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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2019, 09:34:12 pm »
I donít know whats going on any more. Is the medication making me worse ? Is it my anxiety? Is it my breakdown? Iíve lost interest in everything. Iím already having withdrawals? Is my anxiety physiological? Psychological? So many therapies, supplements. Lady ate fruit and cured bipolar.... lady quit eating fruit and cured bipolar...... who to trust with your health???
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2019, 09:57:13 pm »
Sorry for the rant but I just realized that Iíve only felt like myself for a total of 8 hours in the past 15 years.
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2019, 10:02:27 pm »
Sorry for the rant but I just realized that Iíve only felt like myself for a total of 8 hours in the past 15 years.

That wasn't much of a rant [...]  :D. This is so hard, everyone is effected differently by everything, being so sick was unexpected and no real answers but slow and patience can seem pretty lacking and just unbelievable.  Hold on, you will make it through.  [...] 🍀🍀
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2019, 10:13:31 pm »
Thank you [...]. Youíre always there for everyone.... I just realized how Iíve been going through symptoms of withdrawal for years without withdrawal from anything. God help me whatís in store for me next. Again Iím so sorry, everyone here on this thread is so kind and supportive and here I am being so negative.
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2019, 10:19:18 pm »
Thank you [...]. Youíre always there for everyone.... I just realized how Iíve been going through symptoms of withdrawal for years without withdrawal from anything. God help me whatís in store for me next. Again Iím so sorry, everyone here on this thread is so kind and supportive and here I am being so negative.

You are searching [...], it's normal and being negative sometimes is very normal too.  It's hard to post about our horrible symptoms without being negative.
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2019, 11:03:41 pm »
Hey [...]...we share a lot of commonalities!  Its so hard to figure out what the heck is going on with withdrawal along with trying to resolve the life issues that brought us to Benzos in the first place!!  Its like trying to figure out one of the old rubics cube with your eyes closed.  Two things I am doing right now which seem to be helping are slowing down on the taper based on sx and messing with my diet.  I am having some decent success with changing up my diet and if you do some research on the Keto or Carnivore diets there is some interesting info out there...not saying that is the answer for you but in my case I now know that diet has been a contributing factor to my anxiety and depression for many years before the perfect storm finally kicked me into the abyss and I resorted to Klonopin for survival.

Take a look at some of Dr Paul Saladino's pod casts from YouTube for carnivore related info as well as Dr Steven Gundry for introducing a Lectin free diet.  Again not telling you to do anything different as we each need to make our own decisions, however, its worth becoming education on how diet can control inflammation within the body which directly impacts how our brains function. The more I learn on the diet topic and experiment on myself the more I am convinced that in my situation its a major contributing factor with my mental health.

For years and years I would feel like crap even though I lived a very healthy lifestyle and thought I was on a healthy diet...turns out glutens were basically killing me as well as refined sugars, fruit sugars, starches and some high lectin veggies...go figure but as I remove these items from my diet my physical health is improving as well as my mental health.   Also doing a blood screen this week to see if anything else shows as a potential allergy issue with standard foods we eat.

So hang in there brother...just got to find the right pieces of the puzzle and click them together...hard as hell but we can do it!!  Never stop looking for the answer.. I am telling you its there!!
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2019, 12:24:54 am »
I did a food sensitivities test test and everything came out normal. I changed my diet anyways staying away from sugar, carbs, etc. maybe it is helping me from becoming worse. I ate fries with gravy last week after a long time and really felt it in my gut. The next day I woke up depressed. However, the benzo roller coaster is so unpredictable that maybe I was going through a wave. I do have some autoimmune stuff going on though. Psoriasis, gingivitis, idiopathic fatty liver so thatís why I tend to think that thereís some sort of physiological thing going on. The other theory is that Iím just stuck in fight or flight mode. But to be stuck so long after a few anxiety attacks? I was stuck in a terror state for years. Other people suffer true trauma and may not have gotten the symptoms I got for so long with no relief. I used to hold my head in terror as I felt like  my brain was turning off. I slept with a light on for years because I lost the light in my mind and needed an external source to comfort me. It all sounds crazy but itís true.
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2019, 12:27:36 am »
I never had traditional panic attacks. I felt like something seized inside my brain and that was it.
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2019, 03:29:27 pm »
[...]- I just saw this success story. Congratulations girl!!  Thanks for posting your story too and hopefully others will learn how to get off these drugs. Thank you so much for helping me get started on the daily microtaper. I agree with [...]- the daily microtaper really is the way to go and my sxs have also lessened as Iíve tapered down. Not sx-free but Iíve remai functional and feel much better now than a yr ago or even 6 mo ago. I have a couple more wks in my taper until I hit zero. I have been tapering for 3 yrs and 4 months. It is insanely long but for me, it was the only way off. Iíve maintained a part time job throughout and I have 2 young kids as well. [...]- itís amazing that you already feel that w/d was a bad dream. Great news!!  I wish all the best for you and your family!
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[Buddie]

Re: The daily micro taper Worked
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2019, 04:23:29 am »
Congrats! So inspirational

Iím down to 2.5mg today. Itís been 5 years of hell
I agree, itís been much better tapering slowly.
What I wanted to ask those who got better as they got lower, at what dose did things REALLY improve for you? Iíve read a lot about ppl saying at 2.5mg things got so much better.
Did you find that to be about accurate? When did the fog go away? Thatís my biggest symptom and the one I hate the most. Fog, fatigue and tinnitus are my 3 constants. They come and go in strength but theyíre always there. Canít wait for the day theyíre gone

The end is scary. Because itís the unknown. Any words would be appreciated. And congrats again!  Youíre a warrior.
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