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During withdrawal I've sometimes felt as if my body and brain have been broken into a thousand different parts and each part is struggling to make itself felt. It's as if they have to heal in turn and in so doing can cause massive discomfort and even agony from head to toe, inside and out. Once the different parts have all got this right that's the time they come together and join in harmony again. To recover we have to reach this stage of wholeness rather than the disintegration and chaos that stopping benzos can cause. 💙
Please do not feel as though your symptoms are not ever going to get better or go away! Remember that living things take time to grow, especially nerves and gaba receptors! If you plant bulbs in the winter, you cannot see them frozen beneath the soil. But in time when the weather changes, and spring arrives, the miracle of life emerges up from the icy ground! The same will happen inside your body, gaba receptors are up regulating, your brain is busy making chemical changes. And in time you will feel improvements, and in due time full recovery will be in bloom! Give yourself permission to stop worrying, and rest in your bodie's amazing ability to heal itself.❤
I just wanted to thank all of the caregivers of loved ones going through benzo hell! You are the unspoken heroes! Your selfless love and support means the world to those whom through no fault of their own, found themselves in the darkest, and scariest place in their lives! Thank you for being willing to research and to help light their way through this darkness, you will never know how much it means to a drowning person to have someone to hold them up until they can catch their breath -- it can be life saving!!! Much admiration and gratitude! Please feel free to post on this thread for caregiver support as well. It can be helpful to have others to talk to as well for you. It can be very exhausting to say the least being in this role. Much peace and blessings!❤
Worry and thoughts of despair are are very normal on this journey. But we must learn to take control of them when they threaten our peace of mind and well being. Most things we fear or worry about never come to pass! The best weapon we have is keeping our attitude as positive and hopeful as possible. Quickly putting to rest thoughts of doom, or "what if's" by switching them out with thoughts of the opposite are a powerful way we can give ourselves peace. Allowing ourselves to be at rest with the process of recovery by accepting that it will take time, it may be very rough for a while, but that it will end, will give us strength to keep going😊, healing will come! Blessings to all!!❤
I'm taking quotes from Beatles songs at the moment. I love their music and I loved the sixties a time of great freedom and change and when I got married to my lovely man 😊. We've been married fifty years this July. Things were so very different then, no computers, no mobile phones, no automatic washing machines, colour TV just arriving but not really in general use yet, tiny TV screens etc. It was an era of great music, not just the Beatles but the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Kinks, Hollies,The Who and so many others. A never to be forgotten decade by those who lived through it. Life itself became more relaxed but sex before marriage was still taboo and babies born out of wedlock labelled illegitimate. Sadly this was also the era when benzos came on to the scene 😢. It was certainly a time of worldwide transformation. But, just as those benzos have caused us all to undergo a transformation we will emerge as different, stronger people who will eventually learn to fly again and soar higher than we've ever done before. We will be well so please persevere and get through those bad days. ❤️