Is This Who I Was Before Benzos?

Is This Who I Was Before Benzos?

One of the most life-changing events in my life was stepping into a psychiatrist’s office, hoping to find relief from my anxiety/panic attacks. That encounter changed the course of my life. Clonazepam, the benzodiazepine I was given, worked remarkably well. I...
I’m tired.

I’m tired.

I’m not usually negative. I work arduously at being positive, sharing with you that you will recover and lead wonderful, happy lives. Because you will. But today, I’m tired. My eyes and ears have witnessed so much suffering in the benzo community. And, of...
What Is DPDR In Benzo Withdrawal?

What Is DPDR In Benzo Withdrawal?

DPDR stands for depersonalization and derealization. DPDR is an anxiety response to extreme stress. It makes sense that DPDR is a common benzo withdrawal symptom since the body’s calming mechanism, the GABA receptors, have been downregulated from the drug. DPDR...
Celebrating Eleven Years Off My Benzo!

Celebrating Eleven Years Off My Benzo!

June 23 is always a happy day! It is the day I celebrate being benzo free. This June, I celebrate eleven years! I can’t believe that much time has passed. I am incredibly grateful for each day that I’ve been benzo free. If you aren’t familiar with my...