Author Topic: What is happening in your brain?  (Read 311250 times)

[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 10:37:54 pm »
Thank You [...]!  xo
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 10:39:39 pm »
Wow!  [...] I couldn't thank you enough!  Your post made me cry as I have had another horrid day in this 2 month wave now and was wondering this exact thing today....I have been on here looking for info on what is happening with the GABA, serotonin, etc. while all this is going on, why it's taking so long this far out, etc. and this is exactly what I needed to help me through another day.  Seriously, it brought tears to my eyes because there are so MANY times I just want to make sense of what is going on, etc.  Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 10:46:14 pm »
thank you..

this has helped me a great deal..
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2012, 10:48:43 pm »
Thank you [...] for that detailed but easy to understand explanation.  It all makes sense, but [...] so difficult to [...] through it.
[...] - I feel exactly as you have described as well.  I feel like two people...in one body/brain.
When in a window - my thinking is clear and rational and I know I [...] getting well....a wave comes along and my rational thinking goes out the window....except that  the thoughts are completely in sync with the feelings that I [...] having...fearful, discouraged, hopeless, depressed and anxious and so they seem rational at that time.  So weird.
[...] thanks again for taking the time to write that out so completely and logically for us.  I read your post this morning about the magnesium and I have been on the computer all day researching magnesium...just [...] to find out what might happen if you get too much magnesium.  I have a heart condition and take potassium every day so I need to keep things balanced....but thanks again for all the info you post.  Much appreciated.
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2012, 10:50:25 pm »
[...], my own personal belief about that has always been based on the fact that some of us are born with much more sensitive nervous systems than others. This is a scientific fact, and these sensitive individuals are found in all species of mammals. I know I [...] most definitely one of these "highly sensitive people." I always have been, and it has never been pleasant. Couple that with yet MORE nervous system sensitivity, and well... you get the idea. I imagine those whose nervous systems are naturally "tougher" (only for lack of a better word) would do better. Unfortunately, I think we sensitive people are by nature more likely to need to be prescribed these drugs.

That makes sense but I have a ridiculously sensitive immune system.  I had no allergies whatsoever until one day I took a Keflex (antibiotic) pre-dental and went into anaphyalactic shock.  I had taken that antibiotic for years with no problems.  Almost every medication I put in my mouth after that landed me in the emergency room in a [...] threatening situation. 

I have a chronic blood cancer called IGM Macroglobulinemnia and have had plasma pheresis several times.  That means they remove my plasma and give me donated plasma through a double lumen catheter in my chest.  I wonder if this medical procedure inadvertently helped me in some way. 

Oh, and I've developed intermittent RLS since jumping from Benzos.  Very annoying to say the least! :tickedoff:

I [...] just terrified that one day I'll suddenly get slammed with every s/x I've read about. :o


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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2012, 10:57:49 pm »
Oh, and I've taken 1000mg's of magnesium every night throughout my taper and for a couple of years before.  I wouldn't recommend this dose to anyone without a doctors approval, though.  I take it as a result of a medical complication that resulted in a "prominent fold" in my small bowel.  :o


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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2012, 11:15:22 pm »
Hi [...]- I just read this, and wow, thank you for writing this.  :) It's nice to have some concrete information about the physiology behind this, and it makes perfect sense. My dad also says thank you, I emailed it to him :) he really likes the image of the building being under construction. He does computer networking and takes care of a building so it was the perfect analogy for him. :thumbsup:

 I love reading your posts. This one stripped away the feelings that go along with recovery, so I was better able to separate myself and JUST consider the physiology behind it. Thanks again, your positivity and objectivity are very refreshing.  :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2012, 11:36:25 pm »
Great read, [...]. I love how you made the distinction between our MINDS and our BRAINS. I have often tried to describe my symptoms as feeling as if they are not "me." I might actually feel ok, my mood might be good, I can recognize I have nothing to worry about... and yet, there all these symptoms are: depression, worrying, obsessions, etc. I've gotten so used to them by now that I can recognize this "double-emotion" feeling. My "true" feelings (in my mind, the [...] me, I guess) and all that crap that's running through my repairing brain. It is the most odd sensation, having both your true self's emotions and all the wd side effect "emotions" (said in quotes because they are fake) running through your mind. I always fear someone will think I've got a split personality if I try to describe it to them  :laugh:

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And if it were NOT healing, you would not be having those symptoms.  ANY part of the brain or body that needs to heal is going to "experience" something in the form of symptoms - and you are going to notice that.

Can you go into this in any more detail? I don't quite understand why each part of the brain actually has to give off such bizarre (ad incredibly painful) symptoms as they are healing.

That is exactly how I feel--like I have multiple personalities. I have never heard it being described like that by anyone else. Does anyone feel this way? Like I can feel love and fear or anger simultaneously--a positive and a negative emotion at the same time. Bizarre!!!
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2012, 11:38:31 pm »
[...]--thanks a lot for taking the time to write such [...] enlighting post.
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[Buddie]

Re: What is happening in your brain?
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 12:28:38 am »
Oh [...] this is exceptional!!  You put my mind to rest regarding healing thru this
taper.  It was easy to understand even with my benzo fog.  I will have my mate
read this.  He tries so hard to understand but I think he has trouble with that when
he can't see a "physical sore".  He is [...] engineer and they are so in tune to needing
proof.  This will help him as much as it has helped me.
You took so much time to write this for us!! God Bless You!!
Pammy
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