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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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Avatar universal
02/09
Happy Valentine's Day!
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02/09
Happy Valentine's Day!
snowflake
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02/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.I've been so busy the last couple days but wanted you to know I'm keeping you in my thoughts.How are you feeling hon?    Peace...Kim
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02/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Just checking in with ya hon.How are you doing today? I'm thinking about ya...Peace...Kim
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Avatar universal
01/09
You deserve a big bear hug! Hang in there hon...It just takes a little time.You'll do it,don't be so hard on yourself.....Peace...Kim
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417971 tn?1237142707
01/09
hang in there girl....this addiction is a b1tch!  Just take it one day at a time.  In the begining is seems like one second at a time!  But the more you practice, the easier it gets, just like working out..Traccy
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222369 tn?1274474635
01/09
Glad to hear you're still fighting the good fight. Remember, benzo addiction is more of a marathon than a sprint. Don't cut dosages until you feel stable at the current dose. You can do this with little discomfort if you take it slow. Write if you ever need any encouragement.
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
Hi!!!! Im doing alright, went to Christmas Eve church service tonight, made me feel a ton better. Actually yea, I do get alot of energy..then out of the blue I am so tired i can hardly move!!!! I hope you have a great Christmas..take it slow!!
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
Oh thank you so much. you don't know how much that means to me. I will pray for you as well tonight, I am sure you need it just as much as me. I don't know what got into me, I am so used to numbing all of my emotions, they are all trying to come out at once now. I am almost done with the physical symptoms, now i have to do what I feel is even harder-work on my emotional/mental state. Anyways, how are you coping with half? It is going to be hard, but you will make it. I promise.
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
I did have pressure....I actually still have it once in awhile...it drives me nuts!!! And my ears pop alot. Yeah, withdraws at this point are deff.normal...scary but normal at this point..I cannot believe they gave you clonodine when you are on a blood pressure medicine, that is not right. If you get to feeling too bad, deff.call your doctor...if you need anything let me know.
Amber
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401095 tn?1351391770
12/08
did u say conodine?  that is another bp med like cardizem that u r already on...always check ur bp before u take the clonidine...and only use it if u feel real anxious/hich in turn probably means ur bp is up..but check it...be safe girl..where r u at with ur klonopin dose now?
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
Jeeze i write long notes!!! Let me know what the doctor says..im sure he/she will help you. God Bless. You can do this.
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
Wow I didn't know you had blood pressure problems!  clonodine probably isnt the best thing to use. Did the er know about your bp? If they did, they did NOT do the right thing by giving it to you. What kind of symptoms are you having? For anxiety my doctor put me on buspar and epitol..it works very well. I found that anxiety was my worst symptom (besides the siezure of course) and once I got my anxiety under control I was able to at least deal with the other crappy symptoms...I deserved what was dished out to me-since I wasn't taking the xanax right, and I was taking so many to get high...but people like you do not deserve this..you were inoccenly enough just taking 3 a day. Its not fair to you.  Maybe make an appointment with your regular doctor- and see if he/she can put you on somthing.
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
(wow This is a long message,lol)go to your local health food store and talk to the clerk about different vitamins that could help in your situation.Also get a hobby, somthing that doesnt require a whole lot of thinking, im sure your mind is foggy and the more thinking you have to do the more anxiety you get because you cannot think straight.Regulate your breathing,in through your nose,hold for 4 seconds and exhale,concentrate and do it over and over.Read books and watch movies, anything to get your mind off of it.If you need anything,feel free to ask, i am on here at least once a day,minimum.God Bless and good luck. you can do this!!!
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
(it cut me off) and then I woke up in a bed with padding all around me and dried blood on my face and my gown. My tounge was swollen and my head had a big bump on it..I had fallen down, bit my tounge and hit my head giving myself a concussion. It was all because of benzos. My point is...make sure you are under close supervision, this is nothing to mess with. I know your feeling..it does get better. But don't do it cold turkey like I did..if the nurses werent there, there is a huge chance I would not be here today. I am on day 43 and I still have some withdraw symptoms..but nothing compared to before. I will help you as much as I can.Feel free to ask me anything u want..i will answer the best of my ability.I PROMISE you it DOES get better.Hang in there.U are doing the right thing.I would
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684343 tn?1231430840
12/08
Well.... I have to say I WISH I would have done the taper method. I was on xanax for 8 years, 5 of which I abused them terribly, I was taking 15 to 20 1mg pills a day. I realized that I had a problem and put myself into a detox/rehab center. They gave me serax to ease the symptoms for the first 3, but when they took me off all hell broke loose. I couldn't sleep AT all for the first 6 days,I had the cold sweats terrible,I was puking every hour, i had diareah,I had the shakes,I had a terrible case of fog head, a sort of "out of body"experience, I was very emotional,and im sure I am missing some...I did have a terrible withdraw siezure on my 5th day. I don't remember much of it..just that I was having massive anxiety..I remember walking out of my room to tell the nurse...
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12/08
Just a quick note to say hi!
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12/08
Hope you feel better soon! Jennifer,first take a deep breath and relax! What you are feeling is normal it is part of the withdrawal,unfortunately with benzo w/d your body will go for periods of feeling normal and then all of a sudden wham! you feel like you haves started w/d all over again,this can last for anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years it is the horrible price we pay.Please try L-theanine and 5htp for the mood swings and depression.They litteraly saved my life.
snowflake
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12/08
Just a quick note to say hi!Hope all is well with you today,I am feelin like I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.Have a great day
snowflake
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518031 tn?1295575374
12/08
hello, sorry i didnt write right back...good luck i will be praying foryou.. i am hoping to geta kidneyu this spring.. been having alot of trouble with the arm they do my dialysis on..may have to have another surgery..already have had 4 on that arm...rather then that ok i guess...lol ever want to chat pm me...brian
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505907 tn?1258369340
12/08
Welcome to our community! Hope you find the answers you seek here.
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Avatar universal
12/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers.what you are feeling is normal but that doesn't make it any better I know your body will go through so much comming off the benzos but you can do it and you will feel better I promise. It has been one month today and I feel better everyday,but there are some days when i feel like I am back to square one and with benzo withdrawals this is normal, just keep telling your self that you can do this and no your not crazy, have you tried the amino acid protocol? it has done wonders for me,good luck and god bless,snowflake
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12/08
Hope you feel better soon! Yes please taper slowly and good luck to you.
                 SNOWFLAKE
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695145 tn?1227749112
11/08
Thank you so much ! Have a great thanksgiving.
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10/08
thank you so much for your email!  

her doctors have been totally irresponsible.  it's horrifying.  she was only on it for like 5 months and was on a very low dose ,but even the doctors she's seen recently say, "no you're not having withdrawls".  but I really really want to find her the right doctor who won't blow her off. she's been off them now for at least two months but I truly feel she needs  the right kind of doctor.  do you have any suggestions as to where we could get her help in the DC area? thanks so much
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10/08
I really appreciate it. I was being to think something else was wrong with me. I read thru quite a few posts and no one had mentioned that particular symptom. Its nice to know that someone else knows what its like. Im feeling SO much better today even though I had horrible night sweats and didnt sleep even after taking an ambien. Hopefully the worst of the withdrawals are over and behind me. It was getting to the point where I would have to take 4-5 7.5 hydrocodone to get my high. It was BAD. Anyway, thanks for letting me know that that the "electroshock" as I call them are somewhat normal!
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642313 tn?1244071722
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi!

Thanks for your help.  I was on hydros for alsmost 3 years then quit for three months then relapsed.  I started subutex about a year ago and on October 2, 2008 I finally quit.  I heard that clonopin helps with withdrawals.
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642212 tn?1223306056
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! They gave me Phenobarbitrol , i am not sure if that is how to spell it, I cant really explain the withdrawls, I just felt ******, nort really achey, just shity , but still fuctionable, if you are taperd off correctly you shouldnt feel much of any thing, and it really depends on how long you were takeing them and how much.
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642313 tn?1244071722
10/08
Hey I just noticed a note on my screen from you.... that was intended for me????  I am not sure how this site works so sorry but anyway what is klonopin?  is it the same as clonodine?
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642212 tn?1223306056
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi, If 2 mg a day is all you are taking it should not be hard, but stopping benzos can be fatal. it took me about 2 months to come off of them but they tell me I wont feel normal for up to 9 months. But I was taking alot more than you, i was givin a different drug to help me come off of them. are you getting them from your Dr? if so he should be able to help you taper. they are not as bad as vicodin.
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642212 tn?1223306056
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi thanks for your note, I hope I dont have wd but I am not really worried about it ,at this point it is what it is. I was taking alot of benzos my Dr. that was tapering me off could not believe what I was taking.
I was taking, xanax, ativan, valume, and cholonapam(i have no idea how to spell it) as well as lunesta and ambiem, they are "almost benzos" really I dont know how many mgs, but I was taking alot, I also had a bad drinking habbit, I knew I could not stop on my own becouse it is really dangerous, I did not even like them but i had to take them so i would not feel WDs.so I put myself in a chemical dependancy program, they taperd me off but there is no way around it ,i did have some WDs, but it is nice to be free of them. are you taking benzos.?
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518031 tn?1295575374
10/08
welcome to the forum.. hope evrything is going well
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