Author Topic: Joint pain?  (Read 744 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 11:47:39 am »
[...]...Could you share the diet on this thread?

Bill
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 12:11:16 pm »
Well it started with knees, neck and jaw.  Now also in my elbows and every now and then ankles and fingers.  Some days it is worse than others.  I was working out and thought that might be the issue. I stopped working out for a few weeks and [...] had issues.  I am back exercising again with lighter weights and walking instead of running etc. Really no change.  Maybe a little worse but I think the exercise is curbing the depression.  I hope this is just hyper-sensitive nerves.   I can certainly deal with the pain if that was the only symptom I have, though I would like it to go away as I really would like to enjoy more outdoor sports.  I am having the most trouble with the anxiety symptoms and fears and obssessive worry about when I'll get better.  To the point that I can't really live my life the way I'd like.  Did you have bad symptoms and have they eased as it relates to the psych symptoms?  If so, did you do anything, like push through things that you thought would just completely make you lose control? 






i am in the same boat as you.im working out with light weights and alternating body parts.now have developed elbow and
hand pain.increased neck tension.but i aint giving it up as its part of me being me.and also consider stopping but feel it will do no good only take away my time and my way of trying to be proactive in my healing.
neck is most bothersome as it causes dizzness at times and blurry vision.whats funny is when im working out im ok for a bit.good luck stay strong.
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 01:25:41 pm »
[...]...Could you share the diet on this thread?

Bill

Just google The Whole Life Nutrition Elimination Diet
I followed the phase 1 food list for 4 weeks, then began testing foods from the other phases for reactions, waiting 3 days between additions.

Now many months into the diet I can eat some of the food triggers I determined were causing me pain without the bad pain flareups that I would experience before. But I'm [...] on a whole foods plant based diet because it really works for me. I decided not to add animal products back in.

Healed, Finally  8)
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 03:55:30 pm »
I just discovered this thread after posting a long message querying people's experience with body pain associated with clonazepam--so I'm NOT alone!  I didn't really think so, but . . .

Anyway, I want to support what's been said about diet--this is really crucial.  I've had to pare my diet down to a nearly absurd set of restrictions because of a separate issue, but I think the incidental result (a limited, but much more balanced, diet than I had before) may turn out to be that I'll sense some alleviation of the joint pain and other stuff that I suspect so strongly of being related to clonazepam use and withdrawal. 

The other thing is, don't forget to breathe.  Make a point from time to time of breathing slowly and deeply for a minute or two--the extra oxygen can really help.  And consider mindfulness meditation.  I've already gone into this in detail elsewhere, so here I'm going to leave it at just making the suggestion.  But think about it.

Good luck, everyone -

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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 05:05:08 pm »
I was getting ready to start a thread just lIke this one as I too have startEd to have joint pain in both knees. My feet also have started to hurt badly and This has come out of nowhere. I'm now 10.5 mths off c/t from Xanax.  I did not have this pain this badly until two weeks ago.

This joint pain is so bad that it does not matter what I take it won't stop.  This is all so confusing to me. It seems the longer I'm off Xanax the worse I feel

Sooner, I know the feeling. I am pushing 14 months out and my legs are not AS bad as when tapering, (bedridden) but they are worse than they were a few months ago. Shakey, burning, weak, and my bones hurt all over now worse than a few months ago. I know I am getting better in some ways but I feel I dont move forward, I move sideways. new stuff comes and I am so freaking tired of waking up knowing I have to *cope* with my day, my life, instead of being in the flow, productive and happy. I know we all heal. I know it takes time, but sometimes the thin ribbon of hope gets snatched by a flock of starlings that are building a new nest. Metaphorically speaking of course. :)

I want my life back. Now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 09:11:21 pm »
I am going to take a different approach with my answer. I HAD NO PAIN in my hip or low back on the Ativan or Valium after the CROSSOVER  plus I was sleeping....so the pain I am having is a response to NO BENZO'S. Actually I had pain prior to the Benzo's so it was another so called benefit at the time. LITTLE DID WE KNOW there's no FREE LUNCH.
I also have the pain on pressure on Right elbow and yes the JOINTS take turns...LOL. I too thinks it w/d.
 And the pain is back for sure. It's so easy to understand how everyone of us got ensnared...could not sleep took the pill, had anxiety took the pill, needed a muscle relaxant ..non better than the benzodiazapines. When we  could not continue on the BENZO'S and we slammed in an equal and opposite direction until there is NATURAL stabilization.
It's not called BENZO HELL for nothing.
I use hot, cold, TENS UNIT, message which is costly, whirlpool...and if all else fails pain medication as a last resort.
I also use prayer and meditation to reduce stress. I came upon a you tube on EFT as a modality for benzodiazapine withdrawal. I think it helps. You can google EMOTIONAL FREEDOM Technique.
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 02:25:27 am »
Thanks everyone for your responses.  May our full healing come soon. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2012, 04:18:43 am »
Hi [...] and everyone else,

Well from reading everyone's posts I am now more than before optimistic that this is w/d, which is a good thing for we know we will heal from that where if it had been caused from something else like arthritis for example - then we wouldn't.  Just by knowing that I'm not alone in having these sxs makes mine not frightening anymore.  Of course my mind had gone to the extremes of my having to have surgery on my elbow, that I would lose my elbow entirely, lose my arm, on and on to the worse extremes.  But now I'm reassured that everything will be ok with my joints in time.

Healing to all it will happen,

[...]  :angel:
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[Buddie]

Re: Joint pain?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2012, 04:21:03 am »
Hi [...] and everyone else,

Well from reading everyone's posts I am now more than before optimistic that this is w/d, which is a good thing for we know we will heal from that where if it had been caused from something else like arthritis for example - then we wouldn't.  Just by knowing that I'm not alone in having these sxs makes mine not frightening anymore.  Of course my mind had gone to the extremes of my having to have surgery on my elbow, that I would lose my elbow entirely, lose my arm, on and on to the worse extremes.  But now I'm reassured that everything will be ok with my joints in time.

Healing to all it will happen,

[...]  :angel:
Bliss Johns (Benzo Wise author) had the joint/bone pain too. She healed. She says she hears it all the time.
Hang in there.
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