Author Topic: 4 Years Later...  (Read 3090 times)

[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 10:42:25 pm »
Dearest [...],
   I am so happy to see this update from you! It's wonderful to know you are fully recovered. It takes longer than we ever imagined, huh? I'm just behind you and functioning pretty well with room for more improvement. Maybe soon!
   Sending you thanks for your support and encouragement over our years together. What a time of patience, acceptance and trust!

Warmly,
[...] :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 09:59:39 am »
Thanks for your message: it gives great hope!!!
As for myself, I'm starting to feel that healing will come one day. Some of my symptoms are starting to subside...
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[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 10:47:52 am »
Thanks for sharing, we all need to hear that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I hope that one day I can share a similar post.
Best.🌸
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[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 04:02:26 pm »
I had every symptom you could imagine. My whole body & mind totally fell apart.

Year 3, I really made serious headway and year 4 was normal life again.



this is what every long term sufferer needs to know! thank you :)
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Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 01:05:01 am »
Hi guys,
Maybe some of you around still remember me, maybe not, but I wanted to pop in and just let those that need it know that you will heal. I can hardly believe it's been 4 years now, since my last Ativan. I remember so well thinking, there is NO WAY I can live thru this, just no way. CT was definitely not a good idea, but by the time I knew I had really screwed up, I was already too far in and there was no way I was going to get back on it. I toughed it out for the first several months/year, until I could begin to feel I could make it. I truly thought that WD would be the death of me, but here I am 4 years later! I just want to share hope and that positive push, for those that are needing it. You will make it, if you keep going forward. Just focus forward and soon it will all come to an end. We each have our day this horrific nightmare does end. Blessings!

 :smitten:
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Hi ML my old friend!

Im not on here much anymore and great to see you drop in. What a ride hey! I went from being an extreme case of the extreme cases and spending 2 years totally locked down to only one symptom left which is muscle pain....... not long now.

Great to hear from an old buddy from all those years ago.

Now go live your life and dont look back!

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Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 01:46:29 pm »
Hi guys,
Maybe some of you around still remember me, maybe not, but I wanted to pop in and just let those that need it know that you will heal. I can hardly believe it's been 4 years now, since my last Ativan. I remember so well thinking, there is NO WAY I can live thru this, just no way. CT was definitely not a good idea, but by the time I knew I had really screwed up, I was already too far in and there was no way I was going to get back on it. I toughed it out for the first several months/year, until I could begin to feel I could make it. I truly thought that WD would be the death of me, but here I am 4 years later! I just want to share hope and that positive push, for those that are needing it. You will make it, if you keep going forward. Just focus forward and soon it will all come to an end. We each have our day this horrific nightmare does end. Blessings!

 :smitten:
[...]

[...],
I tried to send you a PM.  I could really use your encouragement and support.  February 26th was one year for me.  I was a short term (3 month) user of .5 Ativan.  I haven't had a lot of physical symptoms (at least nothing I've blamed on the withdrawal) but a lot of mental symptoms.  I'm WAY better than I was even just two months ago; yet I still have some mental symptoms remaining that I was hoping to talk with you about in PM.

Did you suffer from overthinking?  Awfulizing?  Your brain just going 200 MPH and not processing things the way it used to?  I mean, it's like the world is just "off" . . . different from how I used to perceive it, if that makes sense.

Also, I was prescribed Ativan for insomnia, not for anxiety.

I'm hoping you can articulate deeper about how you felt at the one year mark and what "symptoms" remained.  Was it still a slow progression of calmness and your brain returning to how it used to process things? Did life just feel "different" for a while?


Thank you for any insight you can provide.  I pray that even though I feel "healed" in many ways, that these remaining symptoms aren't permanent or the "new me".



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[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 02:45:22 pm »
Congrats on feeling better after such a long, hard road. Do you have any desire to explain your symptoms and how they changed over time?

Hi,
Truthfully no, I just donít go there anymore if you can understand. There is anxiety and PTSD involved with going back there. As I said though, I had everything to deal with that we all do here in this journey. But with all the range of physical & emotional sx, please know in time, it WILL resolve. Just keep going one day at a time.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 02:47:53 pm »
Happy to hear you made it through this.  Did you have heart palpitations or fluttering of the heart?  Mine feels like its starting and stopping.  I went to the cardiologist on Friday and he said this is normal and its nothing serious but it sure scares the hell out of me.  I can't even exercise right now because of this.


Yes I had the worst heart issues you could imagine. I still can hardly believe my heart made it thru it all. It was one of my worst symptoms from WD. It does go away over time.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 02:52:36 pm »
Dearest [...],
   I am so happy to see this update from you! It's wonderful to know you are fully recovered. It takes longer than we ever imagined, huh? I'm just behind you and functioning pretty well with room for more improvement. Maybe soon!
   Sending you thanks for your support and encouragement over our years together. What a time of patience, acceptance and trust!

Warmly,
[...] :smitten:


Blessings to you [...]! Yes here we are and your almost there! Boy is that ever the truth that I had no possible idea how long this would take. Itís better I didnít, because if I had known it would literally take years, Iím not sure how I would have pushed thru. Taking it day by day and staying in pure hope, that anyday it will be over was best.
Blessings to you and Iím so glad to hear your ok!  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: 4 Years Later...
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2019, 02:56:47 pm »
Hi guys,
Maybe some of you around still remember me, maybe not, but I wanted to pop in and just let those that need it know that you will heal. I can hardly believe it's been 4 years now, since my last Ativan. I remember so well thinking, there is NO WAY I can live thru this, just no way. CT was definitely not a good idea, but by the time I knew I had really screwed up, I was already too far in and there was no way I was going to get back on it. I toughed it out for the first several months/year, until I could begin to feel I could make it. I truly thought that WD would be the death of me, but here I am 4 years later! I just want to share hope and that positive push, for those that are needing it. You will make it, if you keep going forward. Just focus forward and soon it will all come to an end. We each have our day this horrific nightmare does end. Blessings!

 :smitten:
[...]

Hi ML my old friend!

Im not on here much anymore and great to see you drop in. What a ride hey! I went from being an extreme case of the extreme cases and spending 2 years totally locked down to only one symptom left which is muscle pain....... not long now.

Great to hear from an old buddy from all those years ago.

Now go live your life and dont look back!

Oh [...] my ol Buddy! Ever so glad to hear from you! Oh how I know you suffered...Iím truly glad to hear from you and know your ok. This is indeed a long, long haul. I know your grateful that years are behind you now. Blessings for a happy & healthy life friend.  :smitten:
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