To all my dear benzo buddies,
I still have a long ways to go until my health is restored, but it’s time to move on beyond benzo withdrawal and start living fully again. I am not going to be posting any more here and will make the site private. I am working every day to rebuild my coaching career. I will be coaching professional woman. My new blog/site is shatterglasscoaching.com It’s not created yet. Baby steps. I’ll get there.
I am grateful for this experience. I am now the strongest I have ever been emotionally. I understand that life is truly what I make of it. I have permission to make it what I want. You do too. Even though you are sick, scared, hurting….. you can still make choices about how you create the moments that make up your days. The past year and a half I chose to focus on gardening. Even when I hurt so badly I didn’t think I could move, I went outside in the sun. Planted. Waved to people passing by. I now have a jaw dropping garden. I have dozens of new friends who walk their dogs by, wave and sometimes come sit with me in my front yard. I created an amazing oasis in the midst of a living hell.
No matter how bad it is for you, please do something besides sit in your misery and feel sorry for yourself. When I did that, those were my very darkest, worst days. You can honor your suffering by taking action, any action that you can, and holding onto hope.
Keep moving forward. No matter how small the steps. You will heal. In time. We all will.
I can’t thank you enough for going on this journey with me. I pray for you all nightly.
This site will be private in a few days. If you want to reach me, please email me. If you don’t have my email, leave a comment. I will send you my address.
All the very best.
I wish you good luck reaching your goals, which you sure will. . I have learnt a lot from you. I do not have your email. Love from Dorte
Hi, I had just found this site about two weeks ago. Read about all of you people and for the first time I can say to myself this is my problem the pills I get nothing from all the doctors I have gone to over the years but I will keep reading this site over and over to reassure myself ! I thank you very much I have a lot to figure out. You take care I am glad you are getting better! Tom
I am in my sixteenth month off of 1 mg xanax–took for 9 months–tapered for 5 mos. Would love to hear your email address. Thank you!!
way to go ¡¡ thats the attitude¡¡ i can assure you with that attitude you will heal faster¡¡¡ im at 97 % healed and i honestly my will and positive attitude has help me get out of that nightmare a bit faster¡¡ wishing you the best ¡¡¡ joel martinez o
Dear Dr. Jennifer
Even though I joined at the end of this
Blog, I gained so much. I wrotea passage
from your site I read when things get tough.
About HowI Safe, regardless what my limbac
system puts forth.
Glad you are moving forward. If you would
give me your email, I would respect it.
Im healing, moving forward.
Thanks for your time, caring naturing those
Of us on this path, to do the undoable
Blessings for healing and wellbeing.
Thanks for all your great advice, your time
Dear Dr. Jennifer,
I would appreciate having your email address. You are much further along in your healing than I am and it would be nice to stay in touch with someone who gets it.
Dear Dr. Jennifer,
I too would love to have your email address. I admire your strength and wish you well.
This is Tom I am very new at this. Judy if you mean my e-mail address it is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am very upset really need someone to talk too about this I keep going to doctors they seem to know nothing all I get is you should not be this way! I am not afraid to say I am really scare I can’t do much of anything!!!! I keep looking cause they say I should not be this way so I think I am going to die and I am not kidding! Would love to hear from someone! Thanks anyone!!!!
Most doctors are under-educated about benzo withdrawal. You might want consider visiting Benzobbuddies.com for some help. I’m so sorry that you’re feeling so poorly. But it certainly is a condition of benzo withdrawal.
Hi Jenn….. thank you for all you have gone through……just to help others!!! Seems like crap…..but that is what I pray for each day…..that when I GET THROUGH this I can help someone else. Would you please get me your email address, I would love to keep in touch now and then!
Love always….. with memories!
Tried to email you, Tom, on the address above, but it failed. Is it right?
Love from Dorte
I am sorry it is email@example.com that’s how upset I am I can’t do anything right!
Good luck Jenn my thoughts are with you.
I have your e-mail Dr Jen. I would really like to keep in touch with you. Please let me know how your doing. I know we will all heal. Never had any doubt. God Bless You. xo
Thank you and take care!
I can across your site- and I could have written every word of what you are going through. God Bless You ! for your courage and strength. Like you, I was the victim of a greedy , horrible doctor who did not properly detox me off the fentanyl patch he put me on. It wrecked my health and life. I was told to take off the patch, go home and take 6 vicodin and 6 xanax per DAY every two hours- so I did just THAT. Thinking I would have terrible withdrawal from the patch, for next four months was taking .5 xanax every TWO HOURS , 24 hours per day.
I had to go to rehab, got clean on Jan 19, – but the withdrawal from benzos is HORRIBLE- just HORRIBLE> you gave me new hope with your post. Thank you, thank you. I have ALL of the symptoms you described. Wondering when they will go away.
Thank you for sharing your story. It takes so much courage- believe me, you are a beacon of hope to all of us overcoming benzos.
Would love to have your email to discuss. Really need the support on this, being so new out of the withdrawal. Thanks Dr. Jen. Thank you .
Hey Jenn- Happy to read this post and hear that you finally feel emotionally ready to move forward and start to face life again. Am proud of you for getting as far as you have with this and I have full faith that the rest of the healing will take place. Take good care of self. Will be thinking of you. All the best to you. -Nicole