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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2019, 01:49:14 pm »
8 mgs... wow. You're an inspiration for having gotten through that. Congratulations on your recovery  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2019, 11:10:00 pm »
I have all the symptoms you describe. Absolute mental torture every second of the day.  Did you ever come off and on over the 20 years you were on clonazepam?
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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2019, 04:51:16 pm »
No.... I didn't come off and on. Stayed on for 20 years straight through
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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2019, 06:44:17 pm »
Congratulations on being healed and thanks for spreading the hope! ❤
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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2019, 02:48:48 pm »
You’re welcome!!
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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2019, 11:18:31 am »
It's time for me to write my success story.  I could have written it a few years ago but just wanted to be absolutely sure. Also, once you're healed you forget about the horror of benzo withdrawal.

My story began over 20 years ago when I was prescribed klonopin for sleep. Over the years I built up a tolerance to the drug where I was taking 8mgs at night to get to sleep.  My prescribing doctor retired and I found it impossible to find anyone else who would prescribe that amount............. that's when all hell broke loose!  I had no idea about tapering off this drug, so I figured I would go to a rehab and let the "professionals "  get me off klonopin safely.  They gave me an eight day taper.  After the  8 day taper it was like someone through me into hell

I went home and ended up on the floor of my small bedroom for eight months. I was completely  incapacitated. The pain and horror I endured are difficult to describe with words.  I had all the symptoms. My skin burned like it was on fire, i couldnt sleep , i felt this all consuming fear 24/7 , horrible intrusive thoughts,  circular thoughts,  otherworldly panic and anxiety and many others. I knew I wasn't going to make it much longer if I didn't get help. Fortunately I found a doc who was willing to put me back on 2 mg so I could taper from there.  I tapered off that amount over 2 years.

Things got better after I reinstated,  but i still had symptoms and after each cut i would have more symptoms but it was never as bad as that cold turkey i went through.  It was a long process , sometimes very painful but I made it. Sometimes I thought the pain would never end that the tapering process woudnt work . It took forever.  But i came out the other side.

I was a Really bad case and if I could get through it to complete healing you can too!!!.  You will!!!   Today I work , go on vacations,  exercise ,  eat what i want,  sleep like a baby at night and am back to normal.  If i can do it so can you.   Just keep believing,  healing will happen.   It may take a while but it will happen.

God bless ,
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[...] thank you for that beautiful success story.  Appreciate your encouragement!  :thumbsup: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: It's time... completely healed
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2019, 04:27:36 pm »
Congratulations and Merry Christmas

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