Benzo Life, Withdrawal & Recovery

To date, the most profound realization in my life was learning that more than half of it was so manufactured. I was prescribed Klonopin at a young age. It was a difficult time in my life and I was not informed or aware of the dangers that came with that drug.

Without getting into the science of how the drug works, I will just say it’s debilitating  in many ways.  For 27 years, I functioned at a limited capacity. I suffer through humiliating side effects, under the false pretense that the drug was helping me with the problems it was actually creating.

This is where I will talk about my benzo life experiences, the hellish withdrawal that takes the lives of many, and the rebirth and recovery that I am still experiencing today.

 

 

 

 

 

I Successfully Tapered Off Of Klonopin

I Successfully Tapered Off Of Klonopin

The following is taken from my personal Facebook post: This will be the last time I post about this. I did it. I successfully tapered off of Klonopin, A psychotropic medicine that I was prescribed 27 years ago. I had tried so many times over the years to quit without...

Day 122 of Benzo Withdrawal

Day 122 of Benzo Withdrawal

In about 20 more days, I will be finished with my micro-tapering process. That will not heal me, but I do believe it will provide a positive mental shift. Already the amount of medicine (I mean poison) that I take is so small that it probably has no effect other than...

Day 115 of Benzo Withdrawal

Day 115 of Benzo Withdrawal

My outlook has changed pretty significantly since I last wrote. Even the title of this feels wrong. It’s not “withdrawal” that is causing these symptoms. It’s damage to the GABA receptors. I know that mine are healing. And as they do, the symptoms become less severe....

Day 104 of Benzo Withdrawal

Day 104 of Benzo Withdrawal

Symptoms have been bothering me the last five days. Again, nothing as severe as they used to be. But it’s taking a toll nonetheless. Especially the insomnia. Last night, I think I only got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep. Today there is a lot of pressure in my face. I can...

Day 96 Of Benzo Withdrawal

Day 96 Of Benzo Withdrawal

Finally! I feel like today will be my day of relief. I slept well last night. It’s the first time I have slept through the night in a while without nagging withdrawal symptoms. I woke up at 6 AM (earlier than I normally would) but that’s OK. When I woke up, I did not...

Day 94 Of Benzo Withdrawal

Day 94 Of Benzo Withdrawal

Thank God for this diary. Sometimes writing is the only release I can find. I’m hoping that at this moment, it will prove to be just that. I had a series of good days. I think four or five days went by that I was feeling pretty good. About half of the day yesterday...

Benzo withdrawal: Making heroin withdrawal look like a piece of cake since 1960.

“This drug won’t help, but its side effects will put your problems to shame.” ― More or less the message from the FDA

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ― J. K. Rowling

We are too young to want to stop living, because after all, we shouldn’t stop something we haven’t yet started.