Author Topic: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!  (Read 4520 times)

[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2022, 10:15:11 pm »
Glad you made it out the other side. Roughly how long did it take you to fully recover. Iím feeling pretty hopeless at moment, doubting I will recover. Iím 38 months off zopiclone, had really bad mental symptoms, intrusive thoughts last couple years. No windows. Just need bit hope long term symptoms arenít permanent.

Thank you for your reply. I totally understand that feeling of hopelessness as I had it for such a long time. As I mentioned in my post I started to improve around 30 months but it was very up and down after that for at least another 18 months, maybe more. I would say it took at least 4 years, probably a little more to get to the point of stability Iím at now. Everyone is different but I donít believe anyone is stuck the way they are feeling forever, you might be a little faster or slower than me but youíll get there.
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2022, 06:44:55 am »
Thanks ,my symptoms largely mental which seem to take lot longer to recover from. With intrusive thoughts nothing seems help or ease them. Got Covid at moment which is making depression lot worse. Good to read about people like you that took years to recover as well though,
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2022, 11:54:41 am »
[...],

You exemplify acceptance, patience and determination.  It was a long haul but you made it to the finish line. I'm so happy for you and I'm glad you are out there enjoying life. Our members will appreciate reading your story, it will give them hope. Thanks for this.

[...]  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2022, 09:43:45 pm »
[...],

You exemplify acceptance, patience and determination.  It was a long haul but you made it to the finish line. I'm so happy for you and I'm glad you are out there enjoying life. Our members will appreciate reading your story, it will give them hope. Thanks for this.

[...]  :smitten:

Thank you so much [...]. It was an absolute joy being able to write my success story as for a long time I wasnít sure I would even get here.
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2022, 09:34:25 am »
I feel resentful and extremely happy simultaneously when I read such posts. Yes vengeance and compassion can go together!
Because I'm not there yet, but my future self has reached there.
I too started with benzos in 2017 end, the only difference you tapered it after 7 months, me after 3.5 years. I wish I would also have done it after 7 months, I wish I knew bb back then. I wish we both could have celebrated success at the same time.
But I'm very happy for you. Enjoy your reward.
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2022, 02:43:17 pm »
Amazing success story and a source of support when in my darkest hours
I am trying so hard to hold on and thank you so much for your endless encouragement
How wonderful that you have your life back again and wish you the happiness you so well deserve
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2022, 08:47:03 pm »
Thank you very much for your story.

The hardest part of this path are the doubts that it is permanent. Stories like yours help.

Thank you, I wish you the best  :smitten:  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2022, 08:39:59 am »
Thank you so much for this story! It really gives hope that recovery is possible! Even if it Feel so permanent!
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2022, 04:23:21 pm »
Thank you so much for sharing. I am nearing a year off and still so sick sometimes. Stories like this give a little hope. Did you have memory issues? I used to have an amazing memory and now it's like chunks of time is missing. Makes me sad and scared. Your amazing thanks for sharing.
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[Buddie]

Re: I believed I would never heal...I was WRONG!
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2022, 08:32:26 pm »
Amazing success story and a source of support when in my darkest hours
I am trying so hard to hold on and thank you so much for your endless encouragement
How wonderful that you have your life back again and wish you the happiness you so well deserve
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Thank you so much for your reply. I am always here for support and I truely believe I will be reading your success story one day. Never lose hope.
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