Author Topic: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.  (Read 3573 times)

[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2019, 07:36:19 pm »
boom - look into NAD+ in your area. A friend was told the supplements and nasal spray with NAD+ can help, sometimes as much as the IV therapy.

You can order them from Ken Starr's website too - he is the NAD+ guru in San Diego.

Here is a link:

https://kenstarrmd.com/

edit: commercial link deactivated


Donít order supplements from Ken Starr. Order them directly from Archway apothecary in Louisiana.
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[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2019, 07:58:30 pm »
Very hopeful story! Just to clarify. After the 15 day detox you feel fine? No more medications?
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[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2019, 07:47:58 pm »
Can we take Inositol and Nicanimide instead for NAD?
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[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2019, 01:19:00 pm »
NAD+ looks promising...the problem is the treatment centers are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive and not covered by insurance. Can you, anyone,  comment on the NAD+ sublingual spray option?
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[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2019, 08:52:35 pm »
Big, deep inhale. And exhale.
I'm free.

Dear friends and fellow sufferers.
I was once a very lost soul. Lost in the dark, with dark and evil thoughts.
I went through something so foul, so menacing, so depressing, I'm amazed I'm still alive.
Personally, it took me a long time to work up the courage to come back on these boards.
To me, it gives me PTSD, as I was in dire straits, death's door for over 2 years at the age of 30.
But to tackle PTSD, one must face the same fears if they can to make progress.
So here I am.

I'm alive. I'm thriving. I'm in college again. I drive again. I go to the gym. My life is pretty much back.
I just got out of surgery for my gallbladder. I'm on day 3 post op. I had zero benzos. My surgeon, nursing team, and anesthesia Dr. were incredible. They totally understood my previous benzo usage, and accommodated with perfection.
My heart rate never went above 80 bpm. My blood pressure never went above 150/85 at my worst pain.
I knew that if I got through my surgery, I was officially over withdrawals. I'm glad I got it out, it was an emergency. I wasn't full of stones, but it was spewing out so much bile at random times and heavily scarred so it had to go. So far, all is ok. I take a quarter of one 5 hydrocodone pill a day, which is nothing.

I have crazy extensive medical knowledge, 4 years of pharmacology, advanced paramedic, in school for Dr. of Occupational Therapy, and I couldn't figure out the benzo situation.
I couldn't taper once I got to 7.5 mg valium. I got stuck and suffered everyday.
Suicide, which is so hard to talk about, seemed like my only option, and I had one failed attempt.
But I didn't die. And I'm so glad, because life is great again. Even post op in pain.
Because I have what may people don't, a new lease on life.
I told everyone around me, I've been through hell. Benzo withdrawal is way worse.
Now, pregnant ladies told me gallbladder pain and removal was the worst they ever experienced. And it was terrible.
But benzo withdrawal was way worse.
It was really nice to be treated so nice in my own hospital room, as opposed to a psych ward which was one of the worst experiences I've ever dealt with. What felt even better was post op questions. Do you feel depressed? Nope! Do you want to hurt yourself or anyone? Nope! They said I was one of the most chipper patients they had. All due to the hell I went through.

I could go on and on about my experience with withdrawals. I did and do so much to help myself.
The hard part for me is telling you all how I got free, because many of you likely can't afford it.
I go lucky, real lucky, and had help. But it was investment that paid off fully.
I got free from a great NAD+ center here where I live in San Diego for 15 full days for $20,000,
the longest a patient had ever stayed there. My roommate was there for xanax, I was there for valium.
I'm now officially 5 months clean and free. It's been over though since just about month 3.
NAD+ works wonders and I fully support it. It has so many uses just besides the anti aging benefits.
I know I wouldn't have made it without it as I was dying. I had labs done at the center first thing from a great Nurse Partitioner who is now my GP, I love this woman. Those labs I hold in a folder next to my bed. They showed my body was shutting down. I could't detox from the valium and it was building up to lethal levels inside of me. The long half life just kept stacking up and it slowed down almost every important process in my body such as thyroid, eye sight, metabolism, kidney function, liver function, testosterone, cholesterol, CRP or inflammation markers, heart issues, gallbladder, and many more. I was in fact, dying. I had to tell my family that I was dying at age 30, it was horrific. But I did feel validated. I knew that what was going on, a human being should not be going through. I had fought medical professionals for 2 years, saying I felt like I was dying, only to be told I was making it up, regardless of my medical background. But the professionals at the NAD+ treatment center fully understood and dealt with my type of issues everyday of every week. I was one of the worst cases of course, because of the inability to clear drugs effectively. On my gallbladder surgery the surgical team had to pay special attention to how much drugs I got because of the drug clearance issue. But like great professionals, everything was calculated down to .01.

I leaned heavily on God, my wife, my best friends, my family, and kept the future in my front pocket. I made so many goals, starting small then progressing to bigger and bigger to show I was still capable of making progress. Supplements were key, water and hydration was key, sleep was key, low sugar and carbs was key, my sunlight depression lamp is key, plant and lean protein diet is key, meditation and prayer is key, and my puppies are key. I have so much to say honestly. But I'll stop it for now as I need to [...] for my post op. I will log on every so often then next couple of days to a week to help or ask any questions you all need. I understand all of this vey well, and understand neural chemistry quite well now.

I love you all. Don't give up. Life is capable of being good again, even better because you will appreciate it so much more than before. There are so many people that care, I care, you just got to find the right team. God bless. -Fishy, Jameson

What supplements please? Just will never have 20k for this, but help us all and tell us what supplements helped you?
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[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2019, 08:57:53 pm »
Nicotinimide? Really? Is that a form of nicotine? Are you saying a form of nicotine was in your supplements? Please let us know what supplements you took? Otherwise folks might think you work for a NAD+ Center, lololol!!
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[Buddie]

Re: NAD+. Hope, for the hopeless. I'm free.
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2019, 09:13:59 pm »
Great success story!
Thank you so much for coming back giving [...]!

Best wishes to your long and benzo free life!

Can you share your symptoms and taper schedule?
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