The Daily Cycling Of Symptoms

The Daily Cycling Of Symptoms

The mornings from hell. Nevermind that my sleep was so incredibly screwed up. My insomnia was child’s play in comparison to the gruesome torture that awaited me when I woke up from whatever amount of sleep my damaged nervous system allowed me. Mornings were a...
Anniversary Flare Ups.

Anniversary Flare Ups.

In a wave at 12, 24, or 36 months out? One of the most interesting things I read about benzo withdrawal when I was tapering was the phenomenon of anniversary waves. Why in the world would the anniversary of our getting off of our benzo cause an uptick in symptoms?...
Celebrate!

Celebrate!

Eight years free! Sunday, June 23, I celebrated eight glorious years of being benzo free. What a wonderful feeling to have that much distance away from the little pill that slowly destroyed my brain and body. Life is incredibly good these days! I am in much better...
Putting The Rumors To Rest

Putting The Rumors To Rest

I’ve been getting emails. Recently, I received an email from a benzo buddy asking me if what she had heard was true. “What have you heard?” I asked. Her answer surprised me! There was false information circling in the group she is in about the state...
The Acceptance Workshop Begins Today

The Acceptance Workshop Begins Today

Monday, June 17th Today is the beginning of the Acceptance Workshop. It will for four weeks. You’ll find coursework on my benzowithdrawalhelp.com website Mondays-Fridays. You can read whenever it is best for you. I’ll go live Monday through Thursdays at 10...
Acceptance And Support

Acceptance And Support

Acceptance is THE KEY. Doctor Paul Ohliger wrote the following, “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation-some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and can find no...
When The Patterns Change

When The Patterns Change

“This is a new pattern.” Every week I receive a phone call from someone in the benzo community who is experiencing a change in their usual symptom pattern and they are concerned. They want to know what it means—is healing close at hand, or are they falling...
Walking The Old Hood

Walking The Old Hood

It was my litmus test— that stretch of pavement between me and the Starbucks on Broadway. It was what, a half a block away? Maybe a little less. I’d walked through the public parking lot that connected my street to Starbucks’ back door. On the days I could...