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Thank you for visiting Beating Benzos. This site was created to provide information, help and encouragement for those who have been prescribed benzodiazepine drugs and are in the process of tapering from
these or have already withdrawn. Please read My Drug History for full details of the drugs I was prescribed over the years 1972 to 2012.
I started my journey on Nitrazepam,
a benzodiazepine prescribed by my doctor for sleep problems, forty years ago. This is my story and how I am slowly conquering an intense and difficult withdrawal.
My passage through those years is told in My
Story. Extracts from my daily journals are also included. Blog pages 1 to 8 form my on going recovery journey from April 2014, seventeen months after I stopped the drug (when I finally felt well enough to write) to the present day. Please
use the Blog Index to directly access the older posts you would like to read. I continue to write blog posts to this day, December 2019, but now these mostly follow advice and support for those still
suffering this iatrogenic illness. You will also see that over the years I have many times announced my full recovery only to be plunged back down into the hell a few days or weeks later. It's a haphazard process, with many twists and turns until the brain
gets it right. Healing from Benzos is not linear but more of a roller coaster ride.
I've therefore experienced a long and difficult recovery with numerous symptoms and total destruction of my previous life. It has
also been protracted, which a few do suffer, and I still have some problems to this day although I consider myself healed from the brain and body damage caused by benzos. Anything I'm left with now could be age related but impossible to tell.
I hope the pages contained here will provide everyone with belief and inspiration that this difficult journey does eventually end however long it may take. Always remember many thousands have travelled this road before you and recovered. Benzo withdrawal
ends in the time that is right for you.
You are welcome to join the Facebook group linked to Beating Benzos. The group is private so
please log into Facebook with your account and request permission to join. When accepted into the group please write a brief history of your own experiences with benzodiazepine drugs so you can be welcomed.