Hey, all.... :)
A quick summary of where I'm at -
About three weeks ago I shared on the Substance Abuse Forum that my sole goal right now in ridding myself of the benzo monsters for good was to simply stick to my Klonopin prescription for now - to not abuse it, to not run short, and not to resort to using my husband's Xanax. I then eventually want to work on tapering down and off.
For two weeks I was doing supremely well, and was secretly proud of my baby-steps victory. Now, for the past two days, I've gotten off track, and it didn't hit me until this a.m. why that may be. Before I get into that, I do want to say that whether it's because it's true, or if it's because I CONVINCED myself, with your help, that because of Klonopin's long half-life I should never experience break-through anxiety, it was working. I felt calm, not exactly peaceful!, but calmer than I had been in a long time. And, not a single Xanax!!
But, for the last two or three days, I've lost my grip on my resolve. I've been slipping in an extra Klono here and there, and before I know it.... well, we all likely know how that works.
What I'm wondering is this: Does anyone have any experience with Lyrica? I have been taking it since April for fibromyalgia at 300 mg. per day. Because I'm not sure that it's even helping with the fibro pain, and because I want to eventually rid my system of every chemical that I can, I didn't refill my Lyrica script. Now, I'm wondering if my escalating uneasiness has something to do with the missing Lyrica. I did refill it, and can likely answer my own question once I pick it up and am back on schedule with it, but I'm wondering if anyone can offer any insight in the meantime.
Be well..... PEACE - and I really mean, "PEACE"! Those of my generation bantered the word around like we do "Hey!" today, but now I truly understand what it means, and I wish it for everyone, myself included. :)
P.S. To our lovely Moderators.... I don't seem to be getting any email notifications of daily updates any longer. Can we remedy that to include this community as well as the Substance Abuse Community? THANKS! Sue