the documentary The Magic Pill, read up on the science behind it, read many, many articles, and started following keto physician proponents on social media. After a few weeks, I realized that thereís actually a ton of hard core science behind it ó and actually, thereís not a whole lot of science behind high carb, low fat (the food industry and Big Pharma has been pushing that way of eating, and thereís tons of clonfict of interest when it comes to the research).

So, I started healthy keto! In less than two weeks MY STOMACH PROBLEMS WERE GONE!!!!!!! I did go through a little bit of ďketo fluĒ, but compared to benzo withdrawal, keto flu is a walk in the park  :laugh:

Iíve now been on keto for six months, and my benzo withdrawal is a thing of the past! On keto, I also have tons of energy, my anxiety is way down (naturally, no pills!), I have perfect sleep (again, no pills!) and I feel better than Iíve felt in YEARS!! My weight is back to normal and I LOVE LIFE!

If youíre suffering from severe, prolonged benzo withdrawal, consider going on keto! Youíll be even better than you were before. Iím now a firm believer in using food as medicine. Big Pharma is shit and itís poisoning us all. But fortunately, we donít have to go that route. We can start eating healing, nourishing food and avoid all the sugar, refined carbs and processed garbage that the Big Food Industry  tells us is healthy when itís really not. Give your body the nutrition it needs, and you will be healed!

I love you all!! I wish you all the best in your journey towards healing and recovery!  :smitten:

I'm giving the KETO diet serious consideration as there are several articles/studies which talk about how it helps balance GABA and glutamate.  I know my glutamate level was high in September.  I jumped in October, so it's 6 months tomorrow.  I'm seeing some slightly better days, but still struggling with insomnia, anxiety and depression.  Did you experience insomnia from starting the KETO diet as I read this could happen when you eliminate carbs?  This is my only hesitation as I don't want to worsen the insomnia that I already have.  Thank you.
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