Author Topic: The Third 🐢 Charm.  (Read 3312 times)

[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2021, 10:17:49 pm »
Beautiful encouraging update [...]. Thanks for your dedication to helping others along the way. Your village is awesome!!!! YOU are even more awesome! Love to you sweet dear warrior. I'm looking forward to your next update. My 1 year milestone is on the 20th of this month. I'm so excited. I hope I can find the words as lovely as yours to celebrate.
Thanks for lighting my path!
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2021, 10:37:33 am »
Beautiful encouraging update [...]. Thanks for your dedication to helping others along the way. Your village is awesome!!!! YOU are even more awesome! Love to you sweet dear warrior. I'm looking forward to your next update. My 1 year milestone is on the 20th of this month. I'm so excited. I hope I can find the words as lovely as yours to celebrate.
Thanks for lighting my path!
Thanks [...], such a lovely post it brought tears to my eyes. I am proud of all that you do and what you have gone through, and regardless you still always life others. Stay Strong. 💖 Peace and Healing. :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2021, 01:37:02 am »
Good to hear from you [...]! Your positive attitude is very catching, given how difficult a journey this is.

It definitely takes a can-do-it approach and a sticking-to-it manner, to finish this race. And you have both.

Even to this day I see microscopic improvements in my recovery. Emotions that I haven't felt for many years still occur and surprise me....It's encouraging to see I'm coming back to life...slow but sure. The journey though rough has been well worth the investment.

Keep up the good work and never, ever look back, but only forward. ;D
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2021, 10:18:22 am »
Good to hear from you [...]! Your positive attitude is very catching, given how difficult a journey this is.

It definitely takes a can-do-it approach and a sticking-to-it manner, to finish this race. And you have both.

Even to this day I see microscopic improvements in my recovery. Emotions that I haven't felt for many years still occur and surprise me....It's encouraging to see I'm coming back to life...slow but sure. The journey though rough has been well worth the investment.

Keep up the good work and never, ever look back, but only forward. ;D
Hi [...], thank you for your lovely post. I am so happy that you are seeing improvement, I agree that it is so nice to have the emotions return and to feel better. It is certainly like a "Rebirth" and I am so Grateful that I found BB and so many Buddies that understand what we [...] through. 💖 Peace and Healing. :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm Update.
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2021, 11:43:17 am »
🐢Twenty-two Month Update, just wanted to post that I am doing well, I am still healing. As we know the Brain takes longer to heal, but it does. I had blips of sx's and dealt with them, and was able to remain functional. I do not think anyone should [...] as slow as I did, but this was my last try...if I did not succeed I would stay on Valium. But one must decide how to taper and what they are willing to do, to make it work for them But thankfully being a 🐢 all the way down helped me to get off and not to have horrific sx's. I healed as I went down and that is why I have not noticed big changes, but I feel good and my mind is clear. My sleep is better, I am now getting 5-6 hrs of sleep, I have started going to sleep between 9-10 most nights, that is if I do not fall asleep in the chair. I think by changing sleep pattern has helped the most, I feel refreshed when I wake and have even on 4hrs of sleep. So I know in time the sleep will continue to increase, and if not I am grateful for what I am getting. Not having a benzo in my body gives me a feeling of Elation and Calm, it is a wonderful feeling. I would not change a thing about my taper.

I was not having problems with Valium at all, but because of things my wicked ENT said about me in front of a Office full of patients, I did not deserve that at all. Of course he made out the schedule for my first two tapers, but he nearly killed me...until I said no more and left his practice and worked with my Primary Doctor. I decided that I wanted off and I was going to do it my way, and my Primary allowed me to do it, and no problems at all with getting scripts. Of course I had hoarded a lot, because I did not trust that Valium would not be pulled off the Market, and in the years since I started, many are being yanked off benzo's and it is a sin for those that have to suffer.I do not know how people that invented these pills sleep knowing that benzo's can wreak our life. So thankfully I do not have that worry now or ever again.

Stay Strong, throw out your calendar, find the proper speed of tapering for you and do not be afraid to walk off when it is time. Walking off was a milestone for me and it will be for you too. If you can try to find something Positive in each day, it really helps to set the mood, it did for me. And never ever give up on Hope. I am grateful that I found BB and keep distracted with my threads and "The Village". I really believe that all good things take time..💖 Peace and Healing. :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2021, 12:25:58 pm »
Thank you for posting and continuing to share about your victory, [...]. You give hope and inspiration to so many! :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2021, 03:41:16 pm »
Wow [...] you are so right! Slow is much better on the body than fast. I'm grateful that you're doing well. Your sleep will surely improve. That 4 hrs will be 5 then 6 etc.  :thumbsup:
I agree that giving up shouldn't be a quick fix to the challenging task of getting off the pills. I'm glad you dusted yourself off and tried again! Look at you now, girl!!! You're a true witness that it can be done no matter if you have to [...] soooooo slow. Looking forward to more updates from you.
Congrats on your milestone. I love you sweetie!!!
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2021, 08:54:21 pm »
Thank you for posting and continuing to share about your victory, [...]. You give hope and inspiration to so many! :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Thanks [...], you have always been a great support to me and others here. Thankfully you and I have walked off and now we are putting our life back together, one step at a time. 💖 Peace and Healing.💦
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2021, 08:59:42 pm »
Wow [...] you are so right! Slow is much better on the body than fast. I'm grateful that you're doing well. Your sleep will surely improve. That 4 hrs will be 5 then 6 etc.  :thumbsup:
I agree that giving up shouldn't be a quick fix to the challenging task of getting off the pills. I'm glad you dusted yourself off and tried again! Look at you now, girl!!! You're a true witness that it can be done no matter if you have to [...] soooooo slow. Looking forward to more updates from you.
Congrats on your milestone. I love you sweetie!!!
Thanks [...],I know how hard it has been for you post taper, but your strength will get you what you so deserve. Look how far you have come and what you have been able to do. It is nice to get 5-6 hrs of sleep, but I had to tweak when I went to bed, the chair is not my bed.. :D 💖 Peace and Healing.💦
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[Buddie]

Re: The Third 🐢 Charm.
« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2021, 08:18:58 pm »
Thatís ok. When people are sleep deprived it doesnít seem to matter where they can get some sleep. lol
But youíre right that ideally you want to sleep in your bed at night. The association is good for the mind to trigger sleepiness.  :thumbsup:
Hugs
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