Benzodiazepine Recovery Tips

Clearly, I’m reading and posting all these articles on benzodiazepines because I’m coping with the following issues with a post withdrawal syndrome. It’s a syndrome that can go on for many months and in some cases years. It’s much easier at this point in the journey to print the words of others who have gone […]

Warnings of the dangers of benzodiazepines hit the media

About 2 decades too late and a good decade after the alarm bell was sounded in the UK but it’s better late than never. From the Washington Post: Benzodiazepines, often prescribed to manage anxiety, panic and sleep disorders, include Xanax, Ativan, Valium and Klonopin. Originally pushed as an alternative to barbiturates, their use has grown […]

Natural sleep or soothing remedies

ALL OF THESE SUPPLEMENTS BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE RISKY TO ADD TO A REGIME of care as one gets deeper into withdrawal. Many people on benzos have all sorts of adverse reactions to things no one else would. This stuff is great if one wants to avoid benzos to begin with!  But should only be taken […]

Amino acids and mental health

**Disclaimer and update: this is only an example of a protocol. Individual needs vary greatly. I in fact stopped tolerating all of these supplements as I got deeper into withdrawal.  This was not a stagnant protocol. Now off meds there is an ongoing process of fine-tuning my responses to my body’s needs. (I pretty much […]